Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:15 AM ET, May 17, 2012

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
BuzzFeed:
Huckabee Letter: Obama Surrounds Himself “With Morally Repugnant Political Whores”  —  A letter sent by the group Citizens United, over Hucakbee's signature, says the day Obama was sworn into office is “the day the country started going to pot.”  Huckabee demands the letter be “pulled,” …
RELATED:
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Huckabee demands fundraising letter pulled  —  Mike Huckabee is firmly denying that he approved a fundraising letter which refers to President Obama's advisers as “morally repugnant political whores.”  —  “This was a complete surprise to me,” Gov. Huckabee said in a statement to POLITICO, sent via a spokesperson.
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Obama, Boehner clash at White House over debt-ceiling hike  —  President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) clashed during a White House meeting on Wednesday, with the Speaker telling the president that he was “not going to allow a debt-ceiling increase without doing something serious about the debt,” Boehner's office said.
RELATED:
Suzy Khimm / Ezra Klein:
Democrats talk about cutting entitlements. Republicans don't talk about raising taxes.
Jake Shermanand Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Health care reform: GOP preps plan for ruling on law
Discussion: RedState, CNN and The Hill
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
How Mitt Romney gets away with his lying  —  Yesterday, Mitt Romney gave a big speech in which he accused Obama of lighting a “prairie fire of debt.”  It's a good line, and it has received widespread media coverage.  —  Romney's speech has already been dissected by Jonathan Chait and Steve Benen.
RELATED:
Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Coming This Summer: For $24.95, George W. Bush Will Share His ‘Strategies For Economic Growth’
Discussion: Washington Post
Peter Baker / New York Times:
George W. Bush Briefly Visits Washington
Discussion: US Politics and The Caucus
Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
Marquette Law School Poll shows Walker, Kleefisch lead in recall  —  Milwaukee, Wis. - A new Marquette Law School Poll shows that with three weeks to go until the recall election Governor Scott Walker has taken a six-percentage point lead over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, 50-44 percent, among likely voters.
Jim Romenesko:
[UPDATED] The joke that Jimmy Kimmel didn't tell at the WHCA dinner … UPDATE: Tapper confirms to Dylan Stableford that he helped Kimmel:  —  “I tried to help Jimmy with the temperature of the room.  And yes, I thought that joke would cause the room to turn against him …
Discussion: Politico
RELATED:
Dylan Stableford / Associated Press:
Kimmel cut WHCD joke per Jake Tapper's advice  —  Jimmy Kimmel delivered a barrage of edgy jokes at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (WHCD) late last month in Washington.  But after consulting with ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper, Kimmel decided several were too over-the-top to make the cut.
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate  —  President Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it.  —  Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year.
RELATED:
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Senate Democrats Achieve a New Standard of Irresponsibility
Maggie Habermanand Glenn Thrush / Politico:
President Obama and Mitt Romney's common enemy  —  Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spend a lot of time trumpeting their differences, but they do share at least one common conviction: disdain for a political news media they see as eager to vaporize them for the sheer sport of it.
RELATED:
Sam Ser / The Times of Israel:
Did a WikiLeaks document doom Iranian ‘Mossad agent’?  —  Leaked diplomatic cable apparently pointed to Majid Fashi, who was hanged in Tehran on Tuesday for allegedly killing a nuclear scientist  —  W  —  ikiLeaks may have been responsible for exposing Majid Jamali Fashi …
Charles Mahtesian / Associated Press:
Mary Kennedy, RFK Jr.'s estranged wife, found dead  —  NEW YORK - Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife, Mary Kennedy, who had fought drug and alcohol problems, was found dead in her home Wednesday.  —  Attorney Kerry Lawrence, who had represented her in a drunken-driving case, said he didn't know the cause of her death at age 52.
Discussion: ABCNEWS
RELATED:
Pvictorwins / CBS New York:
Robert F. Kennedy's Estranged Wife Found Dead In Westchester Home
Discussion: CBS News, New York Magazine and TMZ.com
Dylan Byers / Politico:
No media love for asymmetric polarization  —  “Polarization also has affected the two parties differently.  The Republican Party has drifted much farther to the right than the Democratic Party has drifted to the left.... In other words, the story of the past few decades is asymmetric polarization.”
Craig Gilbert / JSOnline:
Walker speeds release of positive jobs data  —  By Craig Gilbert and John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel  —  In an unusual effort to rebut bad news on the jobs front, the Walker administration is speeding up release of new numbers showing job gains rather than job losses in Wisconsin last year.
RELATED:
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Zimmerman Case - Keeping Hate Alive At The Times  —  The NY Times can't quite bring itself to report on the latest news in the Zimmerman case - Zimmerman's medical file shows he was banged up and Martin's autopsy showed bloody knuckles - so they hand the mike to the Ben Crump …
Discussion: msnbc.com and New York Times
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News poll: Obama pulls ahead of Romney as presidential race heats up  —  President Obama tops Republican Mitt Romney in a head-to-head matchup, according to the latest Fox News poll, which finds American voters feeling more positive about the economy.  —  Obama would have an advantage …
Ryan J. Reilly / tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMMuckraker  —  Batty ‘Birther’ Movie Divides Conspiracy Diehards  —  “Birthers” are flipping their tinfoil hats over a new film that claims President Barack Obama's father was not a Kenyan goat herder but rather a communist journalist nearly four decades older than his mother.  The problem?
James Pethokoukis / The Enterprise Blog:
The 3 economic charts that could crash Obama's reelection hopes  —  Vice President Joe Biden is telling Ohio voters today that “things really are starting to come back.”  —  Is one of those “things” the U.S. economy?  Because as the following three charts show, the U.S. economy …
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh, Doug Ross and Gallup
Sean Coughlan / BBC:
Italian university switches to English  —  The highly-regarded Politecnico di Milano is going to become an English-speaking university  —  From opera at La Scala to football at the San Siro stadium, from the catwalks of fashion week to the soaring architecture of the cathedral, Milan is crowded with Italian icons.
Neil King Jr / Washington Wire:
Warning Signs in Wisconsin for Obama  —  In a potentially ominous sign for the Obama campaign, a new poll has declared Wisconsin a true tossup state, finding President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney locked in a 46%-46% tie among likely voters.  —  As the Obama team eyes potential paths to victory in November …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
DealBook:
JPMorgan's Trading Loss Is Said to Rise at Least 50%  —  The trading losses suffered by JPMorgan Chase have surged in recent days, surpassing the bank's initial $2 billion estimate by at least $1 billion, according to people with knowledge of the losses.  —  When Jamie Dimon …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Buh-Bye  —  Over recent days we've been following the story of Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder of Facebook, now resident in Singapore, who has renounced his citizenship to avoid the big time tax bill that would have come with the Facebook IPO windfall.  But will Saverin ever be able to set in the US again?
Alex Weprin / mediabistro.com:
CNN Hits Lowest Primetime Demo Rating at 9 PM In 15 Years  —  Last night was a typical, boring Tuesday, with little earth-shattering news to drive TV viewers to cable news.  It was also May sweeps, with the season finale of “NCIS: LA,” “America's Got Talent” on NBC and “Dancing With the Stars” …
Dan Spector / CJAD 800:
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean gets in a car accident while on the air with CJAD  —  Former Vermont Governor and Democratic Party Presidential candidate Howard Dean was in Montreal today, attending a luncheon where he discussed the US presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Guardian
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 1:15 AM ET, May 17, 2012.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Democrats' Odds of Retaining Senate Improve
A.B. Culvahouse / Wall Street Journal:
What I Learned Vetting VP Nominees
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Sen. DeMint defends his role in upset in Nebraska's GOP Senate primary
Peter Hamby / CNN:
2012 bellwether emerges in central Virginia
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Crossroads launches $25 million, monthlong ad campaign hitting Obama
Discussion: Lippmann's Ghost
Meghan Neal / NY Daily News:
Two Earths would be needed to sustain human activity by 2030, report finds
Discussion: National Review and Weasel Zippers
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Campaign Tries To Physically Prevent Reporters From Asking Questions (VIDEO)
 Earlier Items: 
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Kucinich won't run in Washington state
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Herman Cain / CNN:
On third endorsement, Cain backs Romney
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
David Letterman To Brian Williams: ‘What More Do We Want [Obama] To Do For Us, Honest To God?’