Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:20 PM ET, August 25, 2012


 Top Items: 
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Republican Women For Obama?  [UPDATED: Another Fake “Republican” Exposed]  —  It happens all the time in talk radio: a caller will say that he is a lifelong Republican, and will recall fondly how he voted for Ronald Reagan.  Then he says that today's Republicans have gone too far …
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
“Republican” In Obama Ad Is A Democrat  —  A Democrat for Obama.  —  Source:  —  One of the women in the Obama campaign's new video of Republicans supporting the president because of GOP positions on women's rights appears not to be a Republican at all.
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Obama's second, harder Medicare attack  —  On the eve of the Republican National Convention in senior citizen-heavy Florida, the Obama campaign has unveiled another negative ad saying that a Romney-Ryan administration would represent “an end to the Medicare promise.”
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Sandra Maler / Reuters:
First man on moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82: NBC  —  (Reuters) - Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82, U.S. media reported on Saturday.  —  Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5 …
Cosmic Log:
Astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on moon, dies at age 82  —  Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday, weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday.  —  His family reported the death at 2:45 p.m. ET.  A statement said he died following …
Paul Duggan / Washington Post:
Neil Armstrong, first man to step on the moon, dies at 82  —  Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who marked an epochal achievement in exploration with “one small step” from the Apollo 11 lunar module on July 20, 1969, becoming the first person to walk on the moon, died Aug. 25 at 82.
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Kevin McDermott / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Poll shows Akin's slide in Missouri Senate race  —  U.S. Senate challenger Todd Akin's support in Missouri has plummeted since his remarks a week ago about “legitimate rape” and pregnancy, putting him 9 points behind Sen. Claire McCaskill in a race he was previously winning, according to a new Post-Dispatch/News 4 poll.
Rand Paul / CNN:
Obama, Sen. Paul battle in weekly addresses
Discussion: Politico
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
The End of the Line  —  Al and Tipper Gore at a rally in Boston after a presidential debate in October 2000.  The toll of the campaign was difficult for the family but ultimately set the stage for a reinvention.  More Photos »  —  AL GORE lives alone now, in a 10,000-square-foot colonial …
Ben Feller / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Obama on Romney's ‘extreme’ views  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Mitt Romney has locked himself into “extreme positions” on economic and social issues and would surely impose them if elected, trying to discredit his Republican rival at the biggest political moment of his life.
New York Times:
Police Decision to Shoot in Midtown Left 9 Wounded  —  As the two officers confronted a gunman in front of the Empire State Building on a busy Friday morning, they had to make a snap decision: Do they open fire in the middle of Midtown?  —  From a distance of less than 10 feet, the officers …
Empire State Building shooting victims say NYPD fired ‘randomly’ into street
Discussion: PJ Media and Gawker
Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
Success and Risk as The Times Transforms  —  “WHY on earth would you want this job?”  —  Two years ago, I set out to answer this question in my inaugural public editor column — if only because so many people at The New York Times had asked it.  Now, as I complete my term and hand the baton …
Peggy Noonan Is Responsible For Mitt Romney's Awkward Ethnic Japery  —  Ronald Reagan's official dirty limerick writer and sodden Irish niece Peggy Noonan was just being helpful when she started giving advice to balky word-saying machine Mitt Romney in an effort to help him in his quest to become America's Cool Dad father figure.
Rohma Abbas /
Biden Visits For Fundraiser, Says Election Is Choice Of ‘Fundamentally Different Paths’  —  Almost four years to the day since President Barack Obama picked him as his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden spoke to supporters at a fundraiser for the president in Bridgehampton on Friday afternoon.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Scott Brown surges ahead of Martha Coakley  —  No, that's not a typo or some psychological slip.  —  It's what I believe to reflect a sea change in how people view the Scott Brown - Elizabeth Warren match-up.  —  Earlier this week PPP released a poll showing Brown ahead by 5 points, and people were stunned particularly on the left.
Discussion: Moe Lane and Weekly Standard
Juana Summers / Associated Press:
Kid Rock shares the stage with Paul Ryan  —  PONTIAC, Mich. - Kid Rock, who will play at the GOP convention in Tampa and is the artist behind Mitt Romney's campaign song “Born Free,” made an appearance at Paul Ryan's fundraiser here in Michigan Friday.  —  According to a pool report …
Elise Viebeck / Ballot Box:
Romney invokes Massachusetts health law ahead of Republican convention  —  Mitt Romney is invoking his Massachusetts healthcare law in the lead-up to the Republican convention, alarming conservatives who argue it's a losing issue for his campaign.  —  Romney's new willingness to talk …
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Sanford Engaged to Former Argentinian Mistress  —  Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) has proposed marriage to his girlfriend, Maria Belen Chapur, according to a Argentinian newspaper, Clarin, The State reports.  —  Sanford was divorced two years ago after the scandal of his affair became public.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Romney: 'No One's Ever Asked To See My Birth Certificate'  —  Mitt Romney joked about the right-wing conspiracy theory claiming that President Obama was born in Kenya, during a rally in Commerce, Michigan on Thursday afternoon.  —  “No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate.
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 5:20 PM ET, August 25, 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
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Mastodon
 More Items: 
Andrew Ferguson / Weekly Standard:
Learning to Like Mitt  —  Andrew Ferguson, reluctant Romneyite
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
New documents reveal Obama administration ‘cooking the books’ to achieve record deportation numbers
Discussion: Hot Air and The Gateway Pundit
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
Why the Weak Economy Doesn't Doom Obama
Damian Thompson /
Radical Islam revives an ancient hatred
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Planned Parenthood's Action Fund planning revenge on Mitt Romney
 Earlier Items: 
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Biden cancels Tampa trip due to storm
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
Hollywood bailing on President Obama and the Democratic National Convention
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Fox News:
Christians victims of rising ‘hostility’ from gov't and secular groups, report says
Discussion: Right Wing News
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
Unemployment woes hit hard for displaced workers, Labor Dept. study shows
Discussion: Right Wing News
Harry J Enten / Guardian:
Why the next two weeks may be make-or-break for Romney-Ryan
Discussion: Saint Petersblog
UVA Declines Obama Campaign Request
Daily Mail:
Report abuse
Discussion: Althouse and Rush Limbaugh

From Mediagazer:

Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Paramount CFO Naveen Chopra says the company expects to take about a $1B charge in Q1 due to ongoing programming shifts and previously announced layoffs

Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Substack debuts direct messaging, letting users have private one-on-one conversations; by default, users will only receive DMs from people they're connected to

Anto Antony / Bloomberg:
Sources: Sony made multiple filings in India to pull out a pact to merge its India operations with Zee Entertainment

Sister Sites:

 Top news and commentary for technology's leaders, from all around the web
 Top news and commentary for media professionals from all around the web
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page