Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:30 AM ET, October 16, 2012


 Top Items: 
Elise Labott / CNN:
Clinton: ‘I take responsibility’ for security ahead of Benghazi attack  —  Lima, Peru (CNN) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the buck stops with her when it comes to who is to blame for security ahead of a deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton To Obama In 2008: “The Buck Stops In The Oval Office”  —  The Secretary of State took the fall for the lack of security in Benghazi Monday, but in 2008 told then Senator Obama the “buck stops in the Oval Office.”  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took “responsibility” …
Discussion: Hot Air and Weekly Standard
U.S. Senator John McCain - Arizona  —  Filter by:  —  STATEMENT BY SENATORS McCAIN, GRAHAM AND AYOTTE ON SECRETARY CLINTON'S COMMENTS THIS EVENING ON BENGHAZI ATTACK  —  Washington, D.C. ­- U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) …
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
If Obama wins, it may be because the former president saved his presidency …
Discussion: Politico and Marbury
CBS News:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes “responsibility” for Benghazi attack
Bruce Kesler / Maggie's Farm:
Hillary Doesn't Get Obama Off The Hook
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Hillary: I take responsibility for Benghazi
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Clinton on Libya attack: ‘I take responsibility’
Discussion: CNN, ABCNEWS, The Caucus and Politico
Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal:
Clinton Accepts Blame for Benghazi
Clinton: I'm responsible for diplomats' security
Felicia Sonmez / Election 2012:
Charity president unhappy about Paul Ryan soup kitchen ‘photo op’  —  Paul Ryan and his wife Janna wash pots at St. Vincent De Paul dining hall.  (Associated Press)  —  The head of a northeast Ohio charity says that the Romney campaign last week “ramrodded their way” into the group's Youngstown soup kitchen …
Associated Press:
5 Things to Watch for in Presidential Debate  —  Five things to watch for when President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney meet in their second debate:  —  1. A REBOUND?  After taking a drubbing in the first debate, Obama's under big pressure to step up his game Tuesday night.
Romney to get first question at debate
Discussion: The Hill
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Obama-Romney II: Prez needs to win by knockout
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Associated Press:
Discussion: Vanity Fair and Politico
USA Today:
Swing States poll: Women push Romney into lead  —  IN THE SWING STATES, THE POWER OF WOMEN  —  A new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of the Swing States shows Mitt Romney with a lead among likely voters as he strengthens his standing with women in the nation's top battlegrounds.
Quinnipiac University:
Release Detail  —  October 16, 2012 - Romney Closing In On Obama In Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Casey-Smith Senate Race Too Close To Call  —  Watch Video: Assistant Director Tim Malloy discusses poll results  —  Clip Information and Download:  —  FLV File - For Website (1920x1080 / 50.8MB)
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Paul Ryan Can't Lose  —  On a Monday night in late September, Paul Ryan sat on the edge of a couch in his suite at the Cincinnatian Hotel, his left fist clenched so tightly around the neck of his bottle of Miller Lite that I could see the veins bulging in his hands.
Discussion: Marbury
Matt Cover / CNSNews:
Obama: ‘We Got Back Every Dime’ of Bailout; CBO: Bailout Will Lose $24 Billion  —  ( - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that “we got back every dime we used to rescue the financial system.”  —  According to the Congressional Budget Office, however, the government will lose about $24 billion on the bailout.
Associated Press:
Ex-Sen. George McGovern, who lost presidency to Nixon in historic landslide, in hospice care  —  PIERRE, S.D. — Longtime former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic presidential candidate who lost to President Richard Nixon in a historic landslide, has moved into hospice care near his home in South Dakota, his family said Monday.
H. Ross Perot Sr / Des Moines Register:
H. Ross Perot: We can't afford Obama  —  Our country faces a momentous choice.  The fact is the United States is on an unsustainable course.  At stake is nothing less than our position in the world, our standard of living at home and our constitutional freedoms.  —  That is why I am endorsing Mitt Romney for president.
Discussion: The Hill, Politico, Guardian and CNN
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Our Awful Economy, In One Chart  —  Michelle Obama says we are “in the midst of a huge recovery.”  That claim is laughable to anyone who has lived through the last four years; this simple chart from the Senate Budget Committee highlights one of the central failings of Obamanomics …
Michael Barbaro / The Caucus:
Romney Is Attacked by His Father's Longtime Aide  —  A longtime aide to George W. Romney issued a harshly worded critique of Mitt Romney, accusing him of shifting political positions in “erratic and startling ways” and failing to live up to the distinguished record of his father, the former governor of Michigan.
Howard Berkes / NPR:
Poll: Romney Near Landslide In Rural Swing Counties  —  As Mitt Romney and President Obama get ready for their second debate, a new bipartisan survey shows a surge for Romney in a key voter group following their first debate Oct. 3.  —  The random cell phone and landline poll …
Discussion: National Review
Kos / Daily Kos:
Daily Kos/SEIU State of the Nation poll: Romney's best numbers of the week  —  Public Policy Polling for Daily Kos & SEIU.  10/12-14.  Likely voters.  MoE ±2.5% (10/4-7 results) … Obama 46 (47)  —  Romney 50 (49)  —  At a time when other polls are moving back in the president's direction …
Mark Halperin / The Page:
The Romney Scenario  —  Here's why some Democrats are worried tonight.  If Romney wins the three Southern battlegrounds (FL, NC, and VA) and OH, he is at 266 electoral votes.  Leaving the other five battlegrounds unallocated, that means Obama would be at 237 and Romney would only need to win …
Discussion: Guardian and Hot Air
Lanny Davis / The Hill:
Advice to President Obama for Tuesday night's debate  —  Dear Mr. President:  —  I disagree with most of the advice you have been getting regarding what you should do in Tuesday night's debate, as I do with the analysis from the same critics from my fellow liberals in the Democratic Party regarding …
Discussion: PJ Media
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 9:30 AM ET, October 16, 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 Twitter
 More Items: 
Bruce Bartlett / Economix:
Romney's Tax Plan and Economic Growth
Discussion: Daily Kos and New York Times
Mark Halperin / The Page:
The 2012 Debates - Memorandum of Understanding Between the Obama and Romney Campaigns
Bob Cusack / Ballot Box:
Professors donate to Obama, opine about election in the news
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
Associated Press:
White House reportedly preps strike team to take out terrorists tied to Libya attack
Discussion: New York Times, Reuters and Hot Air
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Justice Seeks Dismissal of Fast & Furious Suit
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Over the Decades, How States Have Shifted
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
Romney campaign files federal suit to ensure all military ballots count in Wisconsin
Discussion: FREEDOM EDEN and Maggie's Farm
 Earlier Items: 
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Disappearing story lines: An extra boost for Obama
Vance Richards / Ricochet Conversations Feed:
“Would You Consider Voting for President Obama?”
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Tea Party Group Launches Racist ‘Obama Phone’ Ad
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and Taking Note