Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:15 PM ET, June 26, 2013

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Eyder Peralta / NPR:
Court Overturns DOMA, Sidesteps Broad Gay Marriage Ruling … The Supreme Court issued rulings on two highly-anticipated cases on gay marriage today.  By 5-4, it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional.
RELATED:
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Denying U.S. Benefits to Gay Spouses  —  WASHINGTON — In a pair of major victories for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that married same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits and, by declining to decide a case from California …
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
Supreme Court delivers wins for gay marriage movement  —  (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday handed a significant victory to gay rights advocates by recognizing that married gay men and women are eligible for federal benefits and paving the way for same-sex marriage in California.
Carly Schwartz / The Huffington Post:
Supreme Court DOMA Decision Rules Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional  —  WASHINGTON — The Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday by a 5-4 vote.
Richard L. Hasen / New York Times:
The Chief Justice's Long Game  —  IN an opinion brimming with a self-confidence that he hides behind a cloak of judicial minimalism, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for a conservative Supreme Court majority in Shelby County v. Holder, cripples Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Joshua Green / Businessweek:
The Supreme Court's Voting Rights Decision Is a Poison Chalice for the GOP
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Poll: 55 percent support same-sex marriage
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Stephen L. Carter / Bloomberg:   The Supreme Court Matters Less Than You Think
Austin American-Statesman:
Screaming protest disrupts vote on abortion bill  —  Sen. Wendy Davis, speaking to a large and adoring crowd gathered outside the Senate door, thanked her supporters.  —  “Today was democracy in action,” she told the crowd.  “You all are the voices we were speaking for from the floor.”
RELATED:
New York Times:
Texas Vote Passing Abortion Bill Is Rendered Moot  —  AUSTIN, Tex. — Hours after claiming that they successfully passed some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country, Republican lawmakers reversed course on Wednesday and said a disputed late-night vote on the bill …
Becca Aaronson / The Texas Tribune:
Led by Davis, Democrats Defeat Abortion Legislation … The nation watched on Tuesday — and into Wednesday — as Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis and hundreds of impassioned reproductive rights advocates stalled proceedings and ultimately defeated controversial abortion legislation in a storm …
U.S. News:
Texas abortion bill fails to pass after epic filibuster  —  A bill that opponents claimed would virtually ban abortion in Texas failed to pass late Tuesday after lawmakers missed a deadline by just minutes.  —  There were chaotic scenes after a filibuster attempt fell just short and protesters cheered …
Ed Payne / CNN:
Texas abortion bill dies as confusion marks end of session  —  (CNN) — The Texas legislature's special session ended in chaos and confusion early Wednesday, when a marathon filibuster failed — but so did a Republican effort to pass a bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Obama account tweets support for Texas abortion rights filibuster
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Gawker and Shakesville
Associated Press:
Texas Senate GOP passes restrictive abortion bill
Discussion: BobCesca.com
Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Republicans Across The South Promise Quick Action After SCOTUS Ruling  —  ATLANTA (AP) — Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15 states, many of them in the old Confederacy …
RELATED:
Ilya Shapiro / Bloomberg:   Jim Crow Is Dead. Long Live the Constitution.
Richard A. Posner / Slate:
Supreme Court 2013: The Year in Review
Jonathan Allen / Politico:
President Obama confronts George W. Bush court on voting, gay rights cases
Wall Street Journal:
Voting Rights Progress
Discussion: msnbc.com and The Atlantic Wire
ESPN:
Aaron Hernandez arrested  —  NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez was arrested Wednesday morning, more than a week after an acquaintance of the New England Patriots tight end was found dead in an industrial park near his house.  —  The Bristol County District Attorney's office released …
RELATED:
CNN:
Player taken into custody  —  North Attleborough, Massachusetts (CNN) — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested and booked at a police station in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning.  —  He will be taken to Attleboro District Court, where he will be arraigned.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys, KTLA 5 and RYOT News
CNN:
‘Crossfire’ coming back to CNN  —  Washington (CNN) - An institution is coming back to CNN.  —  “Crossfire,” the long-running political debate show that aired on CNN from 1982-2005, is getting a reboot, the news network announced Wednesday.  Four new hosts - two on the left, and two on the right - will debut the program this fall.
RELATED:
CNN:
Crossfire Returns  —  Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Van Jones to Host Debate Program  —  CNN today announced that Crossfire, previously the longest running political debate program on television, will return to the network this fall.  Hosting from the right will be Newt Gingrich …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Passion fades for President Obama among Democrats  —  A majority of Americans regard President Obama favorably, but his numbers have softened considerably among his fellow Democrats, according to new polling conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News.  —  Obama's favorability stands at 53 percent …
RELATED:
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Obama ratings suffer as scandals continue
Alison Rourke / Guardian:
Julia Gillard ousted as Australia prime minister  —  Julia Gillard confirms she will not contest next parliamentary elections after losing Labor party leadership ballot to Kevin Rudd  —  Australia's first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, has been sacked by her party just months …
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:
National Income and Product Accounts Gross Domestic Product, 1st quarter 2013 (third estimate); Corporate Profits, 1st quarter 2013 (revised estimate)  —  Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 12:15 PM ET, June 26, 2013.

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: 
Ariel Levy / News Desk:
How Edith Windsor Learned She Won
Discussion: The Dish and Towleroad News #gay
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
‘Invest, Divest’: Obama Goes Full Climate Hawk In Speech Unveiling Plan To Cut Carbon Pollution
Bloomberg:
This Is Not About Edward Snowden
Peter Orszag / Bloomberg:
Why Are So Many College Graduates Driving Taxis?
Washington Post:
Plan B for climate change
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Seeking to woo youths, White House attempts to make ObamaCare cool
Discussion: BizPac Review
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Donor bought Rolex watch for Virginia Gov. McDonnell, people familiar with gift say
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Gawker and msnbc.com
Fox News:
IRS credit cards used for wine, pornography, IG report says
Alyssa Brown / Gallup:
Americans Reject Size Limit on Soft Drinks in Restaurants
Toddstarnes / Fox News:
DOJ Defunds Youth Programs that Reference God
Alex Berenson / New York Times:
Snowden, Through the Eyes of a Spy Novelist
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Andrew Branca / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Zimmerman Trial Day 2 - Analysis of State's Witnesses
Discussion: Power Line and Instapundit