Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:35 AM ET, August 2, 2013

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
The Lead with Jake Tapper:
Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack  —  CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly  —  Benghazi terror attack.  —  Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens …
RELATED:
CNN:
Al Qaeda link in Mideast embassy closings
Politico:
Hill gets Obamacare fix  —  Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year.  —  The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution …
RELATED:
Niels Lesniewski / The World's Greatest …:
Obama Solves Health Care Problem for Lawmakers, Staff (Updated)
Discussion: Hot Air
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Putin's ‘zero-sum’ misstep  —  President Barack Obama can't come close to living up to the fantasies of a showdown stirred by Vladimir Putin's international flip-off.  —  But for all the calls Thursday to reassess the Russia relationship in the wake of Russia's granting temporary asylum to Edward Snowden …
Discussion: VodkaPundit
RELATED:
USA Today:
Separate Edward Snowden from his leaks: Our view … As he takes asylum in Russia, support for NSA's surveillance programs shows cracks at home.  —  CONNECT  —  Separating a flawed messenger from a beneficial message can be tough.  Particularly when the messenger is Edward Snowden …
Weekly Standard:
The Soft Underbelly of Obama­care  —  For opponents of Obamacare, it almost seems like the law offers too many targets to choose from.  Its effects on premiums and costs look to be highly unpopular, its perverse incentives are already harming employment, its state exchanges will hand …
RELATED:
Jason Millman / Politico:
Ohio: Health premiums to soar
Lara Seligman / The Hill:
Ninth woman accuses San Diego mayor Filner of sexual harassment  —  A ninth woman has emerged to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) of sexual harassment.  —  Emily Gilbert, who was hired to sing at a fundraiser days after Filner took office in December, told Fox5 that Filner grabbed her inappropriately at the event.
Discussion: CNN, The Other McCain and Taylor Marsh
New York Times:
Coming to an Old Friend's Aid, With an Eye on the Clinton Image  —  Moments before Huma Abedin stood amid a phalanx of television cameras last week and announced to a national audience that she was standing by her embattled husband, Anthony D. Weiner, she made a quick phone call to a trusted colleague.
Charlie Cook / NationalJournal.com:
Here's How Republicans Can Take Over the Senate  —  There are many opportunities for GOP pickups in states where Democrats are weak.  —  One difference between professional athletes and fans, and between coaches and cheerleaders, is that while all of them see opportunities for their teams …
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Democratic divide over NSA could pose problem for Obama
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Employer Tipped Off Police To Pressure Cooker And Backpack Searches, Not Google  —  In what might be Medium's first widespread Twitter moment, music writer Michele Catalano used the platform to blog details of an unexpected visit to her home yesterday, from six men she identifies as members of the “joint terrorism task force.”
RELATED:
Michele Catalano / Medium:
pressure cookers, backpacks and quinoa, oh my!
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Telegraphs Mass Filibuster Of Obama's Top Judges  —  Senate Republicans are standing firm by their threat to block every one of President Obama's nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, insisting on eliminating all three vacant seats on the country's second most powerful court.
RELATED:
Todd Ruger / The BLT:
Patricia Millett D.C. Circuit Nomination Heads to Full Senate
Fox News:
Seattle officials call for ban on ‘potentially offensive’ language  —  Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms “citizen” and “brown bag” are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Yahoo! News:
The ‘Straight Talk Express’ is back: McCain on his fears about the future of the GOP  —  Sen. John McCain has a strong warning for Republicans: Falter on immigration reform and the party will lose in 2016.  —  “If we fail on immigration reform, it won't matter who our nominee …
Discussion: Politico
Mike Judge / The Christian Institute:
Gay couple to sue church over gay marriage opt-out  —  Wealthy gay dad, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, says he and his civil partner Tony will go to court to force churches to host gay weddings.  —  He told the Essex Chronicle that he will take legal action because “I am still not getting what I want”.
Discussion: Althouse, NOM Blog and The PJ Tatler
Olivia Williams / Daily Mail:
'I'm a Pastafarian': Man who claims his religion forces him to wear a sieve on his head given permission to wear one on his official identity card picture  —  A man who wears a sieve on his head for religious reasons has been allowed to wear his bizarre headgear on his official identity card.
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
How fractured is the GOP?  —  Acombination of early presidential maneuvering and internal policy debate is feeding yet another iteration of that media perennial: the great Republican crackup.  This time it's tea party insurgents vs. get-along establishment fogies fighting principally over two things …
Shobhana Chandra / Bloomberg:
Payrolls Rise Less Than Forecast, U.S. Jobless Rate Falls  —  Payrolls Rise 162,000; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.4%  —  Employers added fewer workers than anticipated in July and the U.S. jobless rate dropped to 7.4 percent, indicating uneven progress in the labor market.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Sex, Money and Gravitas  —  Can a woman effectively run the Federal Reserve?  That shouldn't even be a question.  And Janet Yellen, the vice chairwoman of the Fed's Board of Governors, isn't just up to the job; by any objective standard, she's the best-qualified person in America to take over when Ben Bernanke steps down as chairman.
Discussion: Economix, msnbc.com and The Week
Wall Street Journal:
Kerry Lauds Egypt Military for ‘Restoring Democracy’  —  Diplomat Gives Administration's Strongest Endorsement Yet for Morsi's Ouster  —  Secretary of State John Kerry gave his strongest approval yet to Egypt's military ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, praising the country's leading generals …
Discussion: Via Meadia and The Hill
RELATED:
BBC:
John Kerry says Egypt army is ‘restoring democracy’
Discussion: Guardian
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 10:35 AM ET, August 2, 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: 
Gideon Resnick / Politicker:
Jimmy McMillan Endorses and Gives Advice to Anthony Weiner
Discussion: Hot Air
Fox News:
Hasan sends writings to Fox News ahead of Fort Hood shooting trial
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Weasel Zippers
Associated Press:
UN: Over 1,000 People Killed In Iraq In July
Arthur C. Brooks / Wall Street Journal:
Arthur Brooks: How Obama Neglects the Poor
Discussion: VodkaPundit and National Review
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Boehner's burden: ObamaCare
Jay Weaver / MiamiHerald.com:
Trayvon Martin's parents meet with federal authorities in Miami
Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon:
The “anti-God” party
 Earlier Items: 
Breanna Edwards / Politico:
Keith Ellison song lauds gay marriage law
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Larry J. Sabato / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Presidency's Political Price
DealBook:
Former Trader Is Found Liable In Fraud Case
Anat Shenker-Osorio / The Atlantic Online:
Why Americans All Believe They Are ‘Middle Class’
Discussion: Hullabaloo