Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:25 AM ET, May 30, 2015


 Top Items: 
Los Angeles Times:
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert accused of hiding sex abuse of former student  —  J. Dennis Hastert stumbled into political power amid a Republican sex scandal in 1998 that unexpectedly elevated the husky Illinoisan to a position just two heartbeats away from the presidency.
NBC News:
Dennis Hastert Paid to Hide Sexual Misconduct With Student: Official  —  Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid a man to conceal sexual misconduct while the man was a student at the high school where Hastert taught, a federal law enforcement official told NBC News on Friday.
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Hastert Reportedly Sexually Abused Man While He Was A High School Wrestling Coach  —  Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was accused of lying to the FBI and evading reporting requirements on cash payments he reportedly made to a man he sexually abused while he was a high school wrestling coach.
New York Times:
Hastert Case Is Said to Be Linked to Decades-Old Sexual Abuse  —  WASHINGTON — J. Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, was paying a man to not say publicly that Mr. Hastert had sexually abused him decades ago, according to two people briefed on the evidence uncovered …
Tarini Parti / Politico:
How Dennis Hastert made his millions  —  The former House speaker hauled in money from lobbying, real estate, a board membership and pensions.  —  Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who was indicted Thursday for allegedly covering up the withdrawal of $1.7 million in hush money …
Discussion: ABC News
Washington Post:
Hastert indictment is related to old allegations of sexual misconduct, law enforcement official says
Chicago Tribune:
Hastert indictment casts spotlight on days as teacher, claims of sex abuse
Discussion: Washington Post, KFOR-TV and NBC News
Michael Tarm / Associated Press:
The Few Clues In Hastert Indictment
Lauren McGaughy / Houston Chronicle:
Open carry will soon be the law in Texas … AUSTIN - Texas will soon be an open carry state.  —  The state House and Senate on Friday gave final approval to the legislation, which starting on Jan. 1 will allow those with a concealed carry license to openly tote their handguns in a shoulder or hip holster.
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
House Dem: Left has ‘hijacked’ party message  —  Rep. John Delaney (Md.), a centrist House Democrat, on Friday warned that voices on the left have “hijacked” his party's message.  —  “With Washington already broken, the last thing we need is a left-wing version of the tea party,” …
Discussion: Washington Post
Felicia Schwartz / Wall Street Journal:
Cuba Officially Removed From U.S. State Sponsor of Terrorism List  —  After 45-day review, move clears hurdle for reestablishing diplomatic ties  —  WASHINGTON—Cuba's designation by U.S. officials as a state sponsor of terrorism was officially lifted Friday, the State Department said …
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
U.S. Removes Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday removed Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a crucial step in normalizing ties between Washington and Havana and the latest progress in President Obama's push to thaw relations between …
Steven Shepard / Politico:
New ‘robocall’ rules could leave Americans in the dark  —  Pollsters see the FCC's proposed guidelines on automated calls as an existential threat.  —  For many Americans, the idea of technology that can block automated telephone calls sounds like a solution to all those annoying “robocalls” and interrupted family dinners.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Ross Ulbricht, Creator of Silk Road Website, Is Sentenced to Life in Prison  —  Ross W. Ulbricht, the founder of Silk Road, a notorious online marketplace for the sale of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other illegal drugs, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday in Federal District Court in Manhattan.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and PandoDaily
Wbastone / The Smoking Gun:
Cops: Teacher Showed Pupils Boob Job Pix  —  Virginia educator, 34, is being probed over before/after photos  —  Police are investigating a Virginia high school teacher who allegedly showed several students before and after photos of her breast enlargement surgery, according to a court filing.
Discussion: Daily Mail
Maxim Lott / Fox News:
Texas student sues after college bans gun rights sign  —  A Texas college student filed suit against her school this week, saying her constitutional rights were violated when she was shooed off the quad for displaying a pro-Second Amendment sign.  —  Nicole Sanders, 24, who attends Blinn College …
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Ann Coulter: My Immigration Plan Would ‘Not Admit Overweight Girls’ Into US  —  Ann Coulter, conservative columnist, said Friday in an email to Breitbart News that if she ran the immigration system, she wouldn't “admit overweight girls” into the US.  —  Coulter's comments were reportedly …
Discussion: Mediaite and BREITBART.COM
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Appeals Court Strikes Down Idaho's 20-Week Abortion Ban  —  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down an Idaho law banning abortions 20 weeks into pregnancy Friday on the basis that the law unconstitutionally prohibits abortions before the point of viability.
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Idaho abortion restrictions are unconstitutional: appeals court
Discussion: Daily Kos
Liz Alderman / New York Times:
In Europe, Fake Jobs Can Have Real Benefits  —  At 9:30 a.m. on a sunny weekday, the phones at Candelia, a purveyor of sleek office furniture in Lille, France, rang steadily with orders from customers across the country and from Switzerland and Germany.  A photocopier clacked rhythmically …
Discussion: The Week and Marginal REVOLUTION
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
CNN's Jake Tapper won't moderate panel discussion at Clinton Global Initiative confab  —  CNN anchor Jake Tapper has pulled out of his scheduled duties moderating a panel on workforce investment at the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting in Denver from June 8-10.
Discussion: FishbowlDC and Mediaite
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Exclusive: U.S. tried Stuxnet-style campaign against North Korea but failed - sources  —  The United States tried to deploy a version of the Stuxnet computer virus to attack North Korea's nuclear weapons program five years ago but ultimately failed, according to people familiar with the covert campaign.
Discussion: The Verge
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
North Carolina Governor Vetoes ‘License To Discriminate’ Bill  —  North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) has vetoed a bill that would have allowed state officials to refuse to officiate marriages.  The legislation (SB 2), which passed in the House on Thursday having previously passed in the Senate …
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 9:25 AM ET, May 30, 2015.

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: 
Katie Zezima / Washington Post:
Cruz: Universities that boycott Israel should lose federal funding
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Sameer N. Yacoub / Associated Press:
Death toll from Baghdad hotel bombings rises to 15
Awr Hawkins / BREITBART.COM:
Women Are a Driving Force in Nation's Shift from Gun Control to Gun Rights
Wall Street Journal:
GOP Split on Possible Health-Law Fixes
Discussion: Daily Kos
Michael Crowley / Politico:
What a new Iraq ‘surge’ could look like
Discussion: US News and Daily Kos
 Earlier Items: 
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
The Hillary Clinton Paradox
Discussion: Hot Air, The PJ Tatler and Cafe Hayek
New York Post:
Banker jumps to his death from luxury apartment
Discussion: Althouse
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
If Hillary becomes president, who will make her obey the law?