Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:05 PM ET, August 7, 2016

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Roger Ailes Used Fox News Budget to Finance ‘Black Room’ Campaigns Against His Enemies  —  As Rupert Murdoch seeks to stabilize Fox News in the wake of Roger Ailes's ouster, a crucial question remains unanswered: How was Ailes able to spend millions of dollars to settle sexual harassment claims without it setting off alarm bells?
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Poll finds Clinton has widened lead ahead of Trump to 8 points  —  Hillary Clinton has emerged from the two major party conventions and their aftermath with an eight-point lead over Donald Trump, aided by a consolidation of support among Democrats and a failure so far by Republicans …
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Donald Trump's Allies Urge Big Donors to Look Past Controversies and Pitch In  —  Carl Icahn was late, but he still had something to say.  —  Wedging himself around a table crowded with Republican donors at a Hamptons beach house, he jumped in as Senator Mitch McConnell described how important …
RELATED:
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Congressman Backs Libertarian Presidential Candidate in Campaign First
CBS News:
Poll: Clinton opens big gap in battleground state of Virginia  —  The battleground state of Virginia looks a little less like a battleground today, as Hillary Clinton has opened up a lead there of 49 percent to 37 percent, echoing some of the movement seen in national polls this week.
Discussion: Politicus USA and Political Wire
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
GOP senator rips Trump over ‘unhelpful’ remarks about Somali immigrants  —  (R-Maine) slammed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump  —  's recent comments about her state's Somali community.  —  “Mr. Trump's statements disparaging immigrants who have come to this country legally …
Discussion: BostonGlobe.com and alan.com
New York Times:
Researchers or Corporate Allies?  Think Tanks Blur the Line  —  Think tanks are seen as independent, but their scholars often push donors' agendas, amplifying a culture of corporate influence in Washington.  —  WASHINGTON — As Lennar Corporation, one of the nation's largest home builders …
Will Cadigan / CNN:
Kasich: Trump Jr. called aide to float VP offer  —  (CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich still isn't ready to support Donald Trump for president — but he confirmed that one of his aides was contacted about possibly joining the real estate mogul's ticket as his vice president.
Discussion: The Hill, alan.com and Business Insider
USA Today:
Bartiromo: An early look at Trump's economic plan  —  Donald Trump Is hoping next week acts as a catalyst to turn around what has been a tough week for the Republican presidential nominee.  Trump is expected to unveil his economic plan on Monday, which he says will create millions of new jobs.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Trump video mocks Clinton as short-circuiting robot  —  A new Donald Trump  —  as a malfunctioning robot, a reference to her recent remark that she “short-circuited” when speaking about the FBI's probe into her email server.  —  “Is robot Hillary melting down,” the video, posted by Trump on his Facebook page Saturday, asks.
Alexandra Jaffe / NBC News:
Despite Claim, Trump Campaign Says It Barred Ryan Challenger From Rally  —  Donald Trump Finally Endorses Paul Ryan, John McCain in Bid for Party Unity 2:25  —  GREEN BAY, Wisc.  — Donald Trump's campaign said Friday it barred House Speaker Paul Ryan's primary challenger Paul Nehlen …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
RELATED:
Chuck Muth / Paul Nehlen:
About That Trump Endorsement, Bogus Poll and “Muslim Deportation”
Discussion: The Last Refuge
Kristinn Taylor / The Gateway Pundit:
WILL MEDIA APOLOGIZE TO TRUMP?  Mother of Crying Baby at Rally Speaks Out, Defends Trump  —  The mother of the crying baby that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump joked about at an Ashburn, Virginia campaign rally on Tuesday has spoken out disputing the media and Clinton campaign's smear job against Trump over the incident.
RELATED:
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Trump is right: He didn't kick a baby out of a campaign rally
Discussion: The Daily Caller
The Times of Israel:
Lebanese Olympians ‘refuse to ride in bus with Israelis’  —  Israeli sailing team trainer says some Lebanese delegates tried to block Israelis from entering vehicle en route to opening ceremony  —  Members of the Lebanese delegation to the 2016 Olympic Games refused to travel on the same bus …
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Rubio: No abortions for Zika-infected women  —  Sen. Marco Rubio said Saturday that he doesn't believe a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus should have the right to an abortion — even if she had reason to believe the child would be born with severe microcephaly.
Discussion: Raw Story, alan.com, AOL and Althouse
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Trump's economic advisers are also his biggest donors  —  After spending months scolding his rivals for being beholden to their financial backers, Donald Trump unveiled an economic advisory council this week — and filled it with some of his biggest donors.  —  Of the 13 men …
Discussion: alan.com
Associated Press:
Attacker wounds 2 police in Belgium, shouts ‘Allahu Akhbar’  —  CHARLEROI, Belgium (AP) — Two female officers were attacked and wounded by a man wielding a machete and shouting “Allahu Akhbar” outside the main police station in the Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, police said.
Discussion: Telegraph and Hot Air
RELATED:
Morgan Winsor / ABC News:
Belgium PM: ‘Preliminary Indications’ Suggest Machete Attack Was Act of Terrorism
Discussion: The Week
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 12:05 PM ET, August 7, 2016.

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: 
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
From a Dacha Wall, a Clue to Raoul Wallenberg's Cold War Fate
New York Times:
The Rage Against Trade
Discussion: Forbes
David Rooney / Hollywood Reporter:
Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics: TV Review
Discussion: Instapundit
Terry Madonna / The Hill:
Pennsylvania holds keys in Clinton-Trump tilt
The Hill:
Nuke fears grow over Trump
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
American Nazi Chair: Trump Win Would Be “A Real Opportunity” For White Nationalists
Kerry Lauerman / Washington Post:
The Trump sons go hunting again. Will more trophy photos follow?
New York Times:
Military Success in Syria Gives Putin Upper Hand in U.S. Proxy War
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Gary Johnson: Trump watching Olympics to see how high Mexican pole vaulters go
Mike Cernovich / Mike Cernovich Presents Danger & Play:
Expert Analysis of Hillary Clinton's Physical and Mental Breakdown
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit