Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:40 PM ET, March 31, 2017

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Mike Allen / Axios:
1 big thing: Trump, baffled and brooding  —  Trump, during an opioid and drug abuse listening session Wednesday n the Cabinet Room with Chris Christie, Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos / AP's Evan Vucci  —  President Trump brought his chaos …
RELATED:
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Trump's failing presidency has the GOP in a free fall  —  In the aftermath of the GOP health-care debacle came a revealing act of candor.  House Speaker Paul D. Ryan admitted that his party, which controls the House, Senate and White House, is not yet a “governing party” because it could not …
NBC News:
Michael Flynn's Immunity Request Rejected By Senate Intelligence Committee  —  The Senate Intelligence Committee turned down the request by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's lawyer for a grant of immunity in exchange for his testimony, two congressional sources told NBC News.
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The road to single-payer health care  —  Repeal-and-replace (for Obamacare) is not quite dead.  It has been declared so, but what that means is that, for now, the president has (apparently) washed his hands of it and the House Republicans appear unable to reconcile their differences.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Instapundit
Rick Wilson / The Daily Beast:
Devin Nunes Is Just the Errand Boy in the Trump-Russia Scandal  —  For a week, Washington has stared slack-jawed at the antics of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Flopsweat), the clown prince of the Trump-Russia intelligence and influence scandal.  —  To the bemusement of his colleagues on both side of the aisle …
The Guardian:
Michael Flynn: new evidence spy chiefs had concerns about Russian ties  —  US and UK officials were troubled by Moscow contacts and encounter with woman linked to Russian spy agency records  —  US intelligence officials had serious concerns about Michael Flynn's appointment …
Discussion: Raw Story
Sarah Kliff / Vox:
The Freedom Caucus's new health care demand: let insurers charge sick people more
Wall Street Journal:
Mike Flynn Offers to Testify in Exchange for Immunity
Alex Whiting / Just Security:
Flynn's Public Offer to Testify for Immunity Suggests He May Have Nothing to Say
Rachel Stockman / LawNewz:
Flynn Wants Immunity. So Does That Mean President Trump is Screwed?
Lisa Hagen / The Hill:
Freedom Caucus fires back at Trump: We're ‘keeping our promise’ on healthcare
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Democrats in Trump territory in no mood to deal
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Gravity is Strong #3  —  Mike Flynn's offer to testify …
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spends his first weeks isolated from an anxious bureaucracy  —  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes a private elevator to his palatial office on the seventh floor of the State Department building, where sightings of him are rare on the floors below.
RELATED:
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Avert your eyes: AP reporter says sensational WaPo claim on Tillerson “not true”
Discussion: SARAH PALIN
Joanna L. Grossman / Vox:
Vice President Pence's “never dine alone with a woman” rule isn't honorable.  It's probably illegal.  —  An employment lawyer weighs in.  —  “I don't work with women.  If they're attractive, I'm too tempted.  And if they're not attractive, what's the point?”
RELATED:
Jason Easley / Politicus USA:
Rachel Maddow Explains How Mike Pence Is Going To Go Down With Trump For Russia Scandal
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Mike Pence's role in the Flynn's scandal ‘is flashing like a red beacon’: Maddow
Discussion: Shakesville
Anita Kumar / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
1 in 3 voters give President Trump a grade F  —  WASHINGTON  —  After more than two months in office, America's new president, Republican Donald Trump, got a grade of F from 1 in 3 voters, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.  —  By contrast, the same number graded predecessor Democrat …
McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
The Prince of Oversight  —  When Donald Trump's now-notorious Access Hollywood tape first leaked in October last year, Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz reacted to the news the way he usually does—he got himself in front of a camera, and fast.  —  Within hours after the story broke …
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
GOP lawmaker: The Bible says ‘if a man will not work, he shall not eat’  —  One lawmaker is citing a godly reference to justify changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Tex.) recently quoted the New Testament to question the strength of current work requirements.
Richard Greenberg / NBC News:
Obama Officials Made List of Russia Probe Documents To Keep Them Safe  —  Obama administration officials were so concerned about what would happen to key classified documents related to the Russia probe once President Trump took office that they created a list of document serial numbers to give …
RELATED:
Richard Greenberg / NBC News:
Obama Officials Made List of Secret Russia Probe Documents To Protect Them
Discussion: Raw Story and Occupy Democrats
CNN:
Tillerson: US to maintain Ukraine-related sanctions on Russia until Crimea is returned  —  Timeline: President Trump's Russia problem  — Both Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis criticized Russian involvement in Ukraine  —  Washington (CNN) …
RELATED:
Lorne Cook / Associated Press:   US gives NATO allies 2 months for defense spending plans
Shannon Dooling / WBUR:
ICE Arrests Green Card Applicants In Lawrence, Signaling Shift In Priorities  —  Federal immigration officers arrested five people in Lawrence on Wednesday when they showed up for scheduled appointments at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office.
Discussion: Raw Story and rubber hose
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Mistakes, He's Made a Few Too Many  —  Crisis will inevitably strike, so America needs stability and strength.  Will Trump be ready?  —  Near the end of the campaign I wrote a column called “Imagine a Sane Donald Trump,” lamenting that I believed he was crazy, and too bad.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge approves $25 million Trump University settlement  —  A federal judge has approved a $25 million settlement President Donald Trump agreed to late last year in a bid to head off a civil fraud trial over his Trump University real estate seminar program.  —  U.S. District Court Judge …
Discussion: Progress Pond
Bloomberg:
Verizon Said to Plan Online TV Package for Summer Launch  —  Phone giant is obtaining online rights to television networks  —  Service follows similar offerings from Dish, AT&T's DirecTV  —  Verizon Communications Inc. has been securing streaming rights from television network owners …
Lisa Hagen / The Hill:
Jerry Brown on running for president: 'Don't rule it out'  —  California Gov. Jerry Brown isn't ruling out out running for president in 2020.  —  Brown opened up about his possible future in elected office during a Thursday press conference about his plan to fix California's infrastructure, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Daily Mail:
Latest WikiLeaks release shows how the CIA uses computer code to hide the origins of its hacking attacks and ‘disguise them as Russian or Chinese activity’  — It says the CIA disguised its own hacking attacks to make it appear those responsible were Russian, Chinese, Iranian or North Korean
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 3:40 PM ET, March 31, 2017.

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: 
Matt Friedman / Politico:
New Jersey Democrats snipe over de Blasio ties
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Julie Watson / Associated Press:
Wildflowers, dormant for years during drought, bloom big across California
ABC:
Japan's whaling fleet returns after killing 333 minke whales in Southern Ocean
Discussion: NPR, Gizmodo and New York Magazine
Christine Vendel / PennLive:
Nearly half the student population at Harrisburg High School slapped with suspension notices
Discussion: Fox News Insider and EAGnews.org
Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump Unafraid Of Possible Government Shutdown
Discussion: Political Wire
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
The entire coal industry employs fewer people than Arby's
Discussion: USA Today and Common Dreams
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
McCaskill to Sanders backers: ‘I need you, I want you’
Associated Press:
Democratic Supreme Court opposition grows; Schumer warns GOP
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
 Earlier Items: 
Stacy Cowley / New York Times:
Student Loan Forgiveness Program Approval Letters May Be Invalid, Education Dept. Says
Discussion: Common Dreams and Daily Kos
USA Today:
Penn State trustee says he is ‘running out of sympathy’ for ‘so-called’ victims
Discussion: Mediaite and Boing Boing
Thomas Black / Bloomberg:
American Jobs Are Headed to Mexico Once Again
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
The First Horseman of the Privacy Apocalypse Has Already Arrived: Verizon Announces Plans …
Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
Can Steve King be defeated? History says probably not
W.J. Hennigan / Los Angeles Times:
Trump administration stops disclosing troop deployments in Iraq and Syria
Discussion: Business Insider and Shadowproof