Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
8:30 PM ET, December 20, 2017


 Top Items: 
With Tax Reform, AT&T Plans to Increase U.S. Capital Spending $1 Billion and Provide $1,000 Special Bonus to more than 200,000 U.S. Employees  —  Today, Congress approved legislation representing the first comprehensive tax reform in a generation.  The President is expected to sign the bill in the coming days.
Liz Moyer / CNBC:
Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bancorp unveil minimum wage hikes after tax bill passage  — Fifth Third and AT&T are paying employees special bonuses after getting tax cuts under the Republican tax plan.  — Wells Fargo said Wednesday that it would boost minimum wages for employees to $15 an hour …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
AT&T is giving $1,000 bonuses to 200,000 employees after tax bill  —  AT&T was quick to respond to news of U.S. tax reform, announcing it would give some employees bonuses once the law is official.  —  The telecom giant said in a press release on Wednesday that it would give …
Washington Post:
Court tosses out one-vote victory in recount that had briefly ended a Republican majority in Virginia  —  A three- judge panel declined to certify the recount of a key House race today, saying that a questionable ballot should be counted in favor of the Republican and tying a race that Democrats …
Jordan Pascale / Virginian-Pilot:
Republican awarded 1 more vote, causing a tie in House race that will decide balance of power  —  Republican David Yancey talks with student Asia Shell, 18, during a “take your legislator to school day” November 28 at Heritage High School in Newport News, Va.
ABC News:
Virginia Democrat wins recount by 1 vote
Discussion: Politico
Matthew Chapman / Shareblue Media:
“Are Republicans dead inside?”  GOP host slams her own party in disgust  —  As the investigation into Russia breaks new ground, Donald Trump and his allies are ramping up their baseless attacks on the FBI and senior Justice Department officials for allowing it to continue.
John Bresnahan / Politico:
House Republicans quietly investigate perceived corruption at DOJ, FBI  —  A group of House Republicans has gathered secretly for weeks in the Capitol in an effort to build a case that senior leaders of the Justice Department and FBI improperly — and perhaps criminally …
Discussion: Raw Story
Fox News:
McCabe draws blank on Democrats' funding of Trump dossier, new subpoenas planned  —  EXCLUSIVE: Congressional investigators tell Fox News that Tuesday's seven-hour interrogation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe contained numerous conflicts with the testimony of previous witnesses …
Wall Street Journal:
Over Golf and an Airport Chat, Trump and GOP Hashed Out a Historic Tax Plan  —  Defeat of health-care bill hung over the tax legislation efforts, shaping the strategy used to pass it and mobilizing Republicans eager to show they could govern  —  Over rounds of golf at President Donald Trump's club …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Tax victory may be fleeting for Ryan and McConnell
Discussion: Raw Story and ABC News
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Trump Wins Tax Cuts, Kids Lose Health Insurance
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Wall Street Journal Killed Editorial on Trump's Mob Ties  —  In a short period of time, five staffers have departed The Wall Street Journal editorial page.  The general cause of their departures, willing and otherwise, is known: the Journal editorial line has increasingly conformed …
Discussion: Raw Story
On the Front Lines of the GOP's Civil War
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Glenn Thrush, Suspended Times Reporter, to Resume Work but Won't Cover White House  —  The New York Times said on Wednesday that Glenn Thrush, one of the paper's most prominent political reporters, would remain suspended until late January and then be removed from the team covering the White House …
Laura McGann / Vox:   New York Times decides Glenn Thrush “does not deserve to be fired” over sexual misconduct
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Collins lets McConnell slide on promise to shore up insurance markets in 2017
Democrats' 2018 advantage expands  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  WASHINGTON (CNN)Democrats' already wide advantage over Republicans in a hypothetical Congressional matchup has grown, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.  At the same time, enthusiasm about voting next year …
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Hillary Clinton popularity hits all-time low, poll shows  —  Hillary Clinton's approval ratings have hit an all-time low, reflecting the sustained scrutiny the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee continues to face even after her election loss.
Ryan Struyk / CNN:
Trump's approval rating just entered a league of its own
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Trump administration approves lethal arms sales to Ukraine  —  The Trump administration has approved the first ever U.S. commercial sale of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine, in a clear break from the de facto U.S. ban on arms sales that dates back to the Obama administration.
Discussion: The Hill
Sen. Warner on the Future of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Investigation  —  Today, U.S. Sen Mark R. Warner, Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the fu...
Discussion: Mediaite
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Sen. Mark Warner criticizes “irresponsible and reckless” attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
Emily Steel / New York Times:
2 Women Who Settled With O'Reilly Over Sexual Harassment Sue for Defamation  —  Two women who reached sexual harassment settlements with Bill O'Reilly joined a defamation lawsuit against Mr. O'Reilly and Fox News on Wednesday, asserting that statements that he and the network made depicted them as liars …
Stephen Galloway / Hollywood Reporter:
Tom Hanks Wouldn't Screen ‘The Post’ at the White House, Decries Attacks on First Amendment  —  “We have to decide when we take to the ramparts,” the Oscar-winner tells THR, noting that he would not attend a screening of his new film at the White House if invited.
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
The tax cut expectations game  —  I was reading the Penn Wharton Budget Model's dynamic analysis (this is an outfit run by a George W. Bush-era Treasury tax guy) of the tax bill Monday night, and I saw something interesting in its modeling assumptions.  It had to decide what to do with the fact …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Senior White House adviser at Homeland Security repeatedly promoted fringe conspiracy theories on the radio  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)A White House senior adviser at the Department of Homeland promoted several far-right conspiracy theories in past radio appearances, a CNN KFile review has found.
Discussion: Raw Story
Dean L. Winslow / Washington Post:
I spoke my mind on guns.  Then my Senate confirmation was put on hold.  —  Dean L. Winslow, a retired Air Force colonel and flight surgeon, is a professor of medicine at Stanford University.  —  Last week, I withdrew my name from consideration to be assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.
Discussion: Raw Story
Associated Press:
Author of online hit ‘Cat Person’ has 7-figure book deal  —  NEW YORK — The author of the online sensation “Cat Person” has a seven-figure book deal.  —  Scout Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Kristen Roupenian's debut story collection …
Murray Waas / Foreign Policy:
White House Counsel Knew in January Flynn Probably Violated the Law  —  Don McGahn was looking at whether the national security advisor violated federal laws just days after Trump moved into the White House.  —  The White House turned over records this fall to special counsel Robert Mueller revealing …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Caitlyn Hitt / New York Daily News:
Meryl Streep #SheKnew posters pop up in Los Angeles amid backlash over Harvey Weinstein comments  —  A street artist is calling Meryl Streep on her bluff.  —  Posters showing the “The Post” actress standing with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein have been popping up across Los Angeles, Twitter posts indicate.
Discussion: USA Today and Althouse
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Cable TV's Password-Sharing Crackdown Is Coming  —  Using someone else's credentials to stream for free will soon be a $10 billion problem for pay-TV companies.  —  On Twitter, they are openly bartered, donated, even celebrated.  —  “Anyone have a Spectrum user ID & password I can trade for?” one Twitter user wrote last month.
Hamed Aleaziz / San Francisco Chronicle:
A dream deported: Parents who built lives in U.S. separated from children  —  Maria Mendoza-Sanchez raised four children in Oakland, built a nursing career and bought a home.  Then came the election — and the most agonizing decision of her life.  —  Maria Mendoza-Sanchez raised four children in Oakland …
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Breitbart went all out for Roy Moore.  Now its top editor says he was a ‘weak candidate’  —  Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow was in his home office last Tuesday night running the front page of the far-right website when he learned that Judge Roy Moore would not be elected as the next senator from Alabama.
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 8:30 PM ET, December 20, 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
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Mastodon
 More Items: 
McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
Has Trump Persuaded Orrin Hatch to Block Mitt Romney's Senate Bid?
Discussion: Politico
Sheffield arrests over ‘alleged UK Christmas terror plot’
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Jihad Watch
Manu Raju / CNN:
Senate unlikely to advance McFarland nomination amid questions about Flynn contacts with Russia
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Associated Press:
Judge: Ending program to protect immigrants creates hardship
Discussion: Politico
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Stephen Baldwin Thinks Alec Will Vote for Trump After He Gets a Big Tax Cut
Discussion: IJR and The Daily Caller
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
In Cabinet meeting, Pence praises Trump once every 12 seconds for three minutes straight
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution
Discussion: RedState and
 Earlier Items: 
Allison Martinez / KRQE-TV:
New Mexico mosque vandalized by ‘a real Christain’
Discussion: Law & Crime
Steve Buchiere / Finger Lakes Times:
Rare hate crime alleged in Lyons
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Sasha Lekach / Mashable:
‘Misinformer of the Year’ award goes to Mark Zuckerberg
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Trump to reporters before prayer: ‘You need it more than I do’
Discussion: RedState and ABC News
Washington Post:
‘People here live in fear’: MS-13 menaces a community seven miles from the White House
Aaron Elstein / Crain's New York Business:
New York golfers avoiding Trump's course
Julia Reinstein / BuzzFeed:
A Man Got Stranded On A Fountain After Taking A Ton Of Molly And Stealing A Swan Boat
Discussion: thecut
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Donald Trump's Holiday Gift to America: A Fundamental Crisis