Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:45 PM ET, November 29, 2018


 Top Items: 
BuzzFeed News:
The Trump Organization Planned To Give Vladimir Putin The $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow  —  President Donald Trump's company planned to give a $50 million penthouse at Trump Tower Moscow to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the company negotiated the luxury real estate development during …
New York Times:
Trump's Recall of Moscow Deal Matches Cohen's, President's Lawyers Say  —  President Trump's recollection of discussions about building a Trump Tower in Moscow aligned with those of his longtime fixer Michael D. Cohen, the president's lawyers said on Thursday after Mr. Cohen admitted in court …
New York Times:
Michael Cohen to Plead Guilty to Charge in Mueller Investigation  —  Michael D. Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, who pleaded guilty in August to breaking campaign finance laws, made a surprise appearance in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday morning to plead guilty to a new criminal charge …
George Stephanopoulos / ABC News:
Michael Cohen expected to plead guilty to lying to Congress in collusion probe; gave 70 hours of interviews to special counsel: Sources  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller has reached a tentative deal with Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney and long-time fixer for President Donald Trump, sources told ABC News.
David French / National Review:
Trump's Unacceptable Campaign Conduct and Two Other Takeaways from the Cohen Plea  —  Today, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen surprised America by pleading guilty to lying to Congress.  You can read the complete criminal information here, but the summary is simple.
Discussion: Washington Post
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
The Legal Perils That Michael Cohen's Guilty Plea Poses for Donald Trump  —  The question at the heart of the Russia investigation has always been one of motive.  Why has Donald Trump, both as a candidate and as the President, been so solicitous of Russia and of its leader, Vladimir Putin?
NBC News:
Senate committees scouring testimony for misleading statements in Russia probe  —  “This is a reason people shouldn't lie when they're in front of a congressional investigation,” said GOP senator Richard Burr.  —  WASHINGTON — Senate committees investigating Russia's interference …
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
Ken White / The Atlantic:
Three Remarkable Things About Michael Cohen's Plea  —  Michael Cohen's decision to plead guilty to lying to Congress on Thursday was remarkable for three reasons.  —  The first was that Cohen walked into a Manhattan federal courtroom unannounced.  He did it by surprise.
Discussion: CNN, Shareblue Media and The Root
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Dershowitz says Cohen's plea signals Mueller is examining political issues  —  Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said Thursday that Michael Cohen's plea agreement with Robert Mueller indicates the special counsel is broadening his investigation beyond criminal matters.
Discussion: The Root
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Canceling Planned Meeting With Russia's Putin Over Ukraine Situation  —  U.S. president says he wants ‘meaningful summit’ with Putin ‘as soon as this situation is resolved!’  —  President Trump on Thursday canceled a planned meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin set for this weekend …
Matthew Mosk / ABC News:
Michael Cohen's admission could put Don Jr., Trump Org staff in the crosshairs
Discussion: Political Wire
Monica Alba / NBC News:   Trump's foreign trip dogged by investigation headlines again
What Cohen's Plea Deal Means for Trump, His Business and Mueller
Discussion: Raw Story
The State:
Scott to oppose Farr nomination to federal bench in NC, ending chances of confirmation  —  Sen. Tim Scott said Thursday he will oppose the nomination of Thomas Farr to the federal bench, assuring the controversial pick will not be confirmed.  —  The South Carolina Republican was the deciding vote …
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
EXCLUSIVE: CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill Following Israel Comments  —  CNN severed ties with contributor Marc Lamont Hill on Thursday, following comments the university professor made in a speech at the United Nations.  —  “Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” a CNN spokesperson told Mediaite.
Frank Rich / New York Magazine:
Mueller's Steady Stream of Russia Revelations Is Driving Trump Crazy  —  Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture.  Today, Trump's panic over Mueller, Mike Espy's loss in Mississippi …
Discussion:, MSNBC and CNBC
Julia Manchester / The Hill:   Corsi says he will file ‘criminal charges’ against Mueller
Chicago Sun-Times:
Feds raid Ald.  Burke's City Hall, ward offices  —  Federal agents showed up unannounced at the City Hall office of Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke, kicked everyone out and papered over the windows Thursday morning.  —  The nature of their visit was not known, but Ald.
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Deutsche Bank's Troubles Are Donald Trump's Troubles  —  The president has a long-standing business relationship and conflict of interest with a German banking giant often mired in scandal.  —  Deutsche Bank AG, the sprawling German financial giant, is in trouble again.
Discussion: Above the Law and The Guardian
Bari Weiss / New York Times:
Europe's Jew Hatred, and Ours  —  A new CNN poll reveals that one in four Europeans are anti-Semitic.  —  Ms. Weiss is an editor and writer in the Times Opinion section.  —  Paris.  Toulouse.  Malmo.  Copenhagen.  Brussels.  Berlin.  —  For most people, they are lovely cities where you might happily take a holiday.
Discussion: Haaretz and RT
David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
CNN Refuses To Condemn CNN Pundit's Anti-Semitism
Discussion: LifeZette and The Daily Caller
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Pelosi shuts down critics in tense meeting  —  Nancy Pelosi was having none of it.  —  A trio of her fiercest Democratic critics — lawmakers trying to bar her from reclaiming the speaker's gavel — were trying to pin her down on exactly when she planned to relinquish power.
Steve Israel / The Hill:   How Nancy Pelosi won more votes for Speaker than anyone expected
Former Trump White House lawyer emerges as a contender for attorney general  —  See Trump's full reaction to Cohen's guilty plea  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is considering tapping the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, Makan Delrahim …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Mic has laid off the majority of its staff  —  The publisher is trying to sell the remainder of the company to Bustle Digital Group.  —  Mic is laying off the majority off its staff while the digital publisher works on a deal to sell the remainder of its assets to Bustle Digital Group.
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Ryan casts doubt on ‘bizarre’ California election results  —  Weeks after House Republicans lost their majority, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday cast serious doubts about the “bizarre” election system in California, where it appears that seven GOP-held seats will flip to Democratic control.
Discussion: Hullabaloo, IJR and Shareblue Media
Lenny Bernstein / Washington Post:
U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I  —  Life expectancy in the United States declined again in 2017, the government said Thursday in a bleak series of reports that showed a nation still in the grip of escalating drug and suicide crises.
Bjorn Lomborg / New York Post:
The media got it all wrong on the new US climate report … Activists tend to exaggerate the impacts of climate change while underestimating the costs of tackling it.  The reception to the new US climate assessment was instructive.  The report largely attempts to remain soberly scientific …
Washington Post:
How Donald Trump appeals to men secretly insecure about their manhood  —  From boasting about the size of his penis on national television to releasing records of his high testosterone levels, President Trump's rhetoric and behavior exude machismo.  His behavior also seems to have struck a chord with some male voters.
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
Joe Crowley's Parting Shot: Ousted by Ocasio-Cortez, He Undermined Barbara Lee in House Leadership Race  —  The election of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as House Democratic Caucus chair on Wednesday represented a symbolic and substantive comeback for the wing of the party that had suffered a stunning defeat …
New York Post:
Orthodox Jewish boy attacked on Brooklyn street … A 9-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy was randomly attacked by a stranger in Brooklyn in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime — the first of two similar incidents that occurred within an hour of each other, authorities said Thursday.
Joe Sexton / ProPublica:
“I Don't Want to Shoot You, Brother”  —  A shocking story of police and lethal force.  Just not the one you might expect.  —  A partnership with Frontline Dispatch.  —  PART I.  —  Nine Minutes in Weirton  —  THE DISPATCHER for the Weirton Police Department took the 911 call at 2:51 a.m. on May 6, 2016.
Discussion: Raw Story
Harry Litman / Washington Post:
The stunning implications of the Manafort-Trump pipeline  —  Harry Litman teaches constitutional law at the University of California at San Diego.  He has served as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania and deputy assistant attorney general.
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 6:45 PM ET, November 29, 2018.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 Who's Hiring in Media? 
Add your company here
 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 Twitter
 More Items: 
Mike Levine / ABC News:
James Comey attacks GOP and Trump in challenge to House subpoena
Discussion: American Greatness
Clinton Stanley / ACLU:
My Black Son Was Sent Home From First Grade Because of His Natural Hair
Discussion: HuffPost, Raw Story and Orlando Weekly
Jason Murdock / Newsweek:
Arizona Man Accidentally Shoots Himself in Groin in Walmart
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
4 Police Officers Indicted On Federal Civil Rights Charges For Protest Abuses
The Jewish Voice:
Twitter Wrongs Laura Loomer
Lisa Halliday / New York Times:
The 10 Best Books of 2018  —  The editors of The Times Book …
Gayle Trotter:
Interview with Andrew McCarthy on Manafort, Mueller and the Farce Investigation
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Cambridge Analytica Used Fashion Tastes to Identify Right-Wing Voters
Discussion: Raw Story
John Harwood / CNBC:
The all-Republican government will end as it began under Trump, in disarray
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Tucker Carlson, neo-Nazi favorite
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Jeff Flake caves again — withdrawing his ‘no’ vote on controversial judge so Pence could break the tie
Discussion: Japan Times
Dnichanian / The Appeal:
In the Wake of Amendment 4: Spotlight on Disenfranchisement in Mississippi
David Pierson / Los Angeles Times:
What is this meat hoodie and why is it following me around the internet?
Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Mormons support GOP, but Trump approval lags
Discussion: Axios and Politico