Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:55 AM ET, December 14, 2018

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Washington Post:
Trump's claim that he didn't violate campaign finance law is weak — and dangerous  —  The case against the president would be far stronger than the case against John Edwards was.  —  Last week, in their case against Michael Cohen, federal prosecutors in New York filed a sentencing brief concluding that …
RELATED:
George Stephanopoulos / ABC News:
Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says Trump knew it was wrong to make hush-money payments during campaign  —  Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to arrange hush-money payments with two women because then-candidate Trump “was very concerned about how this would affect the election” …
Tom Winter / NBC News:
Trump was in the room during hush money discussions, NBC News confirms  —  A source confirms to NBC News that the “other member of the campaign” present when Michael Cohen and David Pecker agreed to silence women was Donald Trump.  —  Donald Trump was the third person in the room in August 2015 …
George Stephanopoulos / ABC News:
Michael Cohen talks to George Stephanopoulos: TRANSCRIPT
Discussion: Washington Times
Washington Post:
Trump's falsehoods on hush-money payments are ‘coming home to roost’
Wall Street Journal:   President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has said the president directed him to become involved …
New York Times:   Cohen Says ‘Of Course’ Trump Knew Hush Payments to Women Were Wrong
Los Angeles Times:
Trump increasingly isolated as aides leave, friends flip and investigations advance
Discussion: Raw Story
Jim Mustian / Associated Press:   Trump invokes ‘advice-of-counsel’ defense in campaign probe
Washington Post:
7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion  —  A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody last week for crossing into the United States illegally with her father and a large group …
RELATED:
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Inauguration Spending Under Criminal Investigation by Federal Prosecutors  —  Probe looking into whether committee misspent funds and top donors gave money in exchange for access to the administration  —  Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump's …
RELATED:
New York Times:
Trump Inaugural Fund and Super PAC Said to Be Scrutinized for Illegal Foreign Donations  —  WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are examining whether foreigners illegally funneled donations to President Trump's inaugural committee and a pro-Trump super PAC in hopes of buying influence over American policy …
HuffPost:
Trump Considering Son-In-Law Jared Kushner For Next Chief Of Staff  —  The president is in the third round of his search for a job not many people seem to want.  —  WASHINGTON Having run through his first choices for his chief of staff vacancy without any luck, President Donald Trump is considering his own son-in-law for the job.
RELATED:
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump meets with Chris Christie to discuss chief of staff role  —  President Trump met with Chris Christie on Thursday evening and considers him a top contender to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, according to a source familiar with the president's thinking.
Associated Press:   Trump's search for a new chief of staff has reality TV feel
Eli Stokols / Los Angeles Times:
Trump urged to consider a young White House insider as he struggles to find a new chief of staff
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
George Packer / The Atlantic:
The Corruption of the Republican Party  —  Why has the Republican Party become so thoroughly corrupt?  The reason is historical—it goes back many decades—and, in a way, philosophical.  The party is best understood as an insurgency that carried the seeds of its own corruption from the start.
RELATED:
Dan Morain / CALmatters:
Chief justice of the California Supreme Court leaves the Republican Party, citing Kavanaugh  —  California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has quietly given up her Republican registration and re-registered as a no-party-preference voter, saying Thursday she had become increasingly uncomfortable …
Morgan Gstalter / The Hill:
Chief Justice of California Supreme Court leaves GOP over Kavanaugh confirmation  —  The Chief Justice of California's Supreme Court announced on Thursday that she had left the Republican Party following the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Arizona Republic:
Jon Kyl will resign from the U.S. Senate on Dec. 31, setting up another appointment by Ducey to John McCain's seat  —  U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will resign from the U.S. Senate on Dec. 31, The Arizona Republic has confirmed, setting up a second appointment by Gov. Doug Ducey to the seat once occupied by the late John McCain.
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
“This Is Not a Normal Time”: Trump and the Rapidly Expanding “Witch Hunt”  —  The criminality of the key figures in the President's inner circle is now established, and they have started to implicate Trump himself.  —  Shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday, Senator Jeff Flake, of Arizona, took to the Senate floor for his farewell speech.
Lisa Girion / Reuters:
Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder  —  A REUTERS INVESTIGATION A REUTERS INVESTIGATION  —  Facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc caused cancer, J&J insists on the safety and purity of its iconic product.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users' unposted photos to apps  —  Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as a Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access to the photos of up to 5.6 million users.
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Sanders and Warren Meet and Agree: They Both Are Probably Running  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders met Wednesday night at her condominium in Washington to discuss their political intentions but did not reach any accord about coordinating …
RELATED:
Politico:   POLITICO Playbook: How Trump might avoid a shutdown
New York Times:
Behind CBS's Secret $9.5 Million Settlement With the Actress Eliza Dushku  —  In March 2017, Eliza Dushku, an actress known for her work on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” signed on to play a major role in three episodes of the CBS prime-time drama “Bull,” and there were plans to make her a full-time cast member.
Tamar Auber / Mediaite:
Don Lemon Calls Out Cuomo for Kellyanne Interview: A ‘Defective, Dismissive and Histrionic Display of Non-Answers’  —  On Thursday, Chris Cuomo devoted the majority of his Primetime show to a lengthy and at times headache-inducing interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Mueller Target Raised $25,000 In Charity To Pay Cancer Doctor Who Doesn't Appear To Exist  — Business records and evidence from social media raise questions about a cancer fundraiser touted during the summer by Jerome Corsi, the right-wing author ensnared in the Mueller probe.
John Nichols / The Nation:
What the Hell Is Wrong With Paul Ryan?  —  It is outrageous that the House Speaker continues to block action to end US support for Saudi atrocities against Yemen.  —  What the hell is wrong with Paul Ryan?  At a point when the whole world is demanding urgent action to end the Saudi-led bombardment …
Washington Post:
N.C. congressional candidate sought out aide, despite warnings over tactics  —  North Carolina congressional candidate Mark Harris (R) directed the hiring of a campaign aide now at the center of an election-fraud investigation, according to three individuals familiar with the campaign …
Washington Post:
‘Her skills are real’: How Pelosi put down a Democratic rebellion in bid for speaker  —  Rep. Nancy Pelosi's opponents knew they had an opportunity.  But what they really needed was an alternative.  —  This past summer, they thought they had identified the perfect candidate to replace Pelosi …
Greg Bluestein / politics.myajc:
Ossoff strikes populist tone as he mulls Senate bid  —  Cornelia - Jon Ossoff's bid for Georgia's 6th District brought him to all corners of Atlanta suburbs, but late Thursday he arrived at a new setting: A crowded library meeting hall in deeply-conservative Habersham County.
Discussion: Political Wire and The Guardian
Sohrab Ahmari / New York Post:
A fare-beater crackdown is just what New York needs … On a breezy fall day in 1990, New Yorkers descending into the subway for their morning commute witnessed an unusual sight: Some two dozen men and women lined up on the platform, faces ashen and grave, as a team of undercover transit officers cuffed …
Lawfare:
The Steele Dossier: A Retrospective  —  The dossier compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele remains a subject of fascination—or, depending on your perspective, scorn.  Indeed, it was much discussed during former FBI Director Jim Comey's testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 7.
Katie Lobosco / CNN:
Betsy DeVos will cancel $150 million in student debt after being sued for delays  —  New York (CNN)The Department of Education said Thursday that it would wipe away student debt for 15,000 borrowers, implementing an Obama-era rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos has fought to block for more than a year.
Discussion: Axios
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 10:55 AM ET, December 14, 2018.

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: 
Dylan Scott / Vox:
Medicare-for-all's big problem
Eric Levenson / CNN:
Inside the secret US military mission that located the Titanic
Khury Petersen-Smith / BuzzFeed News:
America Has 14,000 Golf Courses And 6,000 Refugees Waiting At The Border
Discussion: twitchy.com
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
America Was Always Diverse
Catalist Analytics:
What Happened in the Georgia Gubernatorial Election?
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Navy Is Struggling to Fend Off Chinese Hackers, Officials Say
Discussion: Washington Post
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
The Great Wall of Democracy
 Earlier Items: 
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Mueller's treatment of cooperating witnesses suggests end of Russia investigation may be near
Discussion: CNN
Joe Otterson / Variety:
Number of Streaming Shows Overtakes Basic Cable, Broadcast for First Time, FX Reports
Jessica Contrera / Washington Post:
The boy on the bridge … Story by Jessica Contrera Video by Joyce Koh
Allan Smith / NBC News:
McCaskill's parting shot: Too many ‘embarrassing uncles’ serving in the Senate
Pete Thamel / Yahoo! Sports:
How Craig James went from the voice of college football to TV pariah to seminary graduate
George F. Will / Washington Post:
This candidate may be the optimum challenger to Trump in 2020
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA