Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:25 PM 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” …
George Stephanopoulos / ABC News:
Michael Cohen talks to George Stephanopoulos: TRANSCRIPT  —  Michael Cohen, the president's former personal attorney and fixer, said Donald Trump directed him to make payments to two women who said they had affairs with the then-candidate because Trump “was very concerned about how this would affect the election.”
Ronn Blitzer / Law & Crime:
Trump Cites John Edwards Case in His Defense, But His 2012 Comments About It Seriously Undermine That Argument (VIDEO)  —  President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been trying to fend off criminal accusations against Trump based on Michael Cohen's conviction for campaign finance violations …
Discussion: Mediaite
RELATED:
John Podhoretz / Commentary:
The Murder of the Weekly Standard  —  The Weekly Standard will be no more.  There is no real reason we are witnessing the magazine's demise other than deep pettiness and a personal desire for bureaucratic revenge on the part of a penny-ante Machiavellian who works for its parent company.
Joshua Caplan / Breitbart:   Weekly Standard to Shut Down
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:
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Trump ramps up interviews in chief of staff search as Christie bows out
Discussion: Politico and Joe.My.God.
Washington Post:
Trump administration not to blame for ‘tragic’ death of 7-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody, White House says
Bloomberg:   Christie Pulls Out of Trump's Search for New Chief of Staff
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Trump's chief of staff search centers on Kushner, Christie, Lighthizer: source
Discussion: Political Wire
The Daily Beast:
Jared Kushner Replaced Michael Cohen as Trump's National Enquirer Connection  —  The president's son-in-law grew tight with David Pecker during the early months of the administration.  —  Shortly after the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was handed …
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.
RELATED:
James Arkin / Politico:
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl to resign, prompting new appointment to McCain seat
Discussion: Associated Press and ABC News
Murray Waas / Vox:
Exclusive: Paul Manafort advised White House on how to attack and discredit investigation of President Trump  —  We now have details as to how the indicted former campaign manager worked with the president to undermine federal law enforcement.  —  Paul Manafort, who served as the manager …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
CNN:
CNN Poll: Looking to 2020, Beto O'Rourke on the horizon  —  WASHINGTON (CNN)As candidates for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 begin to declare their intentions, a handful of potential candidates hold on to most of the early support, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS …
Discussion: Political Wire and Vox
RELATED:
Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll on potential presidential candidates in the 2020 Iowa caucuses coming soon
Discussion: Seymour Tribune
Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:   CNN and The Des Moines Register to release first 2020 Iowa caucus poll Saturday
Washington Post:
Trump routinely says things that aren't true.  Few Americans believe him.  —  Take the quiz to see how your fact-checking skills stack up against others nationwide.  —  For months, President Trump has claimed that U.S. Steel has announced plans to build more than six new plants.
RELATED:
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:   The biggest Pinocchios of 2018  —  It's time for our annual roundup …
New York Times:
Wisconsin's Scott Walker Signs Bills Stripping Powers From Incoming Governor  —  FOX CROSSING, Wis. — Scott Walker, the outgoing Republican governor of Wisconsin, on Friday signed into law measures that diminish the power of his Democratic successor and expand the authority of Republican lawmakers …
RELATED:
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:   Scott Walker Signs Wisconsin GOP's Massive Power Grab Into Law
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
Former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus selected to join Navy with backing from Mattis  —  Reince Priebus, a former chief of staff to President Trump and Republican power broker, could join the Navy after a months-long process in which Defense Secretary Jim Mattis recommended him and a board …
Discussion: Task & Purpose
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.
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.
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.
RELATED:
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Facebook reveals bug exposed 6.8 million users' photos
Discussion: The Verge and CBS Chicago
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.
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 …
Ben Riley-Smith / Telegraph:
Exclusive: George Papadopoulos reveals plan to run for Congress in first newspaper interview since prison release  —  Follow the author of this article Follow the topics within this article  —  Sipping a kale and cucumber smoothie on a swanky hotel rooftop in Los Angeles, George Papadopoulos looked a million miles away from prison.
Discussion: Raw Story
Nidhi Prakash / BuzzFeed News:
The Trump Administration Is Quietly Denying Federal Housing Loans To DACA Recipients  —  WASHINGTON — Two days before Thanksgiving, Edith Aguirre Vazquez got a phone call she wasn't expecting — it was a home loan officer telling her she wouldn't be able to close on the house she was about to buy because of her immigration status.
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.
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.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 2:25 PM 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: 
Maïa de La Baume / Politico:
Europe gives Macron respite from domestic troubles
Discussion: Breitbart
Washington Post:
Warren seeks to connect with minority communities in commencement address
Peter Granitz / NPR:
First Latina Elected To Congress Retires With A Warning To Republicans
Discussion: Roll Call and Raw Story
STAT:
Purdue's secret OxyContin papers should be released, appeals court rules
HuffPost:
Emails Show Trump Administration Was Told Obamacare Ad Cuts Could Hurt Enrollment
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
NECN:
Sandy Hook School Students Sent Home After Receiving Threat on Shooting Anniversary
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
GE Powered the American Century—Then It Burned Out
 Earlier Items: 
Christina Patterson / The Guardian:
We are the eggs being broken for this rotten Brexit omelette
Discussion: National Review
Dylan Scott / Vox:
Medicare-for-all's big problem
Tamar Auber / Mediaite:
Don Lemon Calls Out Cuomo for Kellyanne Interview: A ‘Defective, Dismissive and Histrionic Display of Non-Answers’
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Mueller Target Raised $25,000 In Charity To Pay Cancer Doctor Who Doesn't Appear To Exist
Washington Post:
‘Her skills are real’: How Pelosi put down a Democratic rebellion in bid for speaker
Discussion: New York Times and Politico
Dan Morain / CALmatters:
Chief justice of the California Supreme Court leaves the Republican Party, citing Kavanaugh