Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:40 PM ET, January 12, 2019

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Trump has concealed details of his face-to-face encounters with Putin from senior officials in administration  —  President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession …
Discussion: Axios
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
How the Times Reported the F.B.I. Counterintelligence Investigation Into President Trump: An Interview with the Journalist Adam Goldman  —  On Friday evening, the Times reported that, days after President Trump fired the F.B.I. director James Comey, on May 9, 2017, the Bureau opened …
RELATED:
Benjamin Wittes / Lawfare:
What if the Obstruction Was the Collusion?  On the New York Times's Latest Bombshell  —  Shortly before the holidays, I received a call from New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt asking me to meet with him about some reporting he had done.  Schmidt did not describe the subject until we met up …
NBC News:
Trump's firing of Comey triggered an FBI counterintelligence investigation.  Here's what ‘counterintelligence’ entails.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The longest shutdown ever
Washington Post:
‘In the White House waiting’: Inside Trump's defiance on the longest shutdown ever  —  When President Trump made a rare journey to the U.S. Capitol last week, he was expected to strategize about how to end the government shutdown he instigated.  Instead, he spent the first 20-odd minutes delivering a monologue about “winning.”
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
As Trump Sticks With His Wall, His Ratings Stay Stuck in Place  —  The border wall remains popular only with the president's base, and shutting down the government over the issue seems unlikely to win new fans.  —  By insisting on a border wall, President Trump is emphasizing an issue …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces Presidential Run  —  Julián Castro, the former housing secretary and former mayor of San Antonio, announced on Saturday that he would run for president, one of the most high-profile Latino Democrats ever to seek the party's nomination.
RELATED:
CBS News:
Julián Castro announces he is running for president in 2020
Discussion: Breitbart
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Former HUD secretary Julián Castro joins 2020 Democratic presidential field
Discussion: Axios and ABC News
Amanda Sakuma / Vox:
Megyn Kelly wanted to be the next Oprah.  Her split with NBC shows why that may never happen.  —  Kelly is taking the reminder of her $69 million contract with her.  —  Megyn Kelly has officially split with NBC, taking the reminder of her $69 million contract with her …
RELATED:
Tim Fitzsimons / NBC News:
‘Serial predator’: L.A. writer has been sounding alarm on Ed Buck for over a year  —  Long before a second man died in the political donor's home, writer Jasmyne Cannick has been publishing accounts from his alleged victims.  —  When authorities in Los Angeles found Timothy Dean dead …
Discussion: PinkNews
The Guardian:
Blind date: ‘I left my knickers at a house party we crashed’  —  What happened when Joanne, 24, barista, met Morgan, 24, children's social worker?  —  What were you hoping for?  —  A fun evening on the Guardian's dime!  —  First impressions?  —  Cute, chatty and early.  —  What did you talk about?
New York Times:
Who Is MacKenzie Bezos?  —  Her divorce from the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has made this novelist, and her private life, a public fascination.  —  In her 25 years of marriage to Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Bezos has been a loyal ambassador for Amazon, the company that made her and her husband the richest couple in the world.
Discussion: The Guardian and Althouse
Mary McNamara / Los Angeles Times:
John Lasseter's return proves that Hollywood still does not understand the damage he did  —  It is so reassuring to discover that David Ellison's recent decision to hire former Pixar chief, Disney executive and billionaire frat house-atmosphere generator John Lasseter to head his company, Skydance Animation, was not one he made lightly.
Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Patricia Wald, pathbreaking federal judge who became chief of D.C. Circuit, dies at 90  —  Shortly before she graduated from Yale Law School in 1951, Patricia Wald secured a job interview with a white-shoe Manhattan firm.  The hiring partner was impressed with her credentials …
Ben Widdicombe / New York Times:
Their Warhols Are at the Whitney.  Their Ugly Divorce Is on Display, Too.  —  The tawdry divorce of Libbie and David Mugrabi is not just a tabloid story.  At stake are a trophy townhouse, works by Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons, and the inner-workings of one of the world's most influential art dealer families.
Enjoli Francis / ABC News:
Drone captures California man surfing with dolphins  —  Breathtaking drone video of a pod of friendly, playful dolphins joining a surfer as he took to the waves near the coast of Ventura, California, is making the rounds on social media and bringing smiles — and wow's — to viewers.
Jeff Hauser / HuffPost:
Prosecute Donald Trump To The Full Extent Of The Law  —  Want Americans to feel like the country is fair?  Think the rule of law is important?  Prosecute powerful people when they commit crimes.  Even people who worked for a president.  Even a former president.
Jackie Kucinich / The Daily Beast:
Southern Poverty Law Center Quietly Joins the Roster of Big Groups Walking Away from the Women's March  —  The SPLC calls the Nation of Islam a hate group.  The leaders of the Women's March kept praising its leader.  —  Jackie Kucinich  —  The Southern Poverty Law Center will not partner …
Beth Reinhard / Washington Post:
Justice officials were briefed months ago on allegations against McCrae Dowless, operative at center of N.C. election fraud scandal  —  Nine months before allegations of absentee ballot fraud tainted a congressional race in North Carolina, the state elections board gave officials …
New York Times:
V.A. Seeks to Redirect Billions of Dollars Into Private Care  —  WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing to shift billions of dollars from government-run veterans' hospitals to private health care providers, setting the stage for the biggest transformation of the veterans' medical system in a generation.
Ian Livingston / Washington Post:
D.C.-area forecast: Snow develops later today, with at least several inches likely tonight through Sunday  —  * Winter storm warning for immediate D.C. metro area and south 4 p.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday |  Winter weather advisory for northern areas 4 p.m Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday *
Kimberly Ross / RedState:
Senator Tim Scott Excoriates the GOP For Being Silent on Rep. Steve King & Racism in Blistering Op-Ed  —  U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, left, speaks to the media during a news conference as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley looks on at the South Carolina Statehouse on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Columbia …
Discussion: Mother Jones and The Guardian
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
'You couldn't spend a dime?':  Jay Inslee ticks off the wrong state  —  When Washington Gov. Jay Inslee heads to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire later this month to test the 2020 waters, he might want to consider adding an apology tour.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 6:40 PM ET, January 12, 2019.

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: 
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
30 Democrats in Puerto Rico with 109 lobbyists for weekend despite shutdown
Discussion: twitchy.com and CBS News
Yahoo News:
Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting says she won't come to U.S. to fight charges
Discussion: Raw Story
Henry Olsen / Washington Post:
The GOP must stamp out the seeds of hatred before it's too late
Melissa Jeltsen / HuffPost:
Domestic Violence Shelters Are Cutting Services Because Of The Shutdown
New York Times:
Trump Claims There Is a Crisis at the Border. What's the Reality?
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Emma Best / Gizmodo:
The U.S. Government Has Amassed Terabytes of Internal WikiLeaks Data
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Donald Trump Just Cannot Help It
 Earlier Items: 
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Kamala Harris Is Hard to Define Politically. Maybe That's the Point.
Discussion: Axios
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
A McCain staffer and an institution within the institution bids farewell to the Senate
James Griffiths / MIT Technology Review:
When Chinese hackers declared war on the rest of us
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
He helped U.S. troops and fled Afghanistan. CBP detained him in Houston, an advocacy group said.
New York Times:
Saudi Women, Tired of Restraints, Find Ways to Flee
Discussion: Gizmodo
New York Times:
Mercurial Trump Has Made Path Out of Shutdown Much Harder to Find
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money