Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
11:35 AM ET, January 14, 2019

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
CNN:
Transcripts detail how FBI debated whether Trump was ‘following directions’ of Russia  —  (CNN)In the chaotic aftermath at the FBI following Director James Comey's firing, a half-dozen senior FBI officials huddled to set in motion the momentous move to open an investigation into President Donald Trump …
RELATED:
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Trump's AG nominee: ‘Vitally important’ Mueller finish work  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general will tell senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation …
Discussion: ABC News, Axios and Political Wire
Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
Trump To Jeanine Pirro: Times' FBI Investigation Article ‘Most Insulting Ever’
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Kremlin Blessed Russia's NRA Operation, U.S. Intel Report Says  —  When Maria Butina and Alexander Torshin's brought NRA bigwigs to Moscow, it wasn't a rogue mission.  It was okayed from the very top, according to a report reviewed by The Beast.  —  Betsy Woodruff
New York Times:
Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton's Actions Increase Risk of Clash With Iran  —  WASHINGTON — Senior Pentagon officials are voicing deepening fears that President Trump's hawkish national security adviser, John R. Bolton, could precipitate a conflict with Iran at a time when Mr. Trump …
RELATED:
Washington Post:
‘They screwed this whole thing up’: Inside the attempt to derail Trump's erratic Syria withdrawal
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib photographed with pro-Hezbollah activist who says Israel has no right to exist  —  Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., was photographed with a Palestinian activist who praised the terrorist group Hezbollah, said Israel did not have the right to exist …
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
'A 10 isn't enough': This UCLA gymnast's flawless floor routine just broke the Internet  —  As the first strains of Tina Turner's “Proud Mary” filled the Anaheim Arena on Saturday, Katelyn Ohashi came alive.  —  As she executed a quick body roll with a giant smile plastered across her face …
Michael Knowles / Fox News:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the voice of an ignorant generation  —  The majority of American Millennials identify as socialist, according to surveys by both Reason-Rupe and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.  That's the bad news.  The good news is that just 32 percent of Millennials can define socialism.
Discussion: twitchy.com
RELATED:
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Bernie Sanders staffs up for 2020
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Tulsi Gabbard once touted working for anti-gay group that backed conversion therapy  —  (CNN)Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in the early 2000s touted working for her father's anti-gay organization, which mobilized to pass a measure against same-sex marriage in Hawaii and promoted controversial conversion therapy.
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Here are 18 reasons Trump could be a Russian asset  —  On Friday, the New York Times reported that “in the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president's behavior that they began investigating whether …
Discussion: Raw Story, The Week and East Bay Times
RELATED:
Washington Post:   Revelations about Manafort's 2016 interactions with Russian associate show special counsel's …
Jessica Schneider / CNN:
Mueller should be allowed to finish report, AG nominee William Barr says  —  Washington (CNN)Attorney General nominee William Barr said that, if confirmed, he would let special counsel Robert Mueller finish his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and believes the results should be made public.
RELATED:
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Democrats Want to Run on Issues in 2020.  But Does Beating Trump Matter Most?  —  WASHINGTON — Medicare for All.  A federal jobs guarantee.  The “Green New Deal.”  No Super PAC money.  No mass deportations.  —  And, of course, a candidate who can beat President Trump — right?
RELATED:
Associated Press:   2020 Democratic primary set to intensify
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump dressed down Mulvaney in front of congressional leaders  —  President Trump chastised his new chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, over his handling of shutdown talks, creating an awkward scene in front of congressional leaders of both parties, according to two sources who were present.
WSB-TV:
Atlanta passenger gets gun through TSA, alerts officials in Japan he still has it  —  ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News has learned that a man carried a gun through the TSA checkpoint at Atlanta's airport and carried it all the way through to his destination: Tokyo.
RELATED:
David French / The Atlantic:
The Unmanning of Conservatism  —  In Trump's view of masculinity, cheap shots replace bravery and hostility replaces honor.  —  Donald Trump wants everyone to know that he's a tough guy.  In 2017, the congressional candidate Greg Gianforte “body-slammed” the Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs …
Washington Examiner:
Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono deserve scorn for effort to establish an anti-Catholic religious test  —  Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president in a very crowded field.  Maybe the need to distinguish herself drove her to take the lead on anti-Catholicism.
John R. Kasich / USA Today:
Republican Party is mired in the 1950s and ignores today's America at its peril  —  Republicans need to break their own self-made mold of being naysayers instead of doers.  It means designing solutions that actually solve problems.  —  CONNECT  —  It's a new year and almost two decades …
Discussion: Political Wire
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Trump: 'I'm not looking to' declare national emergency over border fight  —  President Donald Trump on Monday appeared to rule out — at least for now — declaring a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, setting aside one of the White House's leading options for ending the 24-day partial government shutdown.
Washington Post:
Hardcore Brexiteers push to leave European Union with no deal ahead of key vote  —  BOSTON, England — Here in the fens of Lincolnshire, the shock troops in the 2016 campaign for Britain to leave the European Union won their greatest victory.  —  The hardcore pamphleteers and zealous door-knockers …
RELATED:
Ian Geoghegan / Politico:
Liam Fox: No-deal Brexit would be ‘default policy’ if MPs reject deal
Washington Post:
First snowstorm of 2019 packs a wallop: How much snow fell and how it happened  —  The long-duration storm dumped 6 to 12 inches, enough to set some records  —  This was not a heavy snowstorm of typical origin — not a nor'easter, which most often delivers the memorable snow events such as …
Los Angeles Times:
LAUSD teachers go on strike for the first time in 30 years  —  Los Angeles teachers braved cold, drizzly weather Monday morning as they walked off the job in their first strike in 30 years to demand smaller class sizes, more support staff at schools and better pay.
Discussion: Politico
Ariel Edwards-Levy / HuffPost:
Most Americans Hold Trump Responsible For Government Shutdown, New Polls Show  —  The latest surveys find the public increasingly concerned about the standoff and unhappy with everyone in Washington.  —  Most Americans hold President Donald Trump responsible for the partial government shutdown …
Discussion: The Root, IJR and Contemptor
Cara Lombardo / Wall Street Journal:
Hedge-Fund-Backed Media Group Prepares Bid for Gannett  —  Digital First Media has taken 7.5% stake in USA Today publisher, seeks other bids  —  A hedge-fund-backed media group known for buying up struggling local papers and cutting costs is planning to make an offer for USA Today publisher …
Annie Lowrey / The Atlantic:
The Truth About the Gig Economy  —  The workforce is getting Uberized.  The gig economy is taking over the world.  Independent-contractor jobs are the new normal.  In the postrecession years, this became conventional wisdom, as more and more Americans took jobs—well, “jobs” …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 11:35 AM ET, January 14, 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: 
Mosaic Magazine:
Middle East Strategy? What Middle East Strategy?
Discussion: israpundit.org
Geoff Ziezulewicz / Navy Times:
Worse than you thought: inside the secret Fitzgerald probe the Navy doesn't want you to read
Discussion: Task & Purpose
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Compelled to work without pay, federal employees sue Trump, accusing him of violating 13th Amendment
Citizen Times:
Police: 51-year-old man assaulted child at Asheville Mall
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
How ‘traditional masculinity’ hurts the men who believe in it most
Discussion: The Federalist
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
China has detained an old man and tormented his daughter. Trump thinks this is ‘honorable’?
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
2020 Republican Primary Power Rankings
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
What Happens When Elizabeth Warren Sells Out to Powerful Interests?
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Shane Dixon Kavanaugh / Oregonian:
Gone: More cases emerge of Saudi students vanishing while facing Oregon charges
Wall Street Journal:
Shutdown Pinches Economic Growth
Discussion: Politico
Associated Press:
Canada air traffic controllers buy pizza for US colleagues
Discussion: Splinter
New York Times:
Stung by Florida Midterm Losses, Democrats See a Swing State Drifting Away
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
We the Press  —  Frank Bruni, formerly the New York Times's …
Discussion: NewsBusters and Instapundit
Marisa Kendall / Mercury News:
Landlord rents $1,500 studio to two cats, hits ‘peak Silicon Valley’
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight