Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:35 PM ET, February 6, 2019

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
House Expands Russia Inquiry as Pelosi Declares Democrats Will Not Be Cowed  —  WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday launched a broad inquiry into the potential influence that Russia and other foreign powers may be exercising over President Trump, acting just hours …
RELATED:
CNN:
House intelligence chair announces sweeping investigation into Trump's finances and Russia  —  (CNN)House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced Wednesday a broad investigation his committee would undertake “beyond Russia” into whether President Donald Trump's financial interests are driving his actions.
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
House Intel votes to send witness transcripts to Mueller for possible perjury charges  —  The House Intelligence Committee voted on Wednesday to send dozens of witness interview transcripts from its Russia investigation to special counsel Robert Mueller, who could use them to prosecute potential instances of perjury.
Discussion: IJR and Joe.My.God.
U.S. House of Representatives Permanent …:
Chairman Schiff Statement on House Intelligence Committee Investigation  —  f t # e  —  Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement following the Committee's organizational meeting:
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
House Intel Democrats Just Restarted and Supercharged the Trump-Russia Probe  —  Armed with subpoena power, Schiff will look at whether anyone connected to Trump was at risk of being co-opted by a foreign power—and if ‘those in Congress’ obstructed any probes.
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Mueller probe filings raise prospect of more indictments
Discussion: The Root, Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Michael Cohen's testimony before House intel panel delayed
Discussion: Washington Post and ABC News
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Trump blasts Schiff as ‘political hack’ over new investigation
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Associated Press:
Virginia Attorney General Says He Wore Blackface at College Party  —  Richmond, Va. (AP) — Virginia sank deeper into political turmoil Wednesday when another top Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student.
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Virginia Attorney General Herring says he wore blackface in college  —  RICHMOND — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) said Wednesday he dressed in blackface during college, elevating the Capitol's scandals to a new level that engulfed the entire executive branch of government.
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Hillary Clinton Blackface Hoax Explodes After Virginia Scandals
Discussion: NaturalNews.com
Ken Cuccinelli / Washington Examiner:
Got governor trouble? Here's how Virginia's succession law works
Discussion: Daily Wire
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Beto O'Rourke Was Once Adrift in New York City.  Now He's Searching Again.  —  As the former Texas congressman weighs a run for president, his rebel-in-moderation youth offers revealing parallels to his search for direction now.  —  All at once, New York City seemed to be conspiring against Beto O'Rourke.
Discussion: The Week and Jezebel
Ben Paviour / Community Idea Stations:
Fairfax Retained Kavanaugh's Lawyers After Allegations Surfaced  —  Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax at a rally on Capitol Square in Jan. 2017.  —  Democratic Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax has retained the law firm of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz—the same firm that represented then-Supreme Court nominee …
RELATED:
Maggie Severns / Politico:
‘Utterly shocked and terrified’: Fairfax accuser details alleged assault  —  Vanessa Tyson, the college professor who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault in 2004, issued a lengthy statement Wednesday detailing the alleged incident.  —  “With tremendous anguish …
Discussion: Townhall, RedState, Vox and The Daily Beast
Julia Prodis Sulek / Mercury News:
Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax accuser told friend at Stanford about 2004 sexual assault
NPR:
Fact Check: Trump's State Of The Union Address  —  President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday night, a speech that had been delayed during the government shutdown.  —  The annual remarks come as a bipartisan group of lawmakers continue to negotiate border security funding …
RELATED:
CBS News:
Most viewers approved of Trump's second State of the Union address
CNN:
Speech audience was most partisan since 2001
Discussion: Vox and The Daily Caller
Lindsey Bever / Washington Post:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn't take kindly to being called ‘sullen’ at State of the Union address  —  During President Trump's State of the Union address, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stood out among a sea of women wearing white as a tribute to U.S. suffragists.  —  At times she remained seated as others stood.
RELATED:
Vinson Cunningham / New Yorker:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Captured the Horror of the State of the Union
Discussion: Althouse, IJR and CNBC
Sophie Tatum / CNN:
CNN to host town hall with Howard Schultz  —  Howard Schultz: Both parties have failed at immigration  —  Washington (CNN)CNN will host a town hall next week in Houston with former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as he mulls a presidential bid in 2020.  —  Schultz, who said last month …
Discussion: twitchy.com
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Daily Caller reporter Benny Johnson joining Turning Point USA  —  Benny Johnson, a former reporter at the Daily Caller, is joining Charlie Kirk's Turning Point USA, The Hill has confirmed.  —  In his new role, Johnson, whose past work has included serving as a viral politics editor at BuzzFeed and TheBlaze …
Debra J. Saunders / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Trump: Dean Heller lost re-election because he didn't excite voter base  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called former Sen. Dean Heller “a terrible senator” who lost his re-election bid because he had been “extraordinarily hostile” to Trump during the 2016 election.
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Caitlin Emma / Politico:
Negotiators see deal within sight in talks to avert shutdown  —  Congressional dealmakers working to stave off another devastating government shutdown said they believe a breakthrough is in reach, following a closed-door Wednesday briefing from Border Patrol officials.
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Pelosi says she would accept a bipartisan deal on border security
Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
The Stacey Abrams Revolution  —  She represents a repudiation of the idea that Democrats must downplay “identity” to appeal to the country at large.  —  In 2017, former Gov. Steve Beshear of Kentucky gave the Democrats' response to President Trump's first address to Congress.  The visuals were striking.
Discussion: Mother Jones
RELATED:
Vann R. Newkirk II / The Atlantic:
Stacey Abrams's New Strategy for Democrats
NBC News:
On Trump's calendar, just 17 intelligence briefings in 85 days  —  U.S. officials also say Trump does not regularly read the written intelligence briefing sent over daily.  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, who doesn't regularly read the daily intelligence summary prepared for him …
Wall Street Journal:
‘This One Here Is Gonna Kick My Butt’—Farm Belt Bankruptcies Are Soaring  —  Throughout much of the Midwest, U.S. farmers are filing for chapter 12 bankruptcy protection at levels not seen for at least a decade, a Wall Street Journal review of federal data shows.
Discussion: Axios
Jim Zarroli / NPR:
Trump Nominates Outspoken Critic David Malpass To Head World Bank  —  President Trump has nominated Treasury Department official David Malpass, a vocal critic of the World Bank, to head the international financial institution.  —  Malpass, 62, is a conservative with longstanding ties to Trump.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
RELATED:
Alexander Mallin / ABC News:
Trump announces controversial pick David Malpass for World Bank president
Discussion: Breitbart
Julie K. Brown / miamiherald:
Justice Department opens probe into Jeffrey Epstein plea deal  —  The Department of Justice has opened an investigation into Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta's role in negotiating a controversial plea deal with a wealthy New York investor accused of molesting more than 100 underage girls in Palm Beach.
Discussion: CNBC
Austin Carr / Bloomberg:
Inside Wisconsin's Disastrous $4.5 Billion Deal With Foxconn  —  “This is the Eighth Wonder of the World.”  —  So declared President Donald Trump onstage last June at a press event at Foxconn's new factory in Mount Pleasant, Wis. He was there to herald the potential of the Taiwanese …
Amber Athey / The Daily Caller:
Daily Caller Editor In Chief Locked Out Of Account For Tweeting ‘Learn To Code’  —  The Daily Caller Editor in Chief Geoffrey Ingersoll was locked out of his Twitter account Tuesday night after tweeting “learn to code” at The Daily Show.  —  The Daily Show's Twitter account …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Trump Vows to Stop America from Turning Into a Venezuelan Socialist Hellscape  —  Welcome to the President's 2020 reëlection campaign.  —  The morning after President Trump's rambling State of the Union address, Fox News offered a helpful guide to what we were supposed to take away …
John Solomon / The Hill:
Mueller hauled before secret FISA court to address FBI abuses in 2002, Congress told  —  Robert Mueller, the former FBI director and current special prosecutor in the Russia case, once was hauled before the nation's secret intelligence court to address a large number of instances …
Laura Bassett / InStyle.com:
“Doing This Job Feels Like Spinning on a Log in the Water”: How the Women of CNN Pull off Their State of the Union Coverage  —  Behind the scenes with the network's top talent on one of the toughest reporting days of the year.  —  Just after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, the morning of President Trump's second State …
David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
The State Of American ‘Fact-Checking’ Is Completely Useless  —  With a veneer of impartiality, fact-checkers engage in a uniquely dishonest style of partisanship.  —  If media wants to challenge the context and politics of Republican arguments, that's their prerogative.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 5:35 PM ET, February 6, 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: 
Brad Setser / New York Times:
The Global Con Hidden in Trump's Tax Reform Law, Revealed
Associated Press:
Pelosi says Trump ‘threats’ have no place in Congress
Discussion: USA Today
Rep. Steve Scalise / Fox News:
Democrats don't want you to hear what I have to say about guns and the Second Amendment
Discussion: Townhall
David Klion / The Nation:
Who Is Matt Duss, and Can He Take On Washington's ‘Blob’?
Discussion: Observer
Gillian Friedman / Deseret News:
A Utah Orthodox rabbi said his childhood nanny sexually abused him for 10 years.
Peter Wehner / The Atlantic:
What I've Gained by Leaving the Republican Party
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Batya Ungar-Sargon / The Daily Beast:
I Don't Mind Saying It: Parts of Trump's State of the Union Speech Were Good, Even Moving
Ryan McCrimmon / Politico:
Farmers nearing crisis push back on Trump trade policies
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Mcauliff / New York Daily News:
Carolyn Maloney doesn't think Kirsten Gillibrand can win the 2020 presidential election
Matthew Sheffield / The Hill:
New poll finds overwhelmingly support for taxing the rich's wealth
Melissa Nann Burke / Detroit News:
John Dingell in hospice care after cancer diagnosis
Rebecca Greenfield / Bloomberg:
Student Loan Relief or Paid Vacation? These Workers Get a Choice
Discussion: The Week and Splinter
Stephanie Baker / Bloomberg:
Trump Wanted $20 Million for 2006 Moscow Deal, Developer Says
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
The New York Times Co. Reports $709 Million in Digital Revenue for 2018