Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:45 PM ET, February 8, 2019

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Washington Post:
Second woman accuses Va. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault  —  A woman said Friday she was raped by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) in a “premeditated and aggressive” assault in 2000, while they both were undergraduate students at Duke University.
RELATED:
New York Times:
Second Woman Accuses Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia of Sexual Assault  —  A second woman came forward Friday with claims that she had been sexually assaulted by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax, alleging that he raped her while they were students at Duke University in 2000 and demanding that he resign immediately.
Darren Sands / BuzzFeed News:
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Plans To Survive By Changing His Agenda To Focus On Race  —  Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, still facing calls to resign as governor a week after the revelation that his page in a medical school yearbook features a racist photograph, is now tightly focused on coming up with plans to survive.
Axios:
Second woman accuses Justin Fairfax of sexual assault
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Scandal and Coup
Discussion: ThinkProgress
John D. Dingell / Washington Post:
My last words for America  —  John D. Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who served in the U.S. House from 1955 to 2015, was the longest-serving member of Congress in American history.  He dictated these reflections to his wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), at their home in Dearborn, on Feb. 7, the day he died.
Bloomberg:
National Enquirer's AMI Scrutinized Over Bezos Story, Sources Say  —  Federal prosecutors are reviewing the National Enquirer's handling of its story about Jeff Bezos' extramarital affair to determine if the company violated an earlier cooperation deal with prosecutors, according …
RELATED:
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Jeff Bezos Takes on the National Enquirer and Trump
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
Ronan Farrow says he also received ‘blackmail’ threat over reporting on the National Enquirer and Trump
Trump, Inc.:
New Evidence Emerges of Possible Wrongdoing by Trump Inaugural Committee  —  Federal prosecutors in New York are circling Donald Trump's inaugural committee as part of a wide-ranging investigation into possible money laundering, illegal contributions and cash-for-access schemes.
RELATED:
Barbara McQuade / The Daily Beast:
New Trump Probe Looks a Lot Like a RICO Investigation
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Facing opposition, Amazon reconsiders NY headquarters site, two officials say  —  Amazon.com is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City following a wave of opposition from local politicians, according to two people familiar with the company's thinking.
RELATED:
New York Times:
Amazon Deal Stirs New Tensions in New York
Discussion: abc7ny.com
BuzzFeed:
Days After Its Disastrous British Launch, Turning Point Has Already Lost One Of Its Star Recruits  —  “There was a sense of people realising, ‘Who are these cranks?’”  —  They were here to start a culture war, and Charlie Kirk was looking forward to the backlash.
Washington Post:
‘My whole town practically lived there’: From Costa Rica to New Jersey, a pipeline of illegal workers for Trump goes back years  —  SANTA TERESA DE CAJON, COSTA RICA — At his home on the misty slope of Costa Rica's tallest mountain, Dario Angulo keeps a set of photographs from the years …
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“Trump Is Hated by Everyone Inside the White House”: The State of the Union Left Trump Stoked—But Some of His Staff Are Miserable  —  The leak of his schedules is a sign of deep disaffection.  Mick Mulvaney, chafing at the family, is eyeing the exits, as is Larry Kudlow.
Discussion: Raw Story
Molly Hensley-Clancy / BuzzFeed News:
Staffers, Documents Show Amy Klobuchar's Wrath Toward Her Aides  —  Amy Klobuchar has laid the grounds for a presidential run on an image of “Minnesota nice.”  —  But behind the doors of her Washington, DC, office, the Minnesota Democrat ran a workplace controlled by fear, anger, and shame …
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Brett Kavanaugh Just Declared War on Roe v. Wade  —  John Roberts joined the liberals to save the constitutional right to choose—for now.  —  On Thursday night, the Supreme Court blocked a stringent Louisiana abortion law by a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberals to keep the measure on hold.
RELATED:
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Reality check: Cost of ‘Green New Deal’ would dwarf moon landing, highway system, and New Deal itself  —  One of the favorite comebacks Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has to anybody dismissing the “ Green New Deal” as an absurd fantasy is to point to large-scale projects in the past …
RELATED:
ABC News:
Ivanka Trump has ‘zero concern’ about special counsel investigation  —  Trump said she has no concerns about Robert Mueller's investigation.  —  1h ago  —  Congressional negotiators closing in on border security deal  —  “Pretty close, but we're not closed,” the top negotiator said.  —  1h ago
RELATED:
ABC News:
Ivanka Trump says she and Kushner got no special treatment for security clearances
Discussion: CNN and Political Wire
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
The Progressive Assault on Israel  —  A movement that can detect a racist dog-whistle from miles away is strangely deaf when it comes to some of the barking on its own side of the fence.  —  It happened again last month in Detroit.  Pro-Palestinian demonstrators seized the stage …
Discussion: Daily Wire and Mondoweiss
CNN:
First on CNN: Kellyanne Conway describes for the first time alleged October 2018 assault  —  Washington (CNN)Kellyanne Conway says that she was grabbed and shaken by a woman while out with her teenage daughter in a Maryland restaurant late last year.  —  In an interview with CNN …
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Democrats Are Boosting Trump's Re-election Prospects  —  Their top 2020 presidential hopefuls are embracing socialist-minded economic policy, from a Green New Deal to single-payer health insurance.  It's playing right into the president's hands.  —  ADD TO BRIEFCASE  —  See more stories about...
Jon Swaine / The Guardian:
Rosenstein did not want to write memo justifying Comey firing - new book  —  Deputy attorney general privately complained about Trump's order, according to Comey's former deputy Andrew McCabe  —  The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, privately complained that he was ordered …
Rebecca Morin / Politico:
White House refuses to meet Senate deadline on Khashoggi killing  —  President Donald Trump has missed a deadline imposed by a bipartisan group of senators to identify the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and to determine if the U.S. should impose sanctions on them.
RELATED:
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Judiciary Dem asks Whitaker: ‘How the heck did you become the head of the Department of Justice?’  —  Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) in one of the more pointed moments of a testy hearing on Friday questioned how Matthew Whitaker became President Trump's acting attorney general.  —  “I'm confused.
Discussion: CNN and Political Wire
RELATED:
David French / National Review:
The Supreme Court Upholds a Grave Violation of the First Amendment  —  I have no sympathy for Domineque Ray.  The man was convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old girl, an act so heinous that the death penalty is appropriate and just.  But Ray, no matter his crimes …
Discussion: CNN
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 5:45 PM ET, February 8, 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: 
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
Wealth concentration returning to ‘levels last seen during the Roaring Twenties,’ according to new research
Andrew M Harris / Bloomberg:
Roger Stone to Federal Judge: Don't Gag Me, and Get Off My Case
Discussion: Axios
Washington Post:
Rocky restart after government shutdown: Many workers still haven't received back pay
Discussion: The Democrats and Associated Press
Christina Wilkie / CNBC:
Firm owned by Trump's longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller has received $225,000 from Republican National Committee
Bloomberg:
Manafort Prosecutors Have Questions About $1 Million Condo Loan
Discussion: Raw Story
BostonGlobe.com:
Joe Kennedy III to introduce, endorse Warren at presidential announcement
Discussion: CNN
 Earlier Items: 
ABC News:
Trump campaign paid legal fees to firm representing Jared Kushner
New York Times:
Trump Gives Ground on His Wall as Border Deal Comes Into View
Mehdi Hasan / The Intercept:
Rising Star Matt Gaetz Represents Everything That's Wrong With Trump's Republican Party
Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
Bloomberg to announce 2020 decision by end of month
New York Times:
Republicans Got Us Into This Mess, and They Have to Get Us Out of It
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Saudi Arabia Sought Vice's Help to Build a Media Empire
Brad Heath / USA Today:
Trump is first modern president to hire his customers - including as US ambassadors
Discussion: The Root and Talking Points Memo