Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:35 PM ET, June 3, 2020

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Defense chief breaks with Trump on response to protests  —  Washington (CNN)Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday that he does not support using active duty troops to quell the large-scale protests across the United States triggered by the death of George Floyd and those forces …
RELATED:
NBC News:
Esper on Trump church photo-op: I thought we were going to ‘talk to the troops’  —  Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he was given no notice before President Donald Trump led him and other senior administration officials to St. John's Episcopal Church for a widely criticized photo opportunity.
New York Times:
How Trump's Idea for a Photo Op Led to Havoc in a Park  —  When the history of the Trump presidency is written, the clash with protesters that preceded President Trump's walk across Lafayette Square may be remembered as one of its defining moments.  —  阅读.体中 …
Ursula Perano / Axios:
Esper catches White House off guard with opposition to military use, photo op  —  Defense Secretary Mark Esper said at a press briefing Wednesday that he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act, an 1807 law that permits the president to use active-duty troops on U.S. soil, in order to quell protests against racial injustice.
Discussion: NBC News, Politico and The Daily Caller
James N. Miller / Washington Post:
Secretary Esper, you violated your oath in aiding Trump's photo op.  That's why I'm resigning.  —  I resign from the Defense Science Board, effective immediately.  —  When I joined the Board in early 2014, after leaving government service as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy …
Robert Kagan / Washington Post:
The Battle of Lafayette Square and the undermining of American democracy  —  Anyone concerned about the state of America's democracy ought to have been troubled Monday at the sight of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley, striding behind Donald Trump during his presidential show of force at Lafayette Square.
The Daily Beast:
‘Uncomfortable Mission’: Pentagon Tries to Retreat From Trump's Call to ‘Dominate’ Protests
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
More Voters Trust Biden on Race Relations  —  Increase in views that outbreak is hurting Trump  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Joe Biden currently holds an 11-point lead over Donald Trump in the presidential race as more voters say they trust the challenger to handle race relations in the country.
RELATED:
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Americans think America is in bad shape
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Biden has edge over Trump on handling race relations: poll
Discussion: Washington Post
Abigail Hauslohner / Washington Post:
Trump demands journalists correct stories on the use of tear gas.  According to the CDC, it was tear gas.  —  President Trump's reelection campaign sent a message out to news organizations Tuesday night, demanding a correction to articles that described security forces' use of tear gas …
RELATED:
NPS.gov:
Statement from United States Park Police acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan about the actions taken …
Mike Baker / New York Times:
Corrosive Effects of Tear Gas Could Intensify Coronavirus Pandemic
Discussion: NBC News and The Verge
John Daniel Davidson / The Federalist:   The Media Are Lying To You About Everything, Including The Riots
Associated Press:
Police shove, make AP journalists stop covering protest  —  NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police officers surrounded, shoved and yelled expletives at two Associated Press journalists covering protests Tuesday in the latest aggression against members of the media during a week of unrest around the country.
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
President Trump tried to register to vote in Florida using an out-of-state address  —  President Trump originally tried to register to vote in Florida while claiming his “legal residence” was in another part of the country — Washington, D.C. — according to Florida elections records.
The Daily Beast:
Trump Had Kushner Push the National Enquirer to Probe Scarborough Murder Conspiracy  —  OBSESSION  —  Trump is so hellbent on smearing the MSNBC host that he had Jared push the Enquirer to publish the lies, sources told The Daily Beast.  Even the tabloid rag wouldn't sink that low.
Reuters:
Exclusive: Most Americans sympathize with protests, disapprove of Trump's response - Reuters/Ipsos  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans sympathize with nationwide protests over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody and disapprove of President Donald Trump's response to the unrest …
Discussion: Washington Post, The Hill and 444
RELATED:
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
Biden's Old-Time Liberalism Finds Its Moment
Discussion: The Atlantic and National Review
CNN:
Plans being discussed for Joe Biden to attend George Floyd's funeral
Discussion: KTVZ-TV and American Greatness
Rafaela Lindeberg / Bloomberg:
Man Behind Sweden's Controversial Virus Strategy Admits Mistakes  —  Sweden's top epidemiologist has admitted his strategy to fight Covid-19 resulted in too many deaths, after persuading his country to avoid a strict lockdown.  —  “If we were to encounter the same illness with the same knowledge …
Discussion: The Guardian, NPR and Politico
Washington Post:
'This can't be happening': An oral history of 48 surreal, violent, biblical minutes in Washington  —  On Monday evening, over the course of 48 minutes, Donald Trump put on a show that may have changed America, yet again.  It involved an overture to the nation, a physical attack on Americans and a Bible.
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Steve King, House Republican With a History of Racist Remarks, Loses Primary  —  Mr. King, one of the nation's most divisive elected officials, saw his power in Congress curtailed last year after he questioned why white supremacy was considered offensive.  —  Representative Steve King of Iowa …
RELATED:
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
Thank You Mister Trump!  —  Our Great President is crushing it.  —  This is not the sort of article you normally see here at The Bulwark, the world's largest superspreader of Trump Derangement Syndrome.  —  And to be honest with you, I didn't want to write it.  But somebody had to.
Telegraph:
Boris Johnson says 3m people in Hong Kong will get path to British citizenship  —  PM offered to make what he says would be one of the “biggest changes” in the history of the British visa system  —  Boris Johnson is ready to open the door to nearly three million Hong Kong citizens …
The Guardian:
Governments and WHO changed Covid-19 policy based on suspect data from tiny US company  —  Surgisphere, whose employees appear to include a sci-fi writer and adult content model, provided database behind Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine hydroxychloroquine studies
theepochtimes.com:
‘Resistance’ Has Become Insurrection  —  After nearly four years, we've arrived at the end game, the final, violent cry of the “resistance” as it continues to try to overturn the results of the 2016 election and tip the United States of America irreversibly toward anarchy and socialism.
RELATED:
Wall Street Journal:
Troops Await Orders as Administration Mulls a Military Response
Discussion: Political Wire
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:
A Tale of Two Church Visits  —  The president's fear of seeming weak makes the whole country weaker.  —  US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HOLDS UP A BIBLE OUTSIDE OF ST JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH ACROSS LAFAYETTE PARK IN WASHINGTON, DC ON JUNE 1, 2020.  - US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WAS DUE …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Snapchat will no longer promote Trump's account in Discover  —  Snapchat will no longer promote President Trump's account on its “Discover” page of curated content, a spokesperson tells Axios, after Trump tweeted comments that some suggested glorified violence amid racial justice protests.
Leia Idliby / Mediaite:
JUST IN: NBA Reportedly Set to Announce July 31 Return  —  The NBA is reportedly set to announce a July 31 return, as NBA commissioner Adam Silver proposed a 22-team plan to resume the season at Disney World in Orlando.  —  ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski took to Twitter to share the news, explaining the logistics of the return:
Discussion: Daily News and New York Post
Politico:
Rod Rosenstein blames FBI for FISA errors, defends Mueller  —  Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his actions on Wednesday as part of the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign …
Discussion: Axios, ABC News, Raw Story and The Hill
New York Times:
The C.D.C. Waited ‘Its Entire Existence for This Moment.’ What Went Wrong?  —  The technology was old, the data poor, the bureaucracy slow, the guidance confusing, the administration not in agreement.  The coronavirus shook the world's premier health agency, creating a loss of confidence and hampering the U.S. response to the crisis.
Discussion: Raw Story
Keisha Lance Bottoms / New York Times:
The Police Report to Me, but I Knew I Couldn't Protect My Son  —  Even as mayor, I know what every other parent to a black boy in America knows: My son is simply who he is, a young black man.  —  Ms. Bottoms is the mayor of Atlanta.  —  ATLANTA — I frantically screamed into the phone to my teenage son: “Lance, WHERE ARE YOU?!”
Michael M. Phillips / Wall Street Journal:
Last Person to Receive Civil War-Era Pension Dies  —  Irene Triplett collected $73.13 from Department of Veterans Affairs, benefit for her father's military service in Civil War  —  Irene Triplett, the last person receiving a pension from the U.S. Civil War, has died at the age of 90.
Discussion: Althouse
New York Times:
Minneapolis Police Use Force Against Black People at 7 Times the Rate of Whites  —  Black people in Minneapolis as a share of ...  Population  —  Police officers use of force Population  —  Police officers use of force  —  Video of George Floyd's last conscious moments horrified the nation …
Discussion: The Hill
George Joseph / Gothamist:
The Mount Vernon Police Tapes: In Secretly Recorded Phone Calls, Officers Say Innocent People Were Framed  —  In hours of secretly recorded telephone conversations, police officers in Mount Vernon, New York, reveal widespread corruption, brutality and other misconduct in the troubled Westchester County city just north of the Bronx.
Kim Bell / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Retired police captain shot to death at St. Louis pawn shop in slaying caught on Facebook Live  —  ST. LOUIS — A retired police captain was shot to death by looters at a St. Louis pawn shop early Tuesday and his killing apparently was broadcast on Facebook Live.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 1:35 PM ET, June 3, 2020.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Who's Hiring in Media? 
 
Add your company here
 
 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: 
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Sean Hannity and wife divorce after more than 20 years of marriage
Discussion: Raw Story
Kamala Harris / Los Angeles Sentinel:
A Wounded Nation: Why We Can't Give Up in the Fight for Justice
Discussion: Axios
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump rips US attorney tapped by Sessions to review Clinton issues: ‘Did absolutely NOTHING’
Discussion: NBC News
Jeff Legwold / ESPN:
Broncos coach Vic Fangio says racism, discrimination aren't prevalent in NFL
Joel Stinnett / Nashville Business Journal:
GOP considers moving convention to Nashville, officials to visit Thursday
Discussion: Fox News, VICE and Vanity Fair
 Earlier Items: 
Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
Is it time to call Trump the f-word?
Discussion: Common Dreams
Wall Street Journal:
Liberal Cities, Radical Mayhem
Discussion: Instapundit
David Siders / Politico:
Trump bets his presidency on a ‘silent majority’
Discussion: Raw Story
Stuart Rothenberg / Roll Call:
Is the 2020 fight for the House already over?
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Embattled at Home, Trump Finds Himself Isolated Abroad, Too
Discussion: Raw Story
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump handling of protests