Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:15 AM ET, August 18, 2020

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Washington Post:
On Democratic convention's first night, speakers blame Trump for America's woes  —  The virtual event showcases dozens of testimonials, culminating in an indictment from Michelle Obama  —  Democrats kicked off their virtual nominating convention Monday with a focused denunciation of President Trump …
RELATED:
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — GOP Convention Speakers to Include Nick Sandmann, Gov. Kristi Noem  —  Covington Catholic high school student Nick Sandmann, who was viciously smeared by the establishment media and has won settlements from the Washington Post and CNN, will speak at the Republican National Convention …
New York Times:
No Applause, No Crowds: Democrats Begin a Most Unusual Convention  —  Driven online because of the coronavirus crisis, Democrats presented a program that spanned the ideological gamut from socialists to Republicans, all hailing their nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Discussion: Politico, Althouse and Washington Post
Associated Press:
Five takeaways from first night of the Democratic convention  —  In another profound way that the coronavirus pandemic has upended American life, the Democratic National Convention started Monday with no convening.  Instead, Democrats opted for the first virtual convention as the party begins …
Discussion: Washington Post and Reuters
FiveThirtyEight:
DNC, Day 1: Live Updates And Analysis  —  FiveThirtyEight Debate Club: Do We Even Need Political Conventions Anymore?  —  FiveThirtyEight Debate Club: What's The Best State In The U.S.?
CNN:
Transcript: Michelle Obama's DNC speech  —  Michelle Obama's DNC speech: Full video  —  (CNN)Read former first lady Michelle Obama's speech from the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery:  —  Good evening, everyone.  It's a hard time, and everyone's feeling it in different ways.
Christopher Bedford / The Federalist:
Day 1 Of The Digital DNC: A Night Of GOP, Moderate Outreach Falls Flat  —  After months of riots assaulting the Founders, America-was-never-great speeches, and national anthem protests, the convention went another direction, kicking off with the Constitution, then the Pledge of Allegiance.
Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
Michelle Obama's speech was like an eloquent neighbor expressing sorrow for what our country has become  —  Michelle Obama returned to the political stage looking like the first lady that she was rather than the cultural celebrity that she has become.  But as soon as she began to speak …
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:   Biden Leads Trump in Wisconsin as Democratic Convention Begins
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo book on COVID-19 response out in October  —  NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has gained a national following through his management of the coronavirus pandemic, is writing a book that looks back on his experiences, and includes leadership advice and a close look …
Discussion: Political Wire and Spectator USA
RELATED:
Marisa Fernandez / Axios:
Gov. Cuomo uses coronavirus briefing approach to attack Trump in DNC speech
Discussion: Breitbart
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Sanders claims America threatened by ‘authoritarianism’ in dire convention speech
Discussion: Associated Press
Rebecca Traister / The Cut:
Sixty Seconds to Self-Sabotage The DNC's choice of who to feature speaks volumes about the party's inability to see its own future.  —  When the Democratic National Committee released its schedule for its big socially distanced convention this week, we learned that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez …
RELATED:
Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Democratic Party chair wants to end presidential caucuses  —  Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez said Monday that the handful of 2020 presidential caucuses should be the last the party ever holds.  —  He didn't specifically name Iowa, which for decades has led off the nominating calendar …
Henry J. Gomez / BuzzFeed News:
Why John Kasich, A Lifelong Republican, Is Helping Launch Joe Biden's Democratic Party
New York Post:   De Blasio says he didn't know Democratic National Convention was this week
Miles Taylor / Washington Post:
At Homeland Security, I saw firsthand how dangerous Trump is for America  —  Miles Taylor served at the Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019, including as chief of staff.  —  After serving for more than two years in the Department of Homeland Security's leadership during …
RELATED:
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Roger Stone drops appeals of felony convictions  —  Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone has unexpectedly dropped the appeal of his seven federal felony convictions for seeking to thwart a House investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.  —  Stone's lawyers submitted …
Jeff Hampton / Virginian-Pilot:
‘The mystery is over’: Researchers say they know what happened to ‘Lost Colony’  —  BUXTON, N.C. — The English colonists who settled the so-called Lost Colony before disappearing from history simply went to live with their native friends — the Croatoans of Hatteras, according to a new book.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Roger Sollenberger / Salon:
DeJoy donated big to GOP senators up for re-election; they're still silent on USPS  —  Current postmaster general is a fountain of money for Republican candidates, who don't seem eager to criticize him  —  Recently appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a top donor to Donald Trump …
RELATED:
Kia Rahnama / Politico:
How the Supreme Court Dropped the Ball on the Right to Protest  —  In recent months, American cities have seen widespread protests denouncing police brutality against unarmed Black people.  Local and national law enforcement agencies, responding to crowds of unprecedented size and scale …
RELATED:
Bianca Quilantan / Politico:
Trump-backed transgender athlete ban paused in Idaho
Discussion: Associated Press
Susannah Luthi / Politico:
Judge halts Trump's rollback of transgender health protections
Discussion: American Greatness and Axios
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
‘We know where you live, beware’: The 911 call of a household put on blast by Tucker Carlson  —  When a cable-news host such as Tucker Carlson decides to attack a previously low-profile person on his highly rated Fox News show, the effect is immediate.  That's one takeaway from a 911 transcript obtained …
Discussion: Raw Story
WAVY-TV:
Sen. Lucas charged with two felonies for June incident at Portsmouth Confederate monument  —  PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY/AP) — Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene announced during a Monday afternoon press conference that State Sen. Louise Lucas has been charged with two felonies for an incident …
Axios:
Harris gives Biden ticket a big shot of enthusiasm  —  The addition of Kamala Harris to the Democratic ticket provided Joe Biden with the biggest surge of online enthusiasm he's seen in the entire campaign, according to data from NewsWhip provided exclusively to Axios.
Discussion: Washington Post
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Fed up with anti-maskers, mask advocates are demanding mandates, fines — and common courtesy.  —  Susan van Vonno has strong feelings about masks.  At 82, with a compromised immune system, she has little patience for bellicose anti-maskers who refuse to cover their faces because they believe it infringes on their personal liberty.
Christian Britschgi / Reason:
Donald Trump and Ben Carson Go Full NIMBY in The Wall Street Journal  —  Few political transformations have been more remarkable to witness than Ben Carson's constant ping-ponging on housing policy.  The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary can't seem to make up his mind …
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
William Barr Disdains Election Deadline With Plan to Report on FBI Probe  — DOJ guidelines warn about public comments 60 days before vote  — Barr says deadline is moot because Biden, Trump aren't focus  —  Attorney General William Barr is promising more revelations from a probe …
New York Post:
Jill Biden's ex-husband accuses her of affair with Joe in 1970s  —  Jill Biden's ex-husband has accused the potential first lady of having an affair with Joe Biden and says they lied about how they met in the 1970s, according to a bombshell new report.  —  Bill Stevenson on Monday accused …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 9:15 AM ET, August 18, 2020.

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: 
Alex Nester / Washington Free Beacon:
Ayanna Pressley Calls for ‘Unrest In the Streets’
Discussion: Instapundit
Yoav Gonen / THE CITY:
Chirlane McCray Nearly Doubled Her Official Staff Payroll With Undisclosed Taxpayer-Funded Hires
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
Coronavirus Doctors Battle Another Scourge: Misinformation
Chao Deng / Wall Street Journal:
China Seeks to Use Access to Covid-19 Vaccines for Diplomacy
Sam Baker / Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: Democrats fear in-person campaigning, voting
Discussion: The Hill
Nancy Levine / Rantt Media:
As QAnon Spreads, Social Media Companies Finally Step Up
Discussion: The Guardian
Tristan Justice / The Federalist:
New CDC Data On Suicide Shows Americans Can't Handle Continued Lockdowns
Politico:
Trump rejects Pentagon's proposed cuts to military health care
Discussion: Just The News and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Spector / Reuters:
U.S. states seek $2.2 trillion from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma: filings
Jon Miltimore / Real Clear Politics:
MN Governor Quietly Reverses Course on Hydroxychloroquine
Discussion: Power Line
CNN:
Trump retweets Russian propaganda about Biden that US intel agencies say is intended to influence 2020 election
Discussion: Raw Story and Associated Press
Department of Homeland Security:
DHS rebukes GAO's deeply flawed attempt to revive its partisan impeachment efforts with baseless report
Lauren Gardner / Politico:
Canadian finance minister resigns amid contracting scandal
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Former CIA officer charged with spying for China
Discussion: Raw Story and Reuters