Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:50 AM ET, October 16, 2020

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Washington Post:
White House was warned Giuliani was target of Russian intelligence operation to feed misinformation to Trump  —  U.S. intelligence agencies warned the White House last year that President Trump's personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence …
RELATED:
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Feds examining if alleged Hunter Biden emails are linked to a foreign intel operation  —  WASHINGTON — Federal investigators are examining whether the emails allegedly describing activities by Joe Biden and his son Hunter and found on a laptop at a Delaware repair shop are linked …
CBS News:
What we know - and don't know - about Hunter Biden's alleged laptop  —  Wilmington, Delaware — President Trump and his allies have launched a late effort to again tarnish Joe Biden by tying him to his son Hunter Biden's overseas business interests, publicizing emails and photos supposedly …
New York Times:
Twitter Changes Course After Republicans Claim ‘Election Interference’  —  It had blocked an unsubstantiated New York Post article about the Bidens but said late Thursday that it would allow similar content to be shared.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — President Trump called Facebook and Twitter …
Siobhan Hughes / Wall Street Journal:
Senate to Subpoena Twitter CEO Over Blocking of Disputed Biden Articles
Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook Gave A Platform To The Shady Ukrainians Pushing The New York Post Biden Story
RELATED:
The Daily Beast:
The Biden and Trump Shows: It's Mr. Rogers Vs. 'Someone's Crazy Uncle'  —  “He didn't spend the whole time yelling, he didn't piss himself... so this was as best as we could have hoped for,” said one Trump campaign adviser.  —  On one channel, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Aaron Rupar / Vox:
The jarring contrast between Trump and Biden, in 3 moments from their competing town halls  —  President Trump and Joe Biden held competing town halls on Thursday.  Jim Watson, Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images  —  At the very moment Trump embraced QAnon, Biden embraced science.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Fact-Checking the Trump and Biden Town Halls  — President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. each held a televised town hall on Thursday night.  Mr. Trump continued his pattern of exaggerated, misleading and false statements on many topics.  Mr. Biden stuck closer to the facts.
New York Times:
A Combative Trump and a Deliberate Biden Spar From Afar at Town Halls
Discussion: The Guardian
David Marcus / The Federalist:
Biden Muddles Through Gentle, Hunter-Free Town Hall
Discussion: New York Post
Hollywood Reporter:
J.J. Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Mariska Hargitay Among 100 Top Hollywood Players Protesting NBC's Trump Town Hall
ABC News:
Biden's ABC town hall live updates: Former VP lays out vision in contrast to Trump
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:   ‘Undecided Voter’ at NBC Town Hall Informed Producer He Would Vote for Biden
Associated Press:
Trump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
NBC Actors, Producers Protest Network's Decision to Host Trump Town Hall at Same Time as Biden's ABC Event
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Exclusive: GOP Sen. Sasse says Trump ‘kisses dictators’ butts' and mocks evangelicals  —  Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, in a private call with constituents, excoriated President Trump, saying he had mishandled the coronavirus response, “kisses dictators' butts,” “sells out our allies,” spends …
RELATED:
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Slamming Trump, G.O.P. Senator Warns of a ‘Republican Blood Bath’  —  Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska issued a scathing takedown of President Trump during a telephone town hall with constituents, saying he cozied up to dictators and white supremacists.  —  Senator Ben Sasse, Republican of Nebraska …
Caroline Rose Giuliani / Vanity Fair:
Rudy Giuliani's Daughter Caroline on Voting for Joe Biden  —  I have a difficult confession—something I usually save for at least the second date.  My father is Rudy Giuliani.  We are multiverses apart, politically and otherwise.  I've spent a lifetime forging an identity in the arts separate …
Elie Mystal / The Nation:
There Is Only One Solution to the Amy Coney Barrett Debacle  —  Yes, Democrats must expand the courts.  Here's why, and here's how.  —  There's a moment in the princess bride when the evil and conniving Prince Humperdinck, eager to finish a sham wedding to his unwilling bride, Buttercup, demands that the priest cut to the chase.
Discussion: Alternet.org, Townhall and Daily Kos
RELATED:
Brittany Bernstein / National Review:
Biden Says He'll Clarify Court-Packing Stance before Election — with a Catch
Discussion: Instapundit
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Christie Says He Was ‘Wrong’ Not to Wear Masks at White House  —  Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor who was hospitalized as he battled the coronavirus, urged people to follow C.D.C. guidelines in public.  —  Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor who was recently battling …
CNN:
Trump administration rejects California's disaster assistance request for wildfires  —  (CNN)The Trump administration has rejected California's request for a disaster declaration for six destructive wildfires that burned hundreds of thousands of acres across the state, including …
Matt Buxton / The Midnight Sun:
Gross gains slight lead on Sullivan in latest poll  —  The latest poll on the race for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat gives Democrat-backed independent challenger Al Gross a one-point lead against Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan.  —  Gross has the support of 47% of the 606 Alaska likely voters covered …
Discussion: Political Wire
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Lindsey Graham Leads Jaime Harrison in South Carolina Race, Poll Shows  —  Mr. Graham, in a tough fight for re-election, is ahead by six percentage points, a Times/Siena College poll shows.  President Trump leads Joseph R. Biden Jr. by eight points in a state he won by 14 in 2016.
Discussion: Politico, The Hill, Townhall and IJR
RELATED:
Jeremy Stahl / Slate:
Oh Good, Dianne Feinstein Concluded the Barrett Hearings by Giving a Maskless Lindsey Graham a Hug
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Poll: Biden Takes Double-Digit Lead Over Trump  —  With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, Democrat Joe Biden has taken a double-digit lead over President Trump, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.  —  The former vice president leads Trump 54% to 43% among likely voters in the poll.
David Bauder / Associated Press:
C-SPAN suspends Scully after he admits to lie about hack  —  NEW YORK (AP) — C-SPAN suspended its political editor Steve Scully indefinitely Thursday after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked when he was confronted about a questionable exchange with former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci.
RELATED:
Jennifer Senior / New York Times:
Rod Rosenstein Was Just Doing His Job  —  Does that really excuse him for his role in the Trump administration's family separation policy?  —  What, in the Trump era, does the face of complicity look like?  —  Sometimes the answer is obvious.  Mitch McConnell.  William Barr.  Lindsey Graham.
Discussion: Bloomberg
RELATED:
Phillip Halpern / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Commentary: I won't work in Attorney General William Barr's Justice Department any longer
Discussion: Raw Story
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
The best thing Senate Republicans can do to save themselves on Election Day  —  As polls show Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holding what appears to be a solid and durable lead over President Trump, there is a growing assumption among Republicans that Trump is heading for defeat …
Politico:
Adelsons pour $75M into last-ditch effort to save Trump  —  Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam Adelson gave $75 million to a super PAC that flooded battleground states with anti-Joe Biden ads in September, a huge investment from the GOP megadonors as President Donald Trump slipped in the polls.
Discussion: CNN, Fox News and NPR
NBC News:
YouTube bans QAnon, other conspiracy content that targets individuals  —  YouTube said Thursday that it would no longer allow content that targets individuals and groups with conspiracy theories, specifically QAnon and its antecedent, “pizzagate.”  —  “Today, we are taking another step …
Grant Stern / The Dworkin Report:
“Rigged” author explains how Russia is interfering in the 2020 election today  —  Scott speaks with author David Shimer, whose new book “Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference” has received critical acclaim, including from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 12:50 AM ET, October 16, 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: 
Akshay Syal / NBC News:
Trump repeats inaccurate claim about masks, citing CDC study.
Discussion: Mediaite and Poynter
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Biden pressed on 'you ain't Black' comment during town hall
Discussion: Breitbart
Just Security:
Timeline of the Coronavirus Pandemic and U.S. Response
Discussion: New York Times
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Surprise! Huge early vote bodes well for avoiding electoral disaster.
Discussion: YouGov and Daily Kos
Concepción de León / New York Times:
Jetpack Sighted Again Above Los Angeles, This Time at 6,000 Feet
Discussion: Gothamist
ProPublica:
Inside the Fall of the CDC
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Science
 Earlier Items: 
Paul McLeod / BuzzFeed News:
John Kennedy Is America's Folksiest Senator. Some People Who Know Him Say It's An Act.
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Dem Gains in Key Races
Bari Weiss / Tablet Magazine:
Stop Being Shocked  —  American liberalism is in danger from a new ideology—one with dangerous implications for Jews
Discussion: Instapundit
Lauren Leatherby / New York Times:
U.S. Virus Cases Climb Toward a Third Peak
Jason DeParle / New York Times:
8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up