Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:25 AM ET, November 21, 2020

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Washington Post:
Michigan attorney general ponders criminal probes of state and local officials who bend to Trump's will on overturning election results  —  Michigan's attorney general is exploring whether officials there risk committing crimes if they bend to President Trump's wishes in seeking to block …
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Trump suffers twin defeats in his effort to overturn Biden's victory in key states  —  President Trump received twin blows to his effort to overturn his defeat on Friday, with Georgia officials certifying President-elect Joe Biden's slim victory there and Michigan Republicans declaring …
Politico:
Trump bid to overturn vote crashes into wall of deadlines  —  President Donald Trump's effort to overturn the election results is about to smash into reality: a gauntlet of battleground state deadlines that are poised to extinguish his increasingly desperate attempts to hold onto the presidency.
Lisa Mascaro / Associated Press:
Analysis: With silence, GOP enables Trump's risky endgame
Discussion: Al Jazeera, Breitbart and CBS News
Washington Post:
Most Republicans greet Trump's push to overturn the election with a customary response: Silence
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump lawyers to avoid Michigan lawmaker meeting after COVID exposure
Jonah Goldberg / The Dispatch:
This Was Always the Plan  —  President Trump telegraphed that he would try to steal the election if he didn't win.  —  Dear Reader (including those of you who are starting to layer up like Steve Bannon to deal with the cold),  —  I rather enjoy not writing about Donald Trump.
RELATED:
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Tucker Carlson Dared Question a Trump Lawyer.  The Backlash Was Quick.  —  The president's allies quickly closed ranks behind Sidney Powell and her pro-Trump conspiracy theory, accusing the Fox host of betrayal.  —  For more than a week, a plain-spoken former federal prosecutor named Sidney Powell …
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Jonah Goldberg Goes Off on Trump Team's ‘Unpatriotic Lie’: Trying to Steal Election With an ‘Insane Bat Guano Conspiracy Theory’
Discussion: HotAir
The Daily Beast:
Team Trump Leaders, Including Campaign Manager Bill Stepien, Have No Faith in Rudy
Discussion: Raw Story
Natalie Allison / The Tennessean:
Staff of U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn says she misspoke by calling Biden ‘president-elect’  —  U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a stalwart supporter of President Donald Trump, on Friday referred to Joe Biden as the country's “president-elect,” a comment her staff later said was a mistake.
Discussion: Reuters and TheBlaze
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Trump tries to drum out GOP election officials who won't play his games  —  Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's family has received threats and he expects a primary challenge in 2022.  —  Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.  President Donald Trump has driven senators …
RELATED:
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
AJC Interview: Why Kemp formalized Georgia's election despite Trump's pushback
Discussion: The Week, Fox News and CBS News
Dustin Jones / NPR:
Ben Carson Says He Was ‘Desperately Ill’ With The Coronavirus  —  Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson took to Facebook Friday to report he has been “extremely sick” with the coronavirus.  But Carson, one of several individuals in the Trump administration …
RELATED:
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Danger (and Ineptitude) of Trump's Failed Coup  —  In his address to the Democratic National Convention in August, Barack Obama warned that the Trump administration “has shown it will tear our democracy down if that's what it takes to win.”  Kamala Harris began her first speech …
Wall Street Journal:
Georgia Certifies: Donald Trump Lost  —  A recount changed little, as the evidence of ballot fraud fails to appear.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  The recount in Georgia is finished, after workers examined five million ballots by hand, but President Trump still lags Joe Biden by 12,000 votes.
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
The 3 Norms Trump Could Still Break  —  America has seen little of Donald Trump since the election.  Speaking to the nation largely through Twitter, he's barely strayed outside the White House as he absorbs a defeat that shattered the myth he created of his own invincibility.
Sean McMinn / NPR:
1,000 U.S. Hospitals Are ‘Critically’ Short On Staff — And More Expect To Be Soon  —  More than 1,000 hospitals across the United States are “critically” short on staff, according to numbers released this week by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Discussion: Blue Virginia
HudsonValley360:
Hinchey claims victory in 46th Senate District  —  Democrat Michelle Hinchey declared victory Friday afternoon in the 46th Senate District race more than two weeks after Election Day while absentee ballots continue to be finalized for retiring state Sen. George Amedore's position.
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Culture wars fuel Trump's blue-collar Latino gains  —  Donald Trump lost the presidency, but showed Republicans a way to win the culture wars with working-class Hispanics.  —  Despite four years of being defined as a racist for his rhetoric and harsh immigration policies …
Discussion: Dissent
Dan Hinkel / Chicago Tribune:
Kyle Rittenhouse freed from Kenosha jail after attorneys post $2 million bail despite pleas from families of men he shot  —  Kyle Rittenhouse was released from jail in Wisconsin on Friday afternoon after his attorneys posted $2 million bail, setting the teenager free as he awaits trial …
RELATED:
Lee Davidson / Salt Lake Tribune:
Mitt Romney's inspirations for bucking his party: his dad and his Black grandson  —  Mitt Romney is once again showing himself to be a GOP maverick, this week calling the president's efforts to overturn election results “undemocratic” while most of his Republican colleagues stay aboard the Trump train.
Discussion: Raw Story
Mark Weiner / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Brindisi-Tenney House race shrouded in secrecy, confusion as campaigns battle over ballots  —  Central New Yorkers who voted in one of the most competitive House races in the nation still don't know the results 18 days after the election, whether their vote counted, or exactly what's happening …
Washington Post:
Anger builds in Black community over Trump's claims of voter fraud in big cities  —  When Wisconsin Republicans opened an office earlier this year in the historical Bronzeville neighborhood, it was meant to be a physical symbol of President Trump's commitment to urban voters.
Discussion: The Atlantic and Bloomberg
William Bredderman / The Daily Beast:
The Desperate Final Gasps of Team Trump's Flailing ‘Mini-Coup’  —  Experts agree: Trump's legal effort is dead, and rigor mortis is setting in.  —  The past week saw Team Trump piling up losses and running out of road.  —  The campaign dropped its lawsuit to stop the certification …
New York Times:
In All 50 States, Deaths Are Now Higher Than Normal  —  Brazil Canada France Germany India Italy Mexico Spain U.K.  —  Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland …
Discussion: Political Wire
Nancy Scola / Politico:
Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn't concede  —  The presidential @POTUS Twitter handle will automatically transfer to President-elect Joe Biden the moment he's sworn in at noon on Inauguration Day — whether or not President Donald Trump has conceded, the company confirmed to POLITICO on Friday.
New York Times:
Mnuchin's Inglorious Endgame  —  The Trump administration's abrupt decision to curtail the Federal Reserve's emergency lending programs is a gamble with no upside.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.
Discussion: Slate, Washington Post, IJR and Daily Kos
Reuters:
Why Republican voters say there's ‘no way in hell’ Trump lost  —  SUNDOWN, Texas (Reuters) - Brett Fryar is a middle-class Republican.  A 50-year-old chiropractor in this west Texas town, he owns a small business.  He has two undergraduate degrees and a master's degree, in organic chemistry.
Douglas Belkin / Wall Street Journal:
Many College Students Head Home for Thanksgiving Lacking Covid-19 Tests  —  Hundreds of thousands of young people are seen posing a significant health risk to their hometowns  —  Hundreds of thousands of college students are poised to leave campuses next week and travel home without taking a Covid-19 test …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 10:25 AM ET, November 21, 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: 
Harry Siegel / New York Daily News:
It's Bill vs. Andy vs. you and me
Seth Tupper / NPR:
Two Rural States With GOP Governors And Very Different COVID-19 Results
Jordan Williams / The Hill:
Robert De Niro says Giuliani is now ‘representing a mob family’
Discussion: RedState and IJR
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Voice of America's 5 Months Under Trump CEO: Lawsuits, Bias Claims, And A Sex Scandal
Discussion: Washington Post
Karol Markowicz / New York Post:
Our hypocritical leaders refuse to obey their own COVID-19 rules
 Earlier Items: 
Reuters:
Exclusive: Mexico agreed with U.S. Attorney General Barr to arrest drug capo in deal for general - source
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Biden aims to deflect fights over first Cabinet picks
Jay Caspian Kang / New York Times:
‘People of Color’ Do Not Belong to the Democratic Party
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
There Was a Second Pro-Trump Conspiracy Hearing Thursday We Didn't Even Notice
International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO TO RECEIVE 2020 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® FOUNDERS AWARD