Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:25 AM ET, November 26, 2020

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
New York Times:
Trump's Pardon of Flynn Signals Prospect of a Wave in His Final Weeks in Office  —  Political allies and associates are starting to press for clemency as the president also considers extending his criminal justice overhaul by commuting lengthy sentences for other offenders.
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Trump wages war on our country and the rule of law one last time  —  In a move no less appalling for it being no surprise, President Trump has pardoned Michael Flynn, his disgraced former national security adviser.  Add him to the rogue's gallery — among them Joe Arpaio, Dinesh D'Souza …
Politico:
Trump pardons former national security adviser Flynn
Rosalind Helderman / Washington Post:
Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI
RELATED:
Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
Sen. Perdue Insisted He Had No Input At All On Stock Buys. New Evidence Shows He Did.
Discussion: Raw Story and Mother Jones
Washington Post:
GOP effort to invalidate more than 2.5 million votes in Pennsylvania dealt another setback  —  Republicans faced another procedural setback in a Pennsylvania lawsuit seeking to invalidate more than 2.5 million votes, as a temporary order blocking further certification of election results …
RELATED:
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Pennsylvania Slams Judge's ‘Overreach’ in Certification Ruling
Discussion: Fox News, WITF and Townhall
KUSA-TV:
After warnings to avoid travel, Denver Mayor Hancock flies to visit family for Thanksgiving  —  Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has told people to avoid travel in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, which is at record levels in the city.  —  DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock boarded …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Fox News staffers thought Newsmax was a joke.  But they're not laughing anymore  —  New York (CNN Business)Fox News is taking action to stave off newfound competition from Newsmax TV.  —  Producers on some Fox programs have been told to monitor Newsmax's guest bookings and throw some sand …
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Biden soars as leader of the free world  —  While the Trump presidency ends with an ignominious conclusion, with Donald Trump desperately trying to cling to power, President-elect Joe Biden is, for all intents and purposes, the effective leader of the free world.
Politico:
Brian Deese likely pick for top White House economic post  —  President-elect Joe Biden is leaning towards naming former senior Obama administration official and current investment executive Brian Deese his top economic adviser in the White House, although pushback from the progressive wing …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
RELATED:
Emily Larsen / Washington Examiner:
Trump not inviting Biden to White House creates second-longest period after election without transition meeting
Discussion: ABC News and National Review
Jerry DeMarco / Hackensack Daily Voice:
Hackensack Board Member Who Opposed LGBTQ Curriculum Resigns After Embarrassing Zoom Incident  —  A Hackensack School Board member who made national headlines by opposing a LGBTC curriculum has resigned after an embarrassing incident during a Zoom meeting.  —  Frances Cogelja didn't realize she'd left …
Discussion: New York Post
Jordan Freiman / CBS News:
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon tests positive for coronavirus  —  Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Wednesday.  —  “Governor Mark Gordon received results today of a COVID-19 test that showed he is positive for the virus,” the governor's office said in a statement.
RELATED:
Justine Coleman / The Hill:
Governor of Wyoming tests COVID-19 positive
Phil Shiver / TheBlaze:
Sidney Powell promises ‘massive’ Georgia lawsuit by Wednesday that will ‘save’ Trump's presidency  —  Sidney Powell, the pro-Trump attorney who is reportedly working on compiling evidence to prove that manipulated voting software skewed the results of the 2020 election, vowed that a “massive” …
Washington Post:
As Americans prepare to gather for Thanksgiving, the world watches with dread and disbelief  —  Foreign observers are watching with trepidation — and at times disbelief — as coronavirus cases surge across the United States, and scores of Americans are choosing to follow through with plans …
Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald and Politico
CNBC:
Trump lawyer details far-fetched strategy to reverse Pennsylvania win for Biden  — A lawyer for President Donald Trump's campaign revealed that the campaign could be relying on pulling off a complicated — and possibly unprecedented — legal and legislative trick shot to undo President …
Discussion: Raw Story and HotAir
RELATED:
Kim Wehle / The Bulwark:
Trump's Embarrassingly Bad Legal Case in Pennsylvania
Discussion: Bulwark+ and Raw Story
SENATOR RICK SCOTT:
Sen. Rick Scott: We Need National Voter ID Requirements Now  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement calling for national Voter ID requirements, which he is urging his colleagues in Congress to pass alongside his Verifiable, Orderly, & Timely Election Results (VOTER) Act.
New York Times:
C.I.A. Officer Is Killed in Somalia  —  The officer's combat death came as President Trump considers pulling back on American operations in the region.  —  WASHINGTON — A veteran C.I.A. officer was killed in combat in Somalia in recent days, according to current and former U.S. officials …
Washington Post:
NRA reports alleged misspending by current and former executives to IRS  —  After years of denying allegations of lax financial oversight, the National Rifle Association has made a stunning declaration in a new tax filing: Current and former executives used the nonprofit group's money for personal benefit and enrichment.
Politico:
Biden leans toward Tom Donilon as CIA chief  —  President-elect Joe Biden is leaning toward naming former Obama administration national security adviser Tom Donilon as his CIA director, two people familiar with the situation said.  —  The choice for the spymaster role is one of the toughest facing Biden …
Discussion: Reuters and Reason
Katherine J. Wu / New York Times:
Covid Combat Fatigue: Doctors and Nurses Are Running on Empty  —  Doctors and nurses on the front lines are running on empty, under increasing duress as the pandemic surges and hospitals are overrun with patients.  —  About 2 a.m. on a sweltering summer night, Dr. Orlando Garner awoke …
Armin Rosen / Tablet Magazine:
Who Really Runs The Drudge Report?  —  The Drudge Report has become a conformist shadow of its formerly bratty, oppositional self.  Why?
Axios:
Trump agency head who often skips mask tests positive for coronavirus  —  The acting administrator of the United States Agency for International Development informed senior staff Wednesday he has tested positive for coronavirus, two sources familiar with the call tell Axios.
Discussion: The Hill
Sarah Chaney Cambon / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Unemployment Claims Rose to 778,000 Last Week  —  Worker filings for jobless benefits are down sharply from a peak of nearly seven million in late March  —  Jobless claims rose for the second straight week, to 778,000, a sign the nationwide surge in virus cases was starting to weigh on the labor-market recovery.
Discussion: CNBC, The Week and The Daily Caller
RELATED:
Brad Raffensperger / USA Today:
Georgia secretary of state: My family voted for Trump.  He threw us under the bus anyway.  —  I have fought to uphold the integrity of elections in Georgia.  It doesn't matter if the attacks come from the guy I voted for or not.  —  The past few weeks have been difficult for the voters of the Peach State.
Ben Hubbard / New York Times:
Saudi Activist Who Fought For Women's Right to Drive Is Sent to Terrorism Court  —  Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent prisoners, has been accused of harming the kingdom's security.  Rights groups consider the prosecution a sham.  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon …
Dan Avery / NBC News:
Starbucks barista says she was fired for refusing to wear Pride shirt  —  A New Jersey woman has filed suit against Starbucks, claiming she was wrongfully terminated for refusing to wear an official company Pride T-shirt that she says violated her religious beliefs.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and LGBTQ Nation
Allison Kaplan Sommer / Haaretz:
Amid Controversy, Biden Team Stands by Appointment of Palestinian-American Senior Aide  —  Reema Dodin faced immediate criticism from some conservative groups but is backed by veteran politicians and Jewish Democrats  —  The appointment of Reema Dodin, a Palestinian-American Senate staffer …
Discussion: Fox News
Foreign Policy:
Pentagon Purges Leading Advisors From Defense Policy Board  —  It's unclear why the Trump administration waited until its final months to shake up the influential group of outside experts advising top Pentagon leaders.  —  Several members of the top federal advisory committee to the U.S. Department …
Alana Satlin / NBC News:
Trump calls into Pennsylvania hearing, rambles about voter fraud on speakerphone … President Donald Trump on Wednesday phoned into a Pennsylvania state Senate hearing where his legal team was appearing as part of their shriveling legal battle against the election results.
Amanda Mull / The Atlantic:
The Logic of Pandemic Restrictions Is Falling Apart  —  Two weeks ago, I staged a reluctant intervention via Instagram direct message.  The subject was a longtime friend, Josh, who had been sharing photos of himself and his fiancé occasionally dining indoors at restaurants since New York City …
Joseph Choi / The Hill:
Kentucky coffee shop loses license over defying coronavirus order  —  The Kentucky Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) on Wednesday issued an emergency license suspension for a coffee shop after it refused to close down for violating COVID-19 restrictions.  —  Lexington coffee shop Brewed …
Discussion: Townhall
Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Mattis failed to disclose his role with global consultant tied to China in bombshell column  —  A media-celebrated Foreign Affairs column this week by former Defense Secretary James Mattis blasting President Trump's “America First” theme did not disclose that Mr. Mattis holds a senior position …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 1:25 AM ET, November 26, 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: 
Ron Kampeas / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
James Wolfensohn, former World Bank president and Jewish philanthropist, dies at 86
globaltimes.cn:
Biden should revamp Asia-Pacific path, ditch Indo-Pacific idea: Global Times editorial
Discussion: Breitbart and Washington Examiner
Politico:
Wanted: Biden congressional allies
Washington Post:
Democrats would have won bigger if they'd knocked on more doors
Washington Post:
Trump, Carson tout covid-19 treatments as lifesavers. But regular people find them harder to get.
CNBC:
Joe Biden considers Roger Ferguson to lead National Economic Council, Gary Gensler for Deputy Treasury Secretary
 Earlier Items: 
Bonnie Kristian / The Week:
Our parents warned us the internet would break our brains. It broke theirs instead.
Jack Dura / Bismarck Tribune:
North Dakota Supreme Court denies governor's legislative appointment
Joe Hagan / Vanity Fair:
“How Many of These People Are Just Batshit Crazy?”: CNN's Jake Tapper on Politics and Media in the Trump Era
Isaac Arnsdorf / ProPublica:
Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections, and Implement Other Last-Minute Policies, Before Jan. 20