Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:20 AM ET, January 17, 2021

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
New Yorker:
A Reporter's Footage from Inside the Capitol Siege  —  When Luke Mogelson attended President Donald Trump's speech on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C., on January 6th, he was prepared for the possibility that violence might erupt that day.  Mogelson, a veteran war correspondent …
Discussion: Mediaite
Ben Sasse / The Atlantic:
QAnon Is Destroying the GOP From Within  —  Eugene Goodman is an American hero.  At a pivotal moment on January 6, the veteran United States Capitol Police officer single-handedly prevented untold bloodshed.  Staring down an angry, advancing mob, he retreated up a marble staircase …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Acting defense secretary orders NSA director to immediately install former GOP operative as the agency's top lawyer  —  Acting defense secretary Christopher C. Miller ordered the director of the National Security Agency to install on Saturday a former GOP political operative as the NSA's top lawyer …
ABC News:
Giuliani says he's working on Trump's impeachment defense, would argue voter fraud claims  —  “If you can prove that it's true... they are no longer fighting words,” he said.  —  US Capitol riots: Tracking the insurrection  —  On Jan. 6, rioters coming from a pro-Trump rally broke into the U.S. Capitol …
New York Times:
Prospect of Pardons in Final Days Fuels Market to Buy Access to Trump  —  The president's allies have collected tens of thousands of dollars — and potentially much more — from people seeking pardons.  —  WASHINGTON — As President Trump prepares to leave office in days …
Discussion: The Guardian and Raw Story
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
After White House Meeting with Trump, Mike Lindell Calls for Military Coup on Facebook  —  NOTHING TO SEE HERE.  JUST A PILLOW SALESMAN BEING INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE TO ARGUE FOR THE IMPOSITION OF MARTIAL LAW AND THE OVERTURNING OF A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.  WE COOL.  (DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES)
CNN:
CNN Poll: Trump's approval rating reaches new low as term ends  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump will leave office with the lowest approval rating of his presidency, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, with more Americans than ever in support of removing him from office.
RELATED:
Samantha Mitchell / WJLA-TV:
Va. man stopped with unregistered gun, 500+ rounds of ammunition in D.C., police say  —  A Virginia man was arrested after being stopped at a D. C. checkpoint and being found with an unregistered gun along with more than 500 rounds of ammunition, according to U. S. Capitol Police.
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Virginia man arrested at inauguration security checkpoint in possession of gun, 500 rounds ammo and non-government issued credential, police say
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
How Republicans Are Warping Reality Around the Capitol Attack  —  Loyalists to President Trump are increasingly relying on conspiracy theories and misinformation, drawing false equivalence with last summer's racial protests and blaming outside agitators.  —  Immediately after the attack …
RELATED:
Tim Miller / Bulwark+:
The Republican Party's Final Humiliation
Discussion: Raw Story
Elaina Plott / New York Times:   Trump's ‘Law and Order’: One More Deceptive Tactic Is Exposed
New York Times:
Biden Seeks Quick Start With Executive Actions and Aggressive Legislation  —  In an effort to mark a clean break from the Trump era, the president-elect plans to roll out dozens of executive orders in his first 10 days on top of a big stimulus plan and an expansive immigration bill.
RELATED:
Tyler Pager / Politico:
Biden plans dozens of executive orders for early days of presidency
Melissa Repko / CNBC:   So long, Peloton: Joe Biden may need new exercise equipment when he moves to White House
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Harris to resign Senate seat ahead of swearing in as VP  —  Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat effective Monday, capping a brief legislative career marked by her tough cross-examinations of Trump administration nominees and the push last summer for police reforms after the killing of George Floyd.
Discussion: ABC News, NPR, Roll Call and New York Post
RELATED:
Chelsea Janes / Washington Post:
Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat Monday
Discussion: CNN, The Hill, Reuters and CBS San Francisco
Washington Post:
41 minutes of fear: A video timeline from inside the Capitol siege  —  At 2:12 p.m. on Jan. 6, supporters of President Trump began climbing through a window they had smashed on the northwest side of the U.S. Capitol.  “Go!  Go!  Go!” someone shouted as the rioters, some in military gear, streamed in.
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
A QAnon ‘Digital Soldier’ Marches On, Undeterred by Theory's Unraveling  —  Valerie Gilbert posts dozens of times a day in support of an unhinged conspiracy theory.  The story of this “meme queen” hints at how hard it will be to bring people like her back to reality.
The Guardian:
Historians having to tape together records that Trump tore up  —  Implications for public record and legal proceedings after administration seized or destroyed papers, notes and other information  —  The public will not see Donald Trump's White House records for years …
Axios:
Off the rails: Conspiracy theorists commandeer Trump's legal operation  —  Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term.
Corky Siemaszko / NBC News:
Thousands of Covid-19 vaccines wind up in the garbage because of fed, state guidelines … A hospital Covid-19 vaccination team shows up at the emergency room to inoculate employees who haven't received their shots.  —  Finding just a few, the team is about to leave when an ER doctor suggests …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and CBS News
Joe Concha / The Hill:
AOC's Ministry of Truth  —  One of the more unsettling comments from influential lawmakers came on Wednesday with little fanfare despite being downright Orwellian in its perspective around “media literacy” and a congressional “truth and reconciliation” committee.
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Senate GOP Set to Argue Out-of-Office Trump Can't be Convicted in Impeachment  —  New report suggests most scholars are on the other side; trial could start this week  —  WASHINGTON—The political fate of President Trump, and any ambitions he might have for reclaiming the White House in 2024 …
Washington Post:
Trump to flee Washington and seek rehabilitation in a MAGA oasis: Florida  —  President Trump will leave Washington this week politically wounded, silenced on social media and essentially unwelcome in his lifelong hometown of New York.  —  By migrating instead to Palm Beach, Fla. …
Benjamin Wermund / ExpressNews.com:
A new crop of Texas-led lawsuits awaits Joe Biden's White House  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has big plans for his first 100 days in office, when he's vowed to roll back the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, push policies addressing climate change …
Discussion: Politico
Katie Bo Williams / Defense One:
Troops at Inauguration Pre-Screened for Extremism, Says DC Guard Commander  —  “We will use the minimum force required to protect ourselves,” said Maj. Gen. William Walker, in an exclusive interview.  —  The roughly 25,000 National Guardsmen deployed to the U.S. capital to ensure President-elect Joe Biden …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Three ways the media can vanquish the Big Lie that will linger even after Trump is gone  —  His administration is down to its last hours, but you can bet that the false belief held by millions of Americans that the election was rigged is not going away when President Trump does.
Tommy Beer / Forbes:
Fox News Viewership Plummets: First Time Behind CNN And MSNBC In Two Decades  —  Fox News Channel, owned by Rupert Murdoch's Fox Corp, has dominated the rating books since the start of the 21st-century, but over the first two weeks of 2021, it has averaged fewer viewers throughout …
Discussion: CNN and Mediaite
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Scoop: Comms director for gun-toting congresswoman quits  —  The communications director for Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, a firebrand Republican freshman who boasts about carrying a gun to work, has quit after less than two weeks on the job.  —  Why it matters: Ben Goldey's resignation cited …
Axios:
Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight  —  Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day.  Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms.
Discussion: Raw Story, MLive.com and HuffPost
Washington Post:
We led a 50-50 Senate.  Sharing power is so much harder now.  —  These are the first five challenges Schumer and McConnell will need to navigate.  —  The last time Senate Democrats and Republicans were split 50-50 was two decades ago.  As the chamber's party leaders, it was our responsibility to accommodate this unusual situation.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 10:20 AM ET, January 17, 2021.

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: 
Jessica Bennett / New York Times:
What's It Like to Have Kamala Harris As ‘Momala’? We Asked Her Stepkids.
Discussion: Althouse
Jack Dutton / Newsweek:
Larry Rendall Brock Jr., Capitol Rioter Seen With Zip Ties, Freed by Judge
Washington Examiner:
Welcome the Uighur cotton ban
Elian Peltier / New York Times:
Germany's Buchenwald Memorial Urges Visitors to Respect Graves
National Guard:
Historic Air National Guard airlift brings troops to DC
Helaine Olen / Washington Post:
Katie Porter is off the House Financial Services Committee. We're all worse off for it.
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin Collier / NBC News:
Selfies, social media posts making it easier for FBI to track down Capitol riot suspects
Discussion: emptywheel
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
The House and Senate GOP are operating in different political universes
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
Major NRA donor to challenge gun group's bankruptcy over alleged fraud
Discussion: STEPHANIE MILLER SHOW
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
What Madison Cawthorn Saw at the Insurrection The youngest member of Congress is invigorated by the mob he helped incite.