Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:20 PM ET, May 7, 2021

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Scarred DeSantis staffers form a support group  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  There may be turbulence ahead for Rep. ELISE STEFANIK as she wrestles the GOP leadership post from Rep. LIZ CHENEY (R-Wyo.) next week.  DONALD TRUMP is sold on the New York Republican after her unbending show …
RELATED:
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Forced to Choose Between Trump's “Big Lie” and Liz Cheney, the House G.O.P. Chooses the Lie  —  “Liz is a living reproach to all these cowards,” a friend of Cheney's said, but the cowards have the votes.  —  On January 11, 2017, Donald Trump held his first Presidential press conference following …
David Siders / Politico:
How Trump is hunting down the GOP's leading families  —  In the civil war between Donald Trump and the GOP's waning establishment, no Republican has crossed the former president and come out ahead.  —  Yet as Rep. Liz Cheney's likely ouster from House leadership lays bare …
Grace Segers / CBS News:
Historian Jon Meacham says GOP “has descended into fantasy, conspiracy and falsehoods” - on “The Takeout”
Discussion: Raw Story
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
April's expected hiring boom goes bust as nonfarm payroll gain falls well short of estimates  — Hiring was a huge letdown in April, with nonfarm payrolls increasing by a much less than expected 266,000.  — The unemployment rate rose to 6.1%, the Labor Department said.
RELATED:
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:   Behind the April jobs report: Is there a shortage of jobs or a shortage of workers?
Axios:
U.S. adds just 266,000 jobs in April, far below expectations
Discussion: RedState and The Week
Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Economy picked up 266,000 jobs in April, fewer than expected as economy tries to rebound
Discussion: CNN, HotAir and Forbes
Associated Press:
4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man's constitutional rights …
RELATED:
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. charges ex-Minneapolis police officers with violating George Floyd's civil rights  —  A federal grand jury on Friday indicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three other former officers on charges of violating George Floyd's civil rights last year during …
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms won't run for reelection  —  By J.D. Capelouto - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wilborn P. Nobles III - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Greg Bluestein - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  —  In a stunning announcement Thursday night …
RELATED:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Why Keisha Bottoms isn't running for election - and who might jump in now  —  Politics is a fickle beast.  In the span of two years, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has gone from one of President Joe Biden's most prominent surrogates — important enough to get vetted as a potential VP pick …
Washington Post:
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she won't seek reelection
Discussion: Fox News, The Root and Townhall
Axios:
Institutionalizing Trumpism  —  Republican officials are rendering an unequivocal verdict: They want to cement former President Trump's politics and policies into the foundation of the GOP for many years to come.  —  Why it matters: The debate over Trump's post-election hold on the GOP is over …
RELATED:
Louis Keene / The Forward:
‘They Own The Media’: New Van Morrison song amplifies antisemitic trope  —  Legendary singer-songwriter Van Morrison released a new song on streaming platforms Thursday whose title espouses a classic antisemitic trope.  —  The lyrics of the song, “They Own The Media,” never indicate who the pronoun in its title refers to.
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Is Fox's Peter Doocy Just Asking Questions — Or Trolling the White House?  —  It was late March, days before Joe Biden would hold his first formal news conference, and the on-air personalities at Fox News were setting the stage for a titanic collision between the president and the network's new, 33-year-old White House correspondent.
RELATED:
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Jen Psaki says she talked with the Biden transition team about a roughly one-year term
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The Wuhan-Lab Theory Is Not Far-Fetched.  Just Look at China's Reckless Rocket Program  —  On the menu today: The Chinese space program is about as careful and safety-conscious as the Chinese viral-research program; a deep look at the mounting evidence pointing to a lab leak …
RELATED:
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Congress is finally investigating the lab accident covid-19 origin theory
Discussion: The Federalist and National Review
RELATED:
Max Fisher / New York Times:
‘Belonging Is Stronger Than Facts’: The Age of Misinformation  —  Social and psychological forces are combining to make the sharing and believing of misinformation an endemic problem with no easy solution.  —  There's a decent chance you've had at least one of these rumors, all false …
Discussion: Angry Bear
Heather Murphy / New York Times:
4 Years After an Execution, a Different Man's DNA Is Found on the Murder Weapon  —  Lawyers' request to conduct additional DNA testing before Ledell Lee was executed had been denied.  —  For 22 years, Ledell Lee maintained that he had been wrongly convicted of murder.
Alexa Ura / The Texas Tribune:
Texas GOP's voting restrictions bill could be rewritten behind closed doors after key House vote  —  The House voted 81-64 to advance a pared down version of priority GOP legislation.  Lawmakers huddled off the chamber's floor throughout the night to cut a deal and again rework Senate Bill 7 through a flurry of amendments.
RELATED:
The Daily Beast:
Melinda Gates Warned Bill About Jeffrey Epstein  —  After a secret meeting between the couple and the wealthy sex offender, Melinda was furious and told friends she wanted nothing to do with Epstein, The Daily Beast has learned. … Melinda Gates met with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein alongside …
Washington Post:
Senior CDC official who met Trump's wrath for raising alarm about coronavirus to resign  —  Nancy Messonnier has been director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases since 2016.  —  Nancy Messonnier, a senior health expert at the Centers for Disease Control …
Discussion: Insider
CNN:
‘Not who we are as a country’: Elise Stefanik once harshly blasted Trump's rhetoric and policies  —  (CNN)New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, one of former President Donald Trump's loudest defenders in Congress, once harshly attacked Trump over both his rhetoric and policies, claiming that she'd be an “independent voice.”
RELATED:
Danya Hajjaji / Newsweek:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Insists Capitol Rioters Weren't Trump Supporters  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has sought to distance supporters of former President Donald Trump from the January 6 Capitol riot.  —  During a town hall in Rockmart, Georgia held on Wednesday, Greene …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Raw Story
Giovanni Russonello / New York Times:
Polling's Prognosis: Wary Conservatives and Eager Liberals  —  A new report points to another problem with surveys: liberals with strong political views who are almost too willing to be polled.  —  Political pollsters know they're having trouble reaching entire swaths of the Trump-supporting electorate …
RELATED:
Billie Kanfer / Memos:   Memo: 2020 Polling Retrospective
Antony J. Blinken / United States Department of State:
Restoring Taiwan's Appropriate Place at the World Health Assembly  —  Beginning on May 24, the world will gather virtually for the 74th annual World Health Assembly (WHA).  The Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, and it sets the agenda for strengthening …
Cathy Merrill / Washington Post:
As a CEO, I worry about the erosion of office culture with more remote work … Cathy Merrill is chief executive of Washingtonian Media.  —  Like many of my fellow small-business owners, I am excited about the prospect of returning to in-person work but am struggling with when and how to safely reopen …
Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:
Tucker Carlson Doubles Down on Batsh** Vaccine Fearmongering, Blames Biden For His Inability to Understand Facts  —  Fox News' Tucker Carlson gets great ratings, frequently beating the competition in his timeslot.  You'd think that he would have a vested interest in keeping his audience members alive …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Raw Story
RELATED:
Molly Jong-Fast / The Daily Beast:   Tucker Carlson May Be America's Biggest Public Health Problem
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 12:20 PM ET, May 7, 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: 
Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
Elizabeth Warren Doesn't Believe The GOP Is Really Breaking Up With Big Business
Mari Yamaguchi / Associated Press:
Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over virus steps
Helena Bottemiller Evich / Politico:
Hunger rates plummet after two rounds of stimulus
Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
Biden Is Going To Scrap A Trump-Era Plan To Force Immigrants To Submit Eye Scans, Voice Prints, And DNA
Discussion: The Hill and ImmigrationProf Blog
David Brooks / New York Times:
Our Pathetic Herd Immunity Failure
BBC:
Covid: Putin says Sputnik vaccines ‘reliable as Kalashnikovs’
Discussion: Associated Press
 Earlier Items: 
Futurism:
Scientists Claim to Spot Fungus Growing on Mars in NASA Rover Photos “Fungi thrive in radiation intense environments.”
Discussion: Pharyngula
Tampa Bay Times:
Recording a cop in Florida? One woman got arrested for it.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook Is Worried Starbucks May Delete Its Page Over Hateful Comments
Maria Cramer / New York Times:
The Pandemic Has Changed Their Shower Habits. How About Yours?
Discussion: The Root
Insider:
Scientists have taught bees to smell the coronavirus. They can identify a case within seconds.