Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
8:20 AM ET, September 13, 2021

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Why Our Monsters Talk to Michael Wolff  —  In his new book, the author of “Fire and Fury” continues his specialty: teasing out stories from men in power.  —  It's early 2019, a few months before Jeffrey Epstein will be arrested on sex charges, and he is sitting in the vast study …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Grisham dishes on Melania  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  THE WEEK AHEAD: JOE BIDEN campaigns with GAVIN NEWSOM in Long Beach, Calif., tonight before voters there decide Tuesday whether Newsom should be recalled (polls show him up by double digits) ... Secretary …
Discussion: The Hill
RELATED:
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Scoop: Warner warns he may vote against $3.5 trillion budget  —  Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is warning that he could vote against the $3.5 trillion budget package, if more money isn't added for housing assistance to close the racial wealth gap in the current House version of the bill, Axios has learned.
Washington Post:
House Democrats circulate new tax plan as party tries to unify behind huge economic package  —  Democrats sparred in the Senate but House Democrats were trying to reach a consensus on some of the thorniest issues.  —  A powerful panel of House Democrats on Sunday circulated a draft plan …
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Watch CNN's Dana Bash Call Out Joe Manchin's Infrastructure Game
Discussion: New York Post, Bloomberg and CNBC
Kana Ruhalter / The Daily Beast:
'They're All In on It!'  Rose McGowan Slams Dems at Larry Elder Campaign Event  —  The actress, campaigning for Republican Larry Elder ahead of California's recall election, aired damning accusations against Gov. Gavin Newsom's wife.  —  At a press conference in Los Angeles on Sunday …
RELATED:
Albert Hunt / The Hill:
The risks of running as Trump-lite
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Washington Post:
Afghan American woman's escape highlights secretive CIA role in Kabul rescues  —  Five days after Afghanistan's fall, Shaqaiq Birashk, holed up in her Kabul apartment, was contacted by a stranger offering to have her picked up and escorted to the airport for evacuation.
Timothy Bella / Washington Post:
Alabama man dies after being turned away from 43 hospitals as covid packs ICUs, family says  —  When Ray DeMonia was having a cardiac emergency last month, his Alabama family waited anxiously for a nearby hospital with available space in its intensive care unit.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and WGN-TV
Washington Post:
Texas wanted to be the tech haven of the U.S. Its new abortion bill and other measures are causing workers to rethink their move.  —  Tech workers are marking Texas off the list of places they'd consider working after the state passed the nation's most restrictive abortion law
CNN:
More than half of Americans support vaccine mandates for workplaces, classrooms and sporting events  —  Biden to the unvaccinated: ‘Our patience is wearing thin’  —  (CNN)Americans have grown more supportive of coronavirus vaccine mandates for workers, students, and in everyday public life …
Discussion: Daily Kos
ProPublica:
Long-Secret FBI Report Reveals New Connections Between 9/11 Hijackers and Saudi Religious Officials in U.S.  —  “This validates what we have been saying,” says an attorney for families of 9/11 victims who are suing the Saudi government over alleged support of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The Daily Beast:
Trump Politicizes Soldier Deaths.  Gold Star Families Call It ‘Disgusting.’  —  Former President Donald Trump has taken to calling out President Joe Biden for soldier deaths in Afghanistan.  Gold Star families aren't so pleased.  —  “Gross.”  “Disgusting.”  “Without honor.”
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
Douglas E. Schoen / The Hill:
Without drastic changes, Democrats are on track to lose big in 2022  —  The marked decline in support for President Biden and his administration nationally and in key swing states indicates that the Democratic Party could endure a blowout defeat in the 2022 midterm elections.
Mattathias Schwartz / Insider:
I spent 5 years inside DC's foreign policy ‘blob.’ Here's why the experts keep getting us into unwinnable wars like Afghanistan. … One autumn afternoon a few years ago, I took the subway from my Brooklyn apartment to a mansion on the Upper East Side.  I was nervous.
Discussion: Eunomia
Mary Ramsey / USA Today:
Justice Amy Coney Barrett argues Supreme Court isn't ‘a bunch of partisan hacks’  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In the wake of a controversial decision on abortion rights, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett told a crowd of more than 100 here that she doesn't believe the highest court in the land is politically driven.
Discussion: NBC News and Insider
Washington Post:
Biden tries to build back cooler and a new and improved Power Up  —  Good morning and welcome to The Early 202 newsletter — Power Up's glow up, so to speak.  —  If you loved Power Up, we think you'll love The Early 202 even more.  We'll continue to bring you the most important political stories …
Jeremy Shapiro / Persuasion:
There's No Unified Front Against China  —  Cracks are emerging between Europe and America.  —  Joe Biden went to Europe in June for the first foreign trip of his presidency.  But he mostly wanted to talk about China.  No one found it very surprising: Everyone understands that when it comes …
Discussion: National Review
Ross Dellenger / TIME:
I Didn't Want to Push My Aunt to Get the Vaccine.  Now I Live With Regrets  —  In normal times, the ICU is a dreadful place.  —  Sickness lingers like a fog.  You can feel it, sense it, even hear it—the machinery pumping, the alarms ringing, the nurses scrambling.  —  In pandemic times, the ICU is chilling.
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump's White House chief of staff is target of Capitol attack records request  —  House select committee investigating 6 January wants telecom and social media companies to preserve records on Mark Meadows  —  The House select committee investigating the 6 January attack on the Capitol …
Discussion: Raw Story
Sam Raskin / New York Post:
Rudy Giuliani rambles during 9/11 memorial dinner  —  Ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani at a 9/11 commemoration on Saturday called a top US general an “idiot” and “a-hole,” imitated Queen Elizabeth and distanced himself from Prince Andrew, in a series of rambling soliloquies, video shows.
Discussion: TMZ.com, Daily Kos and POLITICUSUSA
Adam Wren / Insider:
Meet Ron Klain, manager of the White House's summer from hell … The secret meeting of the nation's most exclusive political fraternity took place on a Zoom call on December 18, deep into what had become the rockiest presidential transition in memory.  —  President Donald Trump refused to accept defeat.
Jason Rantz / MyNorthwest.com:
High school cancels 9/11 tribute, says it could offend some students  —  Students were ready to wear red, white, and blue colors to honor the lives lost on September 11.  But school staff pulled the plug, concerned the expression could be racially insensitive and offend some people.
Discussion: Fox News
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
G.O.P. Seethes at Biden Mandate, Even in States Requiring Other Vaccines  —  Resistance to vaccine mandates, once a fringe position, has entered the Republican mainstream.  But the governors fighting President Biden's Covid-19 requirements impose mandates of their own.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 8:20 AM ET, September 13, 2021.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Who's Hiring in Media? 
 
Add your company here
 
 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 Mastodon
 
 
 More Items: 
PNAS:
The global effectiveness of fact-checking: Evidence from simultaneous experiments in Argentina, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United Kingdom
Lisa Lerer / New York Times:
Union Veteran Takes Over at Emily's List as Abortion Fights Loom
Alia Shoaib / Insider:
Donald Trump spoke at a 9/11 ‘Moonies’ conference organized by the widow of Reverend Sun Myung Moon, praising the controversial Unification Church
Discussion: Raw Story and Crooks and Liars
Joe Concha / The Hill:
If another 9/11 happened in a divided 2021, could national unity be achieved again?
Axios:
Inside the preparations to grill Blinken on Afghanistan
Charlotte Greenfield / Reuters:
As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick to provide relief
Discussion: Insider and Townhall
 Earlier Items: 
NBC News:
Senate Democrats near agreement on new voting rights legislation
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and MSNBC
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Rose McGowan to join Larry Elder amid Harvey Weinstein-related allegation against Newsom's wife
Discussion: HotAir, Conservative Brief and CNN
Scott Gottlieb / The Atlantic:
A Second Major Seasonal Virus Won't Leave Us Any Choice
E.J. Dionne / Washington Post:
A make-or-break moment for our democracy
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
Why Americans Die So Much  —  America has a death problem.  —  No, I'm not just talking …
Alyssa Lukpat / New York Times:
The U.S. is falling to the lowest vaccination rates of the world's wealthiest democracies.
 

 
From Techmeme:

Safe Superintelligence Inc.:
Ilya Sutskever, Daniel Gross, and Daniel Levy announce Safe Superintelligence, an American company “with one goal and one product: a safe superintelligence”

Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
CDK Global, which provides SaaS tools for over 15,000 car dealerships in North America, shuts down most of its systems following a cyberattack

Lucy Adams / Tech.eu:
Paris-based C12, which is developing a carbon nanotube-based quantum computer, raised €18M led by Varsity, EIC, and Verve, after raising a ~€9M seed in 2021

 
Sister Sites:

Techmeme
 Top news and commentary for technology's leaders, from all around the web
Mediagazer
 Top news and commentary for media professionals from all around the web
WeSmirch
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page