Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:15 PM ET, May 13, 2022

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Michael Kruse / Politico:
'He's Not OK': The Entirely Predictable Unraveling of Madison Cawthorn  —  HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — In August of 2015, 16 months after the accident that nearly killed him and left him unable to walk, Madison Cawthorn exchanged text messages with the friend who had fallen asleep at the wheel and careened into a concrete wall.
Discussion: Raw Story and Twitchy
RELATED:
CNN:
GOP looks to marginalize Cawthorn if he wins Tuesday primary  —  (CNN)Republicans are publicly and privately rooting for Rep. Madison Cawthorn to lose his North Carolina primary race on Tuesday.  But they're also preparing for an alternate scenario: how to deal with the embattled freshman …
Politico:
Veil of secrecy surrounds the Jan. 6 subpoenas for GOP lawmakers  —  The subpoenas issued to five House Republicans by the Jan. 6 select committee remained shrouded in secrecy Friday, with lawmakers refusing to describe the scope or contents of the historic demands.
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
Musk Says His Twitter Takeover Is ‘On Hold,’ Then Says He's ‘Still Committed’  —  Mr. Musk said he wanted to confirm Twitter's findings that spam and fake accounts make up less than 5 percent of its users.  —  Elon Musk escalated the drama surrounding his $44 billion bid to purchase Twitter on Friday …
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Elon Musk tweeted that Twitter deal is temporarily on hold
Meredith Lee / Politico:
‘Unconscionable’: Pelosi vows action on infant formula shortages  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that Democrats on Capitol Hill would take several steps to address an infant formula shortage as political pressure grows from parents struggling to find the critical nutrition for their children.
RELATED:
CNN:
GOP eyes Pelosi as party weighs payback for January 6 subpoenas
Assistant Secretary / HHS.gov:
Fact Sheet: Helping Families Find Formula During the Infant Formula Shortage
Axios:
Scoop: Trump leans toward endorsing Doug Mastriano for Pa. governor  —  Former President Trump is leaning strongly toward endorsing highly controversial Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano for governor, according to three sources familiar with his private deliberations.
RELATED:
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
We wanted to endorse in Republican primaries this year.  We can't.  —  With Pennsylvania voters headed to the polls Tuesday to choose the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, it's as if the primaries are occurring on two different planets.On the Republican side …
Christian Datoc / Washington Examiner:
Psaki heckled throughout tearful White House briefing room send-off  —  Jen Psaki's final White House press briefing featured tearful goodbyes, a handful of guests, and repeated heckling from a reporter in the room.  —  Psaki, who also served as communications director in the Obama White House …
RELATED:
Margaret Atwood / The Atlantic:
I Invented Gilead.  The Supreme Court Is Making It Real.  —  In the early years of the 1980s, I was fooling around with a novel that explored a future in which the United States had become disunited.  Part of it had turned into a theocratic dictatorship based on 17th-century New England Puritan religious tenets and jurisprudence.
Discussion: Raw Story, New York Post and Substack
Washington Post:
More Republicans are working to undermine Trump endorsements  —  Some GOP leaders have been actively campaigning — or quietly maneuvering — against Trump's picks in a way that could threaten his sway over the party  —  Before a roomful of Republican donors Monday, House Minority Leader …
Discussion: Political Wire
RELATED:
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Pence to headline Georgia rally for Kemp in new break with Trump
Adam Cancryn / Politico:
White House prepares to ration vaccines as Covid funding impasse looms  —  A painful and foreboding reality is setting in for the White House as it enters a potentially dangerous stretch of the Covid fight: It may soon need to run its sprawling pandemic response on a shoestring budget.
RELATED:
Alyssa Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Gov. Abbott, taking formula from migrant babies would be illegal — and vicious  —  In the debate over how to address the widespread shortage of infant formula in the United States, some Republicans have advanced a novel — and ugly — idea: Take food from migrant babies in federal detention and give it to American children.
RELATED:
Brian Fung / CNN:
Texas has declared open season on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with censorship law  —  (CNN)Texas residents can now sue Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for allegedly censoring their content after a federal appeals court sided Wednesday with the state's law restricting how social media sites can moderate their platforms.
RELATED:
Washington Post:
The Technology 202: The future of social media could be decided by the Supreme Court
Discussion: Protocol
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk Trolls Twitter  —  Programming note: Money Stuff was supposed to be off today, but then my boss, Elon Musk, called me in to work anyway.  —  Oh Elon  —  No, absolutely not:  —  None of this!  Come on.  — “Temporarily on hold” is not a thing.
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
The Crypto Crash Is Just the Start  —  Is the U.S. destined to have a recession in 2022?  —  The American economy isn't looking great right now.  U.S. GDP shrank last quarter, despite a hearty showing from American consumers.  Inflation is high; markets are down; both wages …
U.S. Department of Defense:
Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu  —  Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following readout:  —  On May 13, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu for the first time since February 18.
Discussion: VICE, NPR, Snow on the Horizon and Axios
RELATED:
Ellen Mitchell / The Hill:
Austin speaks with Russian counterpart for first time since start of war in Ukraine
Barnini Chakraborty / Washington Examiner:
Caught on voicemail: Marjorie Taylor Greene admonishes voter to ‘check yourself’  —  EXCLUSIVE — ROME, Georgia — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is the rare House freshman to become a household name.  —  The Republican was a polarizing figure even before she took office as Georgia's 14th …
Politico:
Zinke's wife declaring primary residence in California as he runs in Montana  —  Ryan Zinke, the former Trump Interior secretary now running for Congress again in Montana, has long faced questions about whether he lives in the state or in California.  —  Now, new tax records uncovered …
president.columbia.edu:
Jelani Cobb Appointed Dean of Columbia Journalism School  —  Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:  —  It is with great pleasure that I write to announce my appointment of Jelani Cobb as the next Dean of Columbia Journalism School, as of August 1, 2022.
Rebecca Ratcliffe / The Guardian:
‘Lost’ Picasso spotted in Imelda Marcos's home after son's election win  —  Artwork's appearance fuels fears family will use return to power to further stifle efforts to recover ill-gotten wealth  —  The glimpse of a possible Picasso in the home of Imelda Marcos seen during a visit by her son …
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Scoop: New Trump venture  —  Donald Trump has found a new way to milk his ex-presidency — and test another — hitting the lucrative motivational speaking circuit with more fervor than any other active U.S. politician in history. … - It's privately run — and, according to organizers, it's driving huge audience interest.
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Washington Post:
Biden sees a new threat: ‘ultra MAGA’ Republicans  —  The president has taken to using the term to warn of Republican extremism.  Some Trump followers have embraced it.  —  Last Wednesday, during a speech on the economy, President Biden coined a new phrase — “ultra MAGA.”
Andrew Sullivan / The Weekly Dish:
How Not To Change Your Mind  —  The curious case of Bill Kristol's ideological transformation  —  If you live long enough, and haven't been lobotomized, you'll change a lot of your views and opinions.  Life does that.  The world changes; you change; and for most people …
UMass Amherst:
Over Two-thirds of Republicans Think President Biden Should be Impeached if the GOP Retakes the House, According to New National UMass Amherst Poll … The results of a new national University of Massachusetts Amherst Poll released today show that more than two-thirds of Republicans believe …
Discussion: Political Wire
Associated Press:
Detention of WNBA's Griner in Moscow extended for 1 month  —  MOSCOW (AP) — The lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner said Friday her pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended by one month.  —  Alexander Boykov told The Associated Press he believed the relatively short extension …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 6:15 PM ET, May 13, 2022.

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: 
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
New satellite images reveal North Korea has restarted construction on long-dormant nuclear reactor
Libs of TikTok:
Kindergartners sent home with masturbation assignment
Discussion: Townhall
Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:
Russian media present ‘alternate universe’ coverage of war in Ukraine: Diplomat
Discussion: The Hill and National Review
Ben Lefebvre / Politico:
Biden's battling one energy price nightmare. Here comes another.
Discussion: HotAir, Utility Dive and CBS News
University of Chicago Press:
The Paradox of Democracy  —  Free Speech, Open Media, and Perilous Persuasion
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Sanctions Shed Light on Putin's Private Life
Lillian Rizzo / Wall Street Journal:
Inside the Collapse of CNN+, the News Channel's ‘Apollo Mission’
Jason Groves / mailplus.co.uk:
Boris: Working from home doesn't work
Salon:
“Traditional” Catholics and white nationalist “groypers” forge a new far-right youth movement
Discussion: Raw Story
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
‘He absolutely betrayed me’: Steve Schmidt tells all about John McCain
Discussion: Breitbart and Washington Examiner