Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:40 PM ET, May 20, 2022

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Emma Brown / Washington Post:
Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, pressed Ariz. lawmakers to help reverse Trump's loss, emails show  —  Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pressed Arizona lawmakers after the 2020 election to set aside Joe Biden's …
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:
New Evidence Shows How Russian Soldiers Executed Men in Bucha  —  Witness testimony and videos obtained by The New York Times show how Russian paratroopers executed at least eight Ukrainian men in a Kyiv suburb on March 4, a potential war crime.  —  THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS IMAGES OF GRAPHIC VIOLENCE.
RELATED:
New York Times:
Russia moves toward dropping age limits for military service.  —  Finland's state energy provider said Russia had cited the company's failure to pay in rubles, but Moscow is also angry over Finnish moves to join NATO.  Gerhard Schröder, the former German chancellor …
Discussion: Al Jazeera and UPI
Yaroslav Trofimov / Wall Street Journal:   Ukraine Will Fight Until All Russian Forces Are Expelled, Military Intelligence Chief Says
National Review:
Yes on Kemp, No on Greene  —  Georgia voters going to the primary polls on Tuesday have some serious choices to make.  They should renominate Brian Kemp for a second term as governor.  But they should reject freshman congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and nominate Jennifer Strahan in the 14th congressional district.
RELATED:
NBC News:
Trump washes hands of Perdue in Georgia as his campaign limps into final stretch  —  Dark on TV.  Trailing badly in polls.  Written off by Republican political insiders nationally and in Georgia.  —  Former Sen. David Perdue's once-spirited primary challenge to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp appears …
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Republicans running against Herschel warn: 'He can't win.'  —  The Republicans running against Herschel Walker for U.S. Senate are crisscrossing the state this week, looking for every vote they can get and making a similar argument: Walker can't win in a November general election …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump's real win-loss record
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Eastman provides new details of Trump's direct role in legal effort to overturn election  —  John Eastman, the attorney who architected Donald Trump's last-ditch legal strategy to overturn the 2020 election, revealed Friday that he routinely communicated with Trump either directly or via …
RELATED:
CNN:
Former Attorney General William Barr tentatively agrees to give sworn testimony to January 6 committee
Rich McHugh / Insider:
A SpaceX flight attendant said Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents show.  The company paid $250,000 for her silence.  — A flight attendant for SpaceX said Elon Musk asked her to “do more” during a massage, documents show.  — The billionaire founder exposed …
Josh Margolin / ABC News:
2 Secret Service employees being sent home from South Korea ahead of Biden's arrival after alleged incident: Sources  —  Agency spokesman told ABC News they'll be “placed on administrative leave.”  —  Two Secret Service employees — an agent and an armed physical security specialist …
RELATED:
The 19th:
A lesbian mom raised her son for two years.  An Oklahoma judge erased that in 15 minutes.  —  Kris Williams was removed from her son's birth certificate in a case experts say could test the boundaries of marriage equality.  —  For the first two years of her son's life, Kris Williams read him the book …
Nicholas Riccardi / Associated Press:
Biden's approval dips to lowest of presidency: AP-NORC poll  —  President Joe Biden's approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May, a new poll shows, with deepening pessimism emerging among members of his own Democratic Party.  —  Only 39% of U.S. adults approve …
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
De Blasio Will Run for House Seat in Newly Drawn District  —  Bill de Blasio, the ex-mayor of New York City, said on Friday that he would run for Congress in a new district that includes parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan.  —  Bill de Blasio, the former mayor of New York City …
Discussion: HuffPost
RELATED:
Sam Adler-Bell / New York Magazine:
The Liberal Obsession With ‘Disinformation’ Is Not Helping  —  On Wednesday, the Washington Post's Taylor Lorenz reported on the disastrous rollout of the Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board.  Announced on April 27 with a hazy remit to “coordinate countering …
RELATED:
Charlie Warzel / The Atlantic:
The Disinformation Board Is the Latest Cursed News Story
Hannah Natanson / Washington Post:
This Florida teacher married a woman.  Now she's not a teacher anymore.  —  MIAMI — Nicolette Solomon felt her mother's words come through the phone and settle, heavy, in her stomach.  —  It was January, and her mother was talking about a new bill, just proposed in the Florida legislature …
Ryan Cooper / American Prospect:
The 2024 Presidential Election Is on the Ballot This Year  —  If Republicans seize control of swing-state election administration in the midterms, they will steal the presidency.  —  State Sen. Doug Mastriano, the Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, gestures to the crowd during …
RELATED:
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
Doug Mastriano warned of left-wing ‘Hitlerian Putsch’ in 2001 paper  —  The Pennsylvania GOP governor nominee's thesis argued morally debauched political leaders weren't fit to oversee the U.S. military  —  Two decades before he was Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor …
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
An Obamacare fiasco could blow up on Democrats right before the midterms  —  A little over a year ago, President Joe Biden signed into law a massive expansion of financial aid designed to bolster the Affordable Care Act and make health insurance more affordable for millions.
Discussion: HotAir and Washington Post
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Group Chat Linked to Roger Stone Shows Ties Among Jan. 6 Figures  —  The roster of participants highlights how Mr. Stone, the pro-Trump political operative, was involved with a strikingly large number of people who sought to overturn the 2020 election.  —  It was known as F.O.S. …
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Bamberger / GolfDigest.com:
Donald Trump speaks out on Phil, Jack, Saudi Arabia and the PGA that got away  —  After a reporter's story on Trump's lost 2022 PGA, the former president called unannounced to weigh in with his own thoughts.  —  After a reporter's story on Trump's lost 2022 PGA, the former president called unannounced …
Discussion: Insider and New Jersey Online
Anemona Hartocollis / New York Times:
Princeton President Recommends Firing Joshua Katz After Uproar  —  Joshua Katz says he was targeted because of his criticism of a campus protest group.  A university report says the concerns are related to his inappropriate conduct with a female student.  —  In July 2020, as social justice …
Discussion: New York Post
Anya van Wagtendonk / Grid News:
Q&A: Why is the MAGA right huddling up in Hungary?  —  The pro-Trump CPAC conference kicked off Thursday in Budapest.  Grid asked an expert: What's going on?  —  The biggest pro-Donald Trump political group in the United States held a major conference this week in Hungary …
Discussion: Raw Story, Salon, The Guardian and WITF
Jonathan Franklin / NPR:
Bird-watcher wrongfully accused in Central Park video gets a bird-watching TV show  —  Christian Cooper, the bird-watching Black man who was the target of false accusations during an encounter in New York City's Central Park in 2020, has a new TV show airing on National Geographic.
Discussion: CBS News and NBC New York
Paul Gattis / al.com:
Brooks surging in Alabama Senate poll as Britt continues to lead  —  Two months after losing former President Donald Trump's endorsement, a new poll of Alabama's Republican Senate primary has U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks closing in on the lead.  —  A poll released today, conducted by Cygnal …
Wall Street Journal:
Senior Executives, Board Members Flee Russian Oil Giant Rosneft  —  Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schrӧder is leaving board of state-controlled company, which plays pivotal role in Russia's economy  —  Russian state oil giant Rosneft Oil Co. is shedding senior executives and board members …
Alice McCool / VICE:
The Daily Wire Spent Thousands of Dollars Promoting Anti-Amber Heard Propaganda  —  The conservative media outlet ran Facebook and Instagram ads for stories backing Johnny Depp, an investigation by media non-profit the Citizens for VICE World News found.  —  AM  —  MN
Discussion: El País, Jezebel and New York Post
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
It's time for local journalists to reckon with the racism we overlooked  —  The massacre in Buffalo exposed not just violent racial hatred but the legacy of inequitable policies from years ago.  —  BUFFALO — When a gunman opened fire at a Buffalo supermarket last weekend …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 12:40 PM ET, May 20, 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: 
Christian Schneider / The Bulwark:
In Defense of Unwritten Rules
Danny Gold / Vanity Fair:
“We Will Never Be the Same”: Bullets and Blindfolds in a Ukrainian City Under Siege
Cathy Bussewitz / ABC News:
Carbon removal technologies to get $3.5B federal investment
Discussion: Twitchy
Marisa Kabas / New Republic:
George W. Bush Makes a Brutal Return to Our Psyche
Discussion: The Guardian
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
FBI failing to address white supremacist violence, warns former special agent
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Beast
Gabrielle Fonrouge / New York Post:
Ben Crump vows to sue accomplices to Buffalo shooting
Discussion: The Root and NewsOne
 Earlier Items: 
Jamie Grierson / The Guardian:
PM's father Stanley Johnson ‘secures French citizenship’
Discussion: Political Wire
Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
How a Social Security program piled huge fines on the poor and disabled
Discussion: Can We Still Govern?
David J. Lynch / Washington Post:
Why Biden hasn't killed Trump's China tariffs and made imports cheaper
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Democrats confront North Carolina blues
Discussion: Indigenous Wire
Mara Hvistendahl / The Intercept:
FBI Provides Chicago Police With Fake Online Identities for “Social Media Exploitation” Team
David French / The Atlantic:
Murder Is Downstream From Misinformation and Hate, and Everybody Knows It