Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:15 PM ET, August 5, 2022

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Jim Vertuno / Associated Press:
Economist: Alex Jones, his company worth up to $270 million  —  Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his company Free Speech Systems are worth up to $270 million, an economist testified Friday to a jury trying to determine if Jones should have to pay punitive damages to the family of a 6-year-old killed …
Discussion: Mediaite, HuffPost and The Daily Wire
RELATED:
Michael Levenson / New York Times:
Live Updates: Jurors Are Told That Alex Jones Earned Millions With Infowars  —  One expert lays out evidence that Mr. Jones tried to hide his wealth with personal loans and shell companies.  Jurors, who already awarded more than $4 million in compensatory damages, are deliberating …
Safia Samee Ali / NBC News:
Alex Jones must pay more than $45 million in punitive damages to the family of a Sandy Hook massacre victim, jury orders  —  A Texas jury on Friday ordered Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim …
Parker Molloy / The Present Age:
How right-wing commentators like Alex Jones ride mainstream media outlets to fame and fortune  —  When mainstream media outlets decide to interview right-wing trolls like Jones, they're paving the way for the fringe's future success.  —  I was on mushrooms the first time I heard Alex Jones's voice.
Bill Scher / Washington Monthly:
The Ads That Won the Kansas Abortion Referendum  —  Three months ago, after the leak of the Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, the House Pro-Choice Caucus caused a stir by, ironically, deeming the word choice to be “harmful language.”  It encouraged the use of the word decision instead.
RELATED:
New York Times:
Republicans Begin Adjusting to a Fierce Abortion Backlash  —  After Kansans voted to preserve abortion access, Republicans who once said the economy reigns supreme are acknowledging the issue will be a centerpiece in the fall campaigns.  —  Republican candidates, facing a stark reality check …
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
What Pro-Lifers Should Learn From Kansas
Sophia Smith Galer / VICE:
French Scientist's Photo of ‘Distant Star’ Was Actually Chorizo  —  Étienne Klein's tweet was liked and retweeted thousands of times before he revealed he was trolling and the photo showed a slice of sausage, not Proxima Centauri.  —  SS  —  A photo tweeted by a famous French physicist supposedly …
Paul Wiseman / Associated Press:
US employers add 528,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%  —  Defying anxiety about a possible recession and raging inflation, America's employers added a stunning 528,000 jobs last month, restoring all the jobs lost in the coronavirus recession.  Unemployment fell to 3.5%, lowest since the pandemic struck in early 2020.
RELATED:
Kate Davidson / Politico:
Summers warns of ‘economic distress’ as Fed's Powell holds out hope
RELATED:
David Gelles / New York Times:
How Republicans Are ‘Weaponizing’ Public Office Against Climate Action  —  A Times investigation revealed a coordinated effort by state treasurers to use government muscle and public funds to punish companies trying to reduce greenhouse gases.  —  Nearly two dozen Republican state treasurers around …
Henry Rosoff / PIX11:
PIX11 poll: Nadler surges ahead of Maloney in Manhattan congressional race  —  NEW YORK (PIX11) - Congressman Jerry Nadler this week surged ahead to a 9% lead in the Democratic primary that pits him against Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Attorney Suraj Patel, according …
Discussion: Political Wire
Puck:
Kellyanne's Comeback  —  Last month I reported that veteran G.O.P. strategist (and former DeSantis hand) Susie Wiles was the lead contender to run Trump's 2024 campaign.  Wiles, who currently oversees his political operation, was a natural contender.  She's a steady presence whom Trump trusts implicitly …
Washington Post:
White House summons Chinese ambassador as crisis escalates  —  Ambassador Qin Gang was called to the White House after China launched ballistic missiles in response to a visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  —  The White House has summoned China's ambassador to condemn …
RELATED:
Associated Press:
China halts climate, military ties over Pelosi Taiwan visit
Johnny Casey / The Asheville Citizen Times:
AR-15s put in all Madison County schools to enhance security in case of active shooter  —  MARSHALL - In response to the Texas school shooting that left 19 children dead May 24, the local school system and Sheriff's Office are rolling out some beefed up security measures in 2022-23, including putting AR-15 rifles in every school.
Discussion: The Hill
Matthew Cantor / The Guardian:
US library defunded after refusing to censor LGBTQ authors: ‘We will not ban the books’  —  Residents of Jamestown, Michigan, voted this week to shut down town's library rather than tolerate certain LGBTQ books  —  A small-town library is at risk of shutting down after residents of Jamestown …
Erin Mansfield / USA Today:
Trump PAC formed to push debunked voter fraud claims paid $60K to Melania Trump's fashion designer  —  The payments to Hervé Pierre Braillard offer a window into the many ways Trump, who is not a candidate for office, is allowed to use his PAC money.  —  The fund affiliated …
Discussion: UPI, PoliticusUSA, The Hill and Raw Story
Reuters:
Exclusive: U.S. readies new $1 billion Ukraine weapons package  —  The Biden administration's next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to be $1 billion, one of the largest so far, and include munitions for long-range weapons and armored medical transport vehicles …
Discussion: Hellenica
David Wasserman / Cook Political Report:
Five House Rating Changes: Bacon Moves to Toss Up, MI-03 Moves to Lean Democrat  —  Kansas's emphatic rejection of an amendment to roll back abortion protections confirmed House Democrats' fall message: they'll use Dobbs to squeeze pro-life Republicans in Biden-won seats like Rep. Don Bacon …
John J. Pitney, Jr / The Bulwark:
Democrats Are Running as Opposition Party  —  Usually the out-party runs as the opposition to the White House.  This year, the Supreme Court and Trump have made it possible for Democrats to run as a check on Republican extremism.  —  In a typical midterm election, the party not holding …
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
Mastriano threatens to renege on testifying to Jan. 6 panel  —  Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano is threatening to pull out of a scheduled interview with the Jan. 6 select committee, teeing up a legal fight with the panel.  —  In a letter sent to the House committee on Aug. 5 …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Alec Dent / The Dispatch:
The New Right Finds a Home at the Intersection of Populism and Elitism  —  Rising stars of the new right publicly bash elites for being disconnected from ‘real America’ while privately maintaining exclusive social lives.  —  Georgetown cocktail parties have long been a quick and easy target on the right …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Matt Schlapp Claims He and Laura Ingraham Went ‘Undercover’ at BLM Protest  —  The CPAC boss claimed he and the Fox News star infiltrated a 2020 racial justice protest.  “All you could smell was drugs,” he whined.  —  Matt Schlapp, the organizer of the Conservative Political Action Conference …
Discussion: Raw Story
Gideon Taaffe / Media Matters for America:
Fox News is ramping up its campaign against PA Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman  —  The network's new wave of attacks on Fetterman comes after a Fox News poll showed him leading Fox favorite Mehmet Oz by double digits  —  Fox News is in attack mode after its own polling showed …
Discussion: Washington Examiner, IJR and Fox News
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Federal judge rules PSC election ‘unlawfully dilutes’ Black voting power  —  A federal judge ruled Friday that Georgia must end statewide elections for the Public Service Commission because they discriminate against Black voters, a decision that could bar state officials from holding a November election to fill two seats.
Discussion: The Hill
Ellie Kaufman / CNN:
US Army is developing a tactical bra for its female soldiers  —  The US Army is developing a tactical bra for its female soldiers.  —  The bra, known as the Army Tactical Brassiere, is still in development at the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Solider Center, also known as DEVCOM, in Natick, Massachusetts.
Michael Brendan Dougherty / National Review:
The Leader of the Opposition  —  Will conservatives look back on the last two years and longer and recognize that DeSantis was their leader even while Trump was still in office?  —  By announcing the suspension of a state attorney who publicly pledged not to enforce state laws …
Polly Politico / Politico:
The NRA's Shadowy Supreme Court Lobbying Campaign  —  Will Van Sant is a staff writer for The Trace, a nonprofit newsroom covering gun violence in America.  —  In the first week of September 2018, during Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, the National Rifle …
Discussion: Raw Story
iRobot Corporation:
Amazon and iRobot sign an agreement for Amazon to acquire iRobot  —  Since introducing the Roomba vacuum in 2002, iRobot has continued to delight customers with every product generation, saving customers valuable time previously spent on household chores  —  The team at iRobot …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 6:15 PM ET, August 5, 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: 
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Schumer says Sinema left ‘no choice’ but to cut carried interest provision from tax and climate bill
Michael del Castillo / Forbes:
Every U.S. Crypto Exchange (And Binance) Is Being Investigated By The SEC, Says Senator Lummis Staffer
Steven Greenhouse / The Guardian:
Too radical or not radical enough? US's top labor lawyer in the spotlight
NBC News:
Some top Democratic donors are disenchanted with Biden. So far, Trump has kept them from fleeing.
Discussion: Fox News, ABC News and KDFX-TV
Financial Times:
Tory donor charged in Puerto Rico bribery scheme
Dana Rubinstein / New York Times:
Carlina Rivera and Yuh-Line Niou Rise In Race for NY's 10th District
Discussion: The Forward
 Earlier Items: 
CNN:
‘Bull in a China shop’: Ukrainian-born GOP lawmaker rankles colleagues with her aggressive criticism of Kyiv
Gus Garcia-Roberts / Washington Post:
A horse track with no rules
Insider:
Former Trump advisor Peter Navarro suggests Jared Kushner faked his cancer diagnosis for sympathy to sell his memoir
Discussion: Mediaite
Claire Suddath / Bloomberg:
A Very Dangerous Place to Be Pregnant Is Getting Even Scarier
Discussion: Jonathan's Newsletter
Colleen Kelleher / WTOP News:
3rd person struck by lightning near White House dies
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Gannett reports disastrous financial results; layoffs are coming
Michael Kruse / Politico:
'There's Never Been Anybody Like Him in the United States Senate'
Discussion: CBS News