Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:15 AM ET, March 25, 2023

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
NBC News:
Ron DeSantis' donors and allies question if he's ready for 2024  —  WASHINGTON — Ron DeSantis may be missing his moment.  —  A number of the Florida governor's donors and allies are worried his recent stumbles suggest he may not be ready for a brutal fight against Donald Trump.
RELATED:
CBS News:
Trump 2020 press communications director to join pro-DeSantis super PAC  —  Erin Perrine, who was the press communications director for former President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign, has joined a super PAC supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — another sign that the infrastructure …
ABC News:
Meadows, other top Trump aides ordered to testify in Jan. 6 probe as judge rejects claims of executive privilege  —  Trump's attorneys had challenged the subpoenas by asserting executive privilege.  —  A federal judge has rejected former President Donald Trump's claims of executive privilege …
RELATED:
New York Times:
Former Trump Officials Must Testify in 2020 Election Inquiry, Judge Says  —  The ruling paves the way for testimony from Mark Meadows and others.  Separately, a Trump lawyer appeared before a grand jury looking into the former president's handling of classified documents.
Discussion: Reuters, Fox News and NBC New York
NBC News:
Meadows and other ex-Trump officials must testify before Jan. 6 grand jury, judge rules
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CNN
Washington Post:
Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran appears before Mar-a-Lago grand jury in D.C.
NBC News:
Bragg, DA probing Trump, received death threat letter with white powder  —  The FBI and NYPD are investigating a letter containing a death threat and white powder that was mailed to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, whose office is investigating former President Donald Trump, law-enforcement sources told NBC News.
RELATED:
Fox News:
Package with suspicious powder delivered to Manhattan DA's office amid Trump probe: 'Alvin, I'll kill you'
Reuters:
Trump warns of ‘death & destruction’ if charged with a crime
Juliana Kim / NPR:
Transgender track and field athletes can't compete in women's international events  —  World Athletics Council, the governing body for international track and field, will bar transgender women athletes from elite competitions for women.  —  The council's policy, which will be in effect starting March 31 …
Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
Non-Disparagement Clauses Are Retroactively Voided, NLRB's Top Cop Clarifies  —  The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board issued a memo this week clarifying one of the biggest open questions after the NLRB rules broad non-disparagement clauses were illegal.  —  MS
Washington Post:
Lawmakers tour D.C. jail to investigate treatment of Jan. 6 defendants  —  Marjorie Taylor Greene, Democrats offer two different views of jail conditions  —  About a dozen House Republicans, led by Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), and two Democrats toured the D.C. jail Friday to inspect …
RELATED:
Dan Solomon / Texas Monthly:
Why Is Donald Trump Kicking Off His 2024 Campaign in Waco?  —  During the thirtieth anniversary of the Branch Davidian tragedy, no less.  —  On Saturday evening, Donald Trump will hold his first official rally of the 2024 campaign cycle.  He won't be doing so in his home state of Florida, however.
RELATED:
CNN:
Chinese authorities close Beijing offices of US Mintz Group detaining five local staff  —  Hong Kong CNN —  Chinese authorities have closed the Beijing office of Mintz Group, an American corporate due diligence firm, and detained five local staff, the company said Friday.
Discussion: Breitbart and New York Times
RELATED:
Alex Kingsbury / New York Times:
The Man Who Leaked the Pentagon Papers Is Scared  —  Daniel Ellsberg, famous for leaking the Pentagon Papers and his activism against nuclear weapons, announced recently that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  —  Mr. Ellsberg, now 91, copied the military's secret 7,000-page history …
Martin Baron / Washington Post:
We want objective judges and doctors.  Why not journalists too?  —  Martin Baron was executive editor of The Post from January 2013 through February 2021 and, before that, editor of the Boston Globe for more than 11 years.  His book, “Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post,” is to be published in October.
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:
Who Is Marco Rubio Afraid Of?  —  Rubio thinks someone will “shred the country” if Trump is indicted.  Who, exactly, is he talking about?  —  An interesting TNB last night with Bill Kristol and Amanda Carpenter talking about (all of) the potential indictments and then a good bit about Trump vs. DeSantis.
Julia Vargas Jones / CNN:
Prosecutors accept deal with George Santos in Brazilian fraud case  —  Prosecutors in Brazil have agreed to a deal with Rep. George Santos in a case in which he is accused of defrauding a Rio de Janeiro area clerk of $1,300 over clothes and shoes in 2008, documents obtained by CNN show.
RELATED:
Victor Swezey / The Daily Beast:
George Santos Finally Admits He Is a Fraudster in Brazil
Washington Post:
Florida parents upset by Michelangelo's ‘David’ force out principal  —  A Florida charter school principal said she was forced to resign this week after some parents complained about their sixth-grade students being shown images of Michelangelo's “David” statue in class …
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
TikTok admits it banned former NBA player critical of China  —  Enes Kanter Freedom, a popular figure on the right, had his account restored on the same day TikTok's chief was grilled on Capitol Hill.  The company claimed an error by U.S. moderators.  —  Enes Kanter Freedom …
New York Times:
Stolen Valor: The U.S. Volunteers in Ukraine Who Lie, Waste and Bicker  —  People who would not be allowed anywhere near the battlefield in a U.S.-led war are active on the Ukrainian front, with ready access to American weapons.  —  They rushed to Ukraine by the thousands …
Brant Bingamon / Austin Chronicle:
Austin Jailer Breaks Elderly Deaf Woman's Arm After Misunderstanding at Airport  —  After three days in jail with only Aleve as treatment, she has received surgery  —  Karen McGee, a deaf, 71-year-old Florida resident, is considering a lawsuit against the city of Austin after what was supposed …
David Weigel / Semafor:
The right's new viral video fixation  —  On Feb. 24, an account with a quarter of a million followers posted two videos of a Black man harassing Asian passersby in New York.  Armour Cards, a Twitter user with fewer than 700 followers, responded with an undated video of the same man insulting …
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
‘No One Has Control Over Tucker’: How Fox News Let Its Biggest Star Go Rogue  —  As Fox News finds itself beset by an internal crisis fueled by Dominion's $1.6 billion defamation suit, long-simmering tensions between network CEO Suzanne Scott and star host Tucker Carlson have taken center stage.
Discussion: Alternet.org and Rolling Stone
Sabela Ojea / Wall Street Journal:
Vince McMahon Reimburses WWE for Costs Tied to Sexual-Misconduct Probe  —  Executive chair paid $17.4 million, and will incur any additional costs, tied to investigation  —  Vince McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s WWE 0.71%increase; green up pointing triangle executive chairman …
Washington Post:
India's top opposition leader Gandhi expelled from Parliament after conviction  —  NEW DELHI — India's governing party on Friday effectively expelled the top opposition leader, Rahul Gandhi, from Parliament and barred him from running in the next election, prompting an outcry …
US Department of Justice:
Justice Department Announces Arrest of the Founder of One of the World's Largest Hacker Forums and Disruption of Forum's Operation  —  FBI Disrupts BreachForums Marketplace for Hacked and Stolen Data  —  The founder of BreachForums made his initial appearance today in the Eastern District …
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls Cops on Heckler With Whistle  —  Greene later said that her team attempted to have the protester arrested after he “assaulted everyone” with the noise.  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) says her office called 911 on a protester blowing a whistle during …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 6:15 AM ET, March 25, 2023.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Who's Hiring in Media? 
 
 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: 
Steven Beschloss / America, America:
Beyond the Noise and Mania
Christina Cauterucci / Slate:
A Red State's Anti-Abortion Judges Just Made a Chilling Declaration of Their True Beliefs
Ava Sasani / New York Times:
Tennessee's Rejection of $8.8 Million in Federal Funding Alarms H.I.V. Prevention Groups
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
Ethical no man's land: can the US supreme court be trusted to police itself?
Discussion: Just Security
Dan Froomkin / Press Watch:
“Fact-checking” is a feeble, inadequate way to respond to racist, antisemitic incitement
Emma Kinery / CNBC:
Biden and Trudeau promote strength of democratic alliance on heels of Putin, Xi meeting
 Earlier Items: 
Kaitlyn Radde / NPR:
Traveling overseas this summer? There's huge demand for passports, so get yours ASAP
Discussion: CBS News and CNN
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Another revered high school sacrifices excellence on the altar of DEI
Discussion: HotAir and Cafe Hayek
Shannon Osaka / Washington Post:
Why climate ‘doomers’ are replacing climate ‘deniers’
Antonio Planas / NBC News:
Teen sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing Florida cheerleader 114 times
Nick Robertson / The Hill:
Idaho Republicans block ‘woke’ free tampons in schools proposal
Discussion: Alternet.org
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Conflict in Syria Escalates Following Attack That Killed a U.S. Contractor
 

 
From Techmeme:

David Weston / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft estimates that CrowdStrike's update affected 8.5M Windows devices, or less than 1% of all Windows machines

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's Eddy Cue has pushed TV+ studio chiefs to exert more control over budgets, hoping to change Apple's reputation as the biggest spender in town

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian crypto exchange WazirX has “temporarily” paused trading activities days after it suspended customer withdrawals after losing ~$230M in a security breach

 
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