Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:00 PM ET, June 12, 2024

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
emptywheel:
The Scolding that Hunter Biden Should Have Pled Guilty Ignores the Complexity of What Happened  —  In the wake of yesterday's verdict against Hunter Biden, there are a lot of armchair quarterbacks and hacks mulling why Hunter Biden didn't simply plead guilty.
RELATED:
Noah Berlatsky / Public Notice:
Hunter Biden's conviction destroys key MAGA conspiracy theory  —  PN is a reader-supported publication made possible by paid subscribers.  Appreciate our independent journalism?  Then please sign up to support us.  —  💥 Subscribe to Public Notice 💥
Tiana Lowe Doescher / Washington Examiner:
Biden Justice Department fails to protect Hunter Biden  —  .  —  Not a full fortnight after Donald Trump became the first former president to be convicted in criminal court, Hunter Biden became the first son of a sitting president to earn the same honor.  —  In just three hours …
New York Times:
Hunter Biden Conviction Undercuts a Trump Narrative, and a Fund-Raising Pitch
Léonie Chao-Fong / The Guardian:
White House won't rule out commuting Hunter Biden sentence - live  —  The president has ruled out pardoning his son, but White House press secretary said it was unclear whether Biden would intervene to lessen a sentence length  —  White House won't rule out commuting Hunter Biden sentence
RELATED:
Peter Baker / New York Times:
White House Aide Does Not Say if Biden Would Commute Son's Sentence  —  The White House spokeswoman said she had not spoken with the president about the matter yet.  —  A White House spokeswoman did not rule out on Wednesday the possibility that President Biden might commute the sentence …
Ken Schwencke / ProPublica:
ProPublica Updates “Supreme Connections” Database With New Justice Disclosures  —  The update includes data from eight financial disclosures made public last Friday that cover 2023, as well as information from some older filings.  —  Friends of the Court: SCOTUS Justices' Beneficial Relationships With Billionaire Donors
RELATED:
Rolling Stone:
New Audio: Alito Bashes ProPublica for Reporting on Supreme Court Ethics  —  In a new, secret recording, the Supreme Court justice suggests partisan funding is to blame for coverage of justices' undisclosed luxury gifts  —  IN A NEW recording, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito lashes …
Steven Lubet / The Daily Beast:
Was Clarence Thomas Fooling Us Then or Now?
Discussion: New Republic
Washington Post:
Abused by the badge  —  A Washington Post investigation found hundreds of law enforcement officers in the United States have sexually exploited kids.  Many avoid prison time.  —  They served in police departments big and small.  They were new recruits and seasoned veterans, patrol officers and chiefs of police.
Discussion: Block Club Chicago
Timothy Snyder / Thinking about:
The Shamans and the Chieftain  —  Modern revenge culture, explained by Mrs. and Mr. Alito  —  We have the rule of law so as not to have a culture of revenge.  —  For much of human history, it was an eye for an eye, as we read in the Bible.  In a revenge culture, a chieftain decides who is to blame …
Kate Gibson / CBS News:
Inflation eased in May with prices rising less than expected  —  Inflation cooled slightly in May with consumer prices rising 3.3% on an annual basis, less than economists had forecast, according to data issued by the Department of Labor on Wednesday.  The cooler pace of price hikes comes ahead …
RELATED:
Courtenay Brown / Axios:
Inflation slowed for second straight month, CPI shows
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Trump Shifts Nearly $5 Million Of Campaign Money Into His Private Business  —  When Trump left the White House, his aircraft fleet was in rough shape.  Now it's hauling in millions of dollars in revenue, thanks to a bit of self-dealing.  —  Donald Trump, who is worth an estimated $6.4 billion …
Discussion: Raw Story
Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
Trump-Backed Army Vet Wins Nevada Senate Primary After Wild Allegations  —  ‘FEARLESS PATRIOT’  —  The former president was accused by another Republican Senate hopeful of giving Sam Brown a last-minute endorsement in exchange for money.  —  An Army veteran who got a last-minute Donald …
RELATED:
Natasha Korecki / NBC News:
Trump ‘scooped’ the Nevada GOP Senate nominee on proposing to get rid of taxes on tips
William Kristol / The Bulwark:
Liberals Shouldn't Give Up On ‘Law and Order’  —  Rep. Nancy Mace, Republican of South Carolina, is one of Congress's oddest ducks.  She's someone who once positioned herself as a centrist before a remarkably abrupt anti-establishment flip that involved knifing former ally Kevin McCarthy.
RELATED:
NBC News:
8 suspected terrorists with possible ISIS ties arrested in New York, L.A. and Philadelphia, sources say
NBC News:
Steve Bannon asks appeals court to allow him to remain out of prison while he fights contempt of Congress conviction  —  Bannon filed an emergency motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit asking the court to overrule a lower court's ruling that ordered him to report to prison on July 1.
Discussion: UPI, Mediaite, Raw Story and Roll Call
RELATED:
Danielle Wallace / Fox News:
Trump ally Steve Bannon files emergency motion seeking to stay out of prison
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
North Dakota voters back setting age limit for Congress members … - The N.D. voters' approval reflects recent opinion polls indicating that a majority of people in the U.S. want term limits for elected officials. … - University of North Dakota political science professor Mark Jendrysik told AP previously …
Fox News:
Anna Paulina Luna vows to force vote on Garland's arrest if DOJ doesn't follow through on contempt  —  EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., is vowing to force a vote on Attorney General Merrick Garland's arrest if the Department of Justice (DOJ) fails to act on a criminal contempt resolution backed by House GOP leaders.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
RELATED:
Axios:
Scoop: GOP's Garland contempt vote hanging by a thread
Justin Elliott / ProPublica:
Reader Tips Propelled Our Supreme Court Reporting.  Now Your Info Could Power Our 2024 Election Coverage.  —  An email from a reader helped a team of ProPublica reporters uncover secret tuition payments Harlan Crow made for a family member of Clarence Thomas.  Now we're looking for tips on the election, and you can help.
Phillip Jackson / HuffPost:
Four Tops Singer Sues A Michigan Hospital For Racial Discrimination  —  The singer was offered a $25 supermarket gift card as an apology, according to the lawsuit.  —  LOADING  —  Alexander Morris, the lead singer of renowned Motown group the Four Tops, filed a lawsuit against a Michigan hospital …
Erum Salam / The Guardian:
Book about book bans banned by Florida school board  —  Ban This Book by Alan Gratz banned in Indian River county after opposition from parents linked to Moms for Liberty  —  A book about book bans has been banned in a Florida school district.  —  Ban This Book, a children's book written by Alan Gratz …
Discussion: Raw Story and Tallahassee Democrat
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The most important crime statistics of the 2024 campaign  —  One of the central arguments advanced by Donald Trump and other Republican candidates in the 2024 election is that violent crime in the United States is out of control.  In a speech earlier this year at the Conservative Political Action Conference …
Sophia Cai / Axios:
Donald Trump Jr. moves to be MAGA's new kingmaker … - It's unclear whether that means Trump Jr. will run for office some day.  — He privately cites his support of Vance to be his father's pick for vice president as evidence he has no plans to run.  — But as Trump Jr. told an Iowa voter …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Why Is Biden Going to Europe Twice in a Week?  —  The White House won't say, but the politics seem clear: Three down days in Europe “might not look right.”  —  Air Force One is plenty comfortable if you are its most privileged frequent flier, with a comfortable bedroom and a spacious office.
Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
Senate Democrats Launch Probe Of Foreign Payments To Jared Kushner's Firm  —  Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) wants Affinity Partners to explain its investment schemes.  —  LOADING  —  Democrats are increasing their scrutiny of Jared Kushner's business activities.
Discussion: Raw Story, Salon and Washington Times
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 3:00 PM ET, June 12, 2024.

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: 
Washington Post:
How government scientists aim to limit Trump's control over research if he wins
HotAir:
'It's Just a Little Medical Procedure': Leftist Women Love Normalizing Abortion
Associated Press:
Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington will make clear that hospitals must provide emergency abortions
Discussion: KRON4 and KREM-TV
Washington Post:
Trump, seeking to show unity, to meet with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Hayley Smith / Los Angeles Times:
Should clean air and water be the right of every Californian? Not everybody thinks so
 Earlier Items: 
The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on the May Consumer Price Index
Discussion: American Prospect
Michael C. Bender / New York Times:
Ben Carson as Trump's Running Mate? Don't Count Him Out Just Yet.
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
McClatchy's Charlotte Observer is scaling back print editions to three days a week starting September 16, down from six days, and will rely on USPS for delivery

David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

 
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