Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:50 PM ET, June 12, 2024


 Top Items: 
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.
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 💥
Nia-Malika Henderson / Bloomberg:
Hunter Biden Was Convicted.  His Dad's Reaction Was Remarkable.  —  The president's response is another stark reminder and important contrast with Donald Trump.  —  On one of the worst days of his life, President Joe Biden showed the best of who he is.  He affirmed his faith in his son …
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
Megan Messerly / Politico:
Why the Southern Baptists' vote opposing IVF could change national politics  —  The move may signal the beginning of a broad turn on the right against IVF, an issue that many social conservatives see as the “pro-life” movement's next frontier.  —  INDIANAPOLIS — The Southern Baptist Convention …
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: Reason and Block Club Chicago
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
Rolling Stone:
New Audio: Alito Bashes ProPublica for Reporting on Supreme Court Ethics
Steven Lubet / The Daily Beast:
Was Clarence Thomas Fooling Us Then or Now?
Discussion: Business Insider and New Republic
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
Courtenay Brown / Axios:
Inflation slowed for second straight month, CPI shows
David Moye / HuffPost:
MAGA Senate Candidate's ‘Crime Map’ Only Shows Drinking Fountains  —  Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Royce White set himself up for mega-mockery.  —  LOADING  —  Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Royce White set himself up for mega-mockery on Tuesday after making a social media post …
Chris D'Angelo / HuffPost:
Montana GOP Candidate Failed To Disclose Post At Right-Wing Think Tank  —  Tim Sheehy was on the board of the Property and Environment Research Center, which promotes “free market environmentalism” and previously advocated for privatizing federal lands.  —  Montana GOP Senate candidate Tim Sheehy failed …
Discussion: Daily Montanan
What Happened to Hunter Biden's Plea Agreement  —  Because people who ignored the motion to dismiss proceedings have now decided to weigh in on what happened with Hunter Biden's failed plea agreement last year, I wanted to lay out what is actually known to have happened …
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 …
Kate Plummer / Newsweek:
Ohio Election Shock as Republican District Shifts 20 Points to Democrats  —  district in Ohio has shifted 20 points to the  —  .  —  Republican state Senator Michael Rulli defeated Democrat Michael Kripchak to win the election held in eastern Ohio's 6th District on Tuesday to fill …
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 …
Natasha Korecki / NBC News:
Trump ‘scooped’ the Nevada GOP Senate nominee on proposing to get rid of taxes on tips
Danielle Wallace / Fox News:
Trump ally Steve Bannon files emergency motion seeking to stay out of prison
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 and Axios
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 4:50 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
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Mastodon
 More Items: 
Washington Post:
How government scientists aim to limit Trump's control over research if he wins
'It's Just a Little Medical Procedure': Leftist Women Love Normalizing Abortion
Phillip Jackson / HuffPost:
Four Tops Singer Sues A Michigan Hospital For Racial Discrimination
Washington Post:
Trump, seeking to show unity, to meet with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill
Discussion: Vanity Fair
 Earlier Items: 
Hayley Smith / Los Angeles Times:
Should clean air and water be the right of every Californian? Not everybody thinks so
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Why Is Biden Going to Europe Twice in a Week?
The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on the May Consumer Price Index
Discussion: Fox Business and American Prospect

From Techmeme:

Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Signal plans to roll out a beta version of its desktop apps that tightens the security of how it stores plain text encryption keys, after downplaying the issue

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
A May 2024 data breach at mobile spyware company mSpy leaked millions of customer support tickets, including personal data, its third known breach since 2010

Financial Times:
SoftBank buys struggling UK-based chipmaker Graphcore with regulatory approval; sources: the deal is valued at ~$600M, less than the ~$700M Graphcore had raised

Sister Sites:

 Top news and commentary for technology's leaders, from all around the web
 Top news and commentary for media professionals from all around the web
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page