The Daily Beast • Jose Pagliery, Roger Sollenberger • April 29 • thedailybeast.com
Bombshell Letter: Gaetz Paid for Sex With Minor, Wingman Says
The Daily Beast has obtained a confession letter that Joel Greenberg wrote after asking Roger Stone to help him obtain a pardon.
The Washington Post • Ellen Nakashima, Shane Harris, Tom Hamburger • April 29 • washingtonpost.com
FBI warned Giuliani, key Trump ally in Senate of Russian disinformation campaign targeting Biden
Despite the warning, Rudolph Giuliani continued to meet with Russian proxies, officials say.
CNN • Katie Bo Williams and Jeremy Herb, CNN • April 29 • cnn.com
US investigating possible mysterious directed energy attack near White House
Federal agencies are investigating at least two possible incidents on US soil, including one near the White House in November of last year, that appear similar to mysterious, invisible attacks that have led to debilitating symptoms for dozens of US personnel abroad.
Slate • Eve Crawford Peyton • April 29 • slate.com
I Was 12 When I Met Blake Bailey
Before he was Roth’s biographer, he was my favorite teacher. Years later, he forced himself on me. Why did I seek his approval for so long?
FiveThirtyEight • Laura Bronner and Nathaniel Rakich • April 29 • fivethirtyeight.com
Advantage, GOP
In tennis, the two players switch sides of the court after every odd game — to even out any advantages that one player might have due to the sun. Democracy is n…
Slate • Josh Levin, Susan Matthews, Molly Olmstead • April 29 • slate.com
Blake Bailey’s Students Worshipped Him. They Trusted Him. When They Grew Up, He Preyed On Them.
What it was like to be in Mr. Bailey’s eighth grade English class.
The New York Times • Marie Fazio • April 29 • nytimes.com
The World Knows Her as ‘Disaster Girl.’ She Just Made $500,000 Off the Meme.
Zoë Roth, now a college senior in North Carolina, plans to use the proceeds from this month’s NFT auction to pay off student loans and donate to charity.
The Washington Post • Tony Romm, Seung Min Kim • April 29 • washingtonpost.com
Democrats seek to push Medicare expansion as part of Biden’s $1.8 trillion families plan, defying White House
The early pledges from party lawmakers threatened to create even more political tension around a package that is already facing no shortage of it.
POLITICO • Lara Seligman, Andrew Desiderio, Erin Banco • April 29 • politico.com
U.S. probing suspected directed-energy attack on government personnel in Miami
The attacks, which have caused varying symptoms including brain damage, are difficult to track and attribute with confidence due to their nature.
The New York Times • Alicia Parlapiano • April 28 • nytimes.com
Biden’s $4 Trillion Economic Plan, in One Chart
Money directed at families is added to an earlier proposal on infrastructure.
The New York Times • Ben Protess, William K. Rashbaum, Kenneth P. Vogel • April 29 • nytimes.com
Firing of U.S. Ambassador Is at Center of Giuliani Investigation
Prosecutors want to scrutinize Rudolph W. Giuliani’s communications with Ukrainian officials about the ouster of the ambassador, Marie L. Yovanovitch.
Axios • Sara Fischer • April 29 • axios.com
Joe Rogan walks back anti-vaccination comments: "I'm a f***-ing moron"
"I'm not a doctor, I'm a f***-ing moron," Rogan said on his podcast out Thursday.
The New York Times • Ezra Klein • April 29 • nytimes.com
Opinion | Democrats and Republicans Can’t Agree on Anything. They Shouldn’t Have To.
Bipartisanship is overrated, especially by senators (and former senators).
The Atlantic • Zeynep Tufekci • April 28 • theatlantic.com
The CDC Is Still Repeating Its Mistakes
The agency’s new guidelines are too timid and too complicated.
The Guardian • Arundhati Roy • April 28 • theguardian.com
Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe: ‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’
The long read: It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile, Modi and his allies are telling us not to complain
Time • Simon Shuster • April 29 • time.com
Long Before Raiding Rudy Giuliani's Home, Investigators Sought 'Everything' From His Associates
Witnesses interviewed as part of the federal probe say investigators focused intently on Giuliani's ties to Ukrainian oligarchs
Axios • Alayna Treene • April 29 • axios.com
Hillary Clinton, Condi Rice sound alarm over Afghanistan troop withdrawal
They shared their concerns with members of the House Foreign Affairs committee in a closed-door session.
The New Yorker • Susan B. Glasser • April 29 • newyorker.com
Biden’s Speech Offers an Alternate Reality for Democrats to Love, After Four Years of Trumpian Fantasy
The President, channelling his inner Elizabeth Warren, pitches an American utopia after a dystopian plague year.
The Forward • April 27 • forward.com
Antisemitism rises among Hispanic Miami’s right wing
In a city filled with immigrants who fled socialism in Cuba, Nicaragua, Colombia and Venezuela, identifying Jews with menacing socialist, anti-American forces is a potent, and potentially dangerous, tactic.
The Wall Street Journal • Ted Cruz • April 28 • wsj.com
Your Woke Money Is No Good Here
Corporations have taken advantage of Republicans for too long. I won’t take their PAC dollars anymore.