Amazingly, this weekend marks the ten-year anniversary of the raid to kill Osama bin Laden, perhaps the most momentous decision of @BarackObama's presidency. Here's my oral history of being inside the West Wing and US Government as the raid unfolded: politico.com/news/magazine/…

SCOOP: In a confession letter, @repmattgaetz's good pal Joel Greenberg said Gaetz paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl. He wrote the letter at Roger Stone's request as part of a months-long effort to get a pardon. We’ve got their texts. thedailybeast.com/joel-greenberg…

.@lachlan gets John Kerry's new financial disclosure post Obama admin.
$5 million salary from Bank of America
$382,400 in speaking fees from entities including Deutsche Bank, Waste Management and Cornell
& more
axios.com/john-kerry-fin…

Perfect. Florida Republicans just passed another new voter suppression bill. One of its chief GOP sponsors, pressed to cite the voter fraud that fake-justifies the new measure, says:
“I don’t know, but I’m sure it was going on."

Every member in my family in Delhi has Covid -- from the babies to the elderly. All seem to be recovering at home but the city is a pyre nytimes.com/2021/04/30/opi…

NEWS - Texas GOP special election candidate Susan Wright has reached out to the feds after being the target of an 11th-hour robocall accusing her of "murdering" her late husband, Rep. Ron Wright

Conor Lamb moves toward Pennsylvania Senate run - POLITICO
That’s going to be one helluva potential primary: Lamb-Fetterman-(potentially) Houlahan-Kenyatta. politico.com/news/2021/04/3…




The air cover begins for the @JoeBiden agenda in four key 2022 (and 2024!) states — Nevada, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia
And they’re not just promoting his agenda, they’re previewing the strategy - keep running against Trump


FL election officials warned that the state’s new election bill posed ‘a grave security risk’ and was a ‘travesty.’
The GOP-controlled Leg passed it anyway. ⁦@reidepstein⁩ ⁦@NYTnickcnytimes.com/2021/04/30/us/…

The bin Laden raid was America’s only pure victory in our long wars. Ten years later Obama and McRaven talk about it’s meaning. For McRaven the most emotional moment had nothing to do with the raid. @gregpmiller and me...
washingtonpost.com/national-secur…


"Biden is the first president in modern history to appoint more women than men in his first 100 days." 19thnews.org/2021/04/biden-…

COLUMBIA — Pence told donors in SC yesterday he’d talked to Trump seven or eight times after Jan. 20. On his carefully crafted re-emergence and his continued loyalty to Trump, even after the insurrection and his brush with danger. washingtonpost.com/politics/pence…