POLITICO • Garrett M. Graff • April 30 • politico.com
‘I’d Never Been Involved in Anything as Secret as This’
The plan to kill Osama bin Laden—from the spycraft to the assault to its bizarre political backdrop—as told by the people in the room.
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.
Axios • Lachlan Markay • April 30 • axios.com
John Kerry discloses millions in income from finance, energy firms
He is among the wealthiest members of the Biden administration.
The New York Times • Patricia Mazzei, Nick Corasaniti • April 29 • nytimes.com
Florida Republicans Pass Voting Limits in Broad Elections Bill
The bill, which Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign, is the latest Republican effort to restrict voting after the 2020 election. It will make Florida the first major swing state won by Donald Trump to pass such a law.
The New York Times • Aman Sethi • April 30 • nytimes.com
Opinion | ‘Death Is the Only Truth.’ Watching India’s Funeral Pyres Burn.
Graphic images of mass cremations cut through the Indian government’s wall of noise, misinformation and propaganda about its handling of the Covid-19 crisis.
POLITICO • Sarah Ferris, James Arkin • April 30 • politico.com
Conor Lamb moves toward Pennsylvania Senate run
Rep. Conor Lamb has told donors and supporters he's likely to enter the open Pennsylvania Senate seat race, one of the clearest signs that he is taking concrete steps towards running.
POLITICO • Alex Isenstadt, Ally Mutnick • April 30 • politico.com
'Disgusting' robocall accuses Texas candidate Wright of causing husband's death
Wright supporters reported receiving the calls the day before the special election in Texas' 6th District.
The Washington Post • Paige Winfield Cunningham • April 30 • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | The Health 202: CDC's mask guidance is still too strict for the vaccinated, some experts say
They fear the Biden administration is jeopardizing vaccine trust with an overly cautious approach.
Vox • Dylan Matthews • April 30 • vox.com
How the US won the economic recovery
I looked for a country that got the economic response to Covid-19 right. I found the US.
Los Angeles Times • Elaine Woo • April 30 • latimes.com
Eli Broad, billionaire who poured wealth into reshaping L.A., dies at 87
Eli Broad, a billionaire philanthropist and art collector, played a central role in building such Los Angeles institutions as Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art before building his own museum, the Broad.
The New York Times • Jonathan Martin • April 30 • nytimes.com
Pro-Biden Group to Begin Ad Campaign Promoting His Agenda in Swing States
Building Back Together will highlight the president’s coronavirus response and his economic plan and will contrast his measured approach to his bombastic predecessor’s.
The Onion • Chad Nackers • April 30 • theonion.com
Democrats Throw Justice Breyer Surprise Retirement Party Hoping He’ll Just Go With It
WASHINGTON—Jumping out from hiding spots and popping champagne when the Supreme Court justice turned on the lights in his office, a group of Democratic Party leaders reportedly threw a surprise retirement party Friday for Stephen Breyer hoping that he would just go with it. “We’re sorry to see you go, but it’s really great to see someone going out on top,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), patting the 82-year-old jurist on the back and toasting the end of his long and storied career in an effort to force him into agreeing to retire from the nation’s highest court. “Some of the naysayer…
The New York Times • Nick Corasaniti, Reid J. Epstein • April 30 • nytimes.com
With Florida Bill, Republicans Continue Unrelenting Push to Restrict Voting
Republican lawmakers are marching ahead to overhaul voting systems in states where they control the government, frustrating Democrats and even some G.O.P. election officials. Next up: Texas.
The Washington Post • Greg Jaffe, Greg Miller • April 29 • washingtonpost.com
Ten years later, Obama and McRaven discuss the meaning of the mission to kill bin Laden
The president who ordered the raid into Pakistan and the retired admiral who commanded it met in Washington this week to reflect on the daring operation.
CNN • Priscilla Alvarez, CNN • April 29 • cnn.com
Number of children held in Border Patrol facilities drops 84% since peak last month
The number of unaccompanied migrant children held in jail-like conditions by US Customs and Border Protection dropped nearly 84% in the span of a month, according to a White House official, underscoring the significant progress made by the administration after reaching record high custody figures.
The 19th • Mariel Padilla • April 30 • 19thnews.org
Biden’s first 100 days: How diverse is the administration?
A look at the diversity of the people appointed by President Joe Biden, the number of women and the "firsts."
The Washington Post • Josh Dawsey • April 30 • washingtonpost.com
As he reemerges onto the public stage, Pence sticks to the same strategy he used by Trump’s side: Total fealty
During a swing through South Carolina, the former vice president praised Trump’s record and did not address how Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
CNN • Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business • April 30 • cnn.com
People are ready to have sex again: Condom sales are surging
Condom sales have been in a slump during the pandemic as people sheltered at home and put their sex life on hold. But now, as more Americans are getting vaccinated and Covid-19 safety restrictions are loosening, condom makers are no longer having trouble getting their sales up.
VICE • Ben Jacobs • April 30 • vice.com
The Fight for the GOP’s Post-Trump Future Starts This Weekend in Texas
A special election to fill the seat of a GOP congressman who died of COVID-19 is the first preview of the 2022 midterms.
The Atlantic • Kaitlyn Tiffany • April 30 • theatlantic.com
The Hot-Person Vaccine
The internet has decided that Pfizer is significantly cooler than Moderna—but why?