The Washington Post • Devlin Barrett • May 7 •
Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Post reporters’ phone records
The action grew out of a leak investigation surrounding reporting on Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
The New York Times • Adam Goldman, Mark Mazzetti • May 13 •
Activists and Ex-Spy Said to Have Plotted to Discredit Trump ‘Enemies’ in Government
The campaign included planned operations against President Trump’s national security at the time, H.R. McMaster, and F.B.I. employees, according to documents and interviews.
The Washington Post • Liz Cheney • May 5 •
Opinion | Liz Cheney: The GOP is at a turning point. History is watching us.
Republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the Constitution.
The Washington Post • Josh Dawsey, Sarah Ellison • May 20 •
Chris Cuomo took part in strategy calls advising his brother, the New York governor, on how to respond to sexual harassment allegations
In a statement, CNN acknowledged that the anchor engaged in conversations with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his staff, saying that his participation was “inappropriate” and that he will not take part in such discussions in the future.
The Washington Post • Shayna Jacobs, David Fahrenthold • May 25 •
Prosecutor in Trump criminal probe convenes grand jury to hear evidence, weigh potential charges
The move by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. suggests his investigation of the former president’s business has entered an advanced stage after more than two years.
The New York Times • Yuliya Parshina-Kottas, Anjali Singhvi, Audra D. S. Burch, Troy Griggs, Mika Gröndahl, Lingdong Huang, Tim Wallace, Jeremy White, Josh Williams • May 24 •
What the Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed
We created a 3D model of Greenwood, home of “Black Wall Street,” as it was before a white mob set it on fire 100 years ago.
Axios • Jonathan Swan, Zachary Basu • May 16 •
Off the rails: Trump’s failed 11th-hour military withdrawal campaign
A behind-the-scenes look at former President Trump’s unprecedented clash with the Pentagon.
The New York Times • David Leonhardt • May 11 •
A Misleading C.D.C. Number
We have a special edition of the newsletter on a misleading C.D.C. statistic.
National Review • Charles C. W. Cooke • May 13 •
Rebekah Jones, the COVID Whistleblower Who Wasn’t
The former dashboard manager alleges a vast data conspiracy in Florida; not a word of it is true.
The Washington Post • Paul Farhi • May 11 •
Sally Buzbee of the Associated Press named executive editor of The Washington Post, the first woman to lead the newsroom
The veteran journalist has led the news service since 2017, serving as Washington bureau chief before that. She succeeds Martin Baron, who retired in February.
CNN • Em Steck and Andrew Kaczynski, CNN • May 14 •
Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office during 2019 Capitol Hill visit
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon. The incident, first reported by The Washington Post, was just the latest of several hostile confrontations the Georgia congresswoman has had with her Democratic colleagues, but her interactions with the New York Democrat predate Greene's election to Congress in 2020.
The Washington Post • Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, Dan Lamothe • May 8 •
Liz Cheney’s months-long effort to turn Republicans from Trump threatens her reelection and ambitions. She says it’s only beginning.
The party’s third-highest leader has engaged in a raging months-long dispute with other House Republicans, likely to end in her dismissal from her leadership post.
Associated Press • Fares Akram • May 15 •
Israel strike in Gaza destroys building with AP, other media
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by the military to silence reporting from the territory amid its battle with the militant group Hamas.
The Atlantic • Emma Green • May 4 •
The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown
Progressive communities have been home to some of the fiercest battles over COVID-19 policies, and some liberal policy makers have left scientific evidence behind.
The New York Times • Ben Smith • May 16 •
I’ll Take ‘White Supremacist Hand Gestures’ for $1,000
How hundreds of “Jeopardy!” contestants talked themselves into a baseless conspiracy theory — and won’t be talked out of it.
CNN • Jeremy Herb and Jessica Schneider, CNN • May 20 •
Trump administration secretly obtained CNN reporter's phone and email records
The Trump administration secretly sought and obtained the 2017 phone and email records of a CNN correspondent, the latest instance where federal prosecutors have taken aggressive steps targeting journalists in leak investigations.
SFGATE • Eric Ting • May 20 •
'I was just canceled': An interview with Emily Wilder
Wilder was fired from the AP and told she violated their social media policy.
The New York Times • Michael D. Shear, Katie Rogers, Annie Karni • May 14 •
Beneath Joe Biden’s Folksy Demeanor, a Short Fuse and an Obsession With Details
As Mr. Biden settles into the office he has chased for more than three decades, aides say he demands hours of debate from scores of policy experts.
Mother Jones • Ari Berman • May 13 •
Leaked video: Dark money group brags about writing GOP voter suppression bills across the country
“We did it quickly and we did it quietly,” said the executive director of Heritage Action.
The Washington Post • Margaret Sullivan • May 2 •
Perspective | The politicians who tried to overturn an election — and the local news team that won’t let anyone forget it
While Sunday shows keep booking the lawmakers who undermined democracy, one public radio station set out to keep that fact in the foreground.