The Atlantic • Emma Green • May 4 • theatlantic.com
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 • Michael M. Grynbaum • May 4 • nytimes.com
Yamiche Alcindor Is Named Host of ‘Washington Week’ on PBS
She succeeds Robert Costa at a program best known as the longtime home of the anchor Gwen Ifill.
Axios • Kadia Goba • May 4 • axios.com
Kevin McCarthy caught on hot mic bad-mouthing Liz Cheney
"I think she's got real problems," McCarthy said.
The New York Times • Elaina Plott • May 4 • nytimes.com
The G.O.P. Won It All in Texas. Then It Turned on Itself.
The Republican Party trounced the Democrats at every level in Texas in November, only to see its politicians turn on one another over the pandemic and voter-fraud conspiracy theories.
The Intercept • Ryan Grim, Rose Adams • May 4 • theintercept.com
Claims by Scott Stringer Accuser Unravel as Progressives Flee New York Mayoral Candidate
New details about Jean Kim’s role on Stringer’s 2001 campaign and her relationship to the candidate paint a very different portrait of the power dynamic at play.
The New York Times • Maggie Haberman, Ben Protess • May 4 • nytimes.com
Giuliani’s Legal Bills Are Growing. His Allies Want Trump to Pay Them.
As Rudolph Giuliani faces an escalating federal investigation and defamation suits, his advisers believe he should benefit from a $250 million Trump campaign war chest.
The New York Times • Michael S. Schmidt • May 4 • nytimes.com
Judge Says Barr Misled on How His Justice Dept. Viewed Trump’s Actions
Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in a ruling that the misleading statements were similar to others that William P. Barr, the former attorney general, had made about the Mueller investigation.
POLITICO • Josh Gerstein • May 4 • politico.com
Judge orders release of DOJ memo justifying not prosecuting Trump
U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson blasts former Attorney General William Barr's spin on the Mueller report as "disingenuous."
Intelligencer • Jonathan Chait • May 4 • nymag.com
Republicans Are Purging Liz Cheney for Opposing Trump’s Insurrection
The anti-Trump revolt ended, and now the Trumpists are shooting the prisoners.
Wallace House • Joey Mastro • May 4 • wallacehouse.umich.edu
Announcing the 2021 Livingston Award Finalists
Wallace House and the University of Michigan announced today the 2021 finalists in local, national and international reporting.
Intelligencer • David Zweig • May 4 • nymag.com
Experts: CDC’s Summer-Camp Rules Are ‘Cruel’ and ‘Irrational’
“The CDC’s recommendations are, frankly, senseless. Children cannot be running around outside in 90-degree weather in a mask. Period.”
The Intercept • Ken Klippenstein, Ryan Grim • May 4 • theintercept.com
DOJ Threatened MIT Researchers With Subpoena in Collaboration With Bolivian Coup Regime
Emails to the analysts show the Trump administration’s complicity with a Bolivian criminal investigation.
POLITICO • Charles Sykes • May 4 • politico.com
Opinion | Paul Ryan, It’s Time for You to Stand Up to Fox
An open letter to a member of Rupert Murdoch’s board of directors.
CNN • Katelyn Polantz, CNN • May 4 • cnn.com
Secret William Barr memo saying not to charge Trump must be released, judge says
A federal judge this week rejected the Justice Department's attempts to keep secret a departmental opinion to not charge former President Donald Trump with obstruction at the end of the Mueller investigation, calling the administration's lawyers "disingenuous."
The New York Times • Nate Cohn • May 4 • nytimes.com
Why Rising Diversity Might Not Help Democrats as Much as They Hope
Voters of color make up an increasing percentage of the United States electorate, but that trend isn’t hurting Republicans as much as conservatives fear.
The Wall Street Journal • The Editorial Board • May 4 • wsj.com
Purging Liz Cheney
GOP leaders shouldn’t have to lie about 2020 to keep their job.
CNN • Jamie Gangel and Michael Warren, CNN • May 3 • cnn.com
Cheney: What Trump did 'is a line that cannot be crossed'
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, said on Monday her party cannot accept the "poison" of the idea that the 2020 election was stolen and should not "whitewash" the January 6 Capitol riot -- and Donald Trump's role in fomenting it.
The Washington Post • Aaron Blake • May 4 • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | The worst coronavirus predictions
We're about a year from some of the biggest ones.
The New York Times • Michael Gold • May 4 • nytimes.com
Amid a Rival’s Crisis, Kathryn Garcia Makes a Push
A sexual harassment allegation against Scott Stringer may open a lane in the New York City mayor’s race for Ms. Garcia, a former sanitation commissioner.
The Dispatch • Declan Garvey • May 4 • thedispatch.com
‘How Is That Conservative?’
Most Republicans agree ‘cancel culture’ is a problem. They disagree on whether or not it’s a problem government can solve.