The New York Times • Shane Goldmacher • May 6 • nytimes.com
F.E.C. Asks Congress to Ban Prechecked Recurring Donation Boxes
The recommendation by the election commission came a month after a Times investigation showed that Donald J. Trump’s political operation had steered many unwitting supporters into repeated donations through the tactic.
The Washington Post • Sarah Ellison, Jonathan O'Connell, Josh Dawsey • May 5 • washingtonpost.com
Chris Ruddy and Newsmax went all-in on Trump. Now they might pay a price for it.
The conservative media entrepreneur became Trump’s most quotable friend. His cable channel became one of the biggest promoters of Trump’s election-fraud fantasies.
CNN • Daniel Dale, CNN • May 6 • cnn.com
Fact check: Elise Stefanik tried to get election overturned, promoted election lies
House Republicans are moving to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from a party leadership position over her vocal repudiation of former President Donald Trump's lies about the integrity of the 2020 election.
The Atlantic • Adam Serwer • May 6 • theatlantic.com
Liz Cheney Has Only Herself to Blame
The representative from Wyoming is taking a stand against an authoritarian streak in the Republican Party that she helped cultivate.
The New Yorker • Susan B. Glasser • May 6 • newyorker.com
Forced to Choose Between Trump’s “Big Lie” and Liz Cheney, the House G.O.P. Chooses the Lie
“Liz is a living reproach to all these cowards,” a friend of Cheney’s said, but the cowards have the votes.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution • J.D. Capelouto, Wilborn Nobles, Greg Bluestein • May 6 • ajc.com
BREAKING: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms won’t run for reelection
In a stunning announcement Thursday night, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told supporters that she will not run for reelection this year.
The Washington Post • Glenn Kessler • May 6 • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | Stefanik defends election falsehoods told on Jan. 6
On Jan. 6, the New York Republican made several false claims about the vote count in Georgia. She has no regrets.
The Hill • Mike Lillis and Scott Wong • May 6 • thehill.com
Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) remains safe as the minority leader. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) survived a recent censure vote at home. And few on Capitol Hill are going after the likes of Reps.
National Review • The Editors • May 5 • nationalreview.com
Liz Cheney Is Not the Problem
Her position in leadership may be untenable, but her obviously true statements should not be controversial.
The Washington Post • Peter Hermann • May 5 • washingtonpost.com
D.C. police officer who fought Capitol rioters pens letter to officials: ‘The time to fully recognize these Officers actions is NOW!’
Michael Fanone was dragged into a crowd, beaten unconscious and suffered a heart attack.
The New York Times • Dana Rubinstein, Emma G. Fitzsimmons • May 6 • nytimes.com
The Wealthy Lobbyist Behind Andrew Yang’s Campaign for Mayor
Andrew Yang’s relationship with Bradley Tusk, a tech investor, has raised concerns about conflicts of interest if he is elected.
The Washington Post • George Conway • May 6 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | What Trump has to fear from Rudy Giuliani
The raid of Giuliani’s apartment is bad news for the once esteemed lawyer — and for his former client, Donald Trump.
POLITICO • Natasha Korecki, Anita Kumar • May 6 • politico.com
The Biden White House slowly, glacially, returns to normal
Like countless other employers, the White House is grappling with how and when to resume to in-person work, as more and more Americans get vaccinated.
CNN • Ariane de Vogue, Manu Raju and Phil Mattingly, CNN • May 6 • cnn.com
Democrats wary of appearing to push Justice Breyer out despite their small window to replace him
Senior Democrats are treading carefully around Justice Stephen Breyer these days, worried that a progressive push to get him to retire could either anger him or come off as overtly political -- in either case potentially dashing their hopes of getting a young new liberal on the Supreme Court in his place.
The Washington Post • Matt Viser • May 6 • washingtonpost.com
Biden once asserted Republicans would have an ‘epiphany.’ Now he admits he doesn’t understand them.
The president predicted that his election would prompt a GOP “altar call” and party members would become more conciliatory. These days, he says the GOP is “further away” than he thought.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • May 6 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Elise Stefanik is a perfect leader of today’s GOP. Her own statements show why.
Stefanik is one of the most determined deceivers of voters in the House GOP caucus.
The Atlantic • Ronald Brownstein • May 6 • theatlantic.com
Bidenomics Really Is Something New
The president is willing to take on political fights that Obama and Clinton considered unwise, if not unwinnable. Will that strategy pay off?
The Washington Post • Paul Kane • May 5 • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | From Paul Ryan acolyte to Trump disciple: Elise Stefanik sets out to replace Liz Cheney in GOP leadership
Cheney, who has sharply criticized Trump’s election falsehoods and his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, is likely to be replaced by Stefanik as the No. 3 official in House GOP leadership.
The Dispatch • Steve Hayes • May 5 • thedispatch.com
Kevin McCarthy's GOP is Tired of Hearing the Truth
As Donald Trump continues to push election lies, the House's top Republican chastises those who push back.
Medium • Nicholas Wade • May 6 • nicholaswade.medium.com
Origin of Covid — Following the Clues
The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted lives the world over for more than a year. Its death toll will soon reach three million people. Yet the origin of pandemic remains uncertain: the political agendas…