The Wall Street Journal • Emily Glazer, Khadeeja Safdar • May 9 •
Melinda Gates Was Meeting With Divorce Lawyers Since 2019 to End Marriage With Bill Gates
Melinda Gates had discussions with divorce lawyers in October 2019 around when Bill Gates’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein became public.
CNN • Opinion by Rene Marsh, CNN • May 9 •
René Marsh: This Mother's Day, join the fight against pediatric cancer
It's been 25 days since my son Blake died in my arms after battling brain cancer for nearly a year and a half, writes René Marsh. Every day — and especially today — I mourn the daily joys of being Blake's mom that pediatric brain cancer stole.
Телеканал Дождь • Телеканал Дождь • May 9 •
Бывший главврач омской больницы, куда доставили Навального, пропал в лесу
В лесах Омской области пропал министр здравоохранения региона Александр Мураховский, сообщают местные издания «Омск здесь» и «Коммерческие вести».
The New York Times • Eric Lipton • May 9 •
As Scrutiny of Cryptocurrency Grows, the Industry Turns to K Street
Companies behind digital currencies are rushing to hire well-connected lobbyists, lawyers and consultants as the battle over how to regulate them intensifies.
The Washington Post • E.J. Dionne • May 9 •
Opinion | Tory lessons for Republicans
A Trumpist Republican Party that had taken the pandemic more seriously and delivered tangible benefits to working-class supporters might not be in such a hole today.
The Washington Post • Kathy Kiely • May 7 •
Perspective | Dictators crush dissent. Then they hire these U.S. firms to clean up their images.
Representing countries with bad records on press freedom is big business.
The Washington Post • Emma Brown, Aaron Davis, Jon Swaine, Josh Dawsey • May 9 •
How an obscure Texas security company helped convince Americans the 2020 election was stolen from Trump
Russell J. Ramsland Jr. has sold everything from Tex-Mex food to a light-therapy technology. Starting two years ago, he helped sell the notion that votes in U.S. elections were being manipulated.
Washington Monthly • David Atkins • May 8 •
What Happens When Republicans Simply Refuse to Certify Democratic Wins? | Washington Monthly
What will the institutions of liberal democracy do when Republican officials simply refuse to concede Democratic victories? The question isn't as far-fetched as it may seem, and the reckoning may be coming far sooner than most expect. The entire left-leaning political world has spent the mo ...
Business Insider • C. Ryan Barber • May 8 •
FBI director Chris Wray barely survived the Trump era. Now he's working with Biden's attorney general taking on domestic terrorism and probing Trump …
Trump nearly fired Wray. In the Biden era, the FBI is probing Trump allies, pursuing insurrectionists, and confronting problematic police departments.
New York Daily News • Harry Siegel • May 8 •
The fixer is in: What Bradley Tusk sees in Andrew Yang, and in the future of politics
Maybe it says something about the limits of Bradley Tusk’s argument that the old political gatekeepers (newspaper columnists very much included) are basically dead wood just one good whack or gust from collapsing that he spent an hour on the phone Thursday making that case to this columnist. Or maybe not.
The New York Times • Katie Glueck • May 9 •
‘No Doubt in My Mind’: Scott Stringer’s Accuser Details Harassment Claims
Jean Kim said in an interview that Mr. Stringer, a Democratic candidate for mayor, had abused a position of power to make unwanted advances. He has denied her allegations.
The Washington Post • Dan Diamond, Tyler Pager • May 9 •
‘Where is the plan?’: Biden pressed on global vaccine strategy
Critics say the administration has taken a piecemeal approach to the worsening international crisis, when a far-reaching plan is needed.
The Atlantic • Uri Friedman • May 9 •
COVID-19 Lays Bare the Price of Populism
A raging outbreak in Brazil threatens gains against the virus.
The Washington Post • Ellen L. Weintraub • May 9 •
Opinion | Close this FEC loophole that killed the case over Trump’s payment to Stormy Daniels
Republicans' actions will in all likelihood prevent any court from reviewing the issue. Surely that's not what Congress intended.
The Washington Post • Laura Vozzella • May 9 •
GOP begins vote-counting in Virginia statewide races, after a morning of delays
Counting ballots from Saturday’s convention was delayed for hours after campaigns discover hotel housekeeper entered the room where ballots were stored to set up drinks.
The Philadelphia Inquirer • The Inquirer Editorial Board • May 9 •
Larry Krasner deserves a second term as Philly district attorney | Endorsement
The Editorial Board was surprised and disappointed by Carlos Vega's lack of new policy ideas.
The Atlantic • Tom Nichols • May 8 •
I Want My Mutually Assured Destruction
How 1980s MTV helped my students understand the Cold War
The New York Times • Steven Erlanger, David E. Sanger • May 9 •
U.S. and Iran Want to Restore the Nuclear Deal. They Disagree Deeply on What That Means.
After five weeks of diplomatic shadow boxing, it is clear that the old agreement no longer works for Tehran or Washington, except as a steppingstone.
The Philadelphia Inquirer • Will Bunch • May 9 •
Police robbed these Black men of their lives, too, but we’re not talking about this | Will Bunch
Scores of Black men have spent decades in prison for crimes they didn't commit, due to racist policing practices. We must find and free more of them.
The Washington Post • Ben Terris • May 8 •
She’s chasing a Washington dream. He’s the Night Mayor.
Symone Sanders works for Vice President Harris. Her fiance, Shawn Townsend, works for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. Meet the young power couple trying to shape Washington’s new normal.