The New York Times • Adam Goldman, Mark Mazzetti • May 13 • nytimes.com
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.
National Review • Charles C. W. Cooke • May 13 • nationalreview.com
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 • Marianna Sotomayor • May 12 • washingtonpost.com
Rep. Greene aggressively confronts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, causing New York congresswoman to raise security concerns
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) followed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) off the House floor and accused her of supporting “terrorists and antifa.”
Mother Jones • Ari Berman • May 13 • motherjones.com
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.
Bloomberg • William Turton, Michael Riley, Jennifer Jacobs • May 13 • bloomberg.com
Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5 Million in Ransom
Colonial Pipeline Co. paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday, contradicting reports earlier this week that the company had no intention of paying an extortion fee to help restore the country’s largest fuel pipeline, according to two people familiar with the transaction.The company paid the hefty ransom in untraceable cryptocurrency within hours after the attack, underscoring the immense pressure faced by the Georgia-based operator to get gasoline and jet fuel flowing again
The Atlantic • McKay Coppins • May 13 • theatlantic.com
Is Brett Kavanaugh Out for Revenge?
Three years after his polarizing confirmation hearings, the Supreme Court’s 114th justice remains a mystery.
Intelligencer • David Freedlander • May 13 • nymag.com
Andrew Yang’s Rivals Accuse Him of Cheating … on a Pop Quiz
Hours before the first mayoral debate, campaigns sling mud over the Times test he aced and they didn’t.
Intelligencer • Sarah Jones • May 13 • nymag.com
‘It Hurts My Heart When I Have to Say, You Got to Speed Up’
An Amazon dispatcher on her job surveilling your delivery driver.
The Washington Post • Matt Zapotosky • May 13 • washingtonpost.com
Gaetz associate signals he will plead guilty in federal case, a worrisome development for the congressman
On Thursday, a federal court in Orlando scheduled a “change of plea hearing” in Joel Greenberg’s case, indicating he has reached such a deal with prosecutors.
Mountain State Spotlight • Lucas Manfield • May 13 • mountainstatespotlight.org
Amid opioid epidemic, drug executives made fun of West Virginians
At the height of West Virginia’s opioid epidemic, executives at AmerisourceBergen exchanged emails making light of the crisis.
Associated Press • Michael Kunzelman • May 13 • apnews.com
Company: Ex-Trump lawyer raiding nonprofit for personal use
Former Trump attorney and self-proclaimed “Kraken releaser” Sidney Powell has told prospective donors that her group, Defending the Republic, is a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S.
The New York Times • Refaat Alareer • May 13 • nytimes.com
Opinion | My Child Asks, ‘Can Israel Destroy Our Building if the Power Is Out?’
Being a good parent in Gaza means developing a knack for what Israel’s drones and F-16’s will do next.
BuzzFeed News • Katherine Miller • May 13 • buzzfeednews.com
The Eerie And Unsolved Case Of The Jan. 6 Pipe Bombs At The RNC And DNC
“It was shocking when it was an actual bomb.”
The New York Times • Ezra Klein • May 13 • nytimes.com
Opinion | Even if You Think Discussing Aliens Is Ridiculous, Just Hear Me Out
How would contact with U.F.O.s and other civilizations change ours?
Political Kiwi • May 12 • politicalkiwi.wordpress.com
Civil Unrest in Kenosha Likely Helped Donald Trump
Introduction The 2020 Presidential Election was one for the history books. A deadly pandemic, a uniquely unpopular President and mass protests stemming from the Black Lives Matter movement all culm…
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • May 13 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | The great Trump whitewash is underway. Kevin McCarthy’s big lie confirms it.
A massive GOP deception campaign is proceeding on multiple fronts. We can't let it succeed.
The Daily Beast • Molly Jong-Fast • May 13 • thedailybeast.com
MAGA Moron Mo Brooks Proves Alabama Isn’t Sending Its Best
The House stooge running for the Senate, now with Trump’s enthusiastic endorsement, isn’t dog-whistling so much as plain old whistling.
POLITICO • Natasha Korecki, Christopher Cadelago • May 13 • politico.com
‘It’s a risky strategy’: Progressives bristle over Biden on talks with GOP
Influential leaders on the left fear the president is squandering precious time and political capital in his attempt at bipartisanship.
The New York Times • Jan Hoffman • May 13 • nytimes.com
Many Unvaccinated Latinos in the U.S. Want the Shot, New Survey Finds
Issues of access and fears of employment and immigration consequences have kept their Covid vaccination rates low, the findings suggest.
Intelligencer • Jonathan Chait • May 13 • nymag.com
Spies Somehow Failed to Get Trump Officials to Call Him Stupid on Hidden Camera
Imagine being unable to get somebody to volunteer the most common opinion in America.