Axios • Jonathan Swan, Zachary Basu • May 16 • axios.com
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 Washington Post • Harrison Smith • May 17 • washingtonpost.com
David Larimer, versatile Washington Post editor, dies at 47
He oversaw breaking news on the sports desk and was hailed as “a balm” to colleagues.
The New York Times • Ben Smith • May 16 • nytimes.com
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.
The Washington Post • Rosalind Helderman • May 17 • washingtonpost.com
‘Our democracy is imperiled’: Maricopa County officials decry 2020 recount as a sham and call on Arizona Republicans to end the process
The GOP-dominated county board said Monday that the audit commissioned by state Republicans is promoting falsehoods and defaming public servants.
The Washington Post • Jacqueline Alemany • May 17 • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | Power Up: Biden administration approves $735 million weapons sale to Israel, raising red flags for some House Democrats
The proposed arms sale comes in the midst of intense fighting in the Gaza Strip.
CNN • Katie Bo Williams, Jeremy Herb and Natasha Bertrand, CNN • May 17 • cnn.com
US investigates second suspected case of mystery 'syndrome' near White House
Two White House officials were struck by a mysterious illness late last year -- including one who was passing through a gate onto the property -- newly revealed details that come as investigators are still struggling to determine who or what is behind these strange incidents.
The New York Times • J. David Goodman, Alexandra Alter, Rachel Abrams, Luis Ferré-Sadurní • May 17 • nytimes.com
Cuomo Set to Receive $5.1 Million from Pandemic Book Deal
The New York governor reported earning $3.1 million last year from his leadership memoir, with additional payments coming in the next two years.
Crooked Media • May 17 • crooked.com
My Life After COVID | Crooked Media
This is a story about a form of post COVID syndrome, and what I learned when I finally sought an explanation for my symptoms.
Medium • Donald G. McNeil Jr. • May 17 • donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com
How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Lab-Leak Theory*
In early spring 2020, I reported an article for The New York Times on which I put the tentative headline: “New Coronavirus Is ‘Clearly Not…
CNN • Daniel Dale, CNN • May 17 • cnn.com
Fact check: Crenshaw tries to whitewash Republican brief supporting lawsuit that sought to overturn election
Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw tried Sunday to downplay his December decision to sign on to a legal brief in support of the Texas lawsuit that sought to get the Supreme Court to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
The New York Times • Adam Liptak • May 17 • nytimes.com
Why Justice Breyer May Resist Calls for His Retirement
In a recent speech on “the peril of politics,” Justice Stephen G. Breyer said judges must renounce loyalty to “the political party that helped to secure their appointment.”
POLITICO • Burgess Everett, Marianne LeVine • May 17 • politico.com
Republicans not sold on bipartisan Jan. 6 commission
Senate Republicans are capable of killing the House deal on the Jan. 6 commission, or at least demanding changes.
The Hugh Hewitt Show • Hugh Hewitt • May 14 • hughhewitt.com
Congresswoman Liz Cheney On The Attack On Israel And The Divide Within The GOP - The Hugh Hewitt Show
Congresswoman Liz Cheney joined me this morning:
Associated Press • Ellen Knickmeyer, Matthew Lee • May 17 • apnews.com
Blinken hasn't seen any evidence on AP Gaza building strike
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday he has asked Israel for any evidence of Hamas operating in a Gaza building housing news bureaus that was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike over the weekend, but hasn't seen any.
The New York Times • Kenneth P. Vogel, Annie Karni • May 17 • nytimes.com
Biden Is Developing a Pardon Process With a Focus on Racial Justice
As a senator, he backed legislation that led to mass incarceration and long drug sentences. Now his administration is signaling that he could use clemency to address inequities.
CNN • Brian Stelter, CNN Business • May 17 • cnn.com
AT&T spins off WarnerMedia, combines it with Discovery
The streaming TV race is about to get even more competitive.
The Atlantic • Edward-Isaac Dovere • May 17 • theatlantic.com
Kamala Harris’s Impossible Vice Presidency
Everyone expects Harris to run for president again one day, but her job requires her to avoid even the appearance of preparing for her political future.
The Philadelphia Inquirer • Jacob Adelman • May 17 • inquirer.com
Philly came closer to being selected for Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ than previously known, new book reveals
Philadelphia’s fortunes suffered from Amazon’s shifting outlook at home ... and possibly an executive’s fandom for the Eagles’ football rivals in New York.
FiveThirtyEight • Geoffrey Skelley • May 17 • fivethirtyeight.com
How The Republican Push To Restrict Voting Could Affect Our Elections
In the aftermath of the 2020 election, Republican lawmakers have pushed new voting restrictions in nearly every state. From making it harder to cast ballots ear…
The New York Times • Jack Nicas, Raymond Zhong, Daisuke Wakabayashi • May 17 • nytimes.com
Censorship, Surveillance and Profits: A Hard Bargain for Apple in China
Apple built the world’s most valuable business on top of China. Now it has to answer to the Chinese government.