The Washington Post • Josh Dawsey, Sarah Ellison • May 20 • washingtonpost.com
Chris Cuomo took part in strategy calls advising his brother, the New York governor, on how to respond to sexual harassment allegations
In a statement, CNN acknowledged that the anchor engaged in conversations with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his staff, saying that his participation was “inappropriate” and that he will not take part in such discussions in the future.
CNN • Jeremy Herb and Jessica Schneider, CNN • May 20 • cnn.com
Trump administration secretly obtained CNN reporter's phone and email records
The Trump administration secretly sought and obtained the 2017 phone and email records of a CNN correspondent, the latest instance where federal prosecutors have taken aggressive steps targeting journalists in leak investigations.
SFGATE • Eric Ting • May 20 • sfgate.com
'I was just canceled': An interview with Emily Wilder
Wilder was fired from the AP and told she violated their social media policy.
The Washington Post • Amy Gardner, Rosalind Helderman • May 19 • washingtonpost.com
Inspired by Arizona recount, Trump loyalists push to revisit election results in communities around the country
The ramifications of former president Donald Trump’s ceaseless attacks on the 2020 election are increasingly visible throughout the country, as voters demand new reviews of the 2020 contest.
The New York Times • David Leonhardt • May 20 • nytimes.com
The Myth of Labor Shortages
Is the U.S. suffering from a labor shortage? If so, capitalism has an answer.
POLITICO • Daniel Lippman • May 20 • politico.com
Inside Trump’s push to oust his own FBI chief
The former president repeatedly asked his aides to fire Christopher Wray, including in an explosive encounter in April of last year.
The Washington Post • Jeremy Barr • May 20 • washingtonpost.com
The Associated Press terminates new staffer amid uproar over tweets about Israel and Palestinians, sparking backlash
Emily Wilder’s history of politically-charged tweets was aired by the Stanford College Republicans after she got her new job.
Reuters • Reuters • May 20 • reuters.com
Blinken confirms the U.S. does not want to buy Greenland after Trump proposal
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday confirmed that the United States does not seek to buy Greenland, after then-President Donald Trump had proposed buying the island, sparking diplomatic fallout.
The Atlantic • Peter Wehner • May 20 • theatlantic.com
Trump Is Marching Down the Road to Political Violence
The Republican Party must counteract lies rather than indulge them.
The Washington Post • Felicia Sonmez, Josh Dawsey, Jacqueline Alemany • May 20 • washingtonpost.com
Several Republicans who oppose Jan. 6 commission are potential witnesses about Trump’s conduct that day
Their testimony could answer questions about former president Donald Trump’s state of mind that day, how responsive he was to pleas for help and whether he blocked or delayed his administration’s response.
CNN • Oliver Darcy, CNN Business • May 20 • cnn.com
CNN says it was 'inappropriate' for Chris Cuomo to participate in strategy sessions advising brother on sexual harassment allegations
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo advised his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on how to respond to sexual harassment allegations — a breach of traditional journalistic ethics that the news network described as "inappropriate."
The Atlantic • Paul E. Pelletier • May 19 • theatlantic.com
How to Actually Prosecute the Financial Crimes of the Very Rich
I quit the DOJ because I no longer wanted to participate in a system this permissive.
POLITICO • Andrew Desiderio • May 20 • politico.com
Democrats struggle to influence Biden’s foreign policy — in the Mideast and beyond
The president’s latest global moves have frustrated progressives and moderates alike, from the Israel-Palestine conflict to a Russian gas pipeline.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett • May 20 • politico.com
Gillibrand climbs back after a tough 2020
“I definitely want to run for president again,” Gillibrand told POLITICO during an interview in her Capitol office.
The Washington Post • Perry Bacon • May 20 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | American democracy is in even worse shape than you think
We have four huge problems. I don’t see solutions to any of them.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • May 20 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Republicans offer a vile new excuse for opposing a Jan. 6 commission
Republicans cannot allow an honest accounting of what their party is currently becoming.
Foreign Policy • Robbie Gramer, Jack Detsch • May 19 • foreignpolicy.com
Inside Washington’s Fight to Save Afghans Who Saved Americans
Afghan interpreters were promised U.S. visas. Now, red tape may cost them their lives.
Associated Press • Dake Kang • May 20 • apnews.com
Chinese authorities order video denials by Uyghurs of abuses
URUMQI, China (AP) — China has highlighted an unlikely series of videos this year in which Uyghur men and women deny U.S. charges that Beijing is committing human rights violations against their ethnic group.
CNN • Ivana Kottasová, CNN • May 19 • cnn.com
World's largest iceberg breaks off from Antarctica
The world's largest iceberg has calved from Antarctica over the past few days, a giant floating piece of ice close to 80 times the size of Manhattan.
The Daily Poster • Andrew Perez • May 20 • dailyposter.com
Koch Funded Eviction Push While Buying Real Estate Stakes
Billionaire Charles Koch has bankrolled the campaign to end eviction bans while his company has been investing in real estate.