POLITICO • Zach Montellaro • May 24 • politico.com
They tried to overturn the 2020 election. Now they want to run the next one.
Trump supporters who back his claim that the 2020 vote was rigged are running to become the top election officials in key states.
The New York Times • Yuliya Parshina-Kottas, Anjali Singhvi, Audra D. S. Burch, Troy Griggs, Mika Gröndahl, Lingdong Huang, Tim Wallace, Jeremy White, Josh Williams • May 24 • nytimes.com
What the Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed
We created a 3D model of Greenwood, home of “Black Wall Street,” as it was before a white mob set it on fire 100 years ago.
The Washington Post • John Hudson • May 24 • washingtonpost.com
Key impeachment witness Gordon Sondland sues Mike Pompeo and U.S. for $1.8 million in legal fees
The suit alleges that Pompeo reneged on his promise that the State Department would cover Sondland’s legal fees after the witness delivered bombshell testimony accusing President Trump of a quid pro quo.
The Washington Post • Ashley Parker • May 23 • washingtonpost.com
Weightlifting, Gatorade, birthday calls: Inside Biden’s day
Biden’s typical day reveals a creature of habit, eager to escape the Washington bubble and determined to stay in touch with his family. Critics say it’s a light schedule.
The Washington Post • Shawn Boburg • May 24 • washingtonpost.com
Commerce Department security unit evolved into counterintelligence-like operation, Washington Post examination found
The obscure Investigations and Threat Management Service (ITMS) used tactics, including broad keyword searches on employee emails and scouring Americans’ social media for criticism of the census, to gather information on hundreds of people inside and outside the department, documents and interviews show.
POLITICO • Marc Caputo • May 24 • politico.com
Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy will not challenge Rubio for Senate
“We’ve had too many close losses in Florida," Murphy says in a statement.
The Uprising • Hunter Walker • May 24 • theuprising.info
Trump Jokes About ‘Rough’ Treatment Of Press By North Korean Guards
"Fortunately, these were North Korea guards."
POLITICO • Alex Thompson • May 24 • politico.com
The cult of Shor
The Atlantic • Anne Applebaum • May 24 • theatlantic.com
If Belarus Gets Away With It, Other Dictators Will Follow
Autocrats around the world may have a new tool at their disposal.
The New York Times • Jonathan Martin • May 24 • nytimes.com
Why Arkansas Is a Test Case for a Post-Trump Republican Party
Sarah Huckabee Sanders seems likely to bring the Trump brand to Arkansas politics in a big way. But the state is a testing ground for different possible futures for the party.
The Atlantic • Luke Savage • May 24 • theatlantic.com
If Democracy Is Dying, Why Are Democrats So Complacent?
Democrats are unwilling to match their language of urgency with a strategy even remotely proportional to it.
POLITICO • Theodoric Meyer • May 24 • politico.com
Washington's UFO lobbyist is having a moment
Brownstein Hyatt adds Mark Warren — Bennett's business assets partially frozen
POLITICO • Nektaria Stamouli, David M. Herszenhorn • May 24 • politico.eu
Aboard the ‘hijacked’ plane to Minsk
Passengers recount being alarmed by announcement of an emergency landing, but one man was terrified.
The Washington Post • Michael Birnbaum, Isabelle Khurshudyan • May 24 • washingtonpost.com
Europe moves to isolate Belarus after Minsk forces airliner to land and detains dissident
The Atlantic • Matti Friedman • May 24 • theatlantic.com
The Americanization of the Israeli-Palestinian Debate
Israel, like America, is deeply messed up. But it’s messed up in completely different ways.
The Washington Post • John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz, Eugene Scott • May 24 • washingtonpost.com
Live updates: Biden announces more hurricane preparation funding; Harris to press case on infrastructure
The White House continues to face resistance from Senate Republicans over its plan to overhaul the nation's infrastructure. Biden has said he wants to see progress by Memorial Day.
The Texas Tribune • Madison Dong, The Texas Tribune, Chris Essig, Alexa Ura • May 23 • texastribune.org
Polling places for urban voters of color would be cut under Texas Senate's version of voting bill being negotiated with House
Voters in some urban, Democratic areas of Harris and Tarrant counties would see a drastic drop in polling places under the Senate version of Senate Bill 7, a Texas Tribune analysis shows.
The Wall Street Journal • Jeremy Page, Betsy McKay, Drew Hinshaw • May 24 • wsj.com
The Wuhan Lab Leak Question: A Disused Chinese Mine Takes Center Stage
That Covid escaped from a lab isn’t the predominant hypothesis for the pandemic’s origins, yet prominent scientists are calling for a deeper probe and clearer answers from Beijing.
The Atlantic • Peter Nicholas • May 24 • theatlantic.com
Why Mitt Romney’s Family Plan Fizzled So Fast
President Joe Biden’s chief of staff called the Republican senator’s plan “encouraging.” So why does it seem to be dead on arrival?
POLITICO • Betsy Woodruff Swan, Daniel Lippman • May 24 • politico.com
Mike Pompeo plans trip to Israel
The former secretary of State is going to a Mossad retirement party. He could overlap with the current officeholder, Antony Blinken, who is en route now.