The Atlantic • Ronald Brownstein • May 27 •
Democrats Are Running Out of Time
Voting-rights advocates are scared that the White House isn’t taking Republican threats to the ballot seriously enough.
POLITICO • Marc Caputo • May 27 •
How Trump got a Bush to bend the knee
‘Everyone always thought George P. would carry the family banner into the next generation, but I’m not sure anyone anticipated it happening like this,” said one top Republican.
The New York Times • Jim Tankersley • May 27 •
Biden to Propose $6 Trillion Budget to Boost Middle Class and Infrastructure
The president’s plans to invest in infrastructure, education, health care and more would push federal spending to its highest sustained levels since World War II.
The Washington Post • Margaret Sullivan • May 26 •
Perspective | Emily Wilder’s firing is a story of bad faith, not bad tweets. Newsrooms must do better.
The AP should have guided a young reporter through a crisis — not caved to a right-wing mob.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • May 27 •
Opinion | Can Democrats avoid the pitfalls of 2020? A new analysis offers striking answers.
A hard look at Democratic ad spending in 2020 and what can be learned from it.
The New York Times • William K. Rashbaum, Ben Protess, Kenneth P. Vogel, Nicole Hong • May 27 •
Prosecutors Investigating Whether Ukrainians Meddled in 2020 Election
The Brooklyn federal inquiry has examined whether former and current Ukrainian officials tried to interfere in the election, including funneling misleading information through Rudolph W. Giuliani.
CNN • Natasha Bertrand, CNN • May 27 •
First on CNN: Former DHS secretaries tell Senate to 'put politics aside' and support January 6 commission
A group of former Homeland Security secretaries who served in both Republican and Democratic administrations is calling on the Senate "to put politics aside" and create a 9/11-style commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, according to a joint statement provided first to CNN.
BuzzFeed News • Peter Aldhous • May 26 •
The Texas Winter Storm And Power Outages Killed Hundreds More People Than The State Says
A BuzzFeed News analysis shows the catastrophic failure of Texas’s power grid in February killed hundreds of medically vulnerable people.
Associated Press • Kat Stafford, James Laporta, Aaron Morrison • May 27 •
Deep-rooted racism, discrimination permeate US military
For Stephanie Davis, who grew up with little, the military was a path to the American dream, a realm where everyone would receive equal treatment. She joined the service in 1988 after finishing high school in Thomasville, Georgia, a small town said to be named for a soldier who fought in the War of 1812.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett, Nicholas Wu • May 27 •
Senate Republicans prepared to block Jan. 6 commission
“We’ve got to get to the bottom of this shit,” the normally amiable Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) said. “Jesus."
The New York Times • David Leonhardt • May 27 •
The Lab-Leak Theory
We have an explainer.
The Washington Post • Michelle Lee • May 27 •
‘This could have been me’
The six Asian American women killed in the Atlanta shootings represented a diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Yet their deaths hit home for so many AAPI women.
Intelligencer • Jonathan Chait • May 27 •
Ron DeSantis Forces Cruise Ships to Take Unvaccinated Passengers
Remember when denying wedding cakes to gay people was about freedom?
CNN • Andrew Kaczynski and Em Steck, CNN • May 27 •
Trump appointee on West Point Board spreads conspiracy that Biden is replacing White people of European ancestry
A Trump appointee serving on West Point's advisory board has repeatedly spread a conspiracy that the Biden administration is bringing in non-White immigrants as part of a "grand plan" to have them outnumber White Americans of European ancestry in the United States.
POLITICO • Ally Mutnick, James Arkin • May 27 •
Abby Finkenauer moves toward Iowa Senate run
The one-term congresswoman, who lost last November, is mulling a campaign for the seat held by GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley.
The Atlantic • Daniel Engber • May 26 •
If the Lab-Leak Theory Is Right, What’s Next?
We know enough to acknowledge that the scenario is possible, and we should therefore act as though it’s true.
MSNBC • Chris Geidner • May 27 •
Opinion | The Biden admin’s ultimately still choosing to protect Trump
DOJ could release the full Trump obstruction memo without a fight. Instead, they're keeping the facts shrouded in a move that ultimately shields Trump.
Mother Jones • David Corn • May 27 •
Emails tie top Trump exec Allen Weisselberg to yet another Trump scandal
These records show he was involved with the Trump inauguration committee now under investigation for major grifting.
The Cut • Molly Fischer • May 27 •
Eavesdropping on $5,000 Anti-Racist Dinner Parties
Two entrepreneurs have built a business dredging up white women’s shame.
The Bulwark • Olivia Troye • May 27 •
How the Trump Administration Twisted Coronavirus Intelligence - The Bulwark
Rather than use intelligence to inform the government's response to the pandemic, the Trump administration tried to bend the facts for political ends.