The Washington Post • Louisa Loveluck, John Hudson • May 29 •
Iran-backed militias turn to drone attacks, alarming U.S. forces in Iraq
An official with the U.S.-led military coalition said the drone threat has become the mission’s top concern.
The Washington Post • Amy Gardner • May 29 •
Texas Republicans finalize bill that would enact stiff new voting restrictions and make it easier to overturn election results
The expansive measure, likely to pass this weekend, would make it harder to vote by mail, ban drop boxes and empower partisan poll watchers.
WUSA • Nathan Baca (WUSA9) • May 28 •
MPD attorney: Department used tear gas on Lafayette Park protesters in June 2020
Attorney Richard Sobiecki explained for the first time why MPD used tear gas against protesters fleeing federal police, though he did not say what exactly was used.
The Wall Street Journal • May 28 •
The Tulsa Race Massacre | 100 Years Later
In 1921, a massacre destroyed a thriving segregated community. Today, Black Americans still struggle to recreate that same kind of prosperity. In this series, The Wall Street Journal explores the legacy of the Tulsa Race Massacre and its economic reverberations, piecing together a story of both resilience and loss.
The Washington Post • Paul Kane • May 28 •
Analysis | The death of independent minded John Warner is a reminder of how much today’s senators have ceded power to party leaders
Republican and Democratic leaders have taken tighter control of the reins over the past two decades.
POLITICO • Betsy Woodruff Swan, Lara Seligman, Andrew Desiderio, Nahal Toosi • May 29 •
U.S. monitoring Iranian warships that may be headed to Venezuela
Tehran's intent in sending the vessels in the direction of the Western Hemisphere remains a mystery, as does their cargo.
The Washington Post • Michael Kranish, Mike DeBonis, Jacqueline Alemany • May 28 •
Democrats grapple with the enemy within: What to do about the filibuster rule that could kill their agenda
After Republicans kill Jan. 6 commission, next targets could include voting rights bill that Democrats say is needed to ensure election integrity and protect democracy.
Associated Press • David Klepper • May 29 •
Defense for some Capitol rioters: election misinformation
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Falsehoods about the election helped bring insurrectionists to the Capitol on Jan. 6, and now some who are facing criminal charges for their actions during the riot hope their gullibility might save them or at least engender some sympathy.
The Washington Post • Matt Viser • May 28 •
Biden’s week is oddly . . . normal
The president released a budget, comforted a grieving family, prepared for a foreign trip and hit a couple swing states. Covid was largely absent.
Arizona Republic • EJ Montini • May 28 •
The way Sen. Kyrsten Sinema helped to kill the Jan. 6 commission
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema can't say she supports legislation vital to Americans but refuse to do what needs to be done to pass it.
Intelligencer • Jonathan Chait • May 28 •
McConnell to Trump: What’s a Little Insurrection Between Friends?
The most meager step to oppose Trump’s coup is now too much.
The Texas Tribune • Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune • May 29 •
President Joe Biden says Texas voting bill is “part of an assault on democracy”
Senate Bill 7, a Republican priority voting bill, would limit early voting hours, curtail local voting options and further clamp down on mail-in voting, among several other provisions.
The New Yorker • Jelani Cobb • May 29 •
The Republican Party, Racial Hypocrisy, and the 1619 Project
As the G.O.P. seeks to deny Americans knowledge of their own history, Nikole Hannah-Jones is denied tenure.
The Bulwark • William Kristol • May 28 •
Towards A Real Democratic Majority - The Bulwark
The headline from the new Quinnipiac poll is pretty straightforward: The Republican party remains Donald Trump’s party. No fewer than 84 percent of Republicans have a favorable opinion of Donald Trump. Two-thirds of Republicans want him to run for president. And most of the rest of the remaining third would prefer a Republican candidate who […]
The New York Times • Corina Knoll • May 29 •
‘What Do I Do Next?’: Orphaned by Covid, Two Teens Find Their Way
The virus took their mother. Now, as the city reopens, a brother and a sister are rebuilding their lives.
The Dispatch • Alec Dent • May 29 •
Recipes for Your Early Summer Harvest
How to make some of this season's hottest new dishes.
The New York Times • Jim Tankersley • May 28 •
Biden’s $6 Trillion Budget Aims for Path to Middle Class, Financed by the Rich
The president’s budget envisions a redistribution of wealth that will allow more Americans to enjoy prosperity, buoyed by investments in education, infrastructure and climate-related initiatives.
The Washington Post • Seung Min Kim • May 29 •
As a negotiator, Biden leaves GOP senators unsure how far he will go
Exactly what the president agreed to in an Oval Office meeting this month has become a key factor in the talks between GOP senators and the White House over a massive infrastructure package.
The Daily Beast • Tim Teeman • May 28 •
Keith McNally on Nearly Dying, Graydon Carter, Defending Woody Allen, and Saving His Restaurant Empire
Restaurant king Keith McNally tells Tim Teeman about fighting COVID, facing ruin, defending Woody Allen and Ghislaine Maxwell, his Graydon Carter feud, and D.C.’s Minetta Tavern.
The New York Times • Adam Nagourney • May 28 •
The Hollywood Bowl Is Now on Plan C: Filling All 18,000 Seats
With regulations changing by the week, the Bowl went from planning a modest reopening for sparse crowds to weighing vaccine requirements to planning to return at full capacity.