ProPublica • June 8 • propublica.org
The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax
ProPublica has obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth — sometimes, even nothing.
The New York Times • Katie Benner, Nicholas Fandos, Michael S. Schmidt, Adam Goldman • June 10 • nytimes.com
Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress
The Justice Department seized records from Apple for metadata of House Intelligence Committee members, their aides and family members.
The New York Times • Katie Benner • June 5 • nytimes.com
Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims
Emails show the increasingly urgent efforts by President Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results.
The New York Times • Charlie Savage, Katie Benner • June 2 • nytimes.com
Trump Administration Secretly Seized Phone Records of Times Reporters
The admission by the Biden Justice Department followed similar recent disclosures to The Washington Post and CNN.
National Review • Charles C. W. Cooke • June 3 • nationalreview.com
Maggie Haberman Is Right
Donald Trump really does believe that he, along with two former GOP senators, will be ‘reinstated’ to office this summer.
The New York Times • Nick Corasaniti, Reid J. Epstein • June 19 • nytimes.com
She Was a Black Election Official in Georgia. Then Came New G.O.P. Rules.
In Georgia, Republicans are removing Democrats of color from local boards. In Arkansas, they have stripped election control from county authorities. And they are expanding their election power in many other states.
The New York Times • Shane Goldmacher • June 26 • nytimes.com
How Deceptive Campaign Fund-Raising Ensnares Older People
Older Americans, a critical source of political donations, often fall victim to aggressive and misleading digital practices. A broad Times analysis points to the scope of the problem.
The Atlantic • Jonathan D. Karl • June 27 • theatlantic.com
William Barr Speaks
In the final months of the administration, the doggedly loyal attorney general finally had enough.
The New York Times • Charlie Savage, Katie Benner • June 4 • nytimes.com
U.S. Waged Secret Legal Battle to Obtain Emails of 4 Times Reporters
The push began in the Trump administration and continued under President Biden, and the Justice Department obtained a gag order to keep it from public view.
The New York Times • Mark Mazzetti, Adam Goldman • June 25 • nytimes.com
They Seemed Like Democratic Activists. They Were Secretly Conservative Spies.
Operatives infiltrated progressive groups across the West to try to manipulate politics and reshape the national electoral map. They targeted moderate Republicans, too — anyone seen as threats to hard-line conservatives.
The New York Times • Michael Powell • June 6 • nytimes.com
Once a Bastion of Free Speech, the A.C.L.U. Faces an Identity Crisis
An organization that has defended the First Amendment rights of Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan is split by an internal debate over whether supporting progressive causes is more important.
The New York Times • Mark Mazzetti, Julian E. Barnes, Michael LaForgia • June 22 • nytimes.com
Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.
The training, approved by the State Department, underscores the perils of military partnerships with repressive governments.
The New York Times • Katie Benner • June 15 • nytimes.com
Trump Pressed Official to Wield Justice Dept. to Back Election Claims
The former president began pressuring his acting attorney general even before announcing that his predecessor was stepping down, emails show.
The Washington Post • Kyrsten Sinema • June 21 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Kyrsten Sinema: We have more to lose than gain by ending the filibuster
The 60-vote threshold compels moderation and helps protect the country from wild swings between opposing policy poles.
Intelligencer • David Freedlander • June 17 • nymag.com
The Company Eric Adams Keeps
He’s the candidate of old political-machine guys like Brooklyn Democratic Party fixer Frank Carone. What would that mean in City Hall?
The Washington Post • Damian Paletta, Yasmeen Abutaleb • June 24 • washingtonpost.com
Inside the extraordinary effort to save Trump from covid-19
An excerpt from the book ‘Nightmare Scenario’ details how Trump's illness was far more severe than the White House acknowledged. Advisers thought it would alter his pandemic response. They were wrong.
Charleston Gazette-Mail • Joe Manchin • June 6 • wvgazettemail.com
Joe Manchin: Why I'm voting against the For the People Act
The right to vote is fundamental to our American democracy and protecting that right should not be about party or politics. Least of all, protecting this right, which is a
The Washington Post • Dan Diamond • June 21 • washingtonpost.com
New book offers fresh details about chaos, conflicts inside Trump’s pandemic response
At one point, the president mused about repatriating infected Americans in Asia to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
CNN • Zachary Cohen, CNN • June 24 • cnn.com
Top US general rejected Trump suggestions military should 'crack skulls' during protests last year, new book claims
The top US general repeatedly pushed back on then-President Donald Trump's argument that the military should intervene violently in order to quell the civil unrest that erupted around the country last year. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley often found he was the lone voice of opposition to those demands during heated Oval Office discussions, according to excerpts of a new book, obtained by CNN, from Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender.
The New York Times • Michael S. Schmidt, Charlie Savage • June 13 • nytimes.com
Apple Is Said to Have Turned Over Data on Trump’s White House Counsel in 2018
The company notified Donald F. McGahn II last month that it had been subpoenaed for his account information three years ago.