NEW: We obtained nearly 900 pages of Fauci's emails from March and April 2020, opening a window into Fauci's world during the chaotic early days of the crisis. "All is well despite some crazy people in this world," he wrote in one note. w/ @damianpaletta washingtonpost.com/politics/inter…

NEWS:
100 leading democracy scholars just issued a powerful new statement warning that our democracy is under dire threat, and that Democrats must pass sweeping federal voting rights protections, ending the filibuster to do so if necessary.
Details here:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…

We're the world's oldest democracy. It's hard for us Americans to take threats of coups and even the dangers of authoritarianism seriously. But it's time to do so. morningshots.thebulwark.com/p/coups-and-ru…

The publisher of the National Enquirer agreed to pay $187,500 as part of a settlement with the Federal Election Commission over a 2016 scheme to buy and suppress the story of a woman who alleged an affair with Trump. wsj.com/articles/natio…

One reason some Americans aren't getting vaccinated?
They're worried about getting a surprise medical bill — and don't trust promises that it will be free.
As one unvaccinated woman put it to me, "“This is America. Your health care is not free."


Scoop: The State Department has started a pilot program to gather diplomats' baseline health information before they head overseas. This is so they can gauge the impact of any Havana syndrome reports

Jeff Brain took a picture with Trump at Mar-a-Lago last month. He was there meeting with investors to secure funding for his site, which was used to organize "patriot caravans" for the January 6 protest. theuprising.info/p/photo-trump-…

At odds with DeSantis, 80% want vaccinated cruises - South Florida Sun-Sentinel sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz…

As a businessman, @IChotiner is unusually efficient w his Q-and-As. But I'm drawn to him for his fuller stories, too

"Conservative media will often get things wrong. They rarely self-correct. And no one expects any different from them." thetriad.thebulwark.com/p/the-conserva…


NEW — Steve Ricchetti has been leading the Biden Hill outreach on infrastructure. He also has told Dems he believes a bipartisan bill will prove politically beneficial to the party.

"Mr. Jones, in an interview, could not cite any examples of such teaching taking place now in Ohio." Our piece on the critical race theory debate, with @tripgabriel. nytimes.com/2021/06/01/us/…

The Post’s aggressive coverage of Amazon’s elevated injury rates is pretty impressive. This story appears today on Page One. washingtonpost.com/technology/202…


As Biden heads to OK, he will visit a community working to make sure no one forgets the Tulsa Race Massacre.
I spent some time w/ some over the last few days, including @AnnelieseMaria, whose great-grandmother wrote the first real account of the events.
politi.co/3i56q0x

THIS JUST IN: The organizer of that QAnon conference won't answer questions about whether Michael Flynn was paid to attend. But he did say in March that he was talking to Flynn about a "collaboration." Please read, RT, and share my latest at @MotherJones.
motherjones.com/politics/2021/…