The New York Times • Charlie Savage, Katie Benner • June 2 •
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.
Slate • Mark Joseph Stern • June 2 •
A Law Student Isn’t Allowed to Graduate Because He Made Fun of the Federalist Society
Stanford Law School put a hold on Nicholas Wallace’s diploma because a Federalist Society member got mad at him.
The New York Times • Jason DeParle • June 2 •
Stimulus Checks Substantially Reduced Hardship, Study Shows
Researchers found that sharp declines in food shortages, financial instability and anxiety coincided with the two most recent rounds of payments.
CNBC • Kevin Breuninger • June 2 •
Trump blog page shuts down for good
The page, "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump," was "just auxiliary to the broader efforts" we have and are working on," Trump aide Jason Miller said.
The Atlantic • McKay Coppins • June 2 •
The Conservative Book World Doesn’t Know What to Do With Biden
Neither authors nor publishing houses have figured out how to turn the new president into a compelling villain.
The Washington Post • John Wagner, Eugene Scott, Felicia Sonmez • June 2 •
Live updates: Biden to hold key meeting on infrastructure package, urge more Americans to get vaccinated
The president plans to meet in the Oval Office with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), the Republican point person on infrastructure spending.
Axios • Lachlan Markay • June 2 •
Dems' dark-money bid aimed to paint Josh Hawley as an anti-gun lefty
The newly disclosed '18 general election spending sheds light on an effort to depress GOP election turnout.
The Daily Beast • Will Sommer, Asawin Suebsaeng • June 2 •
MyPillow Guy Says He ‘Probably’ Inspired Trump’s Idea of an August Restoration
“If Trump is saying August, that is probably because he heard me say it,” Lindell told The Daily Beast.
The Spectator World • June 2 •
Ellie Kemper and Twitter’s Two Minutes Hate - The Spectator World
It was Ellie Kemper this time; next time, it’ll be someone else. What matters is not the details of these stories: it’s the Twitter sidebar
The Washington Post • Josh Dawsey, Rosalind Helderman • June 2 •
Trump has grown increasingly consumed with ballot audits as he pushes falsehood that election was stolen
The former president’s interest has been fueled by conversations he has had with an array of figures who have publicly touted false claims of election fraud, among them a host for the One America News network.
POLITICO • Eugene Daniels • June 2 •
Biden privately tells lawmakers not to expect much on reparations legislation
The president weighed in on race relations more bluntly than any of his predecessors during his speech Tuesday. But he also set expectations low for congressional action.
The Washington Post • George Conway • June 2 •
Opinion | Republican senators’ failure to investigate Jan. 6 is worse than their impeachment performance
Republicans at least had some fig leaves of excuses for refusing to vote to convict Trump in his impeachment trials. Not so in their refusal to allow an investigation of what happened on Jan. 6.
National Review • Jim Geraghty • June 2 •
The Utterly Embarrassing Failure to Quickly Send Extra U.S. Vaccine Doses Overseas
Nearly 30 days after Biden promised to ship extra doses of vaccine overseas ‘this month,’ the administration still hasn’t sent a single dose anywhere.
Intelligencer • Eric Levitz • June 2 •
The GOP Can Win Without Waging War on Democracy
But they want to never lose.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) • June 2 •
Law student’s graduation in jeopardy as Stanford investigates satirical email lampooning Federalist Society, Sen. Hawley, and Jan. 6
Stanford University law student Nicholas Wallace was set to graduate this month, but his degree is now in jeopardy. After receiving a complaint about a satirical email that Wallace sent to his peers in January, Stanford launched an investigation into Wallace.
The Washington Post • Drew Harwell, Josh Dawsey • June 2 •
Trump ends blog after 29 days, infuriated by measly readership
Infuriated by reports highlighting its measly viewership, Trump ordered his team Tuesday to put the blog out of its misery.
Mother Jones • Ari Berman • June 2 •
Jim Crow killed voting rights for generations. Now the GOP is repeating history.
More than a century later, another generation of Black lawmakers is battling a familiar enemy.
VICE • Ben Jacobs • June 2 •
The GOP’s ‘Off the Rails’ March Toward Authoritarianism Has Historians Worried
One political scientist, the co-author of a book called “How Democracies Die,” put it bluntly: “I think we are headed for a crisis.”
The Bulwark • Tim Miller • June 2 •
Why Are These People Calling Me a Whore? - The Bulwark
The Never Trump divide over the biggest question in our politics.
Houston Chronicle • Alex Stuckey • June 2 •
You can't outrun a nightmare: The lasting trauma of rape
Chronicle reporter Alex Stuckey was attacked years before the #MeToo movement. This is...