The New York Times • Katie Benner • June 5 •
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 4 •
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 • Annie Karni, Maggie Haberman • June 5 •
At Once Diminished and Dominating, Trump Prepares for His Next Act
The former president speaks on Saturday to the North Carolina Republican convention, as he resumes political speeches and rallies.
The Atlantic • Adam Serwer • June 3 •
The Capitol Rioters Won
Although some Republican leaders deplored their violence, most have come to support the rioters’ claim that Trump’s defeat meant the election was inherently illegitimate.
The Uprising • Hunter Walker • June 5 •
AOC Set To Back Maya Wiley In The NYC Mayor's Race
Multiple sources, who requested anonymity to discuss the announcement prior to the congresswoman’s public remarks, tell The Uprising Ocasio-Cortez is backing Maya Wiley.
The New York Times • Katie Glueck • June 5 •
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Maya Wiley for N.Y.C. Mayor
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement on Saturday may cement Ms. Wiley as the left-wing standard-bearer in the New York City mayor’s race.
The Washington Post • Matt Viser, Yasmeen Abutaleb • June 5 •
Trump and his allies try to rewrite, distort history of pandemic while casting Fauci as public enemy No. 1
The focus on where the virus came from appears to be an attempt to distract from the chief failure of the Trump administration — its uneven and chaotic response to the outbreak once it began spreading within the United States.
CNN • Vedika Sud, CNN • June 4 •
Opinion: Reporting on India's brutal second Covid wave, the darkest days of my life
Wearing a crumpled pastel T-shirt, jeans and a white face mask, a grieving young man performed the final rites at Nigambodh Ghat, one of Delhi's biggest crematoriums. He looked lost, numb and exhausted. Accompanied by a family member, Madhur Chawla followed the priests' directions almost robotically.
The New York Times • Charlie Savage, Katie Benner • June 5 •
White House Disavows Knowledge of Gag Order on Times Leaders in Leak Inquiry
The Justice Department also said it was changing its policy to bar seizing reporters’ phone and email records in hunts for their sources.
The Washington Post • Jeff Stein • June 4 •
Biden says it ‘makes sense’ for enhanced jobless aid to end in September
Biden says it “makes sense” for enhanced benefits to end in September after many GOP governors have taken steps to halt the aid more quickly.
Axios • Lachlan Markay, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian • June 5 •
Scoop: Bush family nonprofit’s $5 million deal with a China influence group
Axios obtained a written agreement dated 2019 that spells out the details of a $5 million grant
The New Yorker • Eric Lach • June 5 •
Is There Any Time Left for Maya Wiley?
The former City Hall lawyer considers herself the last progressive standing in the New York City mayoral race.
The Washington Post • Joe Biden • June 5 •
Opinion | Joe Biden: My trip to Europe is about America rallying the world’s democracies
This trip is about realizing America’s renewed commitment to its allies and demonstrating the capacity of democracies to meet the challenges of our time.
CNN • Story by Dan Merica, CNN Photographs by Maddie McGarvey for CNN • June 5 •
What Joe Manchin's constituents think of his bipartisanship
When Joe Manchin was in the fight of his political life, vying for reelection in a state where being a Democrat had long been out of fashion, the senator's opening message to voters focused on the place he knew best: Farmington, West Virginia.
The New York Times • Robert D. McFadden • June 5 •
John M. Patterson, Segregationist Alabama Governor, Dies at 99
He welcomed the Klan and refused to integrate schools, forging a path that would be followed by Gov. George C. Wallace.
Intelligencer • Eric Levitz • June 4 •
Letting the Economy Create Jobs for Everyone Is (Sadly) Radical
If Biden executes his plan for full employment, heightened class conflict will ensue.
NBC News • Benjy Sarlin, Sahil Kapur • June 5 •
The health insurance public option might be fizzling. The left is OK with that.
Biden left it out of his budget. The left is focused on other ideas, like expanding Medicare. And the health care industry is dead set against it.
Associated Press • Philip Marcelo • June 5 •
New England's success against COVID-19 could be a model
BOSTON (AP) — For Dr. Jeremy Faust, the moment he realized the pandemic no longer dominated his workday came over Memorial Day weekend, when he didn’t see a single coronavirus case over two shifts in the emergency room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
POLITICO • Josh Gerstein • June 5 •
Justice Dept. fought for New York Times reporters' email records
A court-issued gag order barred Google and Times' executives from disclosing the showdown in a leaked probe.
The New York Times • Mike Ives • June 5 •
Federal Judge Overturns California’s 32-Year Assault Weapons Ban
The judge said the ban was a “failed experiment.” California’s governor called the ruling “a direct threat to public safety.”