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.
Politico PRO • Sally Goldenberg • June 8 • politico.com
Burning the midnight oil: Eric Adams’ mysterious whereabouts off the campaign trail
The mayoral hopeful has been staying overnight and keeping late-night and early-morning hours in the government building where he and his staff work, according to POLITICO’s recent observations.
POLITICO • https://www.facebook.com/rachael.bade.9 • June 8 • politico.com
POLITICO Playbook PM: SCOOP: Harris invites all 24 female senators to dinner party
And Speaker Nancy Pelosi pans Sen. Joe Manchin's alternative voting rights plan.
Vanity Fair • Gabriel Sherman • June 8 • vanityfair.com
The Mogul and the Monster: Inside Jeffrey Epstein’s Decades-Long Relationship With His Biggest Client
Of the many mysteries that still surround the life and crimes of the notorious financier, the source of his wealth, and thus his power, might be the greatest. His long-standing business ties with his most prominent client, billionaire retail magnate Leslie Wexner, hold the key.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • June 8 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | A damning Senate report on Jan. 6 shows what Republicans want to keep buried
Through omission, the report shows how devoted Republicans are to protecting Donald Trump.
Politico PRO • Sally Goldenberg • June 8 • politico.com
Burning the midnight oil: Eric Adams’ mysterious whereabouts off the campaign trail
The mayoral hopeful has been staying overnight and keeping late-night and early-morning hours in the government building where he and his staff work, according to POLITICO’s recent observations.
The Washington Post • Karoun Demirjian • June 8 • washingtonpost.com
Capitol Police had intelligence indicating an armed invasion weeks before Jan. 6 riot, Senate probe finds
The findings represent the most detailed — and bipartisan — public account to date of the security failures that led to the riot. It comes as Congress is debating legislation to fund safety improvements at the Capitol.
The Flashpoint • Eoin Higgins • June 8 • eoinhiggins.substack.com
Fresh Off Twitter Ban, Naomi Wolf To Headline Anti-Vax "Juneteenth" Event
Organizers told me they found that date appropriate because the ending of slavery and resistance to vaccines are both about "liberation"
ProPublica • June 8 • propublica.org
Why We Are Publishing the Tax Secrets of the .001%
We are disclosing the tax details of the richest Americans because we believe the public interest in an informed debate outweighs privacy considerations.
The New York Times • Kevin Roose • June 8 • nytimes.com
Farewell, Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy
The price for Ubers, scooters and Airbnb rentals is going up as tech companies aim for profitability.
The Atlantic • George Packer • June 8 • theatlantic.com
How America Fractured Into 4 Parts
People in the United States no longer agree on the nation’s purpose, values, history, or meaning. Is reconciliation possible?
Center for Public Integrity • Liz Essley Whyte • June 8 • publicintegrity.org
Spreading vaccine fears. And cashing in. – Center for Public Integrity
Meet the influencers making millions by dealing doubt about the coronavirus vaccines.
Bloomberg • Josh Eidelson • June 8 • bloomberg.com
New York Times Made Staff Nix Pro-Union Slack Images, Guild Says
A New York Times Co. employee union is accusing the newspaper publisher of violating federal labor law by restricting its tech workers from showing support for the NewsGuild.
The New York Times • Binyamin Appelbaum • June 8 • nytimes.com
Opinion | The Real Tax Scandal Is What’s Legal
The wealthiest Americans live by a different set of rules, lavishly spending money that isn’t taxed as income.
The New York Times • Shane Goldmacher • June 8 • nytimes.com
Democrats’ Improbable New F.E.C. Strategy: More Deadlock Than Ever
Here is the inside story of how Democrats, after a decade of defeats at the nation’s top campaign watchdog, are trying to enforce election laws in part by losing on purpose in federal court.
The Washington Post • Matthew Cappucci • June 7 • washingtonpost.com
Record heat bakes Middle East as temperatures top 125 degrees
It has been called "the harshest heat wave in history for this time of the year." Five countries reported temperatures exceeding 122 degrees.
CNN • Natasha Bertrand, Zachary Cohen, Kevin Liptak and Jeremy Herb, CNN • June 8 • cnn.com
US ambassador to Russia warned senators that Biden administration risks repeating predecessors' mistakes in dealing with Putin
The day before the White House announced that President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin would hold their first in-person meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, the US ambassador to Russia privately told lawmakers he's worried about Washington giving concessions to Moscow without getting anything in return.
The New York Times • Ross Douthat • June 8 • nytimes.com
Opinion | Are We Destined for a Trump Coup in 2024?
Some alarm is understandable. The progressive sense of certain doom is not.
The Strategist • Curtis Sliwa, Anthony Rotunno • June 8 • nymag.com
What Curtis Sliwa Can’t Live Without
“I’ve been wearing black T-shirts long before Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs picked up the habit of dressing in black.”
CNN • Manu Raju and Lauren Fox, CNN • June 8 • cnn.com
Democrats fear Biden's agenda may be squandered as they pressure key moderates to abandon Senate GOP
Senate Democrats, growing impatient as they watch their ambitious agenda imperiled in the evenly divided chamber, are prepared to go-it-alone on President Joe Biden's sweeping infrastructure package -- and pressure Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema into backing a Democratic-only approach.