CNN • Katelyn Polantz and Evan Perez, CNN • June 9 •
Trump administration pursued CNN reporter's records in months-long secret court battle
The Trump administration battled with CNN for half a year to obtain the email records of a reporter and insisted it all take place under an extraordinary order of secrecy, CNN's lead attorney revealed on Wednesday.
The Washington Post • Tyler Pager, Emily Rauhala • June 9 •
Biden administration to buy 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to donate to the world
The U.S. president plans to announce the vaccine-sharing plan at the Group of Seven summit in Britain this week.
ProPublica • June 8 •
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.
Slate • Laura Miller • June 8 •
Bogus Social Media Outrage Is Making Authors Change Lines in Their Books Now
The silly idea that a fictional character’s statements reflect an author’s actual beliefs is spreading.
Slate • William Saletan • June 9 •
Americans Are Dangerously Divided on the Insurrection
Too many Republicans support it, and too many Americans don’t want to investigate or prosecute it.
The Washington Post • Jacqueline Alemany • June 9 •
From the synagogue to the Senate: The busiest Democratic senator you’ve probably never heard of
Nevada Democrat Jacky Rosen is bent on being bipartisan in a Washington that is anything but.
The Atlantic • Elizabeth Bruenig • June 9 •
America’s Dangerous Obsession With Innocence
Most people on death row are guilty. That doesn’t mean they deserve their fate.
The New York Times • Barbara Comstock • June 9 •
Opinion | My Fellow Republicans, Stop Fearing This Dangerous and Diminished Man
Republicans must authorize an investigation of Jan. 6. Otherwise they enable Trump, feed QAnon and allow the threat of violence to continue.
BuzzFeed News • Kadia Goba • June 9 •
The Congressional Black Caucus Is Blocking A Black Republican From Joining The Group
Rep. Byron Donalds, who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s election win, hasn’t heard back from the powerful CBC.
Los Angeles Magazine • Gwynedd Stuart • June 9 •
The Curious Rise of Twitter Power Broker Yashar Ali
In just a few years, he's become one of the most fearsome media figures in the country—mobilizing his vast Twitter following to promote his famous friends and punish foes. Can his own past survive similar scrutiny?
The Daily Beast • Roger Sollenberger • June 9 •
State GOPs Can’t Explain Millions in ‘Trump Victory’ Cash
“These joint fundraising practices amount to little more than legalized money laundering,” said Brendan Fischer, director of federal reform at the Campaign Legal Center.
Slate • Richard L. Hasen • June 9 •
Stephen Breyer’s Apparent Retirement Plan Will Backfire
If Stephen Breyer does not want to add to politicization of the court, he should retire at the end of this term.
POLITICO • Lara Seligman, Andrew Desiderio, Betsy Woodruff Swan • June 9 •
U.S. warns Venezuela, Cuba to turn away Iranian ships believed to be carrying arms
Caracas is trying to leverage the situation to gain relief from U.S. sanctions, officials said.
The Atlantic • Ed Yong • June 9 •
The Fundamental Question of the Pandemic Is Shifting
We understand how this will end. But who bears the risk that remains?
The New York Times • Katie Robertson • June 9 •
The head of the Committee to Protect Journalists offers a warning as he prepares to step down.
Joel Simon, who will leave the organization after 15 years as executive director, says autocrats have become brazen in their efforts to block good journalism.
The Atlantic • Thomas Wright • June 9 •
Joe Biden Worries That China Might Win
The president has put his finger on an important geopolitical development.
Politico PRO • Joe Anuta • June 9 •
Eric Adams wants to be mayor of New York — and swears he doesn’t live in New Jersey
The candidate, speaking outside of his four-unit rowhouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant, unequivocally denied that he lives in the co-op he owns with his longtime partner in Fort Lee, N.J.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett, Laura Barrón-López • June 9 •
Inside Biden and Manchin's Joemance
Democratic senators say that only the president can convince the influential centrist to sign off on key parts of the party's agenda.
bellingcat • Bellingcat Investigation Team • June 9 •
Russian Poet Dmitry Bykov Targeted by Navalny Poisoners - bellingcat
Dmitry Bykov fell suddenly ill in 2019 after being tailed by some of the same individuals who followed Alexey Navalny prior to his poisoning.
The Washington Post • Nick Anderson, Joe Heim • June 8 •
Black female professors voice solidarity with journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones in UNC tenure showdown
Black female faculty members, long underrepresented in American academia, say it pains them to see the leader of the 1619 Project hired without tenure. “It hurts,” one said. “It’s a knife in the heart.”