The New York Times • Katie Benner • June 15 •
Trump Pressed Official to Wield Justice Dept. to Back Election Claims
The former president began pressuring his acting attorney general even before announcing that his predecessor was stepping down, emails show.
The New York Times • Jodi Kantor, Karen Weise, Grace Ashford • June 15 •
The Amazon That Customers Don’t See
Each year, hundreds of thousands of workers churn through a vast mechanism that hires and monitors, disciplines and fires. Amid the pandemic, the already strained system lurched.
CNN • Whitney Wild and Jeremy Herb, CNN • June 15 •
New emails show how Trump and his allies pressured Justice Department to try to challenge 2020 election results
New emails show how former President Donald Trump's White House assistant, chief of staff and other allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election -- and how Trump directed allies to push then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to join the legal effort to challenge the election result, according to a batch of emails released by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday.
The New York Times • William K. Rashbaum, Ben Protess, Jonah E. Bromwich • June 15 •
Trump Executive Could Face Charges as Soon as This Summer
An investigation into Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s finance chief, appears to be heading into its final stages as prosecutors increase pressure on him.
NBC News • Tyler Kingkade, Brandy Zadrozny, Ben Collins • June 15 •
Is critical race theory taking over your school board? A national organization could be why
In towns nationwide, well-connected conservative activists, and Fox News, have ramped up the tension in fights over race and equity in schools.
Reason • Robby Soave • June 15 •
A Composer Condemned Arson. Now No One Will Hire Him.
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
POLITICO • Daniel Lippman, Meridith McGraw • June 15 •
‘He’s screwed over so many publishers’: Trump confronts a skeptical book industry
The former president insists he has offers from two of the “most prestigious publishing houses.” None of the major five said they extended one.
al • Kyle Whitmire | • June 15 •
Lawmaker wants to ban CRT, I asked him what it is
His answers were ... interesting.
Associated Press • Kristin M. Hall, James Laporta, Justin Pritchard • June 15 •
US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes
Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of police.
Intelligencer • Eric Levitz • June 15 •
Out-of-Touch Media Elites Ignore Working-Class Biden Voters
George Packer’s breakdown of America’s political tribes overlooks the one that just chose the president.
POLITICO • Lara Seligman • June 15 •
Pentagon considering permanent naval task force to counter China in the Pacific
The two initiatives, which are not yet finalized, would add muscle to President Joe Biden’s tough talk on China.
The Washington Post • Norman Ornstein • June 15 •
Perspective | Manchin thinks the filibuster fosters bipartisanship. Here’s why it doesn’t.
The budget reconciliation rule has proved more of a spur to cooperation than the filibuster, but even that is limited.
The Washington Post • Katie Hobbs • June 14 •
Opinion | I’m leading the fight for voting rights in Arizona. We need the Senate to step up, now.
Republicans aren’t just protesting the results of our most recent presidential election; they are laying the groundwork to steal the next one.
Washington Monthly • Eric Cortellessa • June 15 •
Why Is Merrick Garland Defending Bill Barr’s Policies?
Biden’s attorney general is siding with Donald Trump’s Justice Department on everything from the Mueller Report to a rape accusation.
Associated Press • Zeke Miller • June 15 •
White House to host July 4 'independence from virus' bash
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cue the fireworks. President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country’s effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus pandemic disruption.
The New York Times • Jeffery C. Mays • June 15 •
Battle for Black Voters in N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Centers on Policing
As New York’s Democratic primary nears, Black voters appear torn between Eric Adams and Maya Wiley and their divergent views on balancing public safety and civil rights.
The Washington Post • Shane Harris • June 15 •
Saudi embassy has helped its citizens facing criminal charges flee the United States
The FBI warns that Saudi government officials have undermined the U.S. judicial process.
Bulwark+ • Jonathan V. Last • June 15 •
It's the Racism, Stupid
How do you explain American Greatness?
The Washington Post • Yasmeen Abutaleb, Shane Harris • June 15 •
Trump administration’s hunt for pandemic ‘lab leak’ went down many paths and came up with no smoking gun
The quest by spy agencies and public health officials relied on public reports and intelligence from foreign governments. Now, President Biden has reinvigorated the search, ordering a fresh intelligence review.
The Washington Post • Sean Sullivan, Cleve Wootson • June 15 •
In new letter, Democratic Rep. Cuellar urges Harris to travel to the border
“I write to invite you to the U.S. Southern Border to observe the ongoing humanitarian crisis and share the perspective of Americans who live there,” writes the Texas Democrat.