The Washington Post • Sean Sullivan, Michael Scherer • June 17 • washingtonpost.com
A family affair: Children and other relatives of Biden aides get administration jobs
Although Biden has vowed not to hire his own family, some ethics experts are disappointed that he hasn’t done more to shift away from the nepotism and cronyism practiced under Trump.
The New York Times • Elizabeth Dias • June 18 • nytimes.com
Targeting Biden, Catholic Bishops Advance Controversial Communion Plan
The decision was aimed at the nation’s second Catholic president and exposed bitter divisions in American Catholicism.
Intelligencer • David Freedlander • June 17 • nymag.com
The Company Eric Adams Keeps
He’s the candidate of old political-machine guys like Brooklyn Democratic Party fixer Frank Carone. What would that mean in City Hall?
POLITICO • Betsy Woodruff Swan, Paul McLeary • June 18 • politico.com
White House freezes Ukraine military package that includes lethal weapons
Officials prepped $100 million worth of arms as Russia massed troops on the border, then pulled the plug as the Biden-Putin summit approached.
CNN • Daniel Dale • June 18 • cnn.com
Trump's new chief spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, has been a serial promoter of election lies
Former President Donald Trump's new chief spokeswoman has been a serial promoter of lies about the 2020 election.
The Dispatch • Andrew Egger • June 18 • thedispatch.com
The New January 6 Scapegoats
The latest attempt to absolve Trump supporters of planning the storming of the Capitol doesn't hold water.
POLITICO • Michael C. Bender • June 18 • politico.com
‘I Made Juneteenth Very Famous’: The Inside Story of Trump’s Post-George Floyd Month
Aggressive tweets, a rally on Juneteenth and other ways Trump further alienated Black voters during a crucial month.
Curbed • Daniel Arnold, Daniel Galicia • June 18 • curbed.com
What Is Going On in Washington Square Park?
A 48-hour diary of a ten-acre park where everything in the city seems to be happening at once.
The Washington Post • Matt Viser • June 18 • washingtonpost.com
Biden, deeply Catholic president, finds himself at odds with many U.S. bishops
The president is an observant Catholic — regularly attending Mass, crossing himself and using rosary beads. He’s also a liberal, and that’s stirring up the Catholic bishops fighting cultural battles within the church.
ABC News • Will Steakin, Katherine Faulders • June 18 • abcnews.go.com
As Gaetz investigation ramps up, feds mount sweeping probe into Central Florida political scene: Sources
The federal probe into sex trafficking allegations involving GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz has engulfed the tight-knit Central Florida political scene, sources tell ABC News.
The New York Times • Adam Liptak • June 18 • nytimes.com
The Supreme Court’s Newest Justices Produce Some Unexpected Results
In the term so far, including two major decisions on Thursday, the court’s expanded conservative majority is fractured and its liberals are often on the winning side.
The Washington Post • Josh Dawsey • June 17 • washingtonpost.com
‘A weird, messy race’: New York mayoral campaign centers on public safety as the pandemic subsides
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former Sanitation Department commissioner Kathryn Garcia, former City Hall lawyer Maya Wiley and entrepreneur Andrew Yang are in contention in the primary on Tuesday.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • June 18 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | How Democrats are hoping to unmask the latest Trump-DOJ scandal
The Justice Department continues to keep potentially explosive information secret. That's not tenable.
The Atlantic • Robinson Meyer • June 16 • theatlantic.com
How the U.S. Made Progress on Climate Change Without Ever Passing a Bill
A “green vortex” is saving America’s climate future.
The Bulwark • Shay Khatiri • June 18 • thebulwark.com
Understanding Today’s Elections in Iran - The Bulwark
Ebrahim Raisi’s all-but-certain victory will take the fight over post-Khamenei Iran to a new level.
The Wall Street Journal • Gordon Lubold, Nancy A. Youssef, Michael R. Gordon • June 18 • wsj.com
U.S. Military to Withdraw Hundreds of Troops, Aircraft, Antimissile Batteries From Middle East
The Pentagon is pulling antimissile batteries, aircraft and hundreds of troops from the Mideast as it focuses the armed services on challenges from China and Russia, administration officials said.
National Review • Jack Crowe • June 18 • nationalreview.com
A Grad Student Tried to Correct a Misleading COVID Narrative. Rebekah Jones Tried to Ruin His Career for It
Jon Taylor had a disagreement with Jones over COVID data, so she falsely accused him of sexual harassment.
Mississippi Clarion Ledger • Lee O. Sanderlin • June 18 • clarionledger.com
Welcome to Waffle Hell: 15 hours spent in breakfast purgatory
Lee Sanderlin spent the night in a Brandon Waffle House and consumed way too many waffles after losing a fantasy football bet.
The New York Times • Franz Lidz • June 18 • nytimes.com
She Fell Nearly 2 Miles, and Walked Away
At 17, biologist Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.
Associated Press • Adrian Sainz • June 18 • apnews.com
AP-NORC poll: Many Americans resuming pre-virus activities
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Many Americans are relaxing precautions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and resuming everyday activities, even as some worry that coronavirus-related restrictions were hastily lifted, a new poll shows.