The Washington Post • Dan Diamond • June 21 • washingtonpost.com
New book offers fresh details about chaos, conflicts inside Trump’s pandemic response
At one point, the president mused about repatriating infected Americans in Asia to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
The Washington Post • Kyrsten Sinema • June 21 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Kyrsten Sinema: We have more to lose than gain by ending the filibuster
The 60-vote threshold compels moderation and helps protect the country from wild swings between opposing policy poles.
POLITICO • Ally Mutnick • June 21 • politico.com
How Democrats are ‘unilaterally disarming’ in the redistricting wars
Democrats have greater control of state legislatures than in the last round of redistricting but have turned over map-making powers in some states to independent commissions.
The Wall Street Journal • Rebecca Ballhaus, Corinne Ramey • June 21 • wsj.com
Donald Trump’s Former Bodyguard Under Scrutiny in New York Probe
New York prosecutors are investigating whether a top Trump Organization executive, Matthew Calamari, received tax-free fringe benefits, as part of their probe into whether former President Donald Trump’s company and its employees illegally avoided paying taxes on such perks, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • June 21 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | The Democrats’ big voting reform bill is in real trouble. Here’s what’s next.
The White House is set to support Sen. Joe Manchin's compromise efforts. But one huge obstacle remains.
The New York Times • Ben Smith • June 20 • nytimes.com
Tucker Carlson Calls Journalists ‘Animals.’ He’s Also Their Best Source.
His platform on Fox News made him a big player in Donald Trump’s circle. Off camera, he shapes the coverage of Trump’s world and Fox’s own internal politics.
The Atlantic • Adam Serwer • June 21 • theatlantic.com
The Authoritarian Instincts of Police Unions
They condition their members to see themselves as soldiers at war with the public they are meant to serve, and above the laws they are meant to enforce.
The New York Times • Mark Leibovich • June 20 • nytimes.com
Liz Cheney’s Unlikely Journey From G.O.P. Royalty to Republican Outcast
Dick Cheney always saw doomsday threats from America’s enemies. His daughter is in a lonely battle against what both see as a danger to American democracy: Donald J. Trump.
The Washington Post • Jonathan O'Connell, Shayna Jacobs, David Fahrenthold, Josh Dawsey • June 21 • washingtonpost.com
Trump and his CFO Allen Weisselberg stay close as prosecutors advance their case
The former president and his trusted lieutenant both head to Trump Tower as prosecutors press Allen Weisselberg to turn on his boss.
Associated Press • Michael Kunzelman • June 21 • apnews.com
US hits encouraging milestones on virus deaths and shots
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the drive to put shots in arms hit another encouraging milestone Monday: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated.
The Wall Street Journal • Aruna Viswanatha • June 21 • wsj.com
Trump Election Pressure Caused Senior Justice Official to Weigh Resigning
John Demers, head of DOJ’s national security division, ultimately stayed after the acting attorney general at the time resisted the White House effort.
The New York Times • Michael Gold • June 21 • nytimes.com
Yang makes a final lap of the city, undeterred by a van with broken A.C.
CNN • Catherine Valentine and Brianna Keilar, CNN • June 21 • cnn.com
Surviving combat only to die at home: Retired Staff Sgt. Wesley Black is picking out his coffin at 35 years old
You can't tell by looking at him, but retired Staff Sgt. Wesley Black is about to die. He's just 35 years old.
The Washington Post • Michael Gerson • June 21 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | I’m a conservative who believes systemic racism is real
Not all White people created structural racism, but all of us should oppose it.
Intelligencer • Eric Levitz • June 20 • nymag.com
A World of High Wages and Cheap Burrito Bowls Is Possible
Why better pay for some doesn’t necessarily mean more expensive goods for others.
The New York Times • Adam Liptak • June 21 • nytimes.com
Supreme Court Backs Payments to Student-Athletes
The N.C.A.A. argued that the payments were a threat to amateurism and that barring them did not violate the antitrust laws.
The Washington Post • Felicia Sonmez • June 21 • washingtonpost.com
Sen. Whitehouse defends family’s membership in private beach club amid questions about whether it is all-White
“It’s a long tradition in Rhode Island, and there are many of them,” Whitehouse told a local news outlet when asked whether such clubs should continue to exist.
Yahoo News • Michael Isikoff • June 21 • news.yahoo.com
Egyptian intelligence chief to face questioning over alleged involvement in Khashoggi killing
A human rights group is calling on members of Congress to interrogate the chief of Egyptian intelligence on Tuesday about a Yahoo News report that a Saudi plane carrying a team of assassins stopped in Cairo in October 2018 to pick up illicit drugs that were used to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Washington Post • Philip Bump • June 21 • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | After seven months of debunking, the false belief that Biden won because of fraud hasn’t budged
It's hard to reason with irrationality.
CNN • Jill Martin, CNN • June 21 • cnn.com
Carl Nassib of Las Vegas Raiders is first active NFL player to announce he is gay
Carl Nassib, a defensive lineman with the Las Vegas Raiders, became the first active NFL player in league history to announce that he is gay.