The New York Times • Adam Goldman, Mark Mazzetti • May 13 •
Activists and Ex-Spy Said to Have Plotted to Discredit Trump ‘Enemies’ in Government
The campaign included planned operations against President Trump’s national security at the time, H.R. McMaster, and F.B.I. employees, according to documents and interviews.
The New York Times • David Leonhardt • May 11 •
A Misleading C.D.C. Number
We have a special edition of the newsletter on a misleading C.D.C. statistic.
National Review • Charles C. W. Cooke • May 13 •
Rebekah Jones, the COVID Whistleblower Who Wasn’t
The former dashboard manager alleges a vast data conspiracy in Florida; not a word of it is true.
The Washington Post • Paul Farhi • May 11 •
Sally Buzbee of the Associated Press named executive editor of The Washington Post, the first woman to lead the newsroom
The veteran journalist has led the news service since 2017, serving as Washington bureau chief before that. She succeeds Martin Baron, who retired in February.
CNN • Em Steck and Andrew Kaczynski, CNN • May 14 •
Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office during 2019 Capitol Hill visit
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon. The incident, first reported by The Washington Post, was just the latest of several hostile confrontations the Georgia congresswoman has had with her Democratic colleagues, but her interactions with the New York Democrat predate Greene's election to Congress in 2020.
Associated Press • Fares Akram • May 15 •
Israel strike in Gaza destroys building with AP, other media
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by the military to silence reporting from the territory amid its battle with the militant group Hamas.
The New York Times • Michael D. Shear, Katie Rogers, Annie Karni • May 14 •
Beneath Joe Biden’s Folksy Demeanor, a Short Fuse and an Obsession With Details
As Mr. Biden settles into the office he has chased for more than three decades, aides say he demands hours of debate from scores of policy experts.
Mother Jones • Ari Berman • May 13 •
Leaked video: Dark money group brags about writing GOP voter suppression bills across the country
“We did it quickly and we did it quietly,” said the executive director of Heritage Action.
CNN • Lauren Fox, Kristin Wilson, Sarah Fortinsky and Ali Zaslav, CNN • May 14 •
Congressional Democrats have a 100% vaccination rate
Although the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors except under special circumstances, the House mask requirement will remain in place until all members and floor staff are fully vaccinated.
The Washington Post • Marianna Sotomayor • May 12 •
Rep. Greene aggressively confronts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, causing New York congresswoman to raise security concerns
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) followed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) off the House floor and accused her of supporting “terrorists and antifa.”
The New York Times • The Editorial Board • May 10 •
Opinion | Kathryn Garcia for Mayor
The editorial board’s endorsement for the Democratic mayoral primary.
The Daily Beast • Jose Pagliery, Roger Sollenberger • May 14 •
Rep. Matt Gaetz Snorted Cocaine With Escort Who Had ‘No Show’ Gov’t Job
Witnesses revealed the wild scene at an after-party for a GOP fundraiser in Orlando.
The Washington Post • David Weigel • May 11 •
Analysis | The Trailer: 2020, Continued: How post-Trump voting laws would have changed the last election
How new election rules would have changed the 2020 race, the Virginia GOP picks its 2021 ticket, and the policing debate spills over in New Mexico.
POLITICO • Alex Thompson • May 10 •
Reporters fume at White House 'quote approval' rules
BuzzFeed News • Ryan Mac • May 14 •
We Found Joe Biden On Venmo. Here’s Why That’s A Privacy Nightmare For Everyone
The peer-to-peer payments app leaves everyone from ordinary people to the most powerful person in the world exposed.
The Washington Post • Emma Brown, Aaron Davis, Jon Swaine, Josh Dawsey • May 9 •
How an obscure Texas security company helped convince Americans the 2020 election was stolen from Trump
Russell J. Ramsland Jr. has sold everything from Tex-Mex food to a light-therapy technology. Starting two years ago, he helped sell the notion that votes in U.S. elections were being manipulated.
Associated Press • May 15 •
AP statement on Israeli attack on building housing AP office
NEW YORK (AP) — An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets on Saturday.
The Washington Post • Marianna Sotomayor, Jacqueline Alemany • May 11 •
House Republicans oust Cheney from leadership for calling out Trump’s false election claims
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is expected to be replaced by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), a onetime moderate turned Trump loyalist.
Bloomberg • William Turton, Michael Riley, Jennifer Jacobs • May 13 •
Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5 Million in Ransom
Colonial Pipeline Co. paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday, contradicting reports earlier this week that the company had no intention of paying an extortion fee to help restore the country’s largest fuel pipeline, according to two people familiar with the transaction.The company paid the hefty ransom in untraceable cryptocurrency within hours after the attack, underscoring the immense pressure faced by the Georgia-based operator to get gasoline and jet fuel flowing again
The New York Times • David M. Halbfinger • May 14 •
A Press Corps Deceived, and the Gaza Invasion That Wasn’t
A spokesman led the international media to believe that Israeli forces had entered Gaza. They hadn’t. But the army wanted Hamas to think they had.