The Washington Post • Josh Dawsey, Sarah Ellison • May 20 • washingtonpost.com
Chris Cuomo took part in strategy calls advising his brother, the New York governor, on how to respond to sexual harassment allegations
In a statement, CNN acknowledged that the anchor engaged in conversations with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his staff, saying that his participation was “inappropriate” and that he will not take part in such discussions in the future.
CNN • Jeremy Herb and Jessica Schneider, CNN • May 20 • cnn.com
Trump administration secretly obtained CNN reporter's phone and email records
The Trump administration secretly sought and obtained the 2017 phone and email records of a CNN correspondent, the latest instance where federal prosecutors have taken aggressive steps targeting journalists in leak investigations.
SFGATE • Eric Ting • May 20 • sfgate.com
'I was just canceled': An interview with Emily Wilder
Wilder was fired from the AP and told she violated their social media policy.
The New York Times • Alan Rappeport • May 19 • nytimes.com
Banks Fight $4 Billion Debt Relief Plan for Black Farmers
Lenders are pressuring the Agriculture Department to give them more money, saying quick repayments will cut into profits.
The Washington Post • Amy Gardner, Rosalind Helderman • May 19 • washingtonpost.com
Inspired by Arizona recount, Trump loyalists push to revisit election results in communities around the country
The ramifications of former president Donald Trump’s ceaseless attacks on the 2020 election are increasingly visible throughout the country, as voters demand new reviews of the 2020 contest.
The Washington Post • David Fahrenthold, Josh Dawsey • May 20 • washingtonpost.com
Since leaving office, Trump has charged the Secret Service more than $40,000 to use space at Mar-a-Lago
Trump charged his own protective detail $396.15 per night to rent a room near him, and U.S. taxpayers footed the bill, documents show.
The Washington Post • Perry Bacon • May 20 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | American democracy is in even worse shape than you think
We have four huge problems. I don’t see solutions to any of them.
Casper Star-Tribune Online • Victoria Eavis 307-266-0592, victoria.eavis@trib.com • May 21 • trib.com
US House candidate Bouchard says he impregnated 14-year-old when he was 18
Anthony Bouchard says he went public with the information after learning that people were investigating the relationship in opposition to his candidacy against Rep. Liz Cheney.
Axios • Jonathan Swan, Zachary Basu • May 16 • axios.com
Off the rails: Trump’s failed 11th-hour military withdrawal campaign
A behind-the-scenes look at former President Trump’s unprecedented clash with the Pentagon.
The Washington Post • Erica Werner, Andrew Van Dam, Yeganeh Torbati • May 18 • washingtonpost.com
Biden’s aid programs help buttress McCarthy’s district despite GOP leader’s complaints about ‘socialist’ spending
The California district McCarthy has represented since 2007 is among the poorest in the state.
Associated Press • Brian Slodysko • May 21 • apnews.com
As pandemic spread pain and panic, congressman chased profit
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the pandemic, New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski scolded those looking to capitalize on the once-in-a-century health crisis. “This is not the time for anybody to be profiting off of selling ventilators, vaccines, drugs, treatments, PPE (personal protective equipment), anywhere in the world,” the two-term Democrat and former assistant secretary of state told MSNBC in April 2020.
The New York Times • Jack Nicas, Raymond Zhong, Daisuke Wakabayashi • May 17 • nytimes.com
Censorship, Surveillance and Profits: A Hard Bargain for Apple in China
Apple built the world’s most valuable business on top of China. Now it has to answer to the Chinese government.
POLITICO • Marc Caputo • May 18 • politico.com
Val Demings to run for Senate against Rubio
The Orlando Democrat was on Joe Biden’s shortlist as a possible running mate in 2020.
The New York Times • Annie Karni • May 18 • nytimes.com
In Biden White House, the Celebrity Staff Is a Thing of the Past
President Biden is undoing a longstanding Washington tradition in which staff members enjoy their own refracted fame.
The Washington Post • Harrison Smith • May 17 • washingtonpost.com
David Larimer, versatile Washington Post editor, dies at 47
He oversaw breaking news on the sports desk and was hailed as “a balm” to colleagues.
VICE • Cameron Joseph • May 19 • vice.com
Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorists Are Taking Over State Republican Parties
A VICE News review of public positions of all 50 GOP state chairs shows a growing number of conspiracists winning control of state party chairmanships.
The Atlantic • Peter Wehner • May 20 • theatlantic.com
Trump Is Marching Down the Road to Political Violence
The Republican Party must counteract lies rather than indulge them.
The New York Times • David Brooks • May 20 • nytimes.com
Opinion | Has Biden Changed? He Tells Us
In an interview, the president describes how he developed his view of the world.
The New York Times • Charlie Savage • May 22 • nytimes.com
Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known
The famed source of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has made another unauthorized disclosure — and wants to be prosecuted for it.
The New York Times • Ben Smith • May 16 • nytimes.com
I’ll Take ‘White Supremacist Hand Gestures’ for $1,000
How hundreds of “Jeopardy!” contestants talked themselves into a baseless conspiracy theory — and won’t be talked out of it.