The New York Times • Katie Benner • June 5 • nytimes.com
Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims
Emails show the increasingly urgent efforts by President Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results.
The New York Times • Charlie Savage, Katie Benner • June 2 • nytimes.com
Trump Administration Secretly Seized Phone Records of Times Reporters
The admission by the Biden Justice Department followed similar recent disclosures to The Washington Post and CNN.
National Review • Charles C. W. Cooke • June 3 • nationalreview.com
Maggie Haberman Is Right
Donald Trump really does believe that he, along with two former GOP senators, will be ‘reinstated’ to office this summer.
The New York Times • Charlie Savage, Katie Benner • June 4 • nytimes.com
U.S. Waged Secret Legal Battle to Obtain Emails of 4 Times Reporters
The push began in the Trump administration and continued under President Biden, and the Justice Department obtained a gag order to keep it from public view.
The Washington Post • Matt Zapotosky, Jacob Bogage • June 3 • washingtonpost.com
FBI investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in connection with his political fundraising
Federal agents have interviewed current and former employees of DeJoy and a business he once ran.
The New York Times • Jason DeParle • June 2 • nytimes.com
Stimulus Checks Substantially Reduced Hardship, Study Shows
Researchers found that sharp declines in food shortages, financial instability and anxiety coincided with the two most recent rounds of payments.
The New York Times • Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Jim Huylebroek • May 31 • nytimes.com
A Siege, a Supply Run and a Descent Into a Decade-Old Battle
‘Do you have body armor?’ the Afghan pilot asked us as we prepared for a trip to outposts surrounded by the Taliban.
The Washington Post • Gillian Brockell • June 1 • washingtonpost.com
Tulsa isn’t the only race massacre you were never taught in school. Here are others.
"Pick a massacre and research it," artist and activist Common tweeted Sunday. Here's where to start.
The Washington Post • Seung Min Kim, Tony Romm • June 3 • washingtonpost.com
Biden offers major change to tax proposal in effort to secure infrastructure deal with Republicans
President Biden signaled at a private meeting on Wednesday that he would further narrow his infrastructure package to win Republican support, outlining a plan for about $1 trillion in new spending financed through tax reforms that would leave the top corporate rate intact.
Slate • Mark Joseph Stern • June 2 • slate.com
A Law Student Isn’t Allowed to Graduate Because He Made Fun of the Federalist Society
Stanford Law School put a hold on Nicholas Wallace’s diploma because a Federalist Society member got mad at him.
The Atlantic • Adam Serwer • June 3 • theatlantic.com
The Capitol Rioters Won
Although some Republican leaders deplored their violence, most have come to support the rioters’ claim that Trump’s defeat meant the election was inherently illegitimate.
The New York Times • Annie Karni, Maggie Haberman • June 5 • nytimes.com
At Once Diminished and Dominating, Trump Prepares for His Next Act
The former president speaks on Saturday to the North Carolina Republican convention, as he resumes political speeches and rallies.
The Washington Post • Tyler Pager, Jeff Stein • June 3 • washingtonpost.com
Biden privately called Lawrence Summers, a critic of White House agenda, to discuss economy
Biden recently phoned the former treasury secretary to acknowledge his concerns and ask him to explain his objections
Vanity Fair • Katherine Eban • June 3 • vanityfair.com
The Lab-Leak Theory: Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins
Throughout 2020, the notion that the novel coronavirus leaked from a lab was off-limits. Those who dared to push for transparency say toxic politics and hidden agendas kept us in the dark.
The Washington Post • Damian Paletta, Yasmeen Abutaleb • June 1 • washingtonpost.com
Anthony Fauci’s pandemic emails: ‘All is well despite some crazy people in this world’
Fauci’s correspondence from March and April 2020, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, offers a peek into his world during the frantic early days of the coronavirus crisis.
The New York Times • Julian E. Barnes, Helene Cooper • June 3 • nytimes.com
Government Finds No Evidence That Aerial Sightings Were Alien Spacecraft
The strange objects witnessed by Navy pilots remain unexplained, but officials briefed on a new study say they are not secret technology from a classified American program.
CNBC • Kevin Breuninger • June 2 • cnbc.com
Trump blog page shuts down for good
The page, "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump," was "just auxiliary to the broader efforts" we have and are working on," Trump aide Jason Miller said.
The Daily Beast • Will Sommer, Asawin Suebsaeng • June 2 • thedailybeast.com
MyPillow Guy Says He ‘Probably’ Inspired Trump’s Idea of an August Restoration
“If Trump is saying August, that is probably because he heard me say it,” Lindell told The Daily Beast.
The Atlantic • McKay Coppins • June 2 • theatlantic.com
The Conservative Book World Doesn’t Know What to Do With Biden
Neither authors nor publishing houses have figured out how to turn the new president into a compelling villain.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • June 1 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | A frantic warning from 100 leading experts: Our democracy is in grave danger
Democrats must act alone to protect democracy, or it won't happen at all.