ProPublica • June 8 • propublica.org
The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax
ProPublica has obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth — sometimes, even nothing.
The New York Times • Katie Benner, Nicholas Fandos, Michael S. Schmidt, Adam Goldman • June 10 • nytimes.com
Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress
The Justice Department seized records from Apple for metadata of House Intelligence Committee members, their aides and family members.
Reuters • June 11 • reuters.com
Trump-inspired death threats are terrorizing election workers
‘You and your family will be killed very slowly’: Trump's false voter-fraud claims sparked a campaign to terrorize election officials and workers nationwide.
CNN • Katelyn Polantz and Evan Perez, CNN • June 9 • cnn.com
Trump administration pursued CNN reporter's records in months-long secret court battle
The Trump administration battled with CNN for half a year to obtain the email records of a reporter and insisted it all take place under an extraordinary order of secrecy, CNN's lead attorney revealed on Wednesday.
The Atlantic • Ronald Brownstein • June 11 • theatlantic.com
Republicans in the States Are Proving Joe Manchin Wrong
Red states continue to be a harbinger of what’s to come at the federal level.
Cape Cod Times • Doug Fraser • June 11 • capecodtimes.com
'I was completely inside': Lobster diver swallowed by humpback whale off Provincetown
“I was completely inside (the whale); it was completely black,” said Michael Packard of Wellfleet.
The Washington Post • Tyler Pager, Emily Rauhala • June 9 • washingtonpost.com
Biden administration to buy 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to donate to the world
The U.S. president plans to announce the vaccine-sharing plan at the Group of Seven summit in Britain this week.
CNN • Matthew Chance and Marshall Cohen, CNN • June 7 • cnn.com
Exclusive: New audio of 2019 phone call reveals how Giuliani pressured Ukraine to investigate baseless Biden conspiracies
Never-before-heard audio, obtained exclusively by CNN, shows how former President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Rudy Giuliani relentlessly pressured and coaxed the Ukrainian government in 2019 to investigate baseless conspiracies about then-candidate Joe Biden.
The New York Times • Jesse Drucker, Danny Hakim • June 12 • nytimes.com
Private Inequity: How a Powerful Industry Conquered the Tax System
The I.R.S. almost never audits private equity firms, even as whistle-blowers have filed claims alleging illegal tax avoidance.
BuzzFeed News • David Mack • June 11 • buzzfeednews.com
BuzzFeed News Has Won Its First Pulitzer Prize For Exposing China’s System For Detaining Muslims
BuzzFeed News won for its innovative series exposing China’s mass detention of Muslims and was named a finalist for its colossal FinCEN Files investigation into the global banking industry.
The Bulwark • Amanda Carpenter • June 7 • thebulwark.com
What Were They Thinking About Insurrection? - The Bulwark
The hopes and fears of the participants in the Capitol attack, government officials, and Donald Trump.
The Bulwark • Mona Charen • June 10 • thebulwark.com
Don't Cry for H.R. 1 - The Bulwark
Amend the Electoral Count Act instead.
The Washington Post • Jeff Stein, Juliet Eilperin, Tyler Pager • June 10 • washingtonpost.com
Gore pressed Biden to stick with climate plans as liberals fear White House is softening its agenda
The president and former vice president had a private phone call amid concerns the White House might strip climate measures from infrastructure deal.
POLITICO • Daniel Lippman, Andrew Desiderio, Betsy Woodruff Swan • June 11 • politico.com
Barr distances himself from subpoenas of Democratic lawmakers
The comments come as Democratic congressional leaders demand the former attorney general testify about the leak probes.
The New York Times • Brian Gallagher, Jennifer Harlan, Janny Scott • June 10 • nytimes.com
‘We’re Going to Publish’: An Oral History of the Pentagon Papers
Secret hotel rooms, stolen classified documents and the bombshell scoop that exposed the lies behind the Vietnam War and led to a landmark Supreme Court decision.
The Washington Post • Dan Diamond, Dan Keating, Chris Moody • June 6 • washingtonpost.com
Vaccination rates fall off, imperiling Biden’s July Fourth goal
The ‘last mile’ of delivering coronavirus shots has become a marathon, with health officials showing up at stores, parks and factories to entice people who might not otherwise get immunized.
Politico PRO • Sally Goldenberg • June 8 • politico.com
Burning the midnight oil: Eric Adams’ mysterious whereabouts off the campaign trail
The mayoral hopeful has been staying overnight and keeping late-night and early-morning hours in the government building where he and his staff work, according to POLITICO’s recent observations.
POLITICO • https://www.facebook.com/rachael.bade.9 • June 8 • politico.com
POLITICO Playbook PM: SCOOP: Harris invites all 24 female senators to dinner party
And Speaker Nancy Pelosi pans Sen. Joe Manchin's alternative voting rights plan.
The Washington Post • Margaret Sullivan • June 9 • washingtonpost.com
Perspective | Only in our anti-truth hellscape could Anthony Fauci become a supervillain
How right-wing media used his emails to pretend he’s corrupt.
The Washington Post • Jonathan O'Connell, David Fahrenthold • June 11 • washingtonpost.com
Biden administration keeps long-sought Trump hotel documents under wraps
The Trump administration blocked Democrats’ efforts to unearth documents related to his federally leased D.C. hotel. Not much has changed under Biden.