Politics
Mystery Group Promoting Infrastructure Privatization Boosted by Toll Road Lobbyists
Lee Fang – Jul. 23
Let’s Build Infrastructure is preparing a six-figure TV ad buy to push the bipartisan infrastructure deal.
Rep. Ilhan Omar Questions Biden’s First Airstrike on Somalia
Ryan Grim, Sara Sirota – Jul. 23
In a letter to the White House, the Somali-born Democrat demands answers about the legality and purpose of the attack.
Eight Months Later, a Vigilante Shooting Over a Trump Sign Divides Topeka
Akela Lacy – Jul. 22
Two white men in Kansas shot into a car of Latino teenagers and went home. Almost a year later, neither shooter is in custody.
Voices
I Tried to Make Claims About Election Fraud So Preposterous Trump Fans Wouldn’t Believe Me. It Was Impossible.
Jon Schwarz – Jul. 21
I was acting as Trump and his minions do: free to say anything, no matter how ridiculous, with no basis in observable fact.
Wiped Phones and the Battle for Evidence in Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Prosecution
Jordan Chariton, Jenn Dize – Jul. 21
Phones belonging to top state health department officials were found with no text messages from January 2014 to October 2015.
Bill to Subsidize Sustainable Agriculture Is a “Prime Contender” for Reconciliation Package
Sara Sirota, Ryan Grim – Jul. 21
The Growing Climate Solutions Act would help farmers and foresters participate in carbon credit markets. Its opponents say it doesn’t go far enough.
What Amazon and Facebook Get Wrong About FTC Chair Lina Khan
Ryan Grim – Jul. 18
The tech giants have accused her of bias against them, but that misunderstands her antitrust analysis.
Oil and Gas Heir Funding Super PAC Attacking Nina Turner
Matthew Cunningham-Cook – Jul. 16
Samson Energy’s chair has donated $1.25 million to the Democratic Majority for Israel super PAC, which endorsed Turner’s opponent Shontel Brown.
Ron Wyden Throws Wrench in Medicare Expansion Plans by Wresting Control of Process
Ryan Grim, Sara Sirota – Jul. 16
The House has spent years hashing out legislation, but the Senate Finance Committee chair is vowing to start fresh.
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