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politics
politics
Tish James Wants In on Jacob Wohl Election Robocall Suit
New York’s AG moved to join a federal suit over Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman’s alleged voter-suppression plot, seeking fines of $2.75 million.
the national interest
the national interest
When Trump’s Next Coup Happens, the Republican Party Will Fully Support It
The Cheney debate shows the party elite has made up its mind.
nyc mayoral race
nyc mayoral race
All the Endorsements in the NYC Mayoral Race
With the June 22 primary approaching, Democratic mayoral candidates are racking up endorsements from politicians, organizations, and celebrities.
the sports section
the sports section
Uh-oh, Jim Dolan Found a New Team to Meddle With
The widely reviled Knicks owner had mostly left his hockey club alone. Not anymore.
politics
politics
DeSantis Signs Voting Restrictions Into Law in Fox News ‘Exclusive’
The Florida governor turned the enactment of yet another restrictive Republican voting measure into a segment on Fox & Friends.
politics
politics
New Survey Finds Republicans More Eager to Get Vaccinated
Enthusiasm has plateaued, but there are positive developments in the rush to inoculate the country, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
intelligencer chats
intelligencer chats
Can Biden’s Low-Key Strategy Work Forever?
His executive branch has seemed almost invisible at times — a stark contrast to his predecessor’s.
politics
politics
The Sexist Backlash to Universal Day Care
Women left the workforce. The right wants to keep it that way.

A DeSantis spokeswoman said the bill signing was a “Fox exclusive”

Breaking: Ron DeSantis signs Georgia-style voter suppression bill #SB90 restricting mail ballot drop boxes, making it harder to vote by mail, criminalizing giving food/water to voters in line & expanding partisan challenges to vote counting. Only Fox was allowed to cover signing
@AriBerman

More positive news on the economy

Weekly jobless claims hit a fresh pandemic-era low for the fourth consecutive week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, with 498,000 Americans filing for initial unemployment benefits in the week that ended May 1.


That’s down 92,000 from last week’s upwardly revised level, the lowest figure since mid-March of last year. The streak of weekly declines, which started with a surprise drop in mid-April, suggests the recovery is gaining traction, pulling scores of workers back into the folds of the labor market as business restrictions continue to loosen and vaccinations pick up.

just asking questions
just asking questions
Suzanne Simard Changed How the World Sees Trees
The pathbreaking ecologist on what she’s learned about interspecies collaboration, tree sentience, and nature’s resilience.
nyc mayoral race
nyc mayoral race
Working Families Party Issues Dual Endorsement of Maya Wiley and Dianne Morales
The progressive group’s co-sign — revoked from Stringer following a groping allegation — could help the candidates gain much-needed momentum.
the national interest
the national interest
Liz Cheney Wants to Save American Democracy From Trump’s Next Coup
A Republican who seems to have read How Democracies Die.
coronavirus vaccine
coronavirus vaccine
U.S. Supports WTO Plan to Lift Vaccine Patent Protections
The Biden administration will now encourage other countries to agree to a WTO measure waiving IP protections for the vaccines.
crime
crime
What Happens Next After the Derek Chauvin Verdict
Derek Chauvin’s attorney has filed a motion for a new trial, and many other legal issues remain unresolved.
babies
babies
No Country for New Babies
In 2020, the U.S. birth rate declined by 4 percent, bringing the nation’s fertility to its lowest point in over a century.
covid-19
covid-19
How Far Along Is New York City in Its Reopening This Spring?
Citi Field and Yankee Stadium will have separate sections for vaccinated and unvaccinated fans, and people can get J&J shots at the ballpark.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said DOJ is reviewing the court’s decision and will have “more to say later today”

A federal judge on Wednesday vacated a nationwide freeze on evictions that was put in place by federal health officials to help cash-strapped renters remain in their homes during the pandemic.


The ruling was a win for a coalition of property owners and realtors, who brought one of several challenges against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction moratorium, which was first enacted under former President Trump and later extended through June.


In a 20-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich, who was appointed by Trump, ruled that the agency exceeded its authority with the temporary ban.  


“The question for the Court is a narrow one: Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium? It does not,” Friedrich wrote. 

covid-19
covid-19
The Families Torn Apart By Vaccine Politics
Their loved ones turned anti-vaxx. Then everyone turned on each other.
the national interest
the national interest
There’s an Extremely Stupid Reason Congress Doesn’t Want a Good IRS
Biden wants to catch tax cheats, but can’t use the revenue.
social media
social media
Trump’s Facebook Ban Upheld by Oversight Board
Trump won’t be allowed back on the platform for now, but the board said Facebook must review its “standardless penalty of indefinite suspension.”

Trump is still banned from Facebook and Instagram

JUST IN: ” The Board has upheld Facebook’s decision on January 7, 2021, to restrict then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account.”
@oliverdarcy
american rescue plan
american rescue plan
Ideology Is Still at Heart of the Red-State Refusal to Expand Medicaid
Twelve states still refuse generous Medicaid expansion incentives. The excuse that it’s about money no longer applies, thanks to the latest stimulus.
dogecoin
dogecoin
Dogecoin Is Surging Again, and for Some Actual Reasons
Two more trading exchanges have embraced the crypto, Elon “Dogefather” Musk is about to host SNL, and there’s some seller’s remorse too.
the city politic
the city politic
Will Scott Stringer’s Troubles Shake Up the Mayor’s Race?
Staffers for other campaigns are gaming out who may be helped by a collapse in support for Stringer, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct.
from the desk of donald j. trump
from the desk of donald j. trump
Trump Launches Sad Twitter Just for Him
Trump debuted a new page on his website that he’s calling “a beacon of freedom,” but it’s basically just a social-media network for one.
redistricting
redistricting
State-Legislative Redistricting Is a Big Deal, Too
While most people focus on congressional redistricting, the state-legislative-redistricting process is where Republicans may perpetuate their power.
crime
crime
Asian Woman Told to ‘Take Off Your Mask,’ Attacked With Hammer in NYC
A 31-year-old recent FIT graduate was attacked by a stranger while walking with a friend in Hell’s Kitchen on Sunday. The suspect is still at large.