Who is conservative activist Leonard Leo? A friend of Clarence Thomas.

The Leonard Leo-Clarence Thomas friendship dates back decades, when Leo helped the judge during his contentious Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991.

By Timothy BellaMay 5, 2023
The Washington Post

Judicial activist directed fees to Clarence Thomas’s wife, urged ‘no mention of Ginni’

Leonard Leo told GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway to give the spouse of the Supreme Court justice "another $25,000" and to bill a nonprofit organization called the Judicial Education Project.

By Emma Brown, Shawn Boburg and Jonathan O'ConnellMay 4, 2023
The Washington Post

Newly released White House photos capture the day bin Laden was killed

The Washington Post obtained newly released photos taken by official White House photographers of key moments inside the White House during the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.

By Nate JonesApril 28, 2023

Retired NSA director won lucrative consulting deals with Saudis, Japan

Retired Army Gen. Keith Alexander won federal approval to serve as $700,000 cyberwarfare adviser to Saudi Arabia after 2018 death of Jamal Khashoggi

By Craig Whitlock and Nate JonesApril 25, 2023
The Washington Post

Mike Lindell’s firm told to pay $5 million in ‘Prove Mike Wrong’ election-fraud challenge

The MyPillow founder and election denier offered the money to anyone who could disprove his claim about data he said showed China manipulated the 2020 U.S. election.

By Chris Dehghanpoor, Emma Brown and Jon SwaineApril 20, 2023

Clarence Thomas has for years claimed income from a defunct real estate firm

The misstatements are part of a pattern that has raised questions about how the justice views his obligation to report details about his finances to the public.

By Shawn Boburg and Emma BrownApril 16, 2023

China’s struggles with lab safety carry danger of another pandemic

Investigations show China is vulnerable to serious lab accidents, exposing problems that allowed deadly pathogens to escape in the past, and could well do so again.

By Joby Warrick and David WillmanApril 12, 2023

The virus hunters

A journey into the wild world of high-risk virus hunting, a coming reckoning, and The Post’s year-long investigation into the U.S. role in pushing such research to the edge.

By Reena Flores, David Fallis, Elana Gordon and Sean CarterApril 10, 2023

Why is fentanyl so dangerous?

The powerful painkiller is the leading cause of overdose deaths in America.

By Julie Vitkovskaya and Courtney KanApril 10, 2023

Research with exotic viruses risks a deadly outbreak, scientists warn

The covid-19 epidemic has challenged conventional thinking about biosafety, leading a growing number of scientists to reconsider the danger of prospecting for unknown viruses and other research with pathogens.

By David Willman and Joby WarrickApril 10, 2023

Clarence Thomas has reported receiving only two gifts since 2004

Eighteen years ago, the Los Angeles Times detailed how Thomas had reported receiving thousands of dollars’ worth of gifts — far more than other justices on the Supreme Court at the time. That story appears to have marked a turning point for Thomas’s public disclosure of gifts.

By Emma Brown and Shawn BoburgApril 7, 2023

Supreme Court justices under new ethics disclosures on trips, other gifts

Supreme Court justices and all federal judges must provide a fuller public accounting of free trips, meals and other gifts they accept from corporations or organizations, according to revised regulations quietly adopted this month.

By Jonathan O'Connell and Ann E. MarimowMarch 28, 2023
The Washington Post

Activist group led by Ginni Thomas received nearly $600,000 in anonymous donations

Funding for the group led by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's wife was channeled through a right-wing think tank, an arrangement that effectively shielded key operational details from public view, a Post investigation found.

By Shawn Boburg and Emma BrownMarch 28, 2023
The Washington Post

3D analysis shows how Israeli troops fired into group of civilians

In an incident last month that left two Palestinians dead, troops shot at least 14 times in four seconds while civilians would have been visible.

By Miriam Berger, Evan Hill, Imogen Piper and Meg KellyMarch 10, 2023
The Washington Post

Former top U.S. admiral cashes in on nuclear sub deal with Australia

The Australian government has hired a dozen retired U.S. Navy officers as high-dollar consultants while it negotiates a nuclear sub deal with Washington

By Craig Whitlock and Nate JonesMarch 7, 2023

Fatal police shootings are still going up, and nobody knows why

The number rose again last year, with police killing 1,096 people, including a 2-year-old, the youngest to die since The Post began tracking fatal shootings.

By Steven Rich, Andrew Ba Tran and Jennifer JenkinsFebruary 21, 2023

Leaked files reveal reputation-management firm’s deceptive tactics

Forbidden Stories consortium: Bogus copyright claims, search engine manipulation among disinformation tactics used by the Spain based reputation-management firm

By Shawn BoburgFebruary 17, 2023

D.C. overpays landlords millions to house the city’s poorest

The D.C. Housing Authority overpays landlords by millions of dollars every year, a Washington Post investigation found.

By Steve Thompson and Dalton BennettFebruary 16, 2023

These women journalists were doing their jobs. That made them targets.

A Forbidden Stories consortium: Female reporters are often pushed out of their jobs as global news organizations struggle to respond to disinformation campaigns

By Taylor LorenzFebruary 14, 2023

Amish country farmers say George Santos took puppies, left bad checks

One breeder recounted how the future member of Congress made off with four golden retrievers, leading to a criminal charge in 2017.

By Jonathan O'Connell, Emma Brown and Shayna JacobsFebruary 10, 2023