A tour de force of groundbreaking reportage by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jo Becker, Forcing the Spring follows the historic legal challenge mounted against California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a remarkable lawsuit that forced the issue of marriage equality before the highest court in the land. For nearly five years Becker embedded with the lawsuit’s plaintiffs, was given free rein within the legal and political war rooms where strategy was plotted, and attended every day of the trial and every appellate argument.
"A stirring courtroom drama"
"NSA Contractor Arrested in Possible New Theft of Secrets" is from the October 05, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Jo Becker, Adam Goldman, Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms of their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his administration firmly in the middle of the culture wars that many Republicans have tried to leave behind.
A fight over a draft order that would rescind protections for transgender students in public schools has erupted inside the Trump administration, pitting Attorney General Jeff Sessions against the secretary of education, Betsy DeVos.
"Fight Erupts in Trump Administration Over Transgender Students’ Rights" is from the February 22, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jeremy W. Peters, Eric Lichtblau and Jo Becker and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
With Kushner laying the groundwork for his White House role, the meeting at the Waldorf shines a light on his family’s multibillion-dollar business, Kushner Cos., and on the ethical thicket he would have to navigate while advising his father-in-law on policy that could affect his bottom line.
"Kushner, a Trump In-Law and Adviser, Chases a Chinese Deal" is from the January 07, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Susanne Craig, Jo Becker and Jesse Drucker and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"Trump Is Said to Intend to Keep a Stake in His Business" is from the December 07, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Maggie Haberman and Jo Becker and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"Trove of Stolen Data Included Top-Secret U.S. Hacking Tools" is from the October 19, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Scott Shane, Matt Apuzzo and Jo Becker and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"'Big Red Flags' Didn't Prevent NSA Breach" is from the October 29, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Scott Shane and Jo Becker and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"How Russia Often Benefits When Julian Assange Reveals the West's Secrets" is from the August 31, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jo Becker, Steven Erlanger and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Kristi Burns.