POLITICO • January 1 • politico.com
POLITICO Playbook: I’ve got a feeling ’21 is gonna be a good year ...
And the Electoral College vote in Congress is set for fireworks.
The New York Times • Joseph Goldstein • January 1 • nytimes.com
Virus Numbers Are Surging. Why Is New York’s Vaccine Rollout Sluggish?
With a new variant of the virus emerging elsewhere in the country, it’s crucial to vaccinate New Yorkers quickly. But so far, only about 88,000 have received the shots.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett • January 1 • politico.com
‘Exercise in futility’: Republicans lambaste Hawley’s push to challenge election
“I think it’s awful. I am going to support my oath to the Constitution,” said one GOP senator.
The New York Times • Michael D. Shear, Maggie Haberman, Noah Weiland, Sharon LaFraniere, Mark Mazzetti • December 31, 2020 • nytimes.com
Trump’s Focus as the Pandemic Raged: What Would It Mean for Him?
President Trump missed his chance to show that he could rise to the moment in the final chapter of his presidency and meet the defining challenge of his tenure.
POLITICO • Josh Gerstein • January 1 • politico.com
After Trump’s drubbing in the courts, liberals fear a legal hangover
The president and his allies have lost suit after suit seeking to overturn the election. But the victories could ultimately prove costly for the left.
POLITICO • Alex Thompson , Theodoric Meyer • January 1 • politico.com
Janet Yellen made millions in Wall Street, corporate speeches
Yellen and other Biden Cabinet nominees reveal earning large amounts in financial disclosures that could complicate their relationships with progressives.
Intelligencer • Sharon Weinberger • January 1 • nymag.com
The Life and Death of the Most Notorious Man in Washington
Paul Behrends went from fighting the Soviets to palling around with the Trump era’s most notorious Russians.
The New York Times • Catie Edmondson • January 1 • nytimes.com
Senate Overrides Trump’s Veto of Defense Bill, Dealing a Legislative Blow
Republicans joined Democrats to deliver President Trump the first veto override of his presidency in the last days of his term in an overwhelming, bipartisan vote.
The New York Times • January 1 • nytimes.com
Opinion | Horrified by the Blackwater Pardons
The F.B.I. agent who led the Blackwater investigation and two other letter writers are appalled by the pardon of men who killed innocent civilians.
Chicago Tribune • TODD RICHMOND • December 31, 2020 • chicagotribune.com
Employees at suburban Milwaukee clinic unknowingly gave out 57 shots with deliberately ruined vaccine; pharmacist arrested
Authorities arrested a suburban Milwaukee pharmacist Thursday suspected of deliberately ruining hundreds of doses of vaccine.
The New York Times • Stephanie Saul, Richard Fausset, Michael LaForgia • January 1 • nytimes.com
Before Embracing America-First Agenda, David Perdue Was an Outsourcing Expert
Mr. Perdue, who faces one of two runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the Senate, built a business record that shifted manufacturing and jobs overseas.
The Atlantic • David Frum • January 1 • theatlantic.com
Is America Still the ‘Shining City on a Hill’?
If the eyes of all people are upon America now, they are not witnessing an edifying spectacle.
POLITICO • Meridith McGraw • December 31, 2020 • politico.com
The new center of Trump’s political world: Palm Beach
Florida is fast becoming the MAGA movement’s home in exile.
POLITICO • James Arkin, Andrew Desiderio • January 1 • politico.com
Trump’s attacks on Senate Republicans complicate his Georgia message
The president is putting Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in a bind.
The Dispatch • David French • December 31, 2020 • frenchpress.thedispatch.com
Debunking the Frivolous and Dangerous Last-Gasp Effort to Overturn the Election
Such efforts are unserious, while the ramifications are anything but.
Los Angeles Times • Luke Money, Rong-Gong Lin II • December 31, 2020 • latimes.com
Ambulance scarcity, long 911 response times: COVID pushes L.A. County to 'brink of catastrophe'
Lengthy wait times to offload patients at Los Angeles County's critically overcrowded hospitals are increasingly keeping ambulances from being able to respond to other emergency calls.
The Atlantic • Zeynep Tufekci • December 31, 2020 • theatlantic.com
The Mutated Virus Is a Ticking Time Bomb
There is much we don’t know about the new COVID-19 variant—but everything we know so far suggests a huge danger.
The Athletic • Jason Quick • December 31, 2020 • theathletic.com
Blazers' Nassir Little on way back after brutal bout with COVID-19 'hit me bad'
In a year in which every time he seemingly made progress, Little would encounter an obstacle. And for Little, 2020 saved its worst for last.
The Washington Post • John Drescher • January 1 • washingtonpost.com
How a courageous Southern governor broke ranks with segregationists in 1961
North Carolina's Terry Sanford called for equal opportunity for all in his inauguration speech 60 years ago, rejecting the ideology of Alabama Gov. George Wallace and others who opposed the civil rights movement
POLITICO • Kyle Cheney, Josh Gerstein • January 1 • politico.com
Pence may choose 2020 election winner ‘as he sees fit,’ Gohmert says in court filing
Gohmert’s new brief contends that the Constitution effectively makes Pence the sole arbiter of which electoral votes to count during the Jan. 6 session of Congress to certify the election.