The New York Times • Maggie Haberman, Annie Karni • January 5 •
Pence Said to Have Told Trump He Lacks Power to Change Election Result
A day before he presides over a joint session of Congress to ratify Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory, the vice president tried to lower the president’s expectations while seeking ways to mollify him.
POLITICO • Natasha Bertrand, Tyler Pager, Lara Seligman • January 5 •
Biden to tap more Obama vets to fill key national security roles
These positions could be announced as soon as this week along with a larger slate of national security and foreign policy roles.
National Review • Kevin D. Williamson • January 5 •
Trump’s Final Insult
There simply is no defending the post-election shenanigans he is currently up to.
The Wall Street Journal • Catherine Lucey, Alex Leary • January 5 •
Pence Faces Dilemma Over Biden Election Confirmation, as Trump Digs In
The vice president seeks to balance his constitutional role in ratifying the Nov. 3 results with the president’s concerns.
The Washington Post • Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey • January 5 •
After years of fealty, Pence prepares for a final performance likely to anger Trump
His role in certifying the electoral college results puts him in a vise between the Constitution and the president.
Intelligencer • Olivia Nuzzi • January 5 •
The Beleaguered Chroniclers of the Trump White House
Four years of history, day after day after day.
POLITICO • Marianne LeVine, Burgess Everett • January 5 •
Senate GOP opposition grows to Electoral College challenge
The effort to overturn Trump's loss may be defeated overwhelmingly while fracturing his party.
The Philadelphia Inquirer • Angela Couloumbis of Spotlight PA, Cynthia Fernandez • January 5 •
Pa. GOP senators refused to seat a Democrat and removed Lt. Gov. Fetterman from presiding
The new session of the Pennsylvania Senate got off to a chaotic start Tuesday, with Republicans refusing to seat a Democratic senator whose election victory has been certified by the state.
The Washington Post • WashPostPR • January 5 •
Olivier Knox joins The Washington Post to anchor The Daily 202
The veteran political reporter and broadcast journalist will anchor The Post’s flagship politics newsletter on the inner-workings of Washington politics and policy.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • January 5 •
Opinion | ‘A dangerous time’: Another ugly GOP power play unfolds in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Republicans refuse to seat a victorious Democrat, echoing similar moves elsewhere.
The Daily Beast • Will Sommer • January 5 •
Lin Wood’s Fave QAnon Oracle Hopes for Trump Pardon
Before Ryan Dark White reinvented himself as a QAnon oracle, he was serving a 27-month sentence for health-care fraud and incurred a $100,000 court-ordered debt to Medicare.
The Washington Post • George Will • January 4 •
Opinion | Hawley, Cruz and their Senate cohort are the Constitution’s most dangerous domestic enemies
This political grandstanding is a violation of their oath of office.
POLITICO • David Lim, Sarah Ferris • January 5 •
Congress using Covid test that FDA warns may be faulty
The Office of the Attending Physician has been offering the test, made by Curative, to members, staff and reporters on Capitol Hill since at least November.
The Washington Post • Anne Gearan • January 5 •
The Trump roadshow whines to a close with a grasping, wistful last hurrah
The president sang a familiar tune about himself in an event that was only nominally about the Georgia runoffs that will decide who controls the Senate.
The New York Times • January 19 •
Election Needles: Georgia Senate Runoffs
Modeling the Senate runoff election results.
The New York Times • Brian M. Rosenthal • January 5 •
One Hospital System Sued 2,500 Patients After Pandemic Hit
The largest health system in New York, led by a close ally of the governor, continued to sue over medical debt during the Covid-19 crisis, even after other big hospitals suspended lawsuits.
Henry Blodget • Tom LoBianco • January 4 •
Trump lawyer Cleta Mitchell quit her law firm after being part of the president's controversial Georgia phone call
One of Trump's lawyers quit her law firm after participating in a call attempting to overturn the election result in Georgia, Insider has learned.
Bloomberg • John Harney • January 5 •
George W. Bush to Attend Biden’s Inauguration in Signal of Unity
George W. Bush, the only living Republican former president, will attend the inauguration of Joe Biden later this month, a spokesman said on Tuesday night.
Medium • Rep. Jamie Raskin • January 4 •
Statement of Congressman Jamie Raskin and Sarah Bloom Raskin on the Remarkable Life of Tommy Raskin
TAKOMA PARK, M.D. — Congressman Jamie Raskin and Sarah Bloom Raskin today released the following statement about their son Thomas (Tommy)…
CNN • James Griffiths and Jadyn Sham, CNN • January 5 •
Dozens of Hong Kong opposition figures arrested under national security law
Dozens of former lawmakers and opposition activists were arrested Wednesday morning in Hong Kong on suspicion of violating the city's sweeping national security legislation, in the biggest crackdown since the law was imposed by Beijing last year.