Axios • Jonathan Swan, Zachary Basu • January 16 • axios.com
Off the rails: Trump's premeditated election lie lit the fire
Axios takes you inside the collapse with a special series.
The Washington Post • Ellen Nakashima • January 16 • washingtonpost.com
Acting defense secretary orders NSA director to immediately install former GOP operative as the agency’s top lawyer
Michael Ellis was named in November to the position of NSA general counsel but has yet to take up the job.
The New York Times • Michael D. Shear, Peter Baker • January 16 • nytimes.com
Biden Seeks Quick Start With Executive Actions and Aggressive Legislation
In an effort to mark a clean break from the Trump era, the president-elect plans to roll out dozens of executive orders in his first 10 days on top of a big stimulus plan and an expansive immigration bill.
The Washington Post • Jessica Contrera, Carol D. Leonnig, Katie Mettler • January 16 • washingtonpost.com
Va. man arrested at inauguration checkpoint says he was lost and didn’t mean to bring gun, ammunition to D.C.
Wesley Allen Beeler, 31, was arrested on weapons charges by Capitol Police on Friday.
The Atlantic • Ben Sasse • January 16 • theatlantic.com
QAnon Is Destroying the GOP From Within
Until last week, too many in the Republican Party thought they could preach the Constitution and wink at QAnon. They can’t.
Axios • Lachlan Markay • January 16 • axios.com
Communications director for gun-toting congresswoman quits
The departure highlights divisions within the GOP
CNN • Analysis by Daniel Dale, CNN • January 16 • cnn.com
Analysis: The 15 most notable lies of Donald Trump's presidency
Trying to pick the most notable lies from Donald Trump's presidency is like trying to pick the most notable pieces of junk from the town dump.
The New York Times • Kate Conger, Mike Isaac • January 16 • nytimes.com
Inside Twitter’s Decision to Cut Off Trump
Jack Dorsey, the chief executive, had reservations about locking the president’s account. But the calls for violence that his tweets provoked were too overwhelming.
Intelligencer • Olivia Nuzzi • January 16 • nymag.com
What Madison Cawthorn Saw at the Insurrection
The youngest member of Congress is invigorated by the mob he helped incite
POLITICO • Meridith McGraw, Marc Caputo, Sam Stein • January 15 • politico.com
Ivanka’s political future comes into sharper focus
The president’s daughter isn’t making concrete moves. But Republicans say that moves are being made in anticipation of her running.
Associated Press • Matthew Lee • January 16 • apnews.com
Biden fills out State Department team with Obama veterans
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday filled out his State Department team with a group of former career diplomats and veterans of the Obama administration, signaling his desire...
The Bulwark • Tim Miller • January 16 • thebulwark.com
After White House Meeting with Trump, Mike Lindell Calls for Military Coup on Facebook - The Bulwark
‘That’s where my hope lies.’
The Washington Post • Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg • January 16 • washingtonpost.com
Misinformation dropped dramatically the week after Twitter banned Trump and some allies
Zignal Labs charted a 73 percent decline on Twitter and beyond following historic action against the president.
The Washington Post • Kimberly Kindy, Kim Bellware, Mark Berman • January 16 • washingtonpost.com
Off-duty police were part of the Capitol mob. Now police are turning in their own.
There’s been a notable break in the so-called “blue wall of silence,” an aspect of police culture that encourages officers to ignore misconduct by their peers.
The Washington Post • Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey, Ashley Parker • January 16 • washingtonpost.com
Trump to flee Washington and seek rehabilitation in a MAGA oasis: Florida
Allies are at work to establish a Trump fiefdom in the battleground state aimed at maintaining his influence over Republican politics.
Associated Press • Michael Balsamo • January 16 • apnews.com
Far-right personality 'Baked Alaska' arrested in riot probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, a law enforcement...
The Atlantic • Barton Gellman • January 16 • theatlantic.com
America’s Second-Worst Scenario
So far, cumulative acts of civic virtue have saved the republic. But the constitutional order is still in danger.
The Washington Post • Dalton Bennett, Emma Brown, Atthar Mirza, Sarah Cahlan, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Meg Kelly, Elyse Samuels, Jon Swaine • January 16 • washingtonpost.com
41 minutes of fear: A video timeline from inside the Capitol siege
An examination of video, texts and other evidence shows how perilously close lawmakers came to the enraged mob
The Washington Post • Derek Hawkins, Tim Craig, Mariana Alfaro, Meryl Kornfield, Marisa Iati, Alexandra Ellerbeck, Jessica Contrera • January 16 • washingtonpost.com
Officials anxiously await Sunday protests after a smattering of small pro-Trump demonstrations
Most protests are planned for Sunday, though some far-right activists have urged people to stay home, claiming the events are a “setup” to frame Trump supporters for violence.
The New Yorker • Masha Gessen • January 15 • newyorker.com
The Trial of Donald Trump Must Tell the Full Story of the Capitol Insurrection
We need a truth-finding mission rather than just a punitive undertaking, and it requires the support of President-elect Biden.