The New York Times • Michael S. Schmidt, Kenneth P. Vogel • January 17 • nytimes.com
Prospect of Pardons in Final Days Fuels Market to Buy Access to Trump
The president’s allies have collected tens of thousands of dollars — and potentially much more — from people seeking pardons.
The New Yorker • The New Yorker • January 17 • newyorker.com
A Reporter’s Footage from Inside the Capitol Siege
Luke Mogelson followed Trump supporters as they forced their way into the Senate chamber, using his phone’s camera as a reporter’s notebook.
The New York Times • Ben Smith • January 17 • nytimes.com
Fox Settled a Lawsuit Over Its Lies. But It Insisted on One Unusual Condition.
Why did the network insist an agreement with the family of a murdered young man remain undisclosed until after the election?
Associated Press • Richard Lardner • January 17 • apnews.com
Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol,...
Associated Press • Lolita C. Baldor • January 17 • apnews.com
FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting...
The New York Times • Kevin Roose • January 17 • nytimes.com
A QAnon ‘Digital Soldier’ Marches On, Undeterred by Theory’s Unraveling
Valerie Gilbert posts dozens of times a day in support of an unhinged conspiracy theory. The story of this “meme queen” hints at how hard it will be to bring people like her back to reality.
The Wall Street Journal • Georgia Wells, Rebecca Ballhaus, Keach Hagey • January 17 • wsj.com
Proud Boys, Seizing Trump’s Call to Washington, Helped Lead Capitol Attack
Social-media messages show the group repeatedly invoking President Trump’s rhetoric in the weeks leading to the Jan. 6 protest as they built momentum toward what became a violent showdown.
ELLE • Madison Feller • January 16 • elle.com
'A River of Lies': 23 Women on Four Years of Covering Trump
The country’s best political reporters take ELLE inside the Trump era’s wildest moments.
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 • Jonathan Swan, Zachary Basu • January 17 • axios.com
Off the rails: Conspiracy theorists commandeer Trump’s legal operation
Trump increasingly turns to radical voices telling him what he wants to hear.
The New York Times • Astead W. Herndon • January 17 • nytimes.com
How Republicans Are Warping Reality Around the Capitol Attack
Loyalists to President Trump are increasingly relying on conspiracy theories and misinformation, drawing false equivalence with last summer’s racial protests and blaming outside agitators.
POLITICO • Tyler Pager, Zachary Warmbrodt, Katy O'Donnell, Leah Nylen • January 17 • politico.com
Biden taps Warren ally Chopra to lead Consumer Bureau
The selection of Chopra signals the Biden administration plans to return the CFPB to the more-muscular posture of its early days.
Axios • Jonathan Swan, Zachary Basu • January 17 • axios.com
Off the rails: Trump mainlines election conspiracies as Oval Office descends into madness
Episode 3 of an Axios special series on the president's post-election meltdown.
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.
POLITICO • Kyle Cheney • January 17 • politico.com
FBI investigating whether woman stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia
The Pennsylvania woman was seen in footage near Pelosi's office Jan. 6.
STAT • Eric Boodman • January 17 • statnews.com
Sharon Begley, path-breaking science journalist, dies at 64 - STAT
Sharon Begley, whose science journalism career spanned 43 years at Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and STAT, died Saturday at 64.
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 New York Times • Michael Forsythe • January 16 • nytimes.com
Protesters Who Fled Hong Kong Arrive in U.S., Seeking Asylum
The five men fled by boat to Taiwan in July, soon after China imposed Hong Kong’s harsh national security law. This week, they landed in New York.
The New York Times • Julian E. Barnes, Michael S. Schmidt • January 17 • nytimes.com
N.S.A. Installs Trump Loyalist as Top Lawyer Days Before Biden Takes Office
The acting defense secretary ordered the spy agency to appoint Michael Ellis, who has been accused of having a hand in one of the Trump administration’s most contentious legal decisions.
The Washington Post • Dan Zak • January 16 • washingtonpost.com
What does Josh Hawley think he’s doing?
A law-geek Missouri senator with an elite pedigree tries to grab the mantle of right-wing populism.