Axios • Jonathan Swan • January 18 •
Off the rails: Inside the disintegration of Trump’s relationship with Bill Barr
How Trump torched what was arguably the most consequential relationship in his Cabinet.
The Atlantic • McKay Coppins • January 18 •
The Coming Republican Amnesia
How will the GOP recover from the Trump era? Pretend it never happened.
The Washington Post • Seung Min Kim • January 18 •
Biden to propose overhaul of immigration laws on first day in office
The effort would allow millions of immigrants here to start on a path to citizenship and expand refugee admissions as well as deploy technology to guard the border.
The Washington Post • Carol D. Leonnig, Matt Zapotosky • January 18 •
QAnon adherents discussed posing as National Guard to try to infiltrate inauguration, according to FBI intelligence briefing
The report, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, did not identify any specific plots to attack Wednesday’s inaugural events.
The New York Times • Maggie Haberman • January 18 •
Dominion Voting Systems threatens to sue Mike Lindell, MyPillow C.E.O., over false claims.
The New York Times • Maggie Haberman, Kenneth P. Vogel, Dana Rubinstein • January 18 •
Trump Prepares Pardon Wave for Final Hours
Among those under consideration for grants of clemency are the former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and the rapper Lil Wayne.
CNN • Kate Bennett, CNN • January 18 •
Trumps' snub of Bidens historic in its magnitude
On the morning of January 20, Donald Trump and Melania Trump will depart the White House as President and first lady, but they will not invite their incoming counterparts, Joe and Jill Biden, inside before they do.
Gallup • by Jeffrey M. Jones • January 17 •
Last Trump Job Approval 34%; Average Is Record-Low 41%
President Donald Trump's last job approval rating is a personal low 34%. He averaged 41% job approval in office, a record low by four points.
The Detroit News • Beth LeBlanc, Craig Mauger • January 18 •
Michigan Republicans seek to replace GOP canvasser who certified election
With party activists calling for certification to be blocked on Nov. 23, Aaron Van Langevelde joined the two Democrats to sign off on the results
WPTV • Matt Papaycik, Matt Sczesny • January 17 •
Moving trucks arrive at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach
Several large moving trucks arrived Monday morning at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, sparking speculation that he'll move to South Florida once he leaves office.
The Washington Post • Devlin Barrett, Spencer Hsu • January 17 •
FBI probes possible connections between extremist groups at heart of Capitol violence
New arrests came as authorities hope to head off further violence around Joe Biden's inauguration.
The New York Times • David Leonhardt • January 18 •
Underselling the Vaccine
And what else you need to know today.
The New York Times • Ben Smith • January 17 •
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?
The Washington Post • Lisa Rein • January 18 •
Trump’s 11th-hour assault on the civil service by stripping job protections runs out of time
President-elect Joe Biden has not taken a position on the issue but has said he would reverse other mandates issued by President Trump seen as hostile to federal employees.
The Washington Post • Karen Heller • January 18 •
Attorney Roberta Kaplan is about to make Trump’s life extremely difficult
“I became the go-to person to sue the president,” says Kaplan, who represents his niece Mary L. Trump and the writer E. Jean Carroll.
The Washington Post • Elizabeth Dwoskin, Aaron Gregg • January 18 •
The Trump administration bailed out prominent anti-vaccine groups during a pandemic
Five groups got more than $850,000 in loans to help small businesses through the pandemic. The groups have been penalized by Facebook for spreading misinformation.
ELLE • Madison Feller • January 16 •
'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 Washington Post • Amy Brittain, David Willman • January 18 •
‘A place to fund hope’: How Proud Boys and other fringe groups found refuge on a Christian fundraising website pages raised more than $247,000 for people who claimed expenses related to the Jan. 6 rally in D.C. and other “Stop the Steal” events.
The New York Times • Sarah Mervosh, Mike Baker, Patricia Mazzei, Mark Walker • January 17 •
One Year, 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths: How the U.S. Guaranteed Its Own Failure
After the White House declined to pursue a unified national strategy, governors faced off against lobbyists, health experts and a restless public consumed by misinformation.
CNN • Opinion by Kate Andersen Brower • January 19 •
Opinion: Melania Trump's disappointing break with tradition
Kate Andersen Brower writes that Melania Trump will become the first modern first lady not to invite the woman who will replace her for a walk-through of the private living quarters of the White House. And while a meeting over tea served on silver platters might seem quaint, that tradition is meaningful. "It grounds us, knowing that two people who may have very little in common are acknowledging that something as momentous as the transfer of presidential power."