The New York Times • Katie Benner • January 22 •
Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting Attorney General
Trying to find another avenue to push his baseless election claims, Donald Trump considered installing a loyalist.
Vanity Fair • Adam Ciralsky • January 22 •
“The President Threw Us Under the Bus”: Embedding With Pentagon Leadership in Trump’s Chaotic Last Week
Throughout the final, frenzied days of the Trump administration, a reporter rode shotgun with the outgoing acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, the man who, under the distracted eye of his commander in chief, became America’s de facto guardian.
The Nation • • January 22 •
The Ignominious Deceits of Congressman Cawthorn
Representative Madison Cawthorn has misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history.
The Washington Post • Spencer Hsu, Tom Jackman, Devlin Barrett • January 19 •
Self-styled militia members planned on storming the U.S. Capitol days in advance of Jan. 6 attack, court documents say
Individuals communicated in real time as they breached the building, talking about hunting for lawmakers to make “citizens’ arrests,” according to new unsealed charges.
Bloomberg • Bill Allison • January 22 •
Organizers of Trump Rally Had Been on Campaign’s Payroll
Former President Donald Trump’s campaign paid more than $2.7 million over two years to individuals and firms that organized the Jan. 6 rally that led to rioters storming the U.S. Capitol, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Reason • Eric Boehm • January 22 •
The Washington Post Tried To Memory-Hole Kamala Harris' Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water
At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
The New York Times • Maggie Haberman • January 22 •
Giuliani concedes that an associate did ask for $20,000 a day to help Trump post-election.
POLITICO • Alex Thompson • January 22 •
Enemies, a Love Story: Inside the 36-year Biden and McConnell Relationship
The two 78-year-old deal-makers have been parties to the collapse of Capitol culture. Now they’ll need to make Washington work again.
POLITICO • Lara Seligman, Andrew Desiderio, Natasha Bertrand • January 22 •
‘Packed us together like sardines’: Guard deployed to Capitol struggles to contain Covid
Hundreds of Guard members who poured into Washington after the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol have tested positive for Covid-19 or are quarantining in nearby hotels.
The Center for Responsive Politics • Anna Massoglia • January 22 •
Shell companies and ‘dark money’ may hide details of Trump ties to DC protests
Details of Trump's ties to a rally before rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol amid DC protests remain hidden due to the role of shell companies.
Axios • Lachlan Markay • January 22 •
Trump ally Matt Schlapp got $750,000 in unsuccessful pardon push
The payment shows how lucrative Trump connections became.
The New York Times • Michael S. Schmidt, Maggie Haberman, William K. Rashbaum • January 22 •
Trump’s Last-Minute Pardon Frees Man Still Facing Accusations of Violence
Jonathan Braun’s 10-year sentence for running a drug ring was commuted by the departing president. The White House did not mention that he faces separate accusations of violence and threats.
The New York Times • David Brooks • January 21 •
Opinion | The Case for Biden Optimism
He’s a more transformational president than you may think.
POLITICO • Jack Shafer • January 21 •
Opinion | How About a Little Sobriety, Please?
At a time when large portions of the country think mainstream media is a tool of the left, perhaps it’s time to tone down the Biden adulation.
The Washington Post • Ashley Parker, Matt Viser • January 21 •
In first full day in office, Biden faces multiple crises
The president spoke in somber tones as he unveiled a covid-19 plan, comparing the situation to a war and warning that deaths could top 500,000 next month.
The New York Times • Richard Goldstein • January 22 •
Hank Aaron, Home Run King Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86
He held the most celebrated record in sports for more than 30 years.
CNN • Michael Warren and Jamie Gangel, CNN • January 22 •
McConnell privately says he wants Trump gone as Republicans quietly lobby him to convict
As the House prepares to send an article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, CNN has learned that dozens of influential Republicans around Washington -- including former top Trump administration officials -- have been quietly lobbying GOP members of Congress to impeach and convict Donald Trump. The effort is not coordinated but reflects a wider battle inside the GOP between those loyal to Trump and those who want to sever ties and ensure he can never run for President again.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett • January 22 •
‘No way’: Murkowski rules out switching parties
The moderate Republican says she’ll never join Chuck Schumer’s caucus.
The Washington Post • Jeff Stein • January 22 •
Senior Democrats drafting plan to give parents at least $3,000 per child in Biden stimulus
Senior Democratic lawmakers are drafting legislation to have the IRS send recurring monthly payments to tens of millions of American families.
CBS46 News Atlanta • Tim Kephart, Karyn Greer • January 22 •
Hall of Famer Henry "Hank" Aaron dies at 86
Hall of Famer and one-time home run king Atlanta Braves legend Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron passed away this morning at the age of 86. He leaves behind an indelible legacy