The New York Times • Katie Benner, Catie Edmondson • January 23 • nytimes.com
Pennsylvania Lawmaker Played Key Role in Trump’s Plot to Oust Acting Attorney General
The congressman’s involvement underlined how far the former president was willing to go to overturn the election, and Democratic lawmakers have begun calling for investigations into those efforts.
The New York Times • Katie Benner • January 22 • nytimes.com
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.
The Wall Street Journal • Jess Bravin, Sadie Gurman • January 23 • wsj.com
Trump Pressed Justice Department to Go Directly to Supreme Court to Overturn Election Results
In his last weeks in office, the former president considered moving to replace the acting attorney general with another official ready to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, people familiar with the matter said.
The New York Times • Shane Goldmacher • January 23 • nytimes.com
How Alvin the Beagle Helped Usher In a Democratic Senate
Senator Raphael Warnock was sworn in this week as Georgia’s first Black senator, and he arrived with a canny canine assist.
The Washington Post • Devlin Barrett, Spencer Hsu • January 23 • washingtonpost.com
Justice Department, FBI debate not charging some of the Capitol rioters
Law enforcement officials are considering forgoing charges against those who went into Congress but are not linked to violence, threats or destruction.
The New York Times • Adam Goldman, Shaila Dewan • January 23 • nytimes.com
Inside the Deadly Capitol Shooting
With a mob approaching, a police lieutenant fatally shot a woman trying to vault through a window near the House Chamber.
The Washington Post • Josh Dawsey, Michael Scherer • January 23 • washingtonpost.com
Trump jumps into a divisive battle over the Republican Party — with a threat to start a ‘MAGA Party’
The former president, in his first political activity since leaving office, endorses an ally for Arizona party chair who backed his false claims of election fraud.
The Washington Post • Will Hurd • January 22 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Will Hurd: If the GOP wants a future, it must look in the mirror
Republicans should address the epidemic of misinformation that has infected their party, and realign with their values.
Intelligencer • Jonathan Chait • January 23 • nymag.com
Republicans Have Decided Not to Rethink Anything
What if they held a GOP civil war and nobody came?
The Washington Post • Erica Werner, Seung Min Kim, Jeff Stein • January 23 • washingtonpost.com
Turned off by Biden’s approach, GOP opposition to stimulus relief intensifies
Biden may find he can get a big plan or a bipartisan plan — but not both.
The New Yorker • Jane Mayer • January 23 • newyorker.com
Why McConnell Dumped Trump
After the Capitol assault—and after losing his perch as Majority Leader—the senator finally denounced the outgoing President. Was it a moral reckoning or yet another act of political self-interest?
Law & Crime • January 22 • lawandcrime.com
Texas Supreme Court Silently Denies Alex Jones All Forms of Relief: Sandy Hook Families and Others Can Now Sue Conspiracy Theorist and InfoWars Into …
Without comment, the Lone Star State's highest civil court found that America's foremost conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones, and his flagship media outlet, InfoWars, are subject to liability in four separate defamation lawsuits.
The New York Times • Jennifer Medina • January 23 • nytimes.com
How Doug Ducey, Arizona’s Republican Governor, Views His Party After Trump
Mr. Ducey, who is facing censure by his state party on Saturday, says the divisions within the Republican Party are nothing new.
The Washington Post • Elahe Izadi • January 22 • washingtonpost.com
An old arrest can follow you forever online. Some newspapers want to fix that.
The Boston Globe is is the latest newsroom to consider scrubbing information from old crime stories that still haunt their subjects.
The New York Times • Maggie Haberman • January 22 • nytimes.com
Giuliani concedes that an associate did ask for $20,000 a day to help Trump post-election.
The New York Times • Michael S. Schmidt, Maggie Haberman, William K. Rashbaum • January 22 • nytimes.com
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.
HuffPost • HuffPost, Ryan J. Reilly • January 23 • huffpost.com
Cop's Son Who Punched Officer At Capitol Attack Has A Brother In The Secret Service
Scott Fairlamb, a former ultimate fighter, got pulled into the "conspiracy theory vortex," one associate said.
Bloomberg • Bill Allison • January 23 • bloomberg.com
‘Dark Money’ Helped Pave Joe Biden’s Path to the White House
President Joe Biden benefited from a record-breaking amount of donations from anonymous donors to outside groups backing him, meaning the public will never have a full accounting of who helped him win the White House.
POLITICO • Ben Leonard, Lara Seligman • January 23 • politico.com
Several governors order National Guard troops out of D.C.
Republican governors of New Hampshire, Florida, Texas and Montana all now have said they’re calling Guardsmen from their states home. Some 7,000 will remain in D.C. through Feb. 6.
Salon.com • January 22 • salon.com
Sen. Tom Cotton campaigned on his "experience as an Army Ranger" — but he didn't have any
Arkansas senator has repeatedly said he served as "a U.S. Army Ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan." That's not true