POLITICO • Gabby Orr, Daniel Lippman • January 27 • politico.com
A top MAGA gathering finds life complicated after Trump
CPAC was at the top of its powers last year. Then Covid-19 hit, Trump lost, and the postelection chaos ensued. Now, the confab has some challenges ahead.
Reuters • Aram Roston • January 27 • reuters.com
Exclusive: Proud Boys leader was ‘prolific’ informer for law enforcement
Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal...
Deseret News • Dennis Romboy • January 26 • deseret.com
Mitt Romney to Republicans: Stop perpetuating ‘big lie’ that Biden stole election from Trump
Former President Donald Trump will never admit that he lost a fair election but every elected Republican ought to be telling voters that he did as a step toward bringing the country together, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Tuesday.
CNBC • Brian Schwartz • January 27 • cnbc.com
Biden brother touts relationship with president in Inauguration Day ad for law firm
President Joe Biden's brother Frank promoted his relationship to the commander-in-chief in an Inauguration Day advertisement for the law firm he advises.
POLITICO • Tyler Pager • January 27 • politico.com
Biden starts staffing a commission on Supreme Court reform
He pushed the idea as a candidate during the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation fight. Now, he’s getting it going.
The Atlantic • Julia Marcus • January 27 • theatlantic.com
Vaccinated People Are Going to Hug Each Other
The vaccines are phenomenal. Belaboring their imperfections—and telling people who receive them never to let down their guard—carries its own risks.
The Washington Post • Dan Diamond, Lisa Rein • January 27 • washingtonpost.com
Millions earmarked for public health emergencies were used to pay for unrelated projects, inspector general says
Staff referred to agency as the ‘bank of BARDA’ and said research and development funds were regularly tapped for unrelated projects, from salaries to the removal of office furniture, the report finds.
The New York Times • Zolan Kanno-Youngs, David E. Sanger, Luke Broadwater • January 27 • nytimes.com
The Capitol Police union says nearly 140 officers were injured during the riot.
HuffPost • HuffPost, Jennifer Bendery • January 27 • huffpost.com
Federal Judges Are Retiring Now That Joe Biden Will Pick Their Replacements
It's not just Democrat-appointed judges, either.
The Atlantic • Peter Nicholas • January 27 • theatlantic.com
How Anthony Fauci Survived Donald Trump
The new White House chief medical adviser explains what it was really like to work for an administration that tried constantly to undermine him.
Medium • Jennifer Barnett • January 30 • jenzerb.medium.com
I Left My Career in Prestige Media Because of the Shitty Men in Charge and They Are Still In…
I had the plumb job. The top of the masthead of one of the most prestigious and respected publications with more than a 150-year-old…
Intelligencer • Eric Levitz • January 27 • nymag.com
The Democratic Party’s Civil War Over the Filibuster Has Barely Begun
The Democrats’ existential interest in enacting major reforms — and its marginal senators’ aversion to tough votes — remain on a collision course.
The Frontier • January 26 • readfrontier.org
Oklahoma trying to return its $2m stockpile of hydroxychloroquine
The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has been tasked with attempting to return a $2 million stockpile of a malaria drug once touted by former President Donald Trump as a way to treat the coronavirus.
Time • Abby Vesoulis • January 27 • time.com
Rising GOP Star Madison Cawthorn Peddles a New Trumpism
The 25-year-old's contradictory messaging reflects a party uncertain of its own future
The Washington Post • Peter Hermann • January 26 • washingtonpost.com
D.C. police sent 850 officers to the Capitol during insurrection, spent $8.8 million during week of Jan. 6
Police chief for the first time says a D.C. officer took his own life in aftermath of Capitol riot.
The Wall Street Journal • Warren P. Strobel • January 27 • wsj.com
Biden Re-Examining U.S. Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.
The Biden administration is reviewing billions of dollars in weapons transactions approved by former President Donald Trump, according to U.S. officials.
justice.gov • January 27 • justice.gov
Social Media Influencer Charged with Election Interference Stemming from Voter Disinformation Campaign
A Florida man was arrested this morning on charges of conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote.
Intelligencer • Olivia Nuzzi • January 27 • nymag.com
Parkland Parents: Marjorie Taylor Greene Won’t Get Away With Lying About Our Son
“Does she need to see how he was shot six times from three feet away?”
POLITICO • https://www.facebook.com/rachael.bade.9 • January 27 • politico.com
POLITICO Playbook: McConnell retreats as Trump dominates the GOP civil war
And Democratic leaders are preparing to move ahead on reconciliation for Biden's Covid relief plan.
Associated Press • Michael Balsamo • January 27 • apnews.com
Feds withheld info on virus cases following executions
WASHINGTON (AP) — At least two journalists tested positive for coronavirus after witnessing the Trump administration's final three federal executions, but the Bureau of Prisons knowingly withheld...