The New York Times • Jim Rutenberg, Jo Becker, Eric Lipton, Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin, Matthew Rosenberg, Michael S. Schmidt • January 31 •
77 Days: Trump’s Campaign to Subvert the Election
Hours after the United States voted, the president declared the election a fraud — a lie that unleashed a movement that would shatter democratic norms and upend the peaceful transfer of power.
The New York Times • Maggie Astor, Danny Hakim • January 31 •
21 Men Accuse Lincoln Project Co-Founder of Online Harassment
John Weaver, a longtime G.O.P. operative who advised John McCain and John Kasich, made sexual overtures to young men, sometimes offering to help them get work in politics.
STAT • Nicholas Florko • January 31 •
Trump officials lobbied to deny states money for vaccine rollout last fall
Top Trump officials actively lobbied Congress to deny state governments any extra funding for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout last fall.
The New York Times • Kashmir Hill • January 30 •
A Vast Web of Vengeance
Outrageous lies destroyed Guy Babcock’s online reputation. When he went hunting for their source, what he discovered was worse than he could have imagined.
Intelligencer • Jonathan Chait • January 31 •
All the Lies They Told Us About the Filibuster
Who designed this bizarre system? The answer is nobody.
The Washington Post • Paul Kane, Amy B Wang • January 31 •
GOP Rep. Kinzinger starts PAC to challenge party’s embrace of Trump
The Illinois Republican said the direction the GOP is going in is "not the party I ever signed up for."
The Daily Beast • Justin Rohrlich • January 31 •
Wisconsin Vaccine Saboteur Steven Brandenburg Was a Flat-Earther
Steven Brandenburg also allegedly carried a handgun to work, and believed the sky was actually a “shield put up by the Government to prevent individuals from seeing God.”
Press Watch • Dan Froomkin • January 31 •
What the next generation of editors need to tell their political reporters | Press Watch
Abandon the failed, anachronistic notions of objectivity. Recognize and reject establishment whiteness, Find dramatically more effective ways to create an informed electorate. For starters.
The New York Times • Shane Goldmacher, Rachel Shorey • January 31 •
Trump Raised $255.4 Million in 8 Weeks as He Sought to Overturn Election Result
The former president’s fund-raising slowed significantly after the Electoral College delivered its votes to make Joseph R. Biden Jr. the 46th president.
The Wall Street Journal • Jeff Horwitz • January 31 •
Facebook Knew Calls for Violence Plagued ‘Groups,’ Now Plans Overhaul
The social network struggled to balance CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s mantra of free expression against internal findings that misinformation and rabid partisanship had overrun a feature meant to be central to its future.
The New York Times • Ben Smith • January 31 •
Survey Says: Never Tweet
The tensions in newsrooms over reporters’ social media presence are not just about politics.
The New York Times • Hannah Beech • January 31 •
Myanmar’s Leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Is Detained Amid Coup
Communications were suspended and flights disrupted as the military took power from an elected government and declared a one-year state of emergency.
POLITICO • • January 31 •
POLITICO Playbook: The OTHER Joe with veto power
And Donald Trump loses his impeachment lawyers.
The Washington Post • Laura Meckler • January 26 •
CDC finds scant spread of coronavirus in schools with precautions in place
Researchers warn that indoor athletics, without masks and with close contact, pose danger.
The Washington Post • Josh Dawsey, Tom Hamburger, Amy Gardner • January 31 •
Trump’s legal team exited after he insisted impeachment defense focus on false claims of election fraud
The former president remains fixated on arguing at his upcoming Senate trial that the election was stolen, a strategy that his advisers warn is ill-conceived.
The Wall Street Journal • Christopher M. Matthews, Emily Glazer, Cara Lombardo • January 31 •
Exxon, Chevron CEOs Discussed Merger
Last year’s discussions about combining the oil giants, which could be one of the largest corporate mergers ever, were described as preliminary but could come back in the future.
CNN • Gloria Borger, Kaitlan Collins, Jeff Zeleny and Ashley Semler, CNN • January 30 •
First on CNN: Trump's impeachment defense team leaves less than two weeks before trial
Former President Donald Trump's five impeachment defense attorneys have left a little more than a week before his trial is set to begin, according to people familiar with the case, amid a disagreement over his legal strategy.
The Scotsman • Martyn McLaughlin • January 31 •
Parliament to hold vote on Unexplained Wealth Order into Donald Trump's finances
MSPs will be asked to vote this week on whether the Scottish Government should pursue an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) to investigate the source of financing for Donald Trump’s Scottish resorts.
The New York Times • Linda Qiu • January 30 •
Fact-Checking Biden’s First Week in Office
All but three of 20 claims the president made were accurate, demonstrating his regard for basic facts and his proclivity to err when speaking off the cuff.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett • January 31 •
Biden agrees to meeting with GOP senators on Covid relief
A group of 10 Republican senators had requested the meeting.