The New York Times • J. David Goodman, Joseph Goldstein, Jesse McKinley • February 1 • nytimes.com
9 Top N.Y. Health Officials Have Quit as Cuomo Scorns Expertise
“When I say ‘experts’ in air quotes, it sounds like I’m saying I don’t really trust the experts,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said of pandemic policies. “Because I don’t.”
The New York Times • Jim Rutenberg, Jo Becker, Eric Lipton, Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin, Matthew Rosenberg, Michael S. Schmidt • January 31 • nytimes.com
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.
POLITICO • Alex Isenstadt • February 1 • politico.com
Trump pollster's campaign autopsy paints damning picture of defeat
The 27-page report pins Trump's loss on voter perception that he was untrustworthy and disapproval of his pandemic performance.
CNN • Manu Raju, Chief Congressional Correspondent • February 1 • cnn.com
First on CNN: Cheney gets boost from McConnell amid divisive intraparty battle over Trump's impeachment
Rep. Liz Cheney, under fire from former President Donald Trump and his staunchest defenders, is picking up support from some influential Republicans as her allies close ranks and resist the effort to oust her from the third-ranking spot in House GOP leadership.
CNN • Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN • February 1 • cnn.com
Some arrested in Capitol siege didn't vote in 2020
They were there to "stop the steal" and to keep the president they revered in office, yet records show that some of the rioters who stormed the US Capitol did not vote in the very election they were protesting.
The Wall Street Journal • Jennifer Levitz, Valerie Bauerlein, Alejandro Lazo • February 1 • wsj.com
Covid Wears On, Essential Workers Carry On: ‘Everybody Forgets That You’re Still on the Front Line’
Grocery workers, delivery drivers and others have continued reporting to work during the year of Covid. Now, months in, many are feeling a mix of frustration, exhaustion and determination. “My guys are tapped out.”
The New York Times • Annie Karni, Mike Baker • February 1 • nytimes.com
An Emboldened Extremist Wing Flexes Its Power in a Leaderless G.O.P.
As more far-right Republicans take office and exercise power, party officials are promoting unity and neutrality rather than confronting dangerous messages and disinformation.
POLITICO • Heather Caygle, Sarah Ferris, Melanie Zanona • February 1 • politico.com
Dems deliver GOP ultimatum over Marjorie Taylor Greene
They're moving to strip the controversial Republican of her committee assignments.
Associated Press • Nomaan Merchant • February 1 • apnews.com
Hundreds deported under Biden, including witness to massacre
HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has deported hundreds of immigrants in its early days despite his campaign pledge to stop removing most people in the U.S. illegally at the...
The Hill • Juliegrace Brufke and Scott Wong • February 1 • thehill.com
McConnell says Taylor Greene's embrace of conspiracy theories a 'cancer'
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blasted Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s embrace of “loony lies and conspiracy theories” as a “cancer for the Republican Party.”
The New York Times • Shane Goldmacher, Rachel Shorey • February 1 • nytimes.com
Trump’s Sleight of Hand: Shouting Fraud, Pocketing Donors’ Cash for Future
With breathless, often misleading appeals, the former president promised small donors that he was using the money to fight the election results, but in fact stored much of it for future use.
The New York Times • David Leonhardt • February 1 • nytimes.com
Good Vaccine News
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TODAY • Samantha Kubota, TODAY.com • February 1 • today.com
Dolly Parton turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice
She explained that her husband's illness and the ongoing pandemic meant she couldn't make the timing work.
CPR News • Andrew Kenney • January 31 • npr.org
Spurred By The Capitol Riot, Thousands Of Republicans Drop Out Of GOP
About 4,600 Republicans changed their party status in Colorado in the immediate aftermath of the Capitol riot. Other states are reporting similar defections from the GOP.
The New York Times • Jonathan Martin • February 1 • nytimes.com
Tim Ryan, a Top Democrat in Ohio, Is Said to Plan Senate Bid
Mr. Ryan, who mounted a long-shot campaign for president in 2019, plans to compete for the state’s open Senate seat. His campaign will test Democrats’ strength in a state tilting to the right.
Axios • Alayna Treene • February 1 • axios.com
Fees — not just strategy — blew up Trump's impeachment legal team
Disagreements over strategy weren't the only reason Trump's legal team collapsed just days before his impeachment trial.
The New York Times • Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Charlie Savage • February 1 • nytimes.com
Trump Official’s Last-Day Deal With ICE Union Ties Biden’s Hands
A whistle-blower accused Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II of an abuse of power in making sweeping concessions to pro-Trump Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
POLITICO • Holly Otterbein • February 1 • politico.com
Schumer quietly nails down the left amid AOC primary chatter
The congresswoman’s decision on whether to challenge New York's senior senator may hinge on how he wields the new Democratic majority.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • February 1 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Republicans just handed Biden a good reason to go big — without them
Republicans are vowing extreme gerrymanders. Here's how Democrats should fight back.
The Atlantic • Derek Thompson • February 1 • theatlantic.com
Superstar Cities Are in Trouble
The past year has offered a glimpse of the nowhere-everywhere future of work, and it isn’t optimistic for big cities.