The Washington Post • Spencer Hsu, Devlin Barrett • February 19 • washingtonpost.com
U.S. investigating possible ties between Roger Stone, Alex Jones and Capitol rioters
The FBI is looking into potential links to top Trump right-wing allies amid a wider probe of “radicalization” of members of the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.
Associated Press • Marc Levy • February 19 • apnews.com
Toomey, who once unified the GOP, now on the outs over Trump
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Before he became the object of fury of Republicans for voting to convict Donald Trump during the former president’s second impeachment trial, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of...
Bulwark+ • Tim Miller • February 20 • thetriad.thebulwark.com
The Republicans UnCivil UnWar
Mitch versus Trump? LOL no.
POLITICO • Gabby Orr, Meridith McGraw • February 20 • politico.com
Trump gears up for war with his own party
Cocooned in Mar-a-Lago, the newly acquitted ex-president is stepping up his political activities.
The Washington Post • Amy Gardner • February 19 • washingtonpost.com
State GOP lawmakers propose flurry of voting restrictions to placate Trump supporters, spurring fears of a backlash
The effort is dividing Republicans, some of whom are trying to head off the measures to prevent being labeled the party of voter suppression.
The New Yorker • Eric Lach • February 19 • newyorker.com
The Sound and the Fury of Andrew Cuomo
Assemblyman Ron Kim was bathing his children when he got an unexpected call from the governor.
Mediaite • Tommy Christopher • February 20 • mediaite.com
Washington Post Reporter Gets Torn to Shreds and Praised for Different Parts of Same Ted Cruz Article
Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker was lauded for one grabby section of her article on Ted Cruz's Cancun misadventure, but then lambasted when she highlighted another more lyrical paragraph in the story.
The New York Times • Alexander Burns • February 20 • nytimes.com
Democrats Beat Trump in 2020. Now They’re Asking: What Went Wrong?
Disappointed by down-ballot losses, Democratic interest groups are joining forces to conduct an autopsy of the election results. Republicans do not yet seem willing to reckon with the G.O.P.’s major defeats.
Slate • Ben Mathis-Lilley • February 19 • slate.com
Why Do Democrats Pretend Andrew Cuomo Did a Good Job With COVID?
Andrew Cuomo's apparent cover-up of nursing home deaths is yet more mismanagement for his forgiving public to forgive.
The New York Times • Julie Turkewitz, Isayen Herrera, Meridith Kohut • February 20 • nytimes.com
Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives
Affordable birth control has disappeared, pushing many women into unplanned pregnancies at a time when they can barely feed the children they already have.
The Washington Post • Dan Diamond • February 20 • washingtonpost.com
Biden’s top doctor nominee made more than $2 million doing pandemic consulting, speeches
Tapped to be surgeon general, Vivek Murthy’s financial entanglements draw scrutiny before his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.
WBNS • Brittany Bailey • February 19 • 10tv.com
Roses left on vehicles create temporary panic at Coshocton Walmart
Dozens of roses were left on vehicles, leading people to call the sheriff’s office, which issued a warning about a potential tie to human trafficking.
The New York Times • Timothy P. Carney • February 19 • nytimes.com
Opinion | Biden Says He’s Pro-Science. Why Is His Schools Plan Based on Fear?
The administration’s guidance for sending kids back to the classroom is far too restrictive.
POLITICO • Tyler Pager • February 20 • politico.com
The jockeying to replace Neera Tanden has begun
The OMB nominee has a much harder path for confirmation with Joe Manchin opposed. The fallback options have some risks, too.
The New York Times • Ross Douthat • February 20 • nytimes.com
Opinion | Rush Limbaugh and the Petrification of Conservatism
An extraordinary career for the man, a long defeat for his ideology.
Mother Jones • Ari Berman • February 19 • motherjones.com
Georgia Republicans are doubling down on racist voter suppression
After Black voters turned out in record numbers, the GOP wants to make it harder to vote.
The New York Times • Christopher Flavelle, Brad Plumer, Hiroko Tabuchi • February 20 • nytimes.com
Texas Blackouts Point to Coast-to-Coast Crises Waiting to Happen
Continent-spanning storms triggered blackouts in Oklahoma and Mississippi, halted one-third of U.S. oil production and disrupted vaccinations in 20 states.
The New York Times • The New York Times • March 22 • nytimes.com
Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count
A detailed county map shows the extent of the coronavirus outbreak, with tables of the number of cases by county.
justice.gov • February 19 • justice.gov
WWII Nazi Concentration Camp Guard Removed to Germany
Today a Tennessee resident with German citizenship was removed to Germany for participating in Nazi-sponsored acts of persecution while serving as an armed guard at a Nazi concentration camp in 1945.
The Washington Post • Josh Dawsey • February 20 • washingtonpost.com
Lindsey Graham said ‘Count me out’ after the Capitol riot. But he’s all in with Trump again.
The South Carolina Republican senator is positioning himself as a leader of the pro-Trump wing of a party that is increasingly divided about how to reckon with the divisive 45th president.