The New York Times • David E. Sanger • February 26 •
Biden Won’t Penalize Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi’s Killing, Fearing Relations Breach
The decision will disappoint the human rights community and members of his own party who complained during the Trump administration that the U.S. was failing to hold Mohammed bin Salman accountable.
POLITICO • Nahal Toosi • February 26 •
U.S. diplomat openly calls for Christian nation-states, rails against Jews
Fritz Berggren’s hundreds of blog posts, videos and podcasts date back several years.
Associated Press • Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Juliet Linderman • February 26 •
Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies
A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online...
BuzzFeed News • Addy Baird • February 26 •
“Danger Warning”: Women Say Madison Cawthorn Harassed Them In College
BuzzFeed News interviewed more than three dozen people as part of an investigation into allegations that Madison Cawthorn harassed women in college.
The Washington Post • Paul Farhi • February 26 •
White House and press are at odds over plan to charge reporters for coronavirus testing
The Biden administration wants to charge news organizations $170 for coronavirus tests required for entry.
The New York Times • Katie Benner, Adam Goldman • February 26 •
F.B.I. Said to Have Singled Out Potential Assailant in Capitol Officer’s Death
The death of the officer, Brian Sicknick, after the Capitol riot has been a major focus for investigators scrutinizing the attack by a pro-Trump mob.
The New York Times • Jamelle Bouie • February 26 •
Opinion | The Deep South Has a Rich History of Resistance, as Amazon Is Learning
Alabama is more than its shading on the electoral map.
POLITICO • Eugene Daniels, Natasha Bertrand • February 26 •
Harris gets a crash course on foreign policy
The vice president is trying to build up her relationships with foreign leaders and profile on the world's stage.
The New York Times • Nicholas Kristof • February 26 •
Opinion | President Biden Lets a Saudi Murderer Walk
The crown prince killed my friend Jamal Khashoggi, and we do next to nothing.
The New Yorker • Ben Mauk • February 26 •
Inside Xinjiang’s Prison State
Survivors detail the scope of China’s campaign of persecution against ethnic and religious minorities.
The New York Times • Eliza Shapiro • February 26 •
N.Y.C. Schools Chief to Resign After Clashes Over Desegregation
Richard Carranza’s departure, planned for mid-March, comes after repeated clashes with Mayor Bill de Blasio over how to desegregate the city’s schools.
NBC News • Mike Memoli • February 26 •
Past marijuana use won’t automatically disqualify Biden White House staff
Though pot use is legal in a growing number of cities and states, it's still illegal under federal law and is therefore a potentially disqualifying factor in obtaining security clearances.
The Washington Post • Karen DeYoung • February 26 •
Saudi crown prince approved operation that led to death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. intelligence report concludes
The report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence was ordered by Congress. Its release could push already strained U.S.-Saudi relations to new lows.
The Atlantic • Zeynep Tufekci • February 26 •
5 Pandemic Mistakes We Keep Repeating
We can learn from our failures.
CNN • Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak, Vivian Salama and Kylie Atwood, CNN • February 26 •
Biden doesn't penalize crown prince despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders
Despite promising to punish senior Saudi leaders while on the campaign trail, President Joe Biden declined to apply sanctions to the one the US intelligence community determined is responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Washington Post • Andrew Kaczynski • February 25 •
Opinion | My baby daughter died of brain cancer. Here’s what we can do to save other kids.
Children with cancer touch a special place in people’s hearts. Yet, as a society, we have failed to put our best resources together to save more of these children.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • February 26 •
Opinion | The GOP’s strategy for retaking power is uglier than you think
How Republicans can take back the House — and possibly more — even if Biden succeeds.
The Washington Post • Lena H. Sun, Isaac Stanley-Becker • February 26 •
Vaccine lotteries and personal appeals: The medically vulnerable find their priority status slipping away
Federal guidelines recommend that people with underlying conditions putting them at increased risk from the coronavirus be prioritized for vaccination. But states are charting their own paths, and access to a shot comes down to where you live.
BuzzFeed News • Craig Silverman • February 26 •
New York Times Columnist David Brooks Wrote A Blog Post For Facebook’s Corporate Website
Brooks also appeared in a Facebook-produced video panel used to promote an NYU study of Facebook Groups funded by the social media giant.
The Washington Post • Katie Shepherd • February 26 •
Some Democrats want to fire the Senate parliamentarian who scuttled $15 minimum-wage plans. It’s been done once before.
After Elizabeth MacDonough dashed the majority party’s hopes for a $15 minimum wage, some Democrats called for the Senate’s referee to be fired.