Intelligencer • Olivia Nuzzi • February 28 •
4 Minutes With Jill Biden
Grieving with the First Family.
The Washington Post • Michael Kranish • February 27 •
The making of Madison Cawthorn: How falsehoods helped propel the career of a new pro-Trump star of the far right
Cawthorn has emerged as one of the most visible figures among newly arrived House Republicans, who have promoted baseless assertions and pushed a radicalized ideology that has become a driving force in the GOP.
The Washington Post • David Weigel • February 27 •
At conservative conference, Trump’s election falsehoods flourish
Like the Republican Party overall, conservative activists embraced the former president’s false views of the election and glided over the pandemic.
The New York Times • Jonathan Martin, Maggie Haberman • February 28 •
Trump’s Republican Hit List at CPAC Is a Warning Shot to His Party
In his first public appearance since leaving office, Donald Trump went through, by name, every Republican who supported his second impeachment and called for them to be ousted.
The Atlantic • Zeynep Tufekci • February 26 •
5 Pandemic Mistakes We Keep Repeating
We can learn from our failures.
The Washington Post • Ben Terris • February 28 •
Neera Tanden’s confirmation fight is the first morality play of post-Trump Washington
The White House is still backing her, despite old posts that have upset many across the aisle. But there’s more to this drama than tweets.
The Washington Post • Jeff Stein • February 28 •
Senior Democrats abandon backup plan on $15 minimum wage
Lawmakers are backing off Plan B to raise pay for workers through tax penalties on corporations.
CNN • Alex Marquardt, CNN • February 28 •
Three names mysteriously removed from Khashoggi intelligence report after initial publication
Shortly after the US intelligence community published its long-awaited report on Friday afternoon on the Saudis who were responsible for the death of Jamal Khashoggi, it was taken down without explanation and replaced with another version that removed the names of three men it had initially said were complicit.
The Washington Post • Sarah Ellison • February 27 •
Marty Baron, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump and the eight years that reshaped The Washington Post — and journalism
Baron, who is retiring Sunday, expected to manage a newspaper during hard times. Instead, he found unimagined opportunities and challenge.
The New York Times • Ross Douthat • February 27 •
Opinion | The Twilight of the Anti-Trump Idols
From Andrew Cuomo’s scandals to the European vaccine disaster, after Trump the failures of his foils have been laid bare.
New York Daily News • Harry Siegel • February 28 •
Media star Andrew Cuomo has gone missing
There’s a reason that Gov. Cuomo, Emmy-winning TV star and best-selling leader of the fight against the coronavirus, has abruptly gone dark.
The Washington Post • Carlos Lozada • February 28 •
Review | Joe Biden won the presidency by making the most of his lucky breaks
‘Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency’ by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes is an inside account of the 2020 campaign.
The New York Times • Marc Tracy • February 28 •
The Little Magazine That Incubated Team Biden
Democracy, an unassuming policy journal with an office near the White House, is a place where members of the new administration have floated ideas that may now become policy.
The Wall Street Journal • Laurence Norman, Michael R. Gordon • February 28 •
Iran Rejects Offer of Direct U.S. Nuclear Talks, Ratcheting Up Tension With West
Iran rejected a European Union offer to hold direct nuclear talks with the U.S. in the coming days, risking renewed tension between Tehran and Western capitals.
The Hill • Reid Wilson and Al Weaver • February 28 •
Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress
A former top strategist for former President Trump’s presidential campaigns is taking steps to run for a U.S. House seat left vacant by the late Rep.
The Daily Beast • Will Sommer • February 28 •
CPAC Speaker Angela Stanton King Promotes QAnon From Stage
Speaker Angela Stanton King called for an investigation into QAnon’s baseless allegations of child sexual abuse and cannibalism.
Associated Press • February 28 •
Associated Press journalist detained by police in Myanmar
BANGKOK (AP) — An Associated Press journalist has been detained by police while covering protests against the military coup in Myanmar. The journalist, Thein Zaw, 32, was taken into custody...
The Daily Beast • Spencer Ackerman • February 28 •
Team Biden About to Start Its First Talks With the Taliban
The first critical foreign-policy decision of Biden’s presidency concerns withdrawal from the 20-year Afghanistan war. And time is running out.
Just Security • Karl Mihm • March 13 •
Litigation Tracker: Pending Criminal and Civil Cases Against Donald Trump
This public resource, a litigation tracker, compiles and provides information on all of the criminal and civil cases currently facing former President Donald Trump.
The Bulwark • Amanda Carpenter • February 28 •
CPAC Rehabs Trump as Master of the GOP - The Bulwark
For the Trump-faithful, the event was a raging success.