POLITICO • Josh Gerstein • March 4 • politico.com
Trump appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot
Federico Klein, a former State Department aide, was picked up Thursday on charges stemming from the Jan. 6 takeover of Congress.
The New York Times • J. David Goodman, Danny Hakim • March 4 • nytimes.com
Cuomo Aides Rewrote Nursing Home Report to Hide Higher Death Toll
The intervention was the earliest action yet known in an effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that concealed how many nursing home residents died in the pandemic.
The Wall Street Journal • Joe Palazzolo, Jimmy Vielkind, Rebecca Davis O’Brien • March 4 • wsj.com
Cuomo Advisers Altered Report on Covid-19 Nursing-Home Deaths
The New York governor’s aides successfully pushed state health officials to alter a July report on Covid-19 nursing-home deaths, people with knowledge of the report say.
The Wall Street Journal • Gordon Lubold, Michael R. Gordon, Nancy A. Youssef • March 4 • wsj.com
Biden Called Off Strike on a Second Military Target in Syria Last Week
President Biden, directing his first known military operation, decided at the last minute against a second target when told 25 minutes before the bombs were to land that a woman and children would be killed.
CNN • Evan Perez, CNN Justice Correspondent • March 4 • cnn.com
Federal investigators are examining communications between US lawmakers and Capitol rioters
Federal investigators are examining records of communications between members of Congress and the pro-Trump mob that attacked the US Capitol, as the investigation moves closer to exploring whether lawmakers wittingly or unwittingly helped the insurrectionists, according to a US official briefed on the matter.
Axios • Jonathan Swan, Stef W. Kight • March 4 • axios.com
Leaked government documents spotlight Biden's child migrant dilemma
Border Patrol referred an average of 321 children per day in the week ending March 1.
The New Yorker • Susan B. Glasser • March 4 • newyorker.com
What Does National Security Even Mean Anymore, After January 6th and the Pandemic?
Talking threats, foreign and domestic, with Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Washington Post • Philip Bump • March 4 • washingtonpost.com
The one simple tell that reveals Fox News’s Seuss obsession for what it is
If the images at issue are so innocuous, why not show them?
POLITICO • Christopher Cadelago, Meridith McGraw • March 4 • politico.com
Biden World gives a shoulder shrug to the raging culture wars
Can arguments over children’s books and kids' toys really turn the political needle? Is there a wocket in my pocket?
Time • Eliana Dockterman • March 3 • time.com
Moms Fired During the Pandemic Sue Their Former Employers
Over 2.3 million women have dropped out of the labor force since February 2020—and 1 in 3 women cites lack of childcare
The Washington Post • Maria Sacchetti, Nick Miroff, Silvia Foster-Frau • March 4 • washingtonpost.com
Texas family detention centers expected to transform into rapid-processing hubs
The change would be a repudiation of Trump and Obama administration policies.
BuzzFeed News • Craig Silverman • March 3 • buzzfeednews.com
Facebook Helped Fund David Brooks’s Second Job. Nobody Told The Readers Of The New York Times.
The New York Times columnist has been using his perch to promote the Weave Project — without disclosing his potential conflicts of interest to his readers.
The Atlantic • Annie Lowrey • March 3 • theatlantic.com
Stockton’s Basic-Income Experiment Pays Off
A new study of the city’s program that sent cash to struggling individuals finds dramatic changes.
NPR • David Folkenflik • March 3 • npr.org
Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff
Trump appointee Michael Pack hoped to fire top executives who challenged him at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. When he couldn't, Pack paid a high-profile law firm millions to investigate them.
Intelligencer • Eric Levitz • March 3 • nymag.com
David Shor on Why Trump Was Good for the GOP — and How Dems Can Win in 2022
The data scientist shares his latest theories on why Democrats lost Hispanic support in 2020 and what the party must do to avoid disaster in 2022.
Henry Blodget • Josh Barro • March 3 • businessinsider.com
COVID advice needs to be hopeful and realistic — and needs to tell people vaccines allow less restriction
The end of the acute phase of the epidemic is in sight. If public health officials don't admit that, the public won't listen to their warnings.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett, Marianne LeVine • March 3 • politico.com
GOP pushes Murkowski to stay in line against Biden’s Covid bill
The Alaska senator — as unique as her home state — has admitted she is torn over what to do.
POLITICO • Melanie Zanona, Ally Mutnick • March 3 • politico.com
The one place House Republicans want to be Trump-free
Republicans are sounding the alarm that his attempts to meddle in primaries could hurt the party’s efforts to win back the majority.
The Washington Post • Aaron David Miller, Richard Sokolsky • March 4 • washingtonpost.com
Perspective | Saudi Arabia is a partner, not an ally. Let’s stop the charade.
Yes, we need to work with Saudi Arabia. But let’s not pretend it’s an ally.
Talking Points Memo • Kate Riga • March 4 • talkingpointsmemo.com
GOP Wants To Outsource Stalling COVID Relief To Senate Clerks. The Clerks Have A Plan.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) proclaimed on Twitter Wednesday that he’s “going to make the Senate clerk read the Democrats’ $1.9...