The Washington Post • Katie Shepherd, John Hudson, Spencer Hsu • March 5 • washingtonpost.com
State Department aide appointed by Trump stormed the Capitol, beat police with a riot shield, FBI says
The arrest of Federico G. Klein, a former State Department aide, marks the first member of the Trump administration arrested in connection with the insurrection.
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.
Associated Press • Julie Pace • March 5 • apnews.com
AP-NORC poll: Americans largely back Biden's virus response
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is enjoying an early presidential honeymoon, with 60% of Americans approving of his job performance thus far and even more backing his handling of the coronavirus...
POLITICO • Bryan Bender, Andrew Desiderio • March 4 • politico.com
Biden backs new war powers vote in Congress, White House says
Facing a bipartisan push to sunset decades-old authorizations, the president will pursue "a narrow and specific framework" to rein in open-ended conflicts.
The New York Times • Jennifer Medina • March 5 • nytimes.com
A Vexing Question for Democrats: What Drives Latino Men to Republicans?
Several voters said values like individual responsibility and providing for one’s family, and a desire for lower taxes and financial stability, led them to reject a party embraced by their parents.
The New York Times • Katie Benner, Alan Feuer, Adam Goldman • March 5 • nytimes.com
F.B.I. Finds Contact Between Proud Boys Member and Trump Associate Before Riot
A leader of the far-right group separately said he had been in touch with Roger Stone, but an official said it was not the same contact investigators found through electronic communications records.
USA TODAY • Ryan W. Miller • March 3 • usatoday.com
In 'exceedingly rare' case, Iowa journalist faces charges from reporting on summer protests
Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri was arrested while covering racial justice protests last summer.
VICE • Cameron Joseph • March 5 • vice.com
Republicans Are Using Race-Baiting Attacks to Block Biden’s Civil Rights Picks
Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke have faced increasingly nasty attacks as the GOP seeks to paint them as cop-hating, anti-Semitic reverse racists.
The New York Times • Annie Karni • March 5 • nytimes.com
Taking on a New Role, Susan Rice is Asserting Herself
After serving as United Nations ambassador and national security adviser in the Obama administration, she has unexpectedly ended up helping oversee domestic policy in the Biden White House.
The Bulwark • Tim Miller • March 5 • thebulwark.com
Paul Gosar: MTG In Lifts - The Bulwark
An insurrection-planning, white-nationalist-collaborating congressman remains uncensored and unchallenged. Why?
The New York Times • Cecilia Kang • March 5 • nytimes.com
A Leading Critic of Big Tech Will Join the White House
Tim Wu’s appointment to the National Economic Council signals a confrontational approach by the Biden administration.
Detroit Free Press • Joe Guillen, Omar Abdel-Baqui • March 5 • freep.com
Whitmer kidnapping plot hearing live feed: Confidential FBI informant testifies
Three men accused of plotting last year to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are back in court for a hearing to determine whether the case goes to trial.
POLITICO • Melanie Zanona, Olivia Beavers • March 4 • politico.com
GOP grapples with extremist episodes among its own
Some fear that if the conference doesn’t stomp out those political brush fires now, there’s a risk they will spread.
POLITICO • https://www.facebook.com/rachael.bade.9 • March 5 • politico.com
POLITICO Playbook: McCarthy struggles to manage Trump
And Covid relief moves forward in the Senate.
HuffPost • HuffPost, Christopher Mathias • March 5 • huffpost.com
Paul Gosar Spoke At A White Nationalist Conference. The GOP Doesn't Care.
The congressman was the keynote speaker at a conference run by a virulent racist and anti-Semite. HuffPost tried to find a Republican lawmaker to rebuke ...
CNN • Ganesh Setty, CNN • March 4 • cnn.com
Detroit mayor declines Johnson & Johnson allotment, saying the other vaccines are better
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan declined an initial allocation of the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine this week even as nationwide demand continues to outpace available supply.
Associated Press • Martha Mendoza • March 5 • apnews.com
Officers maced, trampled: Docs expose depth of Jan. 6 chaos
Two firefighters loaned to Washington for the day said they were the only medics on the Capitol steps Jan. 6, trying to triage injured officers as they watched the angry mob swell and attack...
Crain's Detroit Business • Annalise Frank • March 4 • crainsdetroit.com
Detroit Mayor Duggan doubles down on not wanting J&J vaccine for 'foreseeable future'
The city of Detroit declined its alloted Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses this week, and Mayor Mike Duggan doubled down Thursday on his reasoning for sticking with the vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer. "Johnson & Johnson is a very good vaccine. Moderna and Pfizer are the best,"…
The New York Times • Katie Benner • March 4 • nytimes.com
A midlevel member of the Trump State Dept. has been arrested on charges related to the Capitol attack.
Federico G. Klein is the first member of the Trump administration to face criminal charges in connection with the storming of the Capitol.
The Philadelphia Inquirer • Will Bunch • March 5 • inquirer.com
50 years later, an historic act of civil disobedience in Delco is finally getting its due | Will Bunch
On March 8, 1971, Philly-area activists burglarized an FBI office and exposed massive corruption — a heroic act that still resonates.