The New York Times • Astead W. Herndon • March 9 • nytimes.com
How Biden Is Trying to Help Working-Class Voters in Red-State Alabama
The president’s support for the rights of unionizing Amazon workers delighted political organizers in Alabama who are hoping to build long-term Democratic momentum in a reliably red state.
The Washington Post • Elahe Izadi • March 8 • washingtonpost.com
Rare trial of U.S. journalist arrested on the job nears conclusion in Iowa
Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri faces 30 days in jail -- a rare case of a U.S. journalist charged with a crime while reporting.
The Irish Times • Patrick Freyne • March 8 • irishtimes.com
Harry and Meghan: The union of two great houses, the Windsors and the Celebrities, is complete
Patrick Freyne: After Harry and Meghan, the monarchy looks archaic and racist. Well duh
The New York Times • Annie Karni, Maggie Haberman • March 9 • nytimes.com
Trump, Hungry for Power, Tries to Wrestle Away G.O.P. Fund-Raising
Angry at his critics in the party and seeking to keep his options for raising money open, the former president is trying to take charge of the online fund-raising juggernaut he helped create.
HuffPost • HuffPost, Sara Boboltz • March 9 • huffpost.com
BuzzFeed Announces Deep Cuts To HuffPost Staff After Acquisition
BuzzFeed acquired HuffPost from Verizon Media in February.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett • March 9 • politico.com
Anti-filibuster liberals face a Senate math problem
Sen. Joe Manchin clarified on Tuesday that he continues to support an effective 60-vote requirement for most legislation.
POLITICO • https://www.facebook.com/rachael.bade.9 • March 9 • politico.com
POLITICO Playbook: Scoop: Biden taps another Big Tech trustbuster
And President Joe Biden won’t embrace filibuster reforms even as the rest of his party does.
The Washington Post • Laura Reiley • March 8 • washingtonpost.com
Relief bill is most significant legislation for Black farmers since Civil Rights Act, experts say
The Senate-passed stimulus bill aims to compensate Black farmers for systemic racism.
The New Yorker • Eric Lach • March 9 • newyorker.com
Who Ordered a Smear Campaign Against Andrew Cuomo’s First Accuser?
When Lindsey Boylan first publicly accused New York’s governor of sexual harassment, in December, damaging government documents about her were leaked to the press.
POLITICO • Lara Seligman, Connor O’Brien • March 9 • politico.com
Pentagon chief to urge Manchin to support nominee amid Twitter troubles
Several top GOP members have declared that they will vote against Colin Kahl.
Associated Press • Jonathan Lemire • March 9 • apnews.com
GOP struggles to define Biden, turns to culture wars instead
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and the Democrats were on the brink of pushing through sprawling legislation with an eyepopping, $1.9 trillion price tag. But many Republican...
The New York Times • Alec MacGillis • March 9 • nytimes.com
Opinion | Amazon and the Breaking of Baltimore
Regional inequality has deepened across the country.
CNN • Kate Bennett, CNN • March 8 • cnn.com
Biden's German Shepherd has aggressive incident and is sent back to Delaware
The two German Shepherds belonging to President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were returned to the Biden family home in Delaware last week after aggressive behavior at the White House involving Major Biden, two sources with knowledge tell CNN.
The Atlantic • Anne Applebaum, Peter Pomerantsev • March 8 • theatlantic.com
How to Put Out Democracy’s Dumpster Fire
Our democratic habits have been killed off by an internet kleptocracy that profits from disinformation, polarization, and rage. Here’s how to fix that.
Associated Press • Ryan J. Foley • March 9 • apnews.com
Arrested journalist pleaded with officer: 'This is my job'
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa journalist recounted getting pepper-sprayed and arrested while covering a protest for racial justice last year, testifying in her own defense Tuesday at her trial on...
Bloomberg • William Turton • March 9 • bloomberg.com
Ayn Rand Devotee and Never Trumper Drives Parler’s Reboot
Amy Peikoff is a blogger, lawyer, PhD and unabashed Objectivist
POLITICO • Ally Mutnick • March 9 • politico.com
House Democrats end controversial consultant ban
In a nod to liberals, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will no longer banish consultants who work for primary challengers.
Defector Media • Laura Wagner • March 9 • defector.com
Jonah Peretti Lays Off 47 HuffPost Staffers In Latest "Bloodbath" | Defector
BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti, who acquired HuffPost from Verizon in a deal that was announced last year with the promise that HuffPost would thrive in partnership with BuzzFeed, announced in an all-hands meeting today that 47 U.S. HuffPost staffers, including eight managers, would be losing their jobs in order to “drive longterm sustainability.” Thirty-three of […]
The Washington Post • Darryl Fears • March 9 • washingtonpost.com
Brood X cicadas are about to put on one of the wildest shows in nature. And D.C. is the main stage.
Cicadas, insects that dwell underground and emerge every 17 years, are about to burst on the scene by the billions in the eastern United States. Scientists say the D.C. region will be the epicenter of this year's insect class, known as Brood X.
Variety • Naman Ramachandran • March 9 • variety.com
Piers Morgan’s Meghan Markle Comments Being Investigated by U.K. Media Regulator Ofcom
U.K. media regulator Ofcom has launched an investigation after more than 41,000 people wrote in to complain about ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” host Piers Morgan’s comments o…