The Washington Post • Lisa Rein, Tom Hamburger, Michael Laris, John Hudson • March 22 • washingtonpost.com
Trump officials hindered at least nine key oversight probes, watchdogs said. Some may finally be released in coming months.
Independent federal watchdogs who scrutinized the Trump administration for waste, fraud and misconduct ran into roadblocks on multiple fronts, according to public documents and people familiar with inspector general offices.
Axios • Alayna Treene, Jonathan Swan • March 23 • axios.com
Democrats confront White House over lack of AAPI Cabinet representation
Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Mazie Hirono confronted a senior White House official Monday night.
The New York Times • Nick Corasaniti, Reid J. Epstein • March 23 • nytimes.com
G.O.P. and Allies Draft ‘Best Practices’ for Restricting Voting
As Republican legislatures seek to usher in a raft of new voting restrictions, they are being prodded by an array of party leaders and outside groups working to coordinate the efforts.
The Atlantic • Derek Thompson • March 23 • theatlantic.com
The Curious Case of Florida’s Pandemic Response
Liberals predicted that Florida would get destroyed by its laissez-faire approach to COVID-19. Conservatives said the state was the future of the economy. What if they were both wrong?
The Washington Post • John Hudson, Ellen Nakashima • March 23 • washingtonpost.com
North Korea fires short-range missiles in challenge to Biden administration
The missile tests represent Kim Jong Un’s first challenge to President Biden, whose aides have not yet outlined an approach to the regime’s nuclear threat amid a review of U.S.-North Korea policy.
The Washington Post • Tom K. Wong, Gabriel De Roche, Jesus Rojas Venzor • March 23 • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | There’s no migrant ‘surge’ at the U.S. southern border. Here’s the data.
Evidence shows that we’re seeing the usual seasonal bump — plus some of the people who waited during the pandemic.
The Washington Post • Nick Miroff, Maria Sacchetti • March 22 • washingtonpost.com
Migrant teens and children have challenged three administrations, but Biden faces rush with no precedent
The Obama and Trump administrations faced similar challenges, but Biden has had a markedly different approach than his predecessors.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett, Marianne LeVine • March 23 • politico.com
Senate Democratic moderates push for minimum wage compromise
A Tuesday meeting on the topic included the eight Democratic caucus members who opposed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) $15 hourly wage plan.
The New York Times • Ezra Klein • March 23 • nytimes.com
Opinion | An Unusually Optimistic Conversation With Bernie Sanders
The Vermont senator discusses the Rescue Act, cancel culture, the filibuster and more.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram • Mitchell Willetts • March 22 • star-telegram.com
Gunman ambushes National Guard convoy carrying COVID vaccine in Texas, cops say
He held an unarmed soldier at gunpoint.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett, James Arkin • March 23 • politico.com
Killing the filibuster becomes new ‘litmus test’ for Democratic candidates
But that framing of the issue also hands Republicans a potent weapon next fall.
The Washington Post • Jacob Bogage • March 22 • washingtonpost.com
USPS chief DeJoy said to cut post office hours, lengthen delivery times in 10-year-plan
The postmaster general is expected to announce his long-awaited strategic initiative on Tuesday, one that is expected to raise prices and diminish delivery standards.
CNN • Josh Berlinger, CNN • March 23 • cnn.com
The Colorado attack is the 7th mass shooting in 7 days in the US
CNN defines a mass shooting as: a shooting incident which results in four or more casualties (dead or wounded) excluding the shooter(s).
POLITICO • Burgess Everett • March 23 • politico.com
Voting rights clash hurtles Senate toward nuclear breakdown
Unlike immigration, infrastructure or even guns, no senators are talking across the aisle about whether any compromise can be had.
The New York Times • Madeleine Brand • March 23 • nytimes.com
Why Did Los Angeles Become a Cultural Mecca in the Early 1970s?
In “Rock Me on the Water,” Ronald Brownstein explores one momentous year that brings together Archie Bunker and Joni Mitchell in a narrative of cultural ferment.
FiveThirtyEight • Nathaniel Rakich • March 23 • fivethirtyeight.com
The Strongest House Candidates In 2020 Were (Mostly) Moderate
Moderate politicians are becoming an endangered species. The most liberal Republican in Congress nowadays is still ideologically to the right of the most conser…
The New York Times • Dana Rubinstein • March 23 • nytimes.com
Mayor Ends Remote Work for 80,000 in Signal to Rest of New York City
Office workers will return starting May 3 in a move that is intended to broadcast a message that New York is reopening for business.
POLITICO • Holly Otterbein • March 23 • politico.com
‘A conversation that needs to happen’: Democrats agonize over ‘defund the police’ fallout
A coalition of groups is examining the effect of GOP attacks on the issue as part of a larger post-mortem of the 2020 election.
CBS News • Bo Erickson • March 23 • cbsnews.com
Teachers union "not convinced" social distancing can safely be cut to 3 feet
The American Federation of Teachers is responding to the CDC's new recommendations, cutting social distancing from 6 feet to 3 feet for most students.
The Washington Post • Teo Armus, Timothy Bella, Alex Horton • March 23 • washingtonpost.com
Days after assault weapons ban was lifted in Boulder, a community grieves another mass shooting in America: ‘It hurts’
Boulder's assault weapons ban, adopted in 2018, was meant to prevent a deadly mass shooting — just like the one that occurred in the city Monday.