Associated Press • Colleen Long • March 26 •
Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings...
Vanity Fair • Charlotte Klein • March 26 •
“I’m Afraid to Open Twitter”: Next-Level Harassment of Female Journalists Is Putting News Outlets to the Test
Newsrooms that once preached “don’t feed the trolls” are being forced to grapple with a daily deluge of smears. “Even the most open-minded media organizations are still run by men who don’t fundamentally understand the misogynistic nature of these attacks,” says one reporter.
The New York Times • Julian E. Barnes, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Eric Schmitt • March 26 •
Officials Try to Sway Biden Using Intelligence on Potential for Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan
If U.S. troops leave before any deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government, the militant group will take over much of the country, an intelligence assessment predicted.
The New York Times • Dwight Garner • March 26 •
Larry McMurtry, Novelist of the American West, Dies at 84
In “Lonesome Dove,” “The Last Picture Show” and dozens more novels and screenplays, he offered unromantic depictions of a long mythologized region.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett • March 26 •
Sanders pushes Medicare expansion in Dems’ next big bill
The Vermont Independent wants to force Medicare negotiations with drug companies and use that revenue to pay for a broader program.
Protocol — The people, power and politics of tech • Hirsh Chitkara • March 23 •
How Amazon helped create an America in despair
"A big goal of my book is to get the average upper-middle class consumer to reckon more with what's behind the one-click," Alec MacGillis told Protocol.
CNN • Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent • March 26 •
Autopsy of a pandemic: 6 doctors at the center of the US Covid-19 response
This past January, just a few days after the inauguration of President Joe Biden, six of the doctors responsible for the previous administration's Covid-19 response agreed to sit down -- in strict confidence -- and talk with me about the events of the past year.
The Wall Street Journal • Benjamin Mullin • March 26 •
Media Startups Axios and the Athletic Discuss Merger, Eyeing SPAC Deal
A potential deal would be part of a plan to create a larger company with a portfolio of digital-media publishers.
POLITICO • Daniel Lippman • March 26 •
White House nixed Deb Haaland's Southwest-themed party over Covid concerns
The event was meant to celebrate the former New Mexico lawmaker's confirmation as the Biden administration's new secretary of the Interior.
The Washington Post • Elahe Izadi • March 26 •
Fox News sued by Dominion Voting for $1.6 billion over election fraud claims
It's the second voting-systems company to file suit against Fox over the bogus allegations aired by President Donald Trump's allies after the 2020 election.
The Detroit News • Craig Mauger • March 26 •
Michigan GOP chair Weiser rebuffs attacks on assassination, 'three witches' quips
"Ma'am, other than assassination, I have no other way other than voting out," Weiser said in response to a question about two Republican congressmen
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution • Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein, Tia Mitchell • March 26 •
The Jolt: Image of lawmaker’s arrest spoils victory lap on election law
The Morning Jolt political newsletter for Friday, March 25, 2021.
Reuters • Howard Schneider • March 25 •
U.S. COVID response could have avoided hundreds of thousand of deaths - research
The United States squandered both money and lives in its response to the coronavirus pandemic, and it could have avoided nearly 400,000 deaths with a more effective health strategy and trimmed federal spending by hundreds of billions of dollars while still supporting those...
Defector Media • Laura Wagner • March 26 •
Incoming TNR Editor Lays Out Boring Vision For Magazine In "Depressing" Meeting With Staff | Defector
In a meeting with staffers yesterday, the newly announced editor of The New Republic, current Daily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky, laid out his vision for the magazine. It is everything the formerly new TNR was not.
POLITICO • Olivia Beavers • March 26 •
MAGA World says Biden's lost it. Republican senators disagree.
Seven GOP senators who’ve met with Biden lately described him as cogent and well-versed on the issues they discussed.
CNN • Oliver Darcy, CNN Business • March 26 •
Dominion Voting Systems files $1.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News for 'orchestrated defamatory campaign'
Dominion Voting Systems, a voting technology company that was the target of baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against the right-wing channel Fox News on Friday.
The Washington Post • Seung Min Kim • March 25 •
More than 60 former officials condemn anti-Asian attacks
The Democrats and Republicans who served as Cabinet secretaries and White House and congressional officials urge policies to help and protect AAPI.
The Washington Post • Greg Sargent • March 26 •
Opinion | A scorching reply to Georgia’s vile new voting law unmasks a big GOP lie
Republicans are ramping up voter suppression precisely because they lost the last election legitimately.
The Daily Beast • Roger Sollenberger • March 25 •
These Mega-Businesses Are Already Back to Bankrolling Insurrectionists
They said they wouldn’t be giving to Republicans who voted to overturn the 2020 election. They’re already donating again.
The Washington Post • Ashley Parker • March 25 •
‘Oh God I miss him’: Biden keeps returning to Trump as a cause of nation’s troubles
The specter of former president Donald Trump loomed awkwardly at Biden’s first news conference Thursday — part foil, part scapegoat and, once, as a punchline.