The New Yorker • Jane Mayer • March 29 • newyorker.com
Inside the Koch-Backed Effort to Block the Largest Election-Reform Bill in Half a Century
On a leaked conference call, leaders of dark-money groups and an aide to Mitch McConnell expressed frustration with the popularity of the legislation—even among Republican voters.
Associated Press • Alan Suderman • March 29 • apnews.com
AP sources: SolarWinds hack got emails of top DHS officials
Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration's head of the Department of Homeland Security and members of the department's cybersecurity staff...
The Intercept • Ken Klippenstein • March 29 • theintercept.com
Document: Amazon Security Staff Reported Its Own Hostile Tweets as “Suspicious,” Fearing They’d Been Hacked
“These tweets are unnecessarily antagonistic (risking Amazon’s brand), and may be a result of unauthorized access,” read an employee help ticket.
The New York Times • Gina Kolata • March 29 • nytimes.com
The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are very effective in real-world conditions at preventing infections, the C.D.C. reported.
Consistent with clinical trial data, a two-dose regimen prevented 90 percent of infections by two weeks after the second shot. One dose prevented 80 percent of infections by two weeks after vaccination.
The New York Times • Michael M. Grynbaum • March 29 • nytimes.com
Lara Trump joins Fox News as a paid contributor.
The daughter-in-law of former President Donald J. Trump is joining the cable channel after appearing as a frequent guest during the 2020 campaign.
Associated Press • Michael Kunzelman • March 29 • apnews.com
Capitol riot suspect wore 'I Was There' shirt when arrested
Garret Miller didn't speak to the law enforcement officers who arrested him on charges he stormed the U.S. Capitol in January, but the T-shirt he was wearing at his Dallas home that day sent a...
Bulwark+ • Jonathan V. Last • March 29 • thetriad.thebulwark.com
Shame on Deborah Birx
She wasn't doing her best in a bad situation. She was aiding and abetting the federal government's COVID disaster.
The Bulwark • Michael Steele and Carlos Curbelo • March 29 • thebulwark.com
The State Assault on Voting Rights Hurts All of Us - The Bulwark
Michael Steele and Carlos Curbelo on Republicans’ cynical support of anti-voting measures.
Los Angeles Times • Gustavo Arellano • March 29 • latimes.com
Column: Woke California pays homage this week to another American hero with a complex legacy
United Farm Workers founder Cesar Chavez, whose birthday is celebrated in California this week, had many faults. He was only human, after all.
The New York Times • Ben Smith • March 28 • nytimes.com
Inside America’s Most Interesting Magazine, and Media’s Oddest Workplace
The publication of the “Harper’s letter” attracted huge attention. Most people had stopped reading the magazine, which is stranger and better than you might expect.
Associated Press • Michael Kunzelman • March 29 • apnews.com
Capitol riot suspect wore 'I Was There' shirt when arrested
Garret Miller didn't speak to the law enforcement officers who arrested him on charges he stormed the U.S. Capitol in January, but the T-shirt he was wearing at his Dallas home that day sent a...
NBC News • Jane C. Timm • March 29 • nbcnews.com
Florida Republicans considering new election bill that would effectively ban giving voters water
Similar to a provision in Georgia's new election law, it's one of a number of proposals moving through the state's GOP-controlled Legislature.
The New York Times • Matthew Haag • March 29 • nytimes.com
Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Manhattan May Never Be the Same.
New York City, long buoyed by the flow of commuters into its towering office buildings, faces a cataclysmic challenge, even when the pandemic ends.
POLITICO • Nahal Toosi • March 29 • politico.com
U.S. tries to break Iran nuclear deadlock with a new proposal for Tehran
The proposal, which would include some sanctions relief for Iran, comes as Iranian elections loom.
The Atlantic • Caitlin Dickerson • March 29 • theatlantic.com
America’s Immigration Amnesia
Despite recurrent claims of crisis at the border, the United States still does not have a coherent immigration policy.
Axios • Kadia Goba, Jonathan Swan • March 29 • axios.com
Moderate Democrats buck Biden tax hikes
The president could face a complicated path to raising the revenues he says he needs to pay for his infrastructure and social welfare proposals.
POLITICO • Erin Banco • March 29 • politico.com
Biden admin remakes vaccine strategy after mass vaccination sites fizzle
The federal government has found that Americans prefer vaccination at pharmacies over expensive mega-sites.
The Washington Post • Annie Linskey, Marianna Sotomayor • March 28 • washingtonpost.com
The Biden do-over: Democrats get a chance to try again on Obama defeats
Surrounded by many of the same top aides who worked in the Obama White House, Team Biden is behaving almost like they are back to work after a lengthy sabbatical, picking up where Obama left off.
CNN • Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN • March 29 • cnn.com
Analysis: America's pandemic dead deserve accountability after Birx disclosure
The hundreds of thousands of citizens whose deaths from Covid-19 could have been avoided are owed national and political accountability, but the polarization of America that exacerbated the pandemic threatens to deprive them of their due.
The New York Times • Benjamin Weiser • March 29 • nytimes.com
Ghislaine Maxwell Charged With Sex Trafficking of 14-Year-Old Girl
A new indictment accuses Ms. Maxwell of paying a victim of her longtime associate Jeffrey Epstein.