The New York Times • Michael S. Schmidt, Katie Benner • March 30 •
Matt Gaetz Is Said to Be Investigated Over Possible Sexual Relationship With a Girl, 17
An inquiry into the Florida congressman was opened in the final months of the Trump administration, people briefed on it said.
Axios • Jonathan Swan • March 30 •
Matt Gaetz says he's under federal investigation for sexual misconduct
"The allegations against me are as searing as they are false," Gaetz said.
Axios • Alayna Treene • March 30 •
Rep. Matt Gaetz eyes early retirement from Congress to take job at Newsmax
The Florida congressman has privately told confidants he's interested in a role at Newsmax.
POLITICO • Betsy Woodruff Swan, Natasha Bertrand • March 30 •
Russia suspected of stealing thousands of State Department emails
A previously unreported breach reveals new details of Russian access to U.S. government communications.
The Wall Street Journal • Randy Yeip • March 30 •
As Covid-19 Vaccinations Ramp Up, Hesitancy Wanes
A recent survey shows a shrinking share of people expressing reluctance to get vaccinated, driven by increasing willingness in Southern states. Vaccine hesitancy among Black Americans also has diminished.
The Daily Beast • Blake Montgomery, Asawin Suebsaeng • March 30 •
Rep. Matt Gaetz Says Teen-Sex Allegation Is Part of Extortion Plot
Federal investigators are reportedly investigating an alleged relationship between Gaetz and a 17-year-old.
The Intercept • Ken Klippenstein • March 30 •
Amazon’s Twitter Army Was Handpicked for “Great Sense of Humor,” Leaked Document Reveals
Amazon ambassadors were trained to defend Jeff Bezos and clap back at Bernie Sanders under a program codenamed “Veritas.”
NBC News • Olivia Solon, April Glaser, Cyrus Farivar, Michela Moscufo • March 30 •
Fired, interrogated, disciplined: Amazon warehouse organizers allege year of retaliation
The number of charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board accusing Amazon of interfering with workers’ right to organize more than tripled during the pandemic.
CNN • Kate Bennett, CNN • March 30 •
Bidens' dog Major involved in another biting incident
The Bidens' dog Major has been involved in another biting incident that required medical attention, two people with knowledge of the incident tell CNN.
The New York Times • Carl Hulse, Michael D. Shear • March 30 •
Biden Names Diverse Nominees for the Federal Bench
The president’s first choices for district and appeals court openings reflected his campaign promise to choose judges from outside of traditional backgrounds.
The New York Times • Nicole Hong, Juliana Kim, Ali Watkins, Ashley Southall • March 30 •
Brutal Attack on Filipino Woman Sparks Outrage: ‘Everybody Is on Edge’
Security guards failed to intervene while a man kicked and stomped on a 65-year-old woman near Times Square, yelling, “You don’t belong here.”
POLITICO • Alex Thompson • March 30 •
More potential Biden hires penalized for marijuana use
The New York Times • Adam Nossiter • March 30 •
The Taliban Think They Have Already Won, Peace Deal or Not
“We have defeated the enemy.” The international community is scrambling to secure peace in Afghanistan, but the Taliban believe they have the upper hand — and are saying as much.
POLITICO • Melissa Cooke • March 30 •
Ruby Cramer joins POLITICO as senior staff writer
Announcement from Managing Editor, Washington and Politics, Blake Hounshell, Editor of POLITICO Carrie Budoff Brown and Editor-in-Chief Matt Kaminski
POLITICO • Kyle Cheney • March 30 •
Proud Boys organizer charged in Capitol attack says he aided FBI ‘antifa’ inquiries
Joseph Biggs’ claims are likely to sharpen concerns that law enforcement has tolerated violence by the Proud Boys.
New York Daily News • Thomas Tracy • March 30 •
Luxury Manhattan building workers suspended for closing door on Asian hate crime victim being stomped in the street
The Brodsky Organization, which runs 360 W. 43rd St., said workers who witnessed the Monday morning attack “have been suspended pending an investigation in conjunction with their union.”
POLITICO • Megan Cassella, Natasha Korecki • March 30 •
Biden decides to shelve Warren’s wealth tax
The president’s Build Back Better initiative will rely on other pay-fors instead.
The New York Times • Javier C. Hernández • March 30 •
W.H.O. Inquiry on the Pandemic’s Origin: What We Know
Did Covid-19 come from animal markets? It’s unclear. Did it emerge from a lab? Also unclear. Here’s what a new W.H.O. report says — including questions that the agency’s own chief raised about the findings.
Associated Press • Elliot Spagat • March 30 •
Over 4,000 migrants, many kids, crowded into Texas facility
DONNA, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration for the first time Tuesday allowed journalists inside its main border detention facility for migrant children, revealing a severely overcrowded tent...
The New York Times • Jamelle Bouie • March 30 •
Opinion | The Republican Party Is Driving the Nation’s Democratic Decline
This is what it looks like when a political party turns against democracy itself.