The New York Times • Shane Goldmacher • April 3 • nytimes.com
How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations
Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.
The New York Times • William K. Rashbaum, Ben Protess, Maggie Haberman • April 28 • nytimes.com
Federal Investigators Execute Search Warrant at Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment
Prosecutors obtained the warrant as part of an investigation into whether Mr. Giuliani broke lobbying laws as President Trump’s personal lawyer.
The New York Times • Katie Benner, Michael S. Schmidt • April 1 • nytimes.com
Justice Dept. Inquiry Into Matt Gaetz Said to Be Focused on Cash Paid to Women
The congressman and a former official in Florida sent money to the women using cash apps, receipts showed.
The Atlantic • Derek Thompson • April 1 • theatlantic.com
The Pandemic’s Wrongest Man
In a crowded field of wrongness, one person stands out: Alex Berenson.
The Daily Beast • Jose Pagliery, Roger Sollenberger • April 8 • thedailybeast.com
Gaetz Paid Accused Sex Trafficker, Who Then Venmo’d Teen
The New York Times • Michael S. Schmidt, Maggie Haberman, Nicholas Fandos • April 6 • nytimes.com
Matt Gaetz, Loyal for Years to Trump, Is Said to Have Sought a Blanket Pardon
The congressman was at the time under investigation over whether he violated sex trafficking laws, though it was unclear what he knew of the inquiry.
The New York Times • Nick Corasaniti, Reid J. Epstein • April 2 • nytimes.com
What Georgia’s Voting Law Really Does
The New York Times analyzed the state’s new 98-page voting law and identified 16 key provisions that will limit ballot access, potentially confuse voters and give more power to Republican lawmakers.
The Daily Beast • Jose Pagliery, Roger Sollenberger • April 29 • thedailybeast.com
Bombshell Letter: Gaetz Paid for Sex With Minor, Wingman Says
The Daily Beast has obtained a confession letter that Joel Greenberg wrote after asking Roger Stone to help him obtain a pardon.
The Washington Post • Peter Hermann • April 19 • washingtonpost.com
Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who engaged rioters, suffered two strokes and died of natural causes, officials say
The ruling by the D.C. chief medical examiner probably will make it difficult for prosecutors to pursue homicide charges in the officer’s death.
NBC News • April 15 • nbcnews.com
After the Riot
It’s been 100 days since the attack on the Capitol, and those who were inside still struggle with their memories.
The New York Times • Gina Kolata • April 8 • nytimes.com
Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus
Collaborating with devoted colleagues, Dr. Kariko laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines turning the tide of the pandemic.
POLITICO • John Boehner • April 2 • politico.com
Panic Rooms, Birth Certificates and the Birth of GOP Paranoia
How America’s center-right party started to lose its mind, as told by the man who tried to keep it sane.
The Washington Post • Missy Ryan, Karen DeYoung • April 13 • washingtonpost.com
Biden will withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021
The military exit will be completed by the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that first drew the United States into its longest war.
The New York Times • Reid J. Epstein, Patricia Mazzei • April 21 • nytimes.com
How the G.O.P. Is Creating Harsher Penalties for Protesters
As the nation reacts to the guilty verdict a jury handed to Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, Republican-led states are introducing punitive new measures governing protests.
CNN • Jeremy Herb, Lauren Fox and Ryan Nobles, CNN • April 1 • cnn.com
Gaetz showed nude photos of women he said he'd slept with to lawmakers, sources tell CNN
Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Florida Republican being investigated by the Justice Department over sex trafficking allegations, made a name for himself when he arrived on Capitol Hill as a conservative firebrand on TV and staunch defender of then-President Donald Trump. Behind the scenes, Gaetz gained a reputation in Congress over his relationships with women and bragging about his sexual escapades to his colleagues, multiple sources told CNN.
POLITICO • Christopher Cadelago • April 9 • politico.com
How an online ‘Lego’ gamer infiltrated the White House press corps
‘Kacey Montagu’ posed as a reporter for the fictitious WHN and manage to fool real correspondents — and even the new Biden administration
The Washington Post • Salvador Rizzo • April 27 • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | No, officials are not handing out Harris’s picture book to migrant kids
A flawed report in the New York Post quickly spread on right-wing media. But it's Four-Pinocchios false.
The New York Times • Robert Draper • April 22 • nytimes.com
Liz Cheney vs. MAGA
The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.
Vox • Sean Illing • April 27 • vox.com
"Wokeness is a problem and we all know it"
James Carville on the state of Democratic politics.
Tampa Bay Times • Steve Contorno, Tampa Bay Times • April 13 • tampabay.com
DeSantis wants voters’ signatures to match. Would his pass the test?
If the Florida governor gets his way, mail-in ballot signatures would have to match the most recent signature on file with the state. His own signature history shows how autographs evolve.