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.
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.
The Daily Beast • Matt Fuller, Sam Brodey • April 1 • thedailybeast.com
Republicans Have Been Waiting for a Matt Gaetz Scandal to Break
The Florida congressman’s less-than-sterling reputation among his colleagues has many Republicans questioning the wisdom of jumping to his defense.
The New York Times • Jesse McKinley, Danny Hakim, Alexandra Alter • March 31 • nytimes.com
As Cuomo Sought $4 Million Book Deal, Aides Hid Damaging Death Toll
Gov. Andrew Cuomo boasted, “I am not a superhero,” in early versions of his book, drafted as his aides scrubbed a politically damaging Health Department report.
Intelligencer • Paola Rosa-Aquino • March 30 • nymag.com
CDC Data Suggests Vaccinated Don’t Carry, Can’t Spread Virus
Pfizer and Moderna shots are highly effective at preventing infection in real-world setting.
The New York Times • Jesse Drucker • April 1 • nytimes.com
An Accidental Disclosure Exposes a $1 Billion Tax Fight With Bristol Myers
The I.R.S. believes the American drugmaker used an abusive offshore scheme to avoid federal taxes.
POLITICO • Ryan Heath • March 31 • politico.com
Ivanka Trump's flagship policy program slammed by government auditors
She touted more rigorous standards for women's empowerment, but USAID delivered the opposite.
Washingtonian • Jessica Sidman • April 1 • washingtonian.com
There's a New Cheesecake Factory in DC, and the White House Press Corps Is Psyched
"TODAY'S THE FREAKING DAY," tweeted one reporter on opening day.
Model Citizen • Will Wilkinson • April 1 • modelcitizen.substack.com
Vaccine Passports and the Categorical Impermissibility of Inconveniencing Republicans
On the GOP's principled incoherence about freedom of association
Houston Chronicle • Zach Despart, Alejandro Serrano, Stephanie Lamm • April 1 • houstonchronicle.com
Exclusive: Nearly 200 died in Texas cold storm, almost double the official count
The deaths of nearly 200 people are linked to February’s cold snap and blackouts, a...
The Wall Street Journal • Gordon Lubold, Warren P. Strobel • April 1 • wsj.com
Biden Trimming Forces Sent to Mideast to Help Saudi Arabia
The Pentagon will begin removing some military capabilities and forces from the Gulf region in the first steps of an effort to realign the U.S. global military footprint away from the Mideast.
The Daily Beast • Maxwell Tani • April 1 • thedailybeast.com
LA Times Owner’s Kid Is Tinkering With the Paper. And Staffers Love It.
She may not be on the masthead, but Soon-Shiong has become a regular voice in LAT newsroom. That might normally be cause for tension, but many staffers say it’s a welcome change.
Brennan Center for Justice • April 1 • brennancenter.org
Voting Laws Roundup: March 2021
State lawmakers continue to introduce new restrictive voting provisions, and voter suppressive bills have begun to advance and become law.
The American Prospect • Amelia Pollard • April 1 • prospect.org
The Right Curriculum? How PragerU Infiltrates Schools.
The right-wing nonprofit, known for viral videos like ‘The Left Ruins Everything,’ launched a program specifically designed for teachers last fall. But according to students, its content has been in public schools for years.
The New Yorker • Susan B. Glasser • April 1 • newyorker.com
Is Biden Really the Second Coming of F.D.R. and L.B.J.?
Proposing historic legislation is not transformative; passing it is.
The New York Times • Annie Correal • April 1 • nytimes.com
How N.Y.C.’s Population Expert Says the City Will Bounce Back
Joseph J. Salvo, who is retiring after nearly 30 years as New York City’s chief demographer, is optimistic about New York City’s recovery after the pandemic.
POLITICO • Natasha Bertrand, Andrew Desiderio, Lara Seligman • April 1 • politico.com
Army probes missing rifle from National Guard unit deployed to the Capitol
A misplaced or unaccounted-for weapon is a major security risk, Guard members said.
The New York Times • Ezra Klein • April 1 • nytimes.com
Opinion | Are We Much Too Timid in the Way We Fight Covid-19?
The debate among doctors, epidemiologists and economists is still going strong.
CNN • Evan Perez, David Shortell, Paula Reid and Pamela Brown, CNN • April 1 • cnn.com
Investigation of Matt Gaetz includes whether campaign funds were used to pay for travel and expenses
Federal investigators looking into Rep. Matt Gaetz's relationships with young women have examined whether any federal campaign money was involved in paying for travel and expenses for the women, a person briefed on the matter said.