Reuters • James Oliphant, Chris Kahn • April 5 •
Half of Republicans believe false accounts of deadly U.S. Capitol riot: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Since the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have pushed false and misleading accounts to downplay the event that left five dead and scores of others wounded. His supporters appear to have listened.
NBC News • Brandy Zadrozny • April 5 •
In a Pennsylvania town, a Facebook group fills the local news void
The News Alerts of Beaver County has filled the void left by the decline of the local newspaper. That's worked out, sometimes.
POLITICO • Alex Thompson • April 5 •
Inside the delay at DOJ
CNN • Daniel Dale, CNN • April 5 •
Fact check: Biden administration officials falsely describe infrastructure jobs estimate
Top officials in President Joe Biden's administration have made a series of television and radio appearances to promote the infrastructure proposal Biden unveiled last week, a roughly $2 trillion package the White House has named the American Jobs Plan.
The New Yorker • Raffi Khatchadourian • April 5 •
Surviving the Crackdown in Xinjiang
As mass detentions and surveillance dominate the lives of China’s Uyghurs and Kazakhs, a woman struggles to free herself.
HotAir • April 5 •
"60 Minutes should be ashamed": Dem Palm Beach County mayor says CBS smeared Ron DeSantis with Publix segment
"The reporting was not just based on bad information -- it was intentionally false."
CNN • Andrew Kaczynski and Em Steck, CNN • April 5 •
Josh Hawley, a critic of Biden picks' support for wars in Middle East, previously blogged in support of Iraq War
Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, a frequent critic of Biden administration nominees for supporting the Iraq War and other "forever wars," himself wrote in support of the Iraq War prior to becoming a senator in newly uncovered blog posts.
Reason • Jesse Singal • April 5 •
A Professor Pushed Back Against 'White Fragility' Training. The College Investigated Her for 9 Months.
The chaos at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is by no means an isolated occurrence.
Washington Examiner • • April 5 •
Rep. Matt Gaetz: The swamp is out to drown me with false charges, but I'm not giving up
Washington scandal cycles are predictable, and sex is especially potent in politics. Let me first remind everyone that I am a representative in Congress, not a monk, and certainly not a criminal.
The Dispatch • Declan Garvey • April 5 •
‘This Race Needs To Be About Ohio’
The GOP primary to replace Sen. Rob Portman is getting crowded. Will it all come down to Trump’s endorsement?
CNN • Nick Paton Walsh, CNN • April 5 •
Satellite images show huge Russian military buildup in the Arctic
Russia is amassing unprecedented military might in the Arctic and testing its newest weapons in a region freshly ice-free due to the climate emergency, in a bid to secure its northern coast and open up a key shipping route from Asia to Europe.
Vanity Fair • Katie Hill • April 5 •
Matt Gaetz Defended Me When My Nudes Were Shared Without My Consent. Now He’s Accused of Doing Just That
Matt and I forged an unlikely friendship in Congress, and he was one of the few colleagues who spoke out after a malicious nude-photo leak upended my life. But if recent reports are true, he engaged in the very practice he defended me from—and should resign immediately.
POLITICO • Melanie Zanona • April 5 •
Cheney snags victories ahead of her next battle with Trumpworld
Just two months after she survived an ouster attempt, the No. 3 House GOP leader has racked up a string of wins.
Popular Information • Judd Legum • April 5 •
Facebook pledged to suspend political donations, then quietly funneled $50,000 to GOP group pushing voter suppression laws
On January 11, Facebook announced that "following last week's awful violence" it was suspending donations from its political committee "for at least the current quarter, while we review our policies."
The Intercept • Akela Lacy • April 5 •
Cops Crowdfunded Their K-9’s Hospital Bills — Then Quietly Admitted They Had Shot Him
The cops in Thurston County, Washington, made no such efforts to support the recovery of the man they shot and who had to be hospitalized.
The Atlantic • Caitlin Dickerson • April 5 •
America Never Wanted the Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses
The U.S. is a diverse nation of immigrants—but it was not intended to be, and its historical biases continue to haunt the present.
The New York Times • Karen Weise • April 5 •
Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Workers, Labor Board Finds
The two employees had publicly pushed the company to reduce its impact on climate change and address concerns about its warehouse workers.
Associated Press • April 5 •
Putin signs law that allows him to serve two more terms
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in last year's...
Associated Press • Jerry Schwartz • April 5 •
Sharon Cohen, much-honored AP national writer, dead at 68
Sharon Cohen, a matchless reporter who told American stories with great skill and compassion over more than four decades at The Associated Press, died Monday at her Chicago home. She was...
The New York Times • Elizabeth Dias, Ruth Graham • April 5 •
White Evangelical Resistance Is Obstacle in Vaccination Effort
Millions of white evangelical adults in the U.S. do not intend to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Tenets of faith and mistrust of science play a role; so does politics.