The New York Times • Michael S. Schmidt, Maggie Haberman, Nicholas Fandos • April 6 •
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.
Axios • Jonathan Swan, Alayna Treene • April 6 •
Caitlyn Jenner explores run for California governor as Newsom faces recall
Jenner is a high-profile Republican and previous Trump supporter.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel • Anthony Man • April 6 •
Congressman Alcee Hastings, after career of triumph, calamity and comeback, dies at 84
Congressman Alcee Hastings died Tuesday. The South Florida congressman, who was 84, made history in many ways — positive and negative. He was a civil rights lawyer in 1960s and '70s Fort Lauderdale. He was Florida's first Black federal judge, and was later impeached and removed. He was part of the first Black members of Congress from Florida since Reconstruction.
The New York Times • Jamelle Bouie • April 6 •
Opinion | If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?
Georgia’s new voting law has to be understood in its own peculiar historical context.
The Wall Street Journal • Eliza Collins • April 6 •
Kyrsten Sinema Defends Filibuster as Pressure Mounts From Progressives
The senator from Arizona has emerged as the staunchest Democratic defender of the filibuster, brushing off fire from the progressive wing of her party as she tries to stake out a bipartisan reputation in a battleground state.
CNN • Kaitlan Collins, CNN • April 6 •
Biden set to announce he's moving deadline for all US adults to be eligible for Covid vaccine to April 19
President Joe Biden plans to announce Tuesday that he is moving up his deadline for states to make all American adults eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by almost two weeks.
The New York Times • Nate Cohn • April 6 •
Georgia’s New Law, and the Risk of Election Subversion
A reminder from a January phone call that the reform bill by congressional Democrats may not have the proper protections.
The Daily Beast • Matt Wilstein • April 6 •
Actual Comedians Roast Greg Gutfeld’s New Fox News ‘Comedy’ Show
“It’s like watching a guy going through a divorce doing an impression of Bill Maher,” one comedian told us. And that was one of the kinder critiques.
BuzzFeed News • Ryan Mac • April 6 •
How A Facial Recognition Tool Found Its Way Into Hundreds Of US Police Departments, Schools, And Taxpayer-Funded Organizations
A BuzzFeed News investigation has found that employees at law enforcement agencies across the US ran thousands of Clearview AI facial recognition searches — often without the knowledge of the public or even their own departments.
Medium • Frmr Nat'l Security, Military, & Elected Officials • April 6 •
Letter From Former Senior National Security, Military, and Elected Officials Calling On Congress…
Dear Members of Congress,
POLITICO • Gabby Orr, Meridith McGraw, Sam Stein • April 6 •
Trump and his allies abandon Gaetz
The congressman was a MAGA fixture. Now, engulfed in scandal, he’s persona non grata in Trumpworld.
POLITICO • Kyle Cheney, Nicholas Wu • April 6 •
Understaffed and overtaxed, Capitol Police reeling from trauma of body and mind
2021 has exacted a toll on the men and women protecting the Capitol and Congress.
The New York Times • Jonah E. Bromwich • April 6 •
Doormen Who Stood By After Brutal Attack on Asian Woman Are Fired
One was seen on video closing the door to the Midtown Manhattan building after the attack, as the victim, a Filipino-American woman, lay on the street outside.
The Daily Beast • Adam Rawnsley • April 6 •
Israeli Snoop-for-Hire Posed as a Fox News Journalist for a Spy Operation
An Israeli private intel firm constructed two fake personas, a Fox News reporter and an Italian journalist, tasked with digging up info on people feuding with a UAE emirate.
The Message Box • Dan Pfeiffer • April 6 •
The Coming (Cancel) Culture War
The Republican plan to make 2022 about wokeness run amok is less stupid (and even more cynical) than it sounds
The New York Times • Alan Feuer • April 6 •
Fears of White People Losing Out Permeate Capitol Rioters’ Towns, Study Finds
Counties with the most significant declines in the non-Hispanic white population were the most likely to produce insurrectionists.
Washington Examiner • • April 6 •
GOP mandating negative COVID test for entry to spring donor retreat in Florida
The Republican National Committee is requiring attendees of the party's spring donor retreat in Florida to get tested for the coronavirus and submit proof of a negative result as a condition for gaining entry to the event.
POLITICO • Josh Gerstein, Kyle Cheney • April 6 •
Capitol riot defendant alleges beating by jail guards
A man accused in the Jan. 6 unrest was left partially blind and moved to another facility, lawyers say.
The New York Times • Nicole Hong, Ashley Southall, Ali Watkins • April 6 •
He Was Charged in an Anti-Asian Attack. It Was His 33rd Arrest.
Many people arrested in assaults on Asian residents in New York have had a history of mental health episodes, arrests and homelessness, complicating the city’s search for an effective response.
POLITICO • Gabby Orr, Meridith McGraw • April 5 •
Republicans want to make 'woke' corporations pay — literally
The party of big business is increasingly at odds with it. The question is: Are these isolated incidents or the beginnings of a seismic shift?