The New York Times • Ben Smith • April 11 •
Why We’re Freaking Out About Substack
A company that makes it easy to charge for newsletters has captivated an anxious industry because it embodies larger forces and contradictions.
CNN • Gabby Orr, Dana Bash and Kevin Liptak, CNN • April 11 •
Embattled Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is denied a meeting with Trump
Rep. Matt Gaetz, who's facing a federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations, was recently denied a meeting with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate as the ex-President and his allies continue to distance themselves from the Florida congressman.
POLITICO • Betsy Woodruff Swan, Andy Blatchford • April 11 •
Trudeau government threatens Halifax Security Forum over proposed Taiwan award
HFX wanted to honor Taiwan's president with the prestigious John McCain award. But Canada feared poking the Chinese bear.
The New York Times • Patricia Mazzei, Michael S. Schmidt, Katie Benner • April 11 •
‘Like the Tiger King Got Elected Tax Collector’: Inside the Case That Ensnared Matt Gaetz
Joel Greenberg, a onetime local official in Florida, is accused of an array of crimes, including bribery, stalking and corruption.
The New York Times • Patricia Mazzei • April 10 •
Could Ron DeSantis Be Trump’s G.O.P. Heir? He’s Certainly Trying.
Florida’s governor has elbowed his way to the front of the line of 2024 Republican hopefuls by leveraging a brand of “competent Trumpism” (as one ally put it) and hitting back at critics of his pandemic leadership.
The Washington Post • E.J. Dionne • April 10 •
Opinion | Respectfully, Justice Breyer, court enlargers aren’t the problem
Enlarging the court is precisely what would preserve the court’s legitimacy.
The Washington Post • Amy B Wang • April 11 •
Biden set to accept fewest refugees of any modern president, including Trump, report says
Trump’s historically low refugee cap remains in place despite Biden’s promises to address ‘urgent’ crises.
The New York Times • Shane Goldmacher, Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin • April 10 •
‘A Tremendous Complication’: G.O.P. Dances Around Trump’s Lingering Presence
A gathering of Republican leaders and top donors in Florida this weekend is less a reset of priorities and more a reminder of the tensions that Donald J. Trump instills in his party.
The Philadelphia Inquirer • Will Bunch • April 11 •
Joe Manchin beats his chest for D.C. elites while struggling W. Va. waits for help | Will Bunch
Amid climate-fueled floods, lack of broadband, and rising poverty, why does West Virginia's Democratic senator seem more jacked about saving the filibuster?
The Washington Post • Todd Frankel • April 11 •
More than a hundred corporate executives hold call to discuss halting donations and investments to fight controversial voting bills
Executives from major airlines, retailers and manufacturers – plus at least one NFL owner – talked about potential ways to show they opposed the controversial legislation, including by halting donations to politicians who support the bills and even delaying investments in states that pass the restrictive measures
CBS News • Nikki Battiste • April 10 •
Georgia becomes third state to shut down Johnson & Johnson vaccine site after adverse reactions
Dozens have suffered adverse reactions to the shot in three states.
Los Angeles Times • Jean Guerrero • April 11 •
Op-Ed: The media's whitewashing of Stephen Miller's white nationalism
Miller has been manipulating the media since he was a teenager in California, when he soaked up white nationalist hysteria about immigrants.
POLITICO • • April 11 •
POLITICO Playbook: GOP donors privately pan Trump’s ‘horrible’ RNC speech
And Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg defends President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan.
The New York Times • Anton Troianovski • April 10 •
‘You Can’t Trust Anyone’: Russia’s Hidden Covid Toll Is an Open Secret
The country’s official coronavirus death toll is 102,649. But at least 300,000 more people died last year during the pandemic than were reported in Russia’s most widely cited official statistics.
CNN • Dakin Andone and Chris Boyette, CNN • April 11 •
2 Virginia police officers used excessive force, threatened Army officer during traffic stop, lawsuit says
A US Army officer is suing two Virginia police officers after they pointed guns at him, pepper sprayed him and pushed him to the ground during a traffic stop last December for what the officers believed was a missing license plate on his new SUV.
Forbes • Suzanne Rowan Kelleher • April 8 •
Saudi Crown Prince MBS Pressed The Louvre To Lie About His Fake Leonardo Da Vinci, Per New Documentary
The French museum rejected Prince Mohammed bin Salman's offer to display the artwork.
The Washington Post • Chris Richards • April 8 •
The world is fast. Bad Brains are faster.
The legendary D.C. hardcore band raced ahead of its time. We’re still catching up.
CNN • Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN • April 11 •
New voter restrictions are based on a lie told to appease Trump voters
Poll of the week: A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that 55% of Republicans falsely believe Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election was the result of illegal voting or rigging. Additionally, 60% of Republicans incorrectly agree that the election was stolen from Republican Donald Trump.
Intelligencer • David Freedlander • April 11 •
Scott Stringer Isn’t Paying Attention to the Polls
“Let the campaign play out,” he says. “It hasn’t even begun yet.”
The Wall Street Journal • Benjamin Mullin • April 11 •
Vox Media to Buy Owner of Preet Bharara’s Podcast
Vox Media is acquiring Cafe Studios, publisher of a podcast hosted by the former Manhattan U.S. attorney, part of a bid to expand its growing audio business.