The Washington Post • Jeremy Barr • April 15 • washingtonpost.com
Tucker Carlson villainizes journalists on his top-rated show. Then the threats pour in.
As the Fox host's popularity grows, he has found fodder in lesser-known media figures whom he presents to his audience as symbols of liberalism-run-amok.
The Wall Street Journal • Robbie Whelan • April 15 • wsj.com
CDC Identifies Small Group of Covid-19 Infections Among Fully Vaccinated Patients
Breakthrough cases represent 0.008% of the fully vaccinated population and are in line with expectations because the approved vaccines in the U.S. are not 100% effective.
The Daily Beast • Adam Rawnsley, Spencer Ackerman • April 15 • thedailybeast.com
U.S. Intel Walks Back Claim Russians Put Bounties on American Troops
It was a huge election-time story that prompted cries of treason. But according to a newly disclosed assessment, Donald Trump might have been right to call it a “hoax.”
Slate • William Saletan • April 15 • slate.com
Republicans Still Sympathize With the Insurrection
They identify with the people who stormed the Capitol.
CNN • Priscilla Alvarez, Kylie Atwood, Lauren Fox and Jeremy Diamond, CNN • April 15 • cnn.com
Biden resists raising refugee cap over political optics, sources say
President Joe Biden has resisted signing off on raising the Trump-era refugee cap because of political optics, sources have told CNN.
The Washington Post • Dalton Bennett, Shawn Boburg, Sarah Cahlan, Peter Hermann, Meg Kelly, Joyce Lee, Elyse Samuels, Brian Monroe • April 15 • washingtonpost.com
D.C. Police requested backup at least 17 times in 78 minutes during Capitol riot
A reconstruction shows how failures of planning and preparation left police at the Capitol severely disadvantaged on Jan. 6.
The Atlantic • Russell Berman • April 15 • theatlantic.com
Why Is Voting So Hard in Blue States?
Democrats are criticizing Republicans for pushing restrictive voting laws. But states such as Joe Biden’s Delaware can make casting a ballot difficult.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett • April 15 • politico.com
The GOP's most important votes: 2 Democrats
Keep Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema close and publicly praise them, Mitch McConnell explained, because they could “save this institution.”
Bloomberg • Anna Edney, Drew Armstrong • April 15 • bloomberg.com
Unused Vaccines Are Piling Up Across U.S. as Some Regions Resist
Even in states where inoculation campaigns have been mostly successful, vaccine gaps remain
Just Security • Justin Hendrix • April 15 • justsecurity.org
US Treasury Provides Missing Link: Manafort’s Partner Gave Campaign Polling Data to Kremlin in 2016
The Treasury Department says Konstantin Kilimnik “provided the Russian Intelligence Services with sensitive information on polling and campaign strategy."
The New York Times • Thomas Gibbons-Neff • April 14 • nytimes.com
Afghans Wonder ‘What About Me?’ as American Troops Prepare to Withdraw
Many Afghans fear that without the umbrella of American protection, the country will be unable to preserve its modest gains toward democracy and women’s rights.
The New Yorker • Susan B. Glasser • April 14 • newyorker.com
Biden Finally Got to Say No to the Generals
Critics be damned, the President is ending the Forever War waged by Bush, Obama, and Trump in Afghanistan.
The Atlantic • Brendan I. Koerner • April 15 • theatlantic.com
A Kidnapping Gone Very Wrong
In 1974, John Patterson was abducted by the People’s Liberation Army of Mexico—a group no one had heard of before. The kidnappers wanted $500,000, and insisted that Patterson’s wife deliver the ransom.
The Washington Post • Philip Bump • April 15 • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | The government finally connects the line from Trump’s campaign to Russian intelligence
So much for the 'Russia hoax' hoax.
The Washington Post • Greg Jaffe • April 15 • washingtonpost.com
Off the grid: A flood of federal aid often fails to reach America’s poorest families
The federal government is in the midst of one of the biggest expansions of the social safety net in U.S. history, committing $5 trillion over the last year. And yet for all its successes, the trillions in aid have often failed to reach the poorest Americans in places like the south end of Peoria where hundreds lost power last fall.
The Washington Post • Gabriel Sterling • April 14 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Mr. President, your misinformation on Georgia’s voting law is dangerous
Let’s turn down the rhetoric, both on the left and the right, and make elections boring again.
The New York Times • Mark Mazzetti, Michael S. Schmidt • April 15 • nytimes.com
Biden Administration Says Russian Intelligence Obtained Trump Campaign Data
A Treasury Department document shed more light on links between the campaign and Russian spies.
Substack • Substack Blog • April 15 • blog.substack.com
Introducing Substack Local, for a new generation of local news
Today, we’re announcing Substack Local, a $1m initiative to foster and develop the local news ecosystem.
The Washington Post • Alex Horton • April 15 • washingtonpost.com
D.C. Guard misused helicopters in low-flying confrontation with George Floyd protesters, Army concludes
The Army said one helicopter “hovered under 100 feet" over the heads of people. In actuality, the more precise number is 55 feet, an official later acknowledged.
The Washington Post • Matt Zapotosky, Michael Scherer • April 15 • washingtonpost.com
How the Justice Department came to investigate Rep. Matt Gaetz
A stalking case against a Florida tax collector metastasized after authorities arrested him and seized electronic records pointing to the congressman, a prominent ally of former president Donald Trump.