The Washington Post • Peter Hermann • April 19 •
Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who engaged rioters, suffered two strokes and died of natural causes, officials say
The ruling by the D.C. chief medical examiner probably will make it difficult for prosecutors to pursue homicide charges in the officer’s death.
The Atlantic • Derek Thompson • April 19 •
Are Outdoor Mask Mandates Still Necessary?
Governments need to give Americans an off-ramp to the post-pandemic world. Ending outdoor mask requirements would be a good place to start.
POLITICO • Natasha Bertrand • April 19 •
Biden won't bring on board controversial Russia expert
Matthew Rojansky was being considered for the position of Russia director on the NSC. But his possible appointment drew a wave of criticism from Russia hawks.
Axios • Orion Rummler, Margaret Talev • April 19 •
Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at 93
"I took Fritz's roadmap," Biden said of Mondale in 2015.
CNN • Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business • April 19 •
Trump wants you to boycott Coke. His properties are still serving it
Over the past few years former President Donald Trump has called for boycotts against a number of companies, so it's hardly unusual to see him add Coca-Cola, Delta and other corporate giants that recently spoke out against Georgia's laws restricting voting access.
POLITICO • Daniel Lippman • April 19 •
William Barr, Amy Coney Barrett land book deals
But other Trump-era figures are having trouble selling their memoirs.
Spectrum News NY1 • Bobby Cuza • April 19 •
Andrew Yang leads Democrats in Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll on mayor's race
The poll found that 26% of likely voters remain undecided.
The New York Times • Jesse McKinley • April 19 •
Cuomo May Face Inquiry Over Use of State Resources for Pandemic Book
The New York State attorney general was formally authorized to examine whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo acted improperly while writing his book about the pandemic.
The New York Times • Kellen Browning • April 18 •
Minnesota Governor Calls Alleged Assaults on Journalists ‘Chilling’
Gov. Tim Walz said he had told police officers to “make changes” that would allow reporters to do their jobs.
The New York Times • Steven R. Weisman • April 19 •
Walter Mondale, Ex-Vice President and Champion of Liberal Politics, Dies at 93
Under Jimmy Carter, he was the first V.P. to serve as a genuine partner of a president. His own run for the top position ended in a crushing defeat.
The Washington Post • Peter Jamison • April 19 •
An ‘insane’ covid lockdown two miles from the Capitol, with no end in sight
For more than a year, 1,500 men and women held at the D.C. jail have been confined to their cells 23 hours a day in what experts call a grave human rights abuse.
The Washington Post • Bart Barnes • April 19 •
Walter F. Mondale, Carter’s vice president who lost White House bid, dies at 93
A former Democratic senator from Minnesota and vice president, his unusually candid and forward-looking bid for the pinnacle of American politics was blocked by President Ronald Reagan’s landslide reelection victory in 1984.
The Washington Post • Cornel West, Jeremy Tate • April 19 •
Opinion | Howard University’s removal of classics is a spiritual catastrophe
One of America's greatest Black universities is diminishing the light and wisdom that inspired Frederick Douglass, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and countless other freedom fighters.
The Washington Post • Karen Tumulty • April 19 •
Opinion | Walter Mondale reinvented the vice presidency. Both Biden and Harris should thank him for it.
The veep who changed everything.
CNN • April 19 •
Brianna Keilar: Fox is not news no matter what it calls itself - CNN Video
CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on how Fox News uses it's on-screen graphics to push misinformation about President Joe Biden and the pandemic to its audience.
The Washington Post • Robert Samuels • April 19 •
‘I’m still learning’: The journey of George Floyd’s brother Philonise
After Floyd died, his soft-spoken younger brother stepped into new roles as family patriarch and advocate for racial justice.
POLITICO • Josh Gerstein • April 19 •
Garland returns to Oklahoma City to warn that domestic terrorism is 'still with us'
The attorney general has vowed to crackdown on a resurgence of violence linked to white supremacist and right-wing militia groups.
The New York Times • Noam Scheiber • April 19 •
A coal miners union indicates it will accept a switch to renewable energy in exchange for jobs.
The Washington Post • Maria Sacchetti • April 19 •
ICE, CBP to stop using ‘illegal alien’ and ‘assimilation’ under new Biden administration order
Officials are dropping terms embraced by the Trump administration as part of a push to treat noncitizens more humanely.
The Washington Post • Juliet Eilperin • April 19 •
Tyrannosaurs likely hunted in packs rather than heading out solo, scientists find
Tyrannosaurs probably hunted in groups, scientists announced Monday after analyzing fossils buried in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.