The New York Times • Reid J. Epstein, Patricia Mazzei • April 21 • nytimes.com
How the G.O.P. Is Creating Harsher Penalties for Protesters
As the nation reacts to the guilty verdict a jury handed to Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, Republican-led states are introducing punitive new measures governing protests.
The New York Times • Lara Jakes • April 21 • nytimes.com
Biden Preparing to Declare That Atrocities Against Armenia Were Genocide
The designation for the World War I-era killings would further fray U.S. relations with Turkey, but it is a risk the president appears willing to take to further human rights, officials said.
The New York Times • Michael D. Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs • April 20 • nytimes.com
An Early Promise Broken: Inside Biden’s Reversal on Refugees
What had been an easy promise on the campaign trail — to reverse what Democrats called President Donald J. Trump’s “racist” limits on accepting refugees — has become a test of what is truly important to President Biden.
POLITICO • Betsy Woodruff Swan, Daniel Lippman • April 20 • politico.com
Matt Gaetz sparked William Barr to drop the f-bomb in a legal spat over Florida voting
In mentioning a controversial legal opinion to Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Matt Gaetz triggered the U.S. attorney general's ire.
The New York Times • Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Annie Karni • April 21 • nytimes.com
Nation Faces ‘Hand-to-Hand Combat’ to Get Reluctant Americans Vaccinated
Half of American adults have received at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine. Now comes the hard part: persuading the other half to get it.
POLITICO • Alex Thompson • April 21 • politico.com
Doug Emhoff rebrands as Second Gentleman Douglas
Financial Times • Stephanie Findlay • April 20 • ft.com
‘It is much worse this time’: India’s devastating second wave
New variant suspected of stoking surge that is overwhelming hospitals and crematoriums
ProPublica • April 21 • propublica.org
How Josh Hawley and Marjorie Taylor Greene Juiced Their Fundraising Numbers
Politicians get the veneer of grassroots support, while shadowy consultants get rich.
CNBC • Reuters • April 21 • cnbc.com
Foxconn mostly abandons $10 billion Wisconsin project touted by Trump
POLITICO • Kyle Cheney • April 21 • politico.com
Lofgren: Capitol officer being investigated for directions to pursue only 'anti-Trump' protesters on Jan. 6
An investigation found an officer's radio transmission to "all outside units' attention" that they should not be "looking for any pro-Trump in the crowd," according to Lofgren
The New York Times • Kevin Roose • April 21 • nytimes.com
Welcome to the YOLO Economy
Burned out and flush with savings, some workers are quitting stable jobs in search of postpandemic adventure.
Bloomberg • Timothy L. O'Brien • April 21 • bloomberg.com
Fox News Thinks Tucker Carlson Is Still Good for Business
Threats of an ad boycott over popular host’s appeals to bigotry haven’t turned the Murdochs against him.
Intelligencer • Jonathan Chait • April 21 • nymag.com
Steve Scalise’s Ignorant, Racist Case Against D.C. Statehood
Republican from murderous, corrupt state says D.C. has too much crime and corruption to be a state.
Reuters • Reuters,David Shepardson,Karen Pierog • April 20 • reuters.com
Foxconn mostly abandons $10 billion Wisconsin project touted by Trump | Reuters
Taiwan electronics manufacturer Foxconn (2317.TW) is drastically scaling back a planned $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, confirming its retreat from a project that former U.S. President Donald Trump once called "the eighth wonder of the world."
The New York Times • Catie Edmondson, Nicholas Fandos • April 21 • nytimes.com
Buoyed by Floyd Verdict, Congress Eyes New Bid to Overhaul Policing
A bipartisan effort to change policing practices collapsed last summer after George Floyd’s murder by a white officer. Can a “guilty” verdict and President Biden’s call for action resurrect it?
The Washington Post • Erik Wemple • April 21 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Tucker Carlson despises the Derek Chauvin verdict
The Fox News host styles himself as an independent thinker. He's anything but.
Pawprints • Luppe B. Luppen • April 21 • nycsouthpaw.com
Introducing Pawprints
A newsletter from @nycsouthpaw, an internet lawyer dog
Washington Examiner • https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/author/tom-rogan • April 19 • washingtonexaminer.com
Inside the CIA and NSA disagreement over Russian bounties story
Did Russia's GRU military intelligence service pay the Taliban bounties to kill American military personnel in Afghanistan? It's unclear. The intelligence community has given neither former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden a high confidence assessment that such incidents occurred. But…
The Wall Street Journal • Paulo Trevisani, Timothy Puko • April 21 • wsj.com
Brazil’s Climate Overture to Biden: Pay Us Not to Raze Amazon
President Jair Bolsonaro’s proposition comes as Brazil seeks support from the U.S. to curtail deforestation in the world’s biggest rainforest.
Rolling Stone • Seth Harp • April 18 • rollingstone.com
The Fort Bragg Murders
At least 44 Fort Bragg soldiers died stateside in 2020 — several of them were homicides. Families want answers. But the Army isn’t giving any