NEW: As NY struggled, Cuomo family & others close to gov received special access to covid tests, as well as quick results & special treatment. A state doctor, for example, made treks to Chris Cuomo's house in the Hamptons. w/@AmyJBrittain & @sarahellison: washingtonpost.com/politics/andre…


High-level @HealthNYGov officials were tasked with testing @NYGovCuomo's relatives, associates in early stages of pandemic timesunion.com/news/article/H… via @TimesUnion


Rs have pushed Manchin to change parties but I found zero concern among Dems.
“He’s too old to do that shit,” said @jontester
More to the pt, it’s who he is — a Catholic of Italian descent shaped by JFK in WV’s epic ‘60 primary

🚨 SCOOP: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will unveil the largest rollback of consumer mail services in a generation as part of his 10-year plan for USPS including:
- longer first-class mail delivery times
- reduced post office hours
- higher prices.





“U.S. COVID-19 fatalities could have stayed under 300,000, versus a death toll of 540,000 and rising, if by last May the country had adopted widespread mask, social distancing, and testing protocols while awaiting a vaccine.” reuters.com/article/us-hea…


National U.S. publications and TV networks cover Covid news much more negatively than foreign media, scientific journals or regional media within the U.S.
Why? 🧵

RIP and a true story - when I made her Arrested Development character my Twitter avatar, she sent me an email asking me to take it down deadline.com/2021/03/jessic…

Well-done ⁦@AnnieLinskey⁩ piece on how the child credit got into the stimulus bill > washingtonpost.com/politics/biden…

I wrote about online harassment of female journalists, and how news organizations are grappling with the increasingly vicious situation. Thanks to everyone who spoke to me for this piece @lilsarg @wagatwe @stevenjay

Our intern just published her first story with us and this is the vitriol she’s been met with. Just insane. Here’s the piece — it’s great and so is Brenna usatoday.com/story/news/nat…


NEW: Top Trump health officials are prepping for battle over their COVID legacies — and are worried about countering their former boss ALEX AZAR’s version of pandemic history.
Inside the race to shape the narrative of the final Trump year: politico.com/news/2021/03/2…

Classified intelligence assessment says the Taliban will take over Afghanistan in 2-3 years if U.S. troops leave without a peace deal in place, adding pressure on Biden ahead of pivotal decision w/@julianbarnes, @Tmgneff nytimes.com/2021/03/26/us/…