The Washington Post • Josh Dawsey, Amy Brittain, Sarah Ellison • March 24 •
Andrew Cuomo’s family members were given special access to covid testing, according to people familiar with the arrangement
As part of the program, a state lab expedited the results of well-connected people who were tested, even as average New Yorkers were struggling to get tested in the early days of the pandemic due to a scarcity of resources.
The New York Times • Evan Hill, David Botti, Dmitriy Khavin, Drew Jordan, Malachy Browne • March 24 •
Officer Brian Sicknick Died After the Capitol Riot. New Videos Show How He Was Attacked.
New videos obtained by The New York Times show publicly for the first time how the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died after facing off with rioters on Jan. 6 was attacked with chemical spray.
Times Union • Brendan J. Lyons • March 24 •
Top health officials told to prioritize COVID testing for Cuomo's relatives
High-level members of the state Department of Health were directed last year by Gov....
POLITICO • Alex Isenstadt • March 25 •
Trump’s secret sit-down with Ohio candidates turns into ‘Hunger Games’
The former president summoned four candidates for the state's open Senate seat in a session that resembled the boardroom scenes on "The Apprentice."
The New York Times • Jonathan Martin • March 27 •
In Washington, Policy Revolves Around Joe Manchin. He Likes It That Way.
Mr. Manchin’s belief in the need to keep the filibuster has set the stage for a collision between Democrats eager to use its majorities to pass sweeping legislation and a political throwback determined to restore bipartisanship.
The Washington Post • Jacob Bogage • March 22 •
USPS chief DeJoy said to cut post office hours, lengthen delivery times in 10-year-plan
The postmaster general is expected to announce his long-awaited strategic initiative on Tuesday, one that is expected to raise prices and diminish delivery standards.
The Intercept • Ken Klippenstein • March 25 •
Documents Show Amazon Is Aware Drivers Pee in Bottles and Even Defecate En Route, Despite Company Denial
If employees actually had to pee in bottles, Amazon said, “nobody would work for us.” That’s a lie.
Associated Press • Colleen Long • March 26 •
Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings...
The Washington Post • Tom K. Wong, Gabriel De Roche, Jesus Rojas Venzor • March 23 •
Analysis | There’s no migrant ‘surge’ at the U.S. southern border. Here’s the data.
Evidence shows that we’re seeing the usual seasonal bump — plus some of the people who waited during the pandemic.
Axios • Mike Allen, Jim VandeHei • March 24 •
Biden prepared to chuck filibuster in historic push to re-engineer America, quickly
He believes it's time to go even bigger and faster than anyone expected.
Reuters • Howard Schneider • March 25 •
U.S. COVID response could have avoided hundreds of thousand of deaths - research
The United States squandered both money and lives in its response to the coronavirus pandemic, and it could have avoided nearly 400,000 deaths with a more effective health strategy and trimmed federal spending by hundreds of billions of dollars while still supporting those...
The Washington Post • Paul Farhi • March 22 •
Trump predicted news ratings would ‘tank if I’m not there.’ He wasn’t wrong.
Most national networks and news sites have seen their audience numbers drop since Inauguration Day.
The New York Times • David Leonhardt • March 24 •
Bad News Bias
The U.S. media is offering a different picture of Covid-19 from science journals or the international media, a study finds.
Deadline • Tom Tapp • March 25 •
Jessica Walter Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Archer’ Actress Was 80
Jessica Walter, the award-winning actress whose career spanned six decades, passed away in her sleep at home in New York City on Wednesday, March 24. She was 80. Walter’s career included ever…
The Washington Post • Annie Linskey • March 21 •
How Biden quietly created a huge social program
Democrats have been pressing to expand child payments for decades. The covid stimulus provided a way, and they grabbed it.
Vanity Fair • Charlotte Klein • March 26 •
“I’m Afraid to Open Twitter”: Next-Level Harassment of Female Journalists Is Putting News Outlets to the Test
Newsrooms that once preached “don’t feed the trolls” are being forced to grapple with a daily deluge of smears. “Even the most open-minded media organizations are still run by men who don’t fundamentally understand the misogynistic nature of these attacks,” says one reporter.
USA TODAY • Brenna Smith, Jessica Guynn, Will Carless • March 28 •
Insurrection fundraiser: Capitol riot extremists, Trump supporters raise money for lawyer bills online
Extremists in the Capitol riot Jan. 6 have bounced around sites to raise funds for legal bills, creating a game of cat-and-mouse with tech companies.
Politico PRO • March 24 •
Newsom won’t pick Schiff as California AG
The congressman had been angling for the job. But sources close to the governor said it was always a long shot.
POLITICO • Adam Cancryn • March 25 •
Trump health officials prep for battle over their Covid legacies
Former leaders of the pandemic response are trying to align their stories, with some jokingly referring to the effort as "Alex Azar Anonymous."
The New York Times • Julian E. Barnes, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Eric Schmitt • March 26 •
Officials Try to Sway Biden Using Intelligence on Potential for Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan
If U.S. troops leave before any deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government, the militant group will take over much of the country, an intelligence assessment predicted.