The New York Times • Michael S. Schmidt, Katie Benner • March 30 •
Matt Gaetz Is Said to Be Investigated Over Possible Sexual Relationship With a Girl, 17
An inquiry into the Florida congressman was opened in the final months of the Trump administration, people briefed on it said.
The New York Times • Shane Goldmacher • April 3 •
How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations
Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.
The New York Times • Katie Benner, Michael S. Schmidt • April 1 •
Justice Dept. Inquiry Into Matt Gaetz Said to Be Focused on Cash Paid to Women
The congressman and a former official in Florida sent money to the women using cash apps, receipts showed.
The Atlantic • Derek Thompson • April 1 •
The Pandemic’s Wrongest Man
In a crowded field of wrongness, one person stands out: Alex Berenson.
The New York Times • Nick Corasaniti, Reid J. Epstein • April 2 •
What Georgia’s Voting Law Really Does
The New York Times analyzed the state’s new 98-page voting law and identified 16 key provisions that will limit ballot access, potentially confuse voters and give more power to Republican lawmakers.
POLITICO • John Boehner • April 2 •
Panic Rooms, Birth Certificates and the Birth of GOP Paranoia
How America’s center-right party started to lose its mind, as told by the man who tried to keep it sane.
CNN • Jeremy Herb, Lauren Fox and Ryan Nobles, CNN • April 1 •
Gaetz showed nude photos of women he said he'd slept with to lawmakers, sources tell CNN
Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Florida Republican being investigated by the Justice Department over sex trafficking allegations, made a name for himself when he arrived on Capitol Hill as a conservative firebrand on TV and staunch defender of then-President Donald Trump. Behind the scenes, Gaetz gained a reputation in Congress over his relationships with women and bragging about his sexual escapades to his colleagues, multiple sources told CNN.
The New York Times • Jesse McKinley, Danny Hakim, Alexandra Alter • March 31 •
As Cuomo Sought $4 Million Book Deal, Aides Hid Damaging Death Toll
Gov. Andrew Cuomo boasted, “I am not a superhero,” in early versions of his book, drafted as his aides scrubbed a politically damaging Health Department report.
The New Yorker • Jane Mayer • March 29 •
Inside the Koch-Backed Effort to Block the Largest Election-Reform Bill in Half a Century
On a leaked conference call, leaders of dark-money groups and an aide to Mitch McConnell expressed frustration with the popularity of the legislation—even among Republican voters.
The Intercept • Ken Klippenstein • March 30 •
Amazon’s Twitter Army Was Handpicked for “Great Sense of Humor,” Leaked Document Reveals
Amazon ambassadors were trained to defend Jeff Bezos and clap back at Bernie Sanders under a program codenamed “Veritas.”
The Atlantic • Timothy Noah • March 31 •
Why D.C. Is Failing at the Vaccination Game
If the District were a state, it could fix its shot problem.
The New York Times • Sharon LaFraniere, Noah Weiland • March 31 •
Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is delayed by a U.S. factory mix-up.
A manufacturer in Baltimore accidentally conflated the ingredients for two different coronavirus vaccines, officials say.
ProPublica • April 2 •
My Kids’ School Closed Again. So I Started Calling Experts.
Many New York City public schools have been repeatedly closed because of two positive COVID-19 tests, even without evidence of in-school spread. Experts call it “crazy.” And it’s driving me nuts.
The Daily Beast • Matt Fuller, Sam Brodey • April 1 •
Republicans Have Been Waiting for a Matt Gaetz Scandal to Break
The Florida congressman’s less-than-sterling reputation among his colleagues has many Republicans questioning the wisdom of jumping to his defense.
Axios • Jonathan Swan • March 30 •
Matt Gaetz says he's under federal investigation for sexual misconduct
"The allegations against me are as searing as they are false," Gaetz said.
Politico PRO • Matt Dixon • March 31 •
Matt Gaetz’s dad says he wore a wire for FBI probe into DOJ extortion claims
The congressman's father is a former Florida Senate president.
POLITICO • Natasha Bertrand • April 2 •
Biden to hold first call with Ukrainian president amid Russian buildup
The conversation follows at least three high-level calls between the U.S. and Ukraine this week.
The Dispatch • The Dispatch Staff • April 2 •
The Morning Dispatch: Understanding Georgia's New Elections Law
Plus: The Supreme Court considers a case over NCAA amateurism.
The New York Times • Sarah Lyall • April 3 •
We Have All Hit a Wall
Confronting late-stage pandemic burnout, with everything from edibles to Exodus.
Associated Press • Alan Suderman • March 29 •
AP sources: SolarWinds hack got emails of top DHS officials
Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration's head of the Department of Homeland Security and members of the department's cybersecurity staff...