NBC News • April 15 • nbcnews.com
After the Riot
It’s been 100 days since the attack on the Capitol, and those who were inside still struggle with their memories.
The Washington Post • Missy Ryan, Karen DeYoung • April 13 • washingtonpost.com
Biden will withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021
The military exit will be completed by the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that first drew the United States into its longest war.
Tampa Bay Times • Steve Contorno, Tampa Bay Times • April 13 • tampabay.com
DeSantis wants voters’ signatures to match. Would his pass the test?
If the Florida governor gets his way, mail-in ballot signatures would have to match the most recent signature on file with the state. His own signature history shows how autographs evolve.
The New York Times • Zolan Kanno-Youngs • April 16 • nytimes.com
Biden will keep Trump’s historically low cap on refugee admissions.
The administration had promised to increase the level to 60,000 admissions this year, but will keep it at 15,000, which was set by the Trump administration.
The New York Times • Robert D. McFadden • April 16 • nytimes.com
Vartan Gregorian, Savior of the New York Public Library, Dies at 87
A scholar, a university leader and a believer in libraries, he almost single-handedly rescued a grand but broken one in a time of municipal austerity.
POLITICO • Nahal Toosi • April 16 • politico.com
Pompeos violated rules on use of State Department resources, IG finds
From booking salon appointments to buying gold nut bowls, Mike Pompeo and his wife, Susan, asked State employees to carry out personal tasks more than 100 times.
The New York Times • Maggie Haberman • April 14 • nytimes.com
Shades of 2016: Republicans Stay Silent on Trump, Hoping He Fades Away
Just like when Donald J. Trump was a candidate in 2016, rival Republicans are trying to avoid becoming the target of his attacks or directly confronting him, while hoping someone else will.
The New York Times • Shawn McCreesh • April 14 • nytimes.com
Opinion | In My Hometown, Opioids Are Still Stealing Lives
A decade ago, it was already a crisis. But it feels as if it’s getting worse.
The New York Times • Matt Flegenheimer • April 13 • nytimes.com
Andrew Cuomo’s White-Knuckle Ride
Amid scandals, accusations and calls for his resignation, the New York governor seems determined to prove that the instincts that have gotten him into trouble can get him out of it too.
The Atlantic • Adam Serwer • April 16 • theatlantic.com
Restoring the ‘Soul of the Nation’ Means Taking in Refugees
Biden must reverse Trump’s efforts to ratify a racial and sectarian conception of American citizenship.
The Daily Beast • Jose Pagliery, Roger Sollenberger • April 14 • thedailybeast.com
Matt Gaetz’s Wingman Paid Dozens of Young Women—and a 17-Year-Old
Venmo payment records reveal a vast network of young women received money from Rep. Matt Gaetz’s associate, the accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg.
The New York Times • Michael S. Schmidt, Katie Benner • April 13 • nytimes.com
Indicted Gaetz Associate Is Said to Be Cooperating With Justice Dept.
Joel Greenberg, a former elected official in Florida, has been talking to federal investigators since last year about the conduct of Representative Matt Gaetz and others.
Time • Lissandra Villa • April 13 • time.com
John Boehner on His New Book, the Rise of Donald Trump and the Future of the GOP
“People want to confuse some of the knuckleheads as being conservatives. They weren’t conservatives. They were crazy.”
The Washington Post • Jeremy Barr • April 15 • washingtonpost.com
Tucker Carlson villainizes journalists on his top-rated show. Then the threats pour in.
As the Fox host's popularity grows, he has found fodder in lesser-known media figures whom he presents to his audience as symbols of liberalism-run-amok.
The Washington Post • David Ignatius • April 16 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | How Kash Patel rose from obscure Hill staffer to key operative in Trump’s battle with the intelligence community
While other Trump staffers became near-household names, Kashyap P. “Kash” Patel flew largely beneath the radar during the Trump administration.
The New York Times • Danielle Ivory, Lauren Leatherby, Robert Gebeloff • April 17 • nytimes.com
Least Vaccinated U.S. Counties Have Something in Common: Trump Voters
A Times analysis found that willingness to receive a vaccine and actual vaccination rates to date were both lower, on average, in counties that voted red in the 2020 presidential election.
Slate • William Saletan • April 15 • slate.com
Republicans Still Sympathize With the Insurrection
They identify with the people who stormed the Capitol.
Bulwark+ • Jonathan V. Last • April 13 • thetriad.thebulwark.com
Reading the Republican Autopsy
It's real, and it's spectacular.
The Texas Tribune • Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune • April 14 • texastribune.org
Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady will retire from Congress at the end of his term
The Montgomery County Republican has served in Congress for more than two decades.
The Wall Street Journal • Robbie Whelan • April 15 • wsj.com
CDC Identifies Small Group of Covid-19 Infections Among Fully Vaccinated Patients
Breakthrough cases represent 0.008% of the fully vaccinated population and are in line with expectations because the approved vaccines in the U.S. are not 100% effective.