The New York Times • Jim Rutenberg, Jo Becker, Eric Lipton, Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin, Matthew Rosenberg, Michael S. Schmidt • January 31 •
77 Days: Trump’s Campaign to Subvert the Election
Hours after the United States voted, the president declared the election a fraud — a lie that unleashed a movement that would shatter democratic norms and upend the peaceful transfer of power.
CNN • Em Steck and Andrew Kaczynski, CNN • January 26 •
Marjorie Taylor Greene indicated support for executing prominent Democrats in 2018 and 2019 before running for Congress
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent Democratic politicians in 2018 and 2019 before being elected to Congress, a CNN KFile review of hundreds of posts and comments from Greene's Facebook page shows.
Los Angeles Times • Chris Stirewalt • January 27 •
Op-Ed: I called Arizona for Biden on Fox News. Here's what I learned
The news business operates in a marketplace that offers penalties for reporting the news but lots of rewards for indulging a consumer’s worst cravings.
Los Angeles Times • Marisa Gerber, Irfan Khan • January 30 •
Dodger Stadium's COVID-19 vaccination site temporarily shut down after protesters gather at entrance
The demonstrators included members of anti-vaccine and far-right groups.
The Wall Street Journal • Shalini Ramachandran, Alexandra Berzon, Rebecca Ballhaus • February 1 •
Jan. 6 Rally Funded by Top Trump Donor, Helped by Alex Jones, Organizers Say
The rally in Washington’s Ellipse that preceded the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was arranged and funded by a small group including a top Trump campaign fundraiser facilitated by far-right show host Alex Jones, organizers said.
CNN • Gloria Borger, Kaitlan Collins, Jeff Zeleny and Ashley Semler, CNN • January 30 •
First on CNN: Trump's impeachment defense team leaves less than two weeks before trial
Former President Donald Trump's five impeachment defense attorneys have left a little more than a week before his trial is set to begin, according to people familiar with the case, amid a disagreement over his legal strategy.
The New York Times • Kashmir Hill • January 30 •
A Vast Web of Vengeance
Outrageous lies destroyed Guy Babcock’s online reputation. When he went hunting for their source, what he discovered was worse than he could have imagined.
POLITICO • Gabby Orr, Daniel Lippman • January 27 •
A top MAGA gathering finds life complicated after Trump
CPAC was at the top of its powers last year. Then Covid-19 hit, Trump lost, and the postelection chaos ensued. Now, the confab has some challenges ahead.
The Washington Post • WashPostPR • January 26 •
Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron to retire at the end of February
Memos from Post Publisher Fred Ryan and Executive Editor Marty Baron
The New York Times • Maggie Astor, Danny Hakim • January 31 •
21 Men Accuse Lincoln Project Co-Founder of Online Harassment
John Weaver, a longtime G.O.P. operative who advised John McCain and John Kasich, made sexual overtures to young men, sometimes offering to help them get work in politics.
The Washington Post • Laura Meckler • January 26 •
CDC finds scant spread of coronavirus in schools with precautions in place
Researchers warn that indoor athletics, without masks and with close contact, pose danger.
The New York Times • Adam Goldman, Katie Benner, Zolan Kanno-Youngs • January 30 •
How Trump’s Focus on Antifa Distracted Attention From the Far-Right Threat
Federal law enforcement shifted resources last year in response to Donald Trump’s insistence that the radical left endangered the country. Meanwhile, right-wing extremism was building ominously.
Reuters • Aram Roston • January 27 •
Exclusive: Proud Boys leader was ‘prolific’ informer for law enforcement
Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal...
The Washington Post • Paul Sonne • January 26 •
Pentagon restricted commander of D.C. Guard ahead of Capitol riot
Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, who commands the D.C. Guard, said he was prohibited from taking actions without higher-level sign-off on Jan. 6.
@WSJ • January 26 •
Video Investigation: Proud Boys Were Key Instigators in Capitol Riot
The Proud Boys, a far-right group, have tried to downplay their role in the Capitol riot. A WSJ investigation shows that at many of the day’s key moments, Proud Boys were at the forefront. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann
The New York Times • Nick Corasaniti • January 25 •
Rudy Giuliani Sued by Dominion Voting Systems Over False Election Claims
The suit against Mr. Giuliani, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump who pushed to overturn the election results, accuses him of carrying out “a viral disinformation campaign.”
The New York Times • Jesse McKinley, Luis Ferré-Sadurní • January 28 •
N.Y. Severely Undercounted Virus Deaths in Nursing Homes, Report Says
The state attorney general, Letitia James, said it’s likely that the Cuomo administration failed to report thousands of Covid-19 deaths of nursing home residents.
ProPublica • January 30 •
Text Messages Show Top Trump Campaign Fundraiser’s Key Role Planning the Rally That Preceded the Siege
Caroline Wren, a Trump fundraiser, is listed as a “VIP Advisor” in a National Park Service permit for the Jan. 6th rally at the Ellipse. Text messages and a planning memo show the title downplays the active role she played in organizing the event.
Cincinnati Enquirer • Jason Williams, Scott Wartman, Hannah K. Sparling • January 25 •
Portman: 'It’s a tough time to be in public service.' Ohio Senator won't seek re-election.
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, perhaps the most powerful politician from Greater Cincinnati outside of the Taft family, will not seek a third term in 2022.
The Post and Courier • Tyler Fleming • January 25 •
How growing up in Aynor prepared one of the nation's top reporters to cover Trump
Joshua Dawsey of Aynor has established himself as one of the top political reporters in the United States.