The New York Times • J. David Goodman, Joseph Goldstein, Jesse McKinley • February 1 •
9 Top N.Y. Health Officials Have Quit as Cuomo Scorns Expertise
“When I say ‘experts’ in air quotes, it sounds like I’m saying I don’t really trust the experts,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said of pandemic policies. “Because I don’t.”
Axios • Jonathan Swan, Zachary Basu • February 2 •
Off the rails: Inside the craziest meeting of the Trump presidency
Four conspiracy theorists marched into the Oval Office on Dec. 18. Chaos ensued.
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.
The Washington Post • Toluse Olorunnipa, Michelle Lee • February 6 •
Trump’s election fraud falsehoods have cost taxpayers $519 million — and counting
Donald Trump’s claims that the election was stolen have forced local, state and federal agencies to spend millions enhancing security, fending off lawsuits and repairing property damage. The costs are mounting daily.
The New York Times • Matthew Rosenberg • February 6 •
Pushing QAnon and Stolen Election Lies, Flynn Re-emerges
Recast by President Trump’s most ardent supporters as a MAGA martyr, Michael T. Flynn has embraced his role as the man who spent four years unjustly ensnared in the Russia investigation.
Los Angeles Times • Stephen Battaglio • February 5 •
Fox News cancels Lou Dobbs' show; pro-Trump host not expected to be back on air
Lou Dobbs remains under contract at Fox News but won't be back on the air after he hosted his last show Thursday.
Cox Media Group • Justin Gray • February 2 •
EXCLUSIVE: Attorney Lin Wood under investigation over whether he voted illegally in November, officials say
Channel 2 confirmed Tuesday that the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office has launched an investigation into whether Wood was eligible to vote in Georgia, whether he broke the law by casting his ballot and whether he was actually a Georgia resident.
The New York Times • Charlie Warzel, Stuart A. Thompson • February 5 •
Opinion | They Stormed the Capitol. Their Apps Tracked Them.
Times Opinion was able to identify individuals from a trove of leaked smartphone location data.
BuzzFeed News • Ryan Mac • February 5 •
Parler Wanted Donald Trump On Its Site. Trump’s Company Wanted A Stake.
Documents seen by BuzzFeed News show that Parler offered Trump 40% of the company if he posted exclusively to the platform. The deal was never finalized.
The New Yorker • Isaac Chotiner • February 6 •
Marty Baron Considers His Time at the Washington Post
The soon-to-retire executive editor defends the idea of journalistic objectivity. “It’s not neutrality, it’s not both-sides-ism, it’s not so-called balance,” he says.
The Washington Post • Robert Barnes • February 2 •
Ginni Thomas apologizes to husband’s Supreme Court clerks after Capitol riot fallout
The conservative activist, who is married to Justice Clarence Thomas, told a private online group comprising his former staff: “I would ask those of you on the contrary side to have grace and mercy on those on my side of the polarized world.”
The New York Times • Alice Park, Charlie Smart, Rumsey Taylor, Miles Watkins • March 12 •
An Extremely Detailed Map of the 2020 Election
An interactive map that lets readers explore in new detail how most states voted in the 2020 presidential election.
The New York Times • Stefanos Chen • February 3 •
The Downside to Life in a Supertall Tower: Leaks, Creaks, Breaks
432 Park, one of the wealthiest addresses in the world, faces some significant design problems, and other luxury high-rises may share its fate.
The New Yorker • Isaac Chotiner • February 6 •
How San Francisco Renamed Its Schools
The president of the San Francisco Board of Education discusses the controversies around reopening and renaming her district’s schools, including questions about how to view the legacies of complex historical figures.
POLITICO • Alex Isenstadt • February 1 •
Trump pollster's campaign autopsy paints damning picture of defeat
The 27-page report pins Trump's loss on voter perception that he was untrustworthy and disapproval of his pandemic performance.
The Washington Post • Ashley Parker, Matt Viser, Seung Min Kim • February 6 •
‘An easy choice’: Inside Biden’s decision to go it alone with Democrats on coronavirus relief
In the fight over his $1.9 trillion covid stimulus legislation, President Biden’s impulses to find compromise with Republicans have clashed with his sense of urgency.
GQ • Wesley Lowery • February 4 •
How Andrew Gillum’s Marriage Survived a Night of Scandal
The rising Democratic star was found in a Miami Beach hotel with a male sex worker and suspected drugs. To keep their marriage together, he and his wife, R. Jai, had to embrace a new dynamic of “radical honesty” in their relationship.
Intelligencer • Olivia Nuzzi • February 4 •
Eric Swalwell on Impeachment, the Capitol Riot, and That Chinese Spy
The former prosecutor tries his biggest case yet.
CNN • Manu Raju, Chief Congressional Correspondent • February 1 •
First on CNN: Cheney gets boost from McConnell amid divisive intraparty battle over Trump's impeachment
Rep. Liz Cheney, under fire from former President Donald Trump and his staunchest defenders, is picking up support from some influential Republicans as her allies close ranks and resist the effort to oust her from the third-ranking spot in House GOP leadership.
CNN • Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN • February 1 •
Some arrested in Capitol siege didn't vote in 2020
They were there to "stop the steal" and to keep the president they revered in office, yet records show that some of the rioters who stormed the US Capitol did not vote in the very election they were protesting.