Politico • https://www.facebook.com/politico • February 11 • politico.com
Nikki Haley’s Time for Choosing
The 2024 hopeful can’t decide who she wants to be—the leader of the post-Trump GOP or a “friend” to the president who tried to sabotage democracy.
CNN • Jamie Gangel, Kevin Liptak, Michael Warren and Marshall Cohen, CNN • February 12 • cnn.com
New details about Trump-McCarthy shouting match show Trump refused to call off the rioters
In an expletive-laced phone call with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy while the US Capitol was under attack, then-President Donald Trump said the rioters cared more about the election results than McCarthy did.
The New York Times • Noah Weiland, Maggie Haberman, Mark Mazzetti, Annie Karni • February 11 • nytimes.com
Trump Was Sicker Than Acknowledged With Covid-19
When he was hospitalized with the coronavirus in October, his blood oxygen levels had plunged and officials feared he was on the verge of being placed on a ventilator.
Vanity Fair • Caleb Ecarma • February 12 • vanityfair.com
“I Will Destroy You”: Biden Aide Threatened a Politico Reporter Pursuing a Story on His Relationship
Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo lashed out at journalist Tara Palmeri, spurring conversations between Politico’s brass and the White House—and raising questions about behavior tolerated in the Biden administration.
Associated Press • Steve Peoples • February 11 • apnews.com
How a leading anti-Trump group ignored a crisis in its ranks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last June, the Lincoln Project was on a high. Led by several prominent former Republican consultants, its slickly produced ads attacking President Donald Trump made it...
The Washington Post • Rosalind Helderman, Josh Dawsey • February 9 • washingtonpost.com
Trump’s lawyers say he was immediately ‘horrified’ by the Capitol attack. Here’s what his allies and aides said really happened that day.
The description by Trump’s defense attorneys in advance of his Senate impeachment trial conflicts with the timeline of events on Jan. 6 and the accounts of people around him that day.
The New York Times • Richard Fausset, Danny Hakim • February 10 • nytimes.com
Georgia Prosecutors Open Criminal Inquiry Into Trump’s Efforts to Subvert Election
State officials are being instructed to preserve documents related to “attempts to influence” the Georgia election, just weeks after former President Donald J. Trump asked an elections official to “find” votes.
The New York Times • Ben Smith • February 14 • nytimes.com
Postcard From Peru: Why the Morality Plays Inside The Times Won’t Stop
Other news organizations have their own personnel dramas. But none attract the spotlight the way The Times does.
The New York Times • Christiaan Triebert, Ben Decker, Derek Watkins, Arielle Ray, Stella Cooper • February 17 • nytimes.com
First They Guarded Roger Stone. Then They Joined the Capitol Attack.
We tracked how six men associated with the far-right Oath Keepers went from providing security for Roger Stone to participating in the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The Atlantic • Chris Hayes • February 8 • theatlantic.com
The Republican Party Is Radicalizing Against Democracy
The GOP is moderating on policy questions, even as it grows more dangerous on core questions of democracy and the rule of law.
The Washington Post • Peter Hermann • February 11 • washingtonpost.com
Two officers who helped fight the Capitol mob died by suicide. Many more are hurting.
The families of Officers Jeffrey Smith and Howard Liebengood want their deaths recognized as “in the line of duty.”
The Washington Post • Todd Frankel • February 10 • washingtonpost.com
A majority of the people arrested for Capitol riot had a history of financial trouble
A trail of bankruptcies, tax problems and bad debts raises questions for researchers trying to understand the motivations for the attack.
The New York Times • Michael S. Schmidt, Maggie Haberman • February 12 • nytimes.com
For the Defense: Twisted Facts and Other Staples of the Trump Playbook
The lawyers representing the former president in his impeachment trial are the latest in a rotating cast that has always had trouble satisfying a mercurial and headstrong client.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett, Heather Caygle, Marianne LeVine • February 13 • politico.com
Inside Democrats' witness fiasco
The impeachment managers in Donald Trump's trial spent Friday night and Saturday morning wrestling with the question themselves.
The New York Times • Kenneth P. Vogel, Nicholas Confessore • February 8 • nytimes.com
Using Connections to Trump, Dershowitz Became Force in Clemency Grants
The lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz, who represented the former president in his first impeachment trial, used his access for a wide array of clients as they sought pardons or commutations.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett • February 13 • politico.com
Up in '22, Murkowski readies to face impeachment vote fallout
“If I can't say what I believe that our president should stand for, then why should I ask Alaskans to stand with me?” she said.
Detroit Metro Times • Steve Neavling • February 8 • metrotimes.com
Sen. Shirkey baselessly claims U.S. Capitol riot was 'staged' by Trump haters, recording shows
Michigan state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey suggested the Jan. 6 insurrection at the national Capitol was a “hoax” perpetuated by opponents of former President...
The New York Times • Dan Barry • February 10 • nytimes.com
The Vaccine Had to Be Used. He Used It. He Was Fired.
Ten doses of the Covid-19 vaccine would expire within hours, so a Houston doctor gave it to people with medical conditions, including his wife. What followed was “the lowest moment in my life,” Dr. Hasan Gokal said.
The Washington Post • Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey • February 12 • washingtonpost.com
Impeachment trial shows him under attack, but Pence remains loyal to Trump
After four years of obedience as vice president, Pence has no plans to condemn Trump — despite chilling new evidence suggesting the former president knew his No. 2 was in danger when he publicly disparaged him.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett • February 12 • politico.com
The most influential Democrat you never hear from
Kyrsten Sinema's defense of the Senate’s age-old rules is likely to frustrate progressives eager to use every tool at their disposal to advance their priorities.