The Washington Post • Andrew Kaczynski • February 25 •
Opinion | My baby daughter died of brain cancer. Here’s what we can do to save other kids.
Children with cancer touch a special place in people’s hearts. Yet, as a society, we have failed to put our best resources together to save more of these children.
The New York Times • Jesse McKinley • February 27 •
Cuomo Is Accused of Sexual Harassment by a 2nd Former Aide
The woman, 25, said that when they were alone in his office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked if she “had ever been with an older man.”
The Washington Post • Michael Kranish • February 27 •
The making of Madison Cawthorn: How falsehoods helped propel the career of a new pro-Trump star of the far right
Cawthorn has emerged as one of the most visible figures among newly arrived House Republicans, who have promoted baseless assertions and pushed a radicalized ideology that has become a driving force in the GOP.
Intelligencer • Olivia Nuzzi • February 28 •
4 Minutes With Jill Biden
Grieving with the First Family.
The Atlantic • Zeynep Tufekci • February 26 •
5 Pandemic Mistakes We Keep Repeating
We can learn from our failures.
The New York Times • Michael Powell • February 24 •
Inside a Battle Over Race, Class and Power at Smith College
A student said she was racially profiled while eating in a college dorm. An investigation found no evidence of bias. But the incident will not fade away.
CNN • Andrew Kaczynski and Em Steck, CNN • February 24 •
Close ally of Marjorie Taylor Greene among those in Capitol mob
A close ally of Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took part in the January 6 mob at the Capitol and said he was among those who eventually made their way into the building.
The Washington Post • Andrea Salcedo • February 24 •
South Dakota AG pushed by critics to resign over new evidence in fatal car incident: ‘He knew what he hit and he lied’
South Dakota Gov. Kristi L. Noem (R) called for Jason Ravnsborg’s resignation as a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced articles of impeachment.
The New York Times • Katie Rogers • February 22 •
Did Washington Just Have an Actual Weekend?
President Biden is uninterested in generating headlines, which only emphasizes how the Trump-size hole in Washington has created a sense of free time in the capital — psychically, if not literally.
The New York Times • Maureen Dowd • February 27 •
Opinion | High on Their Own Supply
Democrats work the refs.
The New York Times • David E. Sanger • February 26 •
Biden Won’t Penalize Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi’s Killing, Fearing Relations Breach
The decision will disappoint the human rights community and members of his own party who complained during the Trump administration that the U.S. was failing to hold Mohammed bin Salman accountable.
The Washington Post • David Weigel • February 27 •
At conservative conference, Trump’s election falsehoods flourish
Like the Republican Party overall, conservative activists embraced the former president’s false views of the election and glided over the pandemic.
The Washington Post • Seung Min Kim, Annie Linskey, Jeff Stein • February 22 •
Biden faces first potential Cabinet defeat as opposition grows to budget pick
Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) indicated Monday that they plan to vote against OMB nominee Neera Tanden, citing her intemperate and now-deleted social media posts attacking GOP lawmakers.
FiveThirtyEight • Perry Bacon Jr. • February 22 •
What The Trump Era Taught Me About Covering Politics
In the fall of 2015, I was having drinks in Washington with a colleague at the time, now-MSNBC host Joy Reid. (I was working at NBC News.) Donald Trump was lead…
Houston Chronicle • Taylor Goldenstein • February 21 •
AG Ken Paxton and wife Sen. Angela Paxton went to Utah during Texas freeze
News of the Paxtons’ trip marks the third instance of a Texas public official leaving...
Vanity Fair • Joe Pompeo • February 25 •
“You’ve Made the Post Swashbuckling Once Again”: Marty Baron Receives a Star-Studded Farewell and Dishes in a Wide-Ranging Exit Interview
Stars from Hollywood (Spielberg, Schreiber) and the news biz (Baquet, Blitzer) toasted the legendary editor, who recalls angry calls from Trump, reflects on newsroom upheavals over race and speech, and shares “deep concerns” about the survival of newspapers and democracy as so many believe “outright falsehoods, lies, and conspiracy theories.”
The Daily Beast • Adam Rawnsley, Kelly Weill, Jackie Kucinich • February 25 •
Three Percenter Truck at Capitol on Jan. 6 Belongs to Hitler-Quoting Rep’s Husband
At least one baseball-bat-wielding man tied to the far-right militia group has been arrested for his alleged role in the insurrection.
The Washington Post • Paul Farhi • February 26 •
White House and press are at odds over plan to charge reporters for coronavirus testing
The Biden administration wants to charge news organizations $170 for coronavirus tests required for entry.
POLITICO • Kyle Cheney, Andrew Desiderio • February 23 •
Capitol security officials in charge on Jan. 6 blame Pentagon, intel failures
Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said the Pentagon dragged its feet for hours on Jan. 6.
Medium • Lindsey Boylan • February 24 •
My story of working with Governor Cuomo
“Let’s play strip poker.”