The promises that the conservative legal movement made to the pro-life voters are about to come due.
Brian Stelter>> @DouthatNYT: "With his second SCOTUS nomination, notwithstanding all the head-fakes and reality-TV atmospherics, Trump has demonstrated that he'll take his Trumpishness only so far..."
When newsrooms scramble to cover Trump's rallies, such as the one held on Thursday in Montana, other, more important stories may be getting left behind.
Brian StelterQ posed by @EzraKlein on this week's @ReliableSources pod: "Does the public know what the government is actually DOING as well as they know what Donald Trump is saying, but often not doing?"
The dollar amount isn't huge, and it will barely put a dent in the crisis of local news. But it's also an official statement that communities' information voids are a problem worthy of government attention.
Brian StelterNJ's "Civic Info Bill" is an "official statement that communities' information voids are a problem worthy of government attention"
Public media advocates are calling the investment a historic legislative victory.
Brian StelterWhat if every state provided some seed $$$ for local journalism -- as a way to rebuild some of what's been lost through years of budget cuts and layoffs? That's what New Jersey is on the verge of doing. Here's my full story...
We haven't seen this kind of unified social pressure since the Great Depression.
Brian Stelter"This weekend's massive flash rallies to protest President Trump's immigration policies — following the global women's marches and the March For Our Lives — represent a unified, accelerated activism surpassing even what was seen in the late '60s"
Thank you. Thank you for the outpouring of sympathy for the terrible tragedy that took place Thursday in our Annapolis office.
Brian StelterThe Capital Gazette's survivors wrote a letter:
"We will never be the same as we were, now that Rebecca, Wendi, John, Gerald and Rob are gone.
Some day we hope to be as good again. That’s all we can do.
Until then, keep reading. We’ve only just begun."
The president, who is listening to advisers and has outsourced much of the spadework, is moving quickly in hopes of replicating last year’s chaos-free pick of Justice Gorsuch.
Brian StelterWashPost: Trump "wants to see a portfolio of solid academic writing" from his SCOTUS nominee, though an adviser "acknowledged Trump does not care to read it; he simply wants to know it exists."