Peter Baker

Peter Baker

Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times and MSNBC analyst. Proud husband of Susan Glasser of the New Yorker and CNN.

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Biden’s comments suggesting that a “minor incursion” of Ukraine might not draw as vigorous a response as a full-scale invasion will trigger a lot of angst in the region, particularly in Kyiv.

Four internal White House strategy memos in recent days lay out a second-year reset for Biden, which essentially boils down to: Stop trying to be the 101st senator and focus more on being president. @shearm ⁩ @KannoYoungs ⁩ @katierogers ⁩

@shustry  Instead, Navalny says the West should go after Putin’s own fortune and the bagmen who keep it for him in Western banks. “It’s really simple,” he writes. “You want to influence Putin, then influence his personal wealth. It’s right under your backside.”

That 30,000-sq-foot penthouse Trump claimed was worth $327 million? Actually just a third that size and an executive admits it was overvalued by “give or take” $200 million ⁦ @Jonesieman ⁩ @benprotess  @WRashbaum ⁩ ⁦ @matthewhaag ⁩

In Washington, one of the early epicenters of the omicron wave, new positive covid cases are down 52%. @cuneytdil ⁩

“Downhill, divided, doubting democracy, falling behind, and tuning out — this is how Americans are feeling as they're heading into 2022,” says Democratic pollster who conducted @NBCNews ⁩ survey with Republican partner.

He was fired. His fiancée left him. But for this Trump supporter and others like him who marched to the Capitol without going inside, Jan. 6 was not a day of shame but the catalyst for an amorphous movement. @elizabethjdias ⁩ @jackhealyNYT ⁩


Federal ethics law: "An employee shall not use or permit the use of his Government position or title or any authority associated with his public office to endorse any product, service or enterprise ... "

How did Italy, France and Spain do? Average daily deaths over last week: US: 1,204 Italy: 6 France: 10 Spain: 2

Trump, Feb. 28: "The press is in hysteria mode" over coronavirus. Trump video, April 13: "The media minimized the risk from the start."

In the first year of Trump’s presidency, the S&P 500 hit new records 62 times and finished up 17%. In the first year of Biden’s presidency, the S&P 500 hit new records 70 times and finished up 29%.

Trump: "You know the way it was asked. I was looking at you." Reporter: "No you weren't sir. I wasn't there yesterday."