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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Apparently it was a betrayal for Milley to reassure China that Trump wasn’t crazy enough to go to war with them.

Hospitalizations related to covid are up across the DC region, especially in Virginia, stressing staffing and prompting some hospitals to pause elective surgeries for the first time since cases spiked last winter. @jennaportnoy ⁩ ⁦ @LFadulu ⁩

Inflation was at 5.3% last month, slightly lower than the 5.4% in July but still higher than normal. @jeannasmialek 

Covid crisis in the South: In Alabama, all ICU beds are currently occupied. In Texas, 169 hospitals have ICUs that are more than 95% full. In Florida, 24 hospitals reported having more ICU patients last week than available beds. @CharlieRSmart 

The average daily death toll from covid in the US tops 2,000 again.

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More than 673,000 people in the United States have died of covid and counting. That is more people than live in any of these cities, just to name a few: Las Vegas Detroit Portland Memphis Louisville Milwaukee Baltimore Albuquerque Atlanta Kansas City Raleigh Omaha Miami

For Jill Biden, the wave of criticism of her husband has been bruising. “I do feel the sting of it,” she tells @katierogers  in her first newspaper interview as first lady. "I wouldn’t be a good partner if I didn’t.”

Danny Fenster, an American journalist who was arrested in May as he prepared to leave Myanmar, ordered to remain in prison as police investigate a vague accusation that he disseminated information that could be harmful to the military. @RCPaddock ⁩


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."

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

Very haunting listening now to the bells at Washington National Cathedral tolling for the 200,000 killed by the coronavirus in the United States.