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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Grisham is out as White House press secretary, the first in modern times never to hold a formal briefing during her tenure. Replacing her will be Kayleigh McEnany, a campaign spokeswoman. @maggieNYT ⁩

And this is why the question was relevant and timely: “Demand for testing has overwhelmed many labs and testing sites. Doctors and officials around the country say that lengthy delays in getting results have persisted... " @BySheilaKaplan  @katie_thomas 

@katierogers  @davidenrich “ @maggieNYTWhen  I finished Biden, I immediately switched to coronavirus and I have been doing an enormous amount of research on it,” Giuliani tells . @kenvogelConsulting  with Dr. Zelenko, he called him “Dr. Zelensky,” mixing up his name with Ukraine’s president.

@katierogers  @davidenrichW  @maggieNYTi  @kenvogelll  the drug help? New York doctors have been using it out of desperation, but no one can be sure. “We’ve been throwing the kitchen sink at these patients,” one said. “I can’t tell whether someone got better on their own or because of the medication.”

RIP Bobby Mitchell, who not only broke the color barrier at the Redskins but became one of the most iconic stars in team history as an all-purpose offensive threat. @harrisondsmith ⁩

"The latest pretext for rights violations": Responding to the coronavirus, the world's autocrats are turning to tried and true tool kits, a mix of propaganda, repression and ostentatious shows of strength. But they can't arrest a virus @declanwalsh ⁩

After excoriating Crozier, Modly did not tour the ship, saw few of the crew and was gone in less than 30 minutes. Questions solicited for him were screened but he did not answer a single one. @helenecooper ⁩ @Tmgneff ⁩ @EricSchmittNYT ⁩

During the 1918 pandemic, cities that committed earlier and longer to closing down not only had fewer deaths but emerged stronger economically than those that did not respond as aggressively, study finds. @emilymbadger ⁩ @qdbui ⁩

China ends its lockdown of Wuhan after 10 weeks, but the city is a profoundly damaged place whose recovery will be watched worldwide for lessons on how populations move past calamity of such staggering magnitude. @zhonggg ⁩ @vwang3 ⁩


Trump confirms that White House has suspended the hard pass of a reporter because it doesn't like the way he does his job. This is something I've never seen since I started covering the White House in 1996. Other presidents did not fear tough questioning.

At the moment, the markets have now wiped out roughly 83 percent of the gains of the entire Trump presidency.

More than 100,000 Americans are expected to die after a slow initial government response to the coronavirus pandemic and the first person to be fired is ... the aircraft carrier captain who pleaded for help for his stricken crew. @ckubeNBC ⁩

Just remembering how Bush 43 in his final weeks in office pardoned a developer convicted of mail fraud. When it came out that the developer’s father had contributed $30,000 to the GOP, Bush was so upset that it would look like a favor for a donor that he took the pardon back.