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Charlotte Klein

Charlotte Klein is a staff writer at Vanity Fair’s Hive.

Media

“We’re Probably Gonna Go to Court”: Media Outlets Lawyer Up to Get Uvalde Shooting Records

While journalists have already exposed police failures, national and local outlets are also uniting in an effort for greater transparency. The goal, says a lawyer behind the media coalition, is to “get as many answers as we possibly can for this community.”
Media

"Triggering MAGA World": Conservative Media's Suddenly Urgent Campaign to Discredit Ex-Trump Aides

Conservative media piling onto Alyssa Farah Griffin for a post-Trump rebrand that occurred more than a year ago speaks to the impact of Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony and the ongoing January 6 hearings. 
Uvalde

In Publishing Leaked Video, Texas News Outlets Bring Uvalde Police Failures Into Sharp Focus 

The difficult editorial decision has drawn praise—and attacks from elected officials. “We have to bear witness to history,” said the Austin American-Statesman’s Manny Garcia, “and transparency and unrelenting reporting is a way to bring change.”
Media

Many Americans Are Fleeing the Bad News Cycle 

With audience metrics and surveys pointing to increasing disengagement amid dire headlines, some say it’s time to rethink the news product itself. “We’re not actually helping them navigate the world,” says Vox’s Melissa Bell. 
Uber

“Uber Files”: Investigation Exposes Ride-Sharing Giant's Secret Political Influence, Driver Exploitation

More than 180 journalists in 29 countries are reporting on the sketchy tactics Uber used to establish itself globally, based on a trove of leaked records first obtained by the Guardian.
Politics

Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty in Russia as Her Family Escalates Public Pleas to Biden for Her Release

A Russian diplomat warned the Biden administration to not build “hype” around the WNBA star, who is facing up to a decade in a Russian penal colony. Both Biden and Harris spoke with Griner’s wife as she and her family go public with their calls on the Biden administration to secure the basketball player’s release.
2024

Trump: Maybe This is a Good Time to Tell People I’m Running Again

The twice-impeached president is considering announcing a third bid for the White House to distract from the fallout of the Jan. 6 hearings and stave off potential GOP rivals.
SCOTUS

The Supreme Court is Out of Step With America on Abortion

Polls show the majority of Americans oppose the conservative majority’s ruling on Roe v. Wade—not that Alito and company are likely to care. But could outrage over the decision drive Democrats to the polls in November?
Abortion

Fight Over Abortion Pills Takes Shape in Post-Roe America

The Biden administration is vowing to protect the right to medication abortion, as GOP-led states look to further restrict access. 
Jan. 6 Hearings

Potentially Explosive Documentary Of Trumps May Take Center Stage at Upcoming Jan. 6 Hearings

Filmmaker Alex Holder began filming the Trump family starting in September 2020, including interviews with Donald Trump before and after Jan. 6. The committee is interviewing Holder Thursday, and is taking additional time to review the new evidence.
Uvalde Shooting

“Information Is Starting to Come to Light”: Media Outlets Aren’t Letting Up on Uvalde Police Failures 

As reporters gain access to more information about the botched police response to the Texas school shooting, law enforcement agents point fingers and condemn leaks.
Jan. 6 Hearings

Pence Adviser: Trump Lawyer Admitted Pence Overturning the Election Would Lose In Supreme Court

The January 6 hearing just decimated the “crazy” idea that Mike Pence could single-handedly keep Donald Trump in office.
Politics

Will the Jan. 6 Committee Set Its Sights on the Supreme Court?

A new trove of leaked emails between Trump lawyer John Eastman and Justice Clarence Thomas' wife, and with Trump insiders, raises more questions about the Supreme Court's proximity to the plans to overturn the 2020 election result.
Politics

Republicans Are Trying to Brush Off January 6 Hearing Bombshells

Yet ten million tuned in Monday, as the committee detailed how those close to Trump didn’t buy his election lies. Members are trying to keep the momentum going ahead of Thursday’s hearing. 
Politics

Democrats’ Worries About a Biden 2024 Campaign Are Getting Louder 

“Whispers” that the 79-year-old president should step aside appeared on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times, as AOC essentially punted on the question of another White House run. 
Patriot Front

U-Haul Full of White Supremacists, Preparing to Disrupt Pride Event, Arrested in Idaho

Dozens of members tied to the white nationalist group Patriot Front—which formed in the aftermath of Charlottesville—were seen kneeling in the grass on Saturday, hands zip-tied behind their backs.
Capitol Attack

Are the Jan. 6 Committee's Biggest Revelations Already Behind Them?

For months, bombshells from the committee's investigation into the Capitol attacks have leaked to the press. But the committee promises its most damning findings are yet to come.
Media

“Clusterf--k”: Inside The Washington Post’s Social Media Meltdown

A flurry of Twitter flare-ups and Slack spats involving Post journalists, along with a controversial suspension, have upended the newsroom and are presenting a major test for executive editor Sally Buzbee, who urged staff Tuesday to “be constructive and collegial.”
PRIME TIME

“People Must Pay Attention. People Must Watch”: The Jan. 6 Committee Is Trying to Make the Most of Its Prime-Time TV Slot 

Former ABC News president James Goldston is reportedly advising the Congressional committee, whose members have been generating hype for the hearings kicking off this week. 
Philadelphia Shooting

Chaos in Downtown Philadelphia as Multiple Gunmen Fire Into Crowd

Three people are dead and at least 11 others are wounded after “several active shooters” fired into a crowd on Saturday night, in one of the city's most bustling areas.