Last Updated: 20:09 GMT Saturday, 17 Apr. 2021

Ron DeSantis Is the Republican Autopsy

As their theory of how to move past Donald Trump, G.O.P. insiders have the governor of Florida.
Ross Douthat / NY Times   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:38:11

DOJ Sues Roger Stone Alleging Millions In Unpaid Taxes And Fees

The Justice Department on Friday sued Roger Stone alleging nearly $2 million in unpaid tax bills that date back more than a decade. The lawsuit is the latest legal battle for the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump who was convicted of obstructing Congress and pardoned by Trump late ...
Zoë Richards / TPM   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:05:11

'A nicer version of Trump': Ron DeSantis is sized up by GOP donors ahead of potential 2024 presidential bid

DeSantis, who was a congressman before narrowly winning the 2018 Florida gubernatorial race, has quickly become a visible national GOP figure.
John L. Dorman / Business Insider   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:49:16

April editorial cartoon gallery: Cartoons on Biden, COVID-19, politics and more

Editorial cartoons on COVID-19, President Biden, Democrats, Trump, racial strife and more from across the USA TODAY Network.
USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:20:33

There was no 'confusion,' Biden's decision to not lift Trump's refugee cap was cruel and it's good he's scrambling to walk it back

After Biden broke his promise on admitting refugees, he walked it back. It's a welcome move, but it never should have come to this.
Eoin Higgins / Business Insider   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:07:29

Ronna McDaniel Faces Pressure to Show Independence

Washington Post: "Since Trump left office, McDaniel has taken a hands-on approach to staying in Trump's good graces - meeting with him privately at Mar-a-Lago, having the RNC spend more [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:23:37

Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood receives standing ovation after making 'QAnon' gestures to crowd, report says

Lin Wood falsely claimed that former President Donald Trump is still in power while speaking at the Health and Freedom Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Joshua Zitser / Business Insider   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:17:12

Justice Department Lawsuit: Roger Stone Owes Almost $2 Million in Unpaid Taxes

Stone, a longtime ally of former president Donald Trump, claimed the lawsuit was politically motivated and vowed to fight.
Daniel Politi / Moneybox   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:11:49

'A little bit of healing to do': Georgia Republicans look to mend after months of division

Georgia Republicans look to reconcile the controversial election law and former President Trump while facing another national political limelight.
Phillip M. Bailey, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:04:27

White House backtracks on refugees decision after criticism and says Biden will announce increased cap by May 15

The White House said Friday President Joe Biden will set a new, increased refugee cap next month after facing a barrage of criticism when officials confirmed to CNN and other outlets that it would remain at the historically low level set by former President Donald Trump.
CNN   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:52

This family thought Biden would stop Trump's wall. Now his administration is plodding along to seize their land.

The Cavazos family is set to lose 6.5 acres of land, as the Biden administration fails to put forth a plan to repurpose emergency border wall funding.
Azmi Haroun / Business Insider   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:00

Republicans have an idea who should pay to overhaul the country's infrastructure: average people

Pressing the GOP to roll back Trump's corporate tax cut is like asking Democrats to undo Obamacare, an expert said. They may raise gas taxes instead.
Joseph Zeballos-Roig / Business Insider   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:05:00

Elon Musk's brother Kimbal Musk, typically a Democrat donor, gave $2,800 to each GOP lawmaker who voted to impeach Trump

Kimbal Musk previously donated to the presidential campaigns of Democrats Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.
Grace Dean / Business Insider   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:58:29

Student-loan borrowers are battling for relief even after Biden's administration canceled $2.3 billion: 'We were taken advantage of'

One borrower said Trump's Education Department forgave his federal loans, but at a 0% rate. He's waiting to hear from the Biden administration.
Ayelet Sheffey,Juliana Kaplan / Business Insider   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:45:00

The Supreme Court hears a case next week that could make Citizens United even worse

Donald Trump greets Justice Neil Gorsuch as Justice Brett Kavanaugh looks on. | Mario Tama/Getty Images The Court's new majority could make it much easier for big spenders to influence American politics in secret. The Supreme Court will hear a major case on April 26 that could fundamentally alter the ...
Ian Millhiser / Vox   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:30:00

Biden to lift Trump-era refugee cap in May amid pushback from Democrats, advocates

President Joe Biden signed an emergency determination Friday that keeps refugees admissions to the U.S. at a Trump-era cap of 15,000.
Courtney Subramanian and Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:27:49

The 10 GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump have already received $6.4 million in donations this year - far more than their 2022 midterm opponents

Donations to the GOP lawmakers came from Conservative PACs and even some Democrat donors, including entrepreneur Kimbal Musk, Elon Musk's brother.
Grace Dean / Business Insider   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:21:44

Donald Trump's Presidency Is Over. MAGA Rap Is Keeping His Legacy Alive.

Songs like "Gun Totin' Patriot" and "We Outside" might be ridiculous, Trump-worshiping schlock, but their embrace of controversial themes breathes some rebelliousness back into rap.
Christian Britschgi / Hit & Run   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:00:57

Trump Loyalists Raise Record Sums

"Republicans loyal to Donald Trump raised record sums of money in the first three months of this year, even as US corporations said they would pause or stop political giving [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 11:40:37

The Trumpy Republican Who Won in Biden Country

In 2015, in the Dallas suburb of Irving, the fates of two very different Texans collided. One was 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, a precocious kid in a NASA T-shirt who had built a clock out of spare parts and brought it to school in a pencil case. His English teacher decided ...
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 11:00:00

Trump rape accuser adds to former president's legal woes by asking court to keep defamation lawsuit alive

The former Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll published an account accusing Trump of raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s.
Joshua Zitser / Business Insider   |   Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:09:16