The New York Times • Maggie Haberman • April 14 • nytimes.com
Shades of 2016: Republicans Stay Silent on Trump, Hoping He Fades Away
Just like when Donald J. Trump was a candidate in 2016, rival Republicans are trying to avoid becoming the target of his attacks or directly confronting him, while hoping someone else will.
The New York Times • Shawn McCreesh • April 14 • nytimes.com
Opinion | In My Hometown, Opioids Are Still Stealing Lives
A decade ago, it was already a crisis. But it feels as if it’s getting worse.
The Daily Beast • Jose Pagliery, Roger Sollenberger • April 14 • thedailybeast.com
Matt Gaetz’s Wingman Paid Dozens of Young Women—and a 17-Year-Old
Venmo payment records reveal a vast network of young women received money from Rep. Matt Gaetz’s associate, the accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg.
The Texas Tribune • Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune • April 14 • texastribune.org
Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady will retire from Congress at the end of his term
The Montgomery County Republican has served in Congress for more than two decades.
POLITICO • Lara Seligman, Andrew Desiderio, Natasha Bertrand, Nahal Toosi • April 14 • politico.com
‘The Pentagon is not making these decisions’: How Biden’s team overrode the brass on Afghanistan
After two decades, troops have an end date on America's longest war. But it took a White House ready to pull rank on the military.
The Washington Post • Sean Sullivan, Seung Min Kim • April 14 • washingtonpost.com
Biden’s delay on refugees baffles and frustrates allies
The president in February promised to dramatically raise the cap on refugees set in the Trump era. He hasn’t done it yet, and it’s not clear why.
The Washington Post • Nicholas Carnes, Noam Lupu • April 14 • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | Trump didn’t bring White working-class voters to the Republican Party. The data suggest he kept them away.
White working class voters were moving to the Republican party before Trump. He stopped the trend.
The Washington Post • Margaret Sullivan • April 13 • washingtonpost.com
Perspective | Bad news for journalists: The public doesn’t share our values. But there’s hope.
Transparency? Accountability? Not as popular as we think, says a new study.
The New York Times • Jonah E. Bromwich • April 13 • nytimes.com
Court Vindicates Black Officer Fired for Stopping Colleague’s Chokehold
Cariol Horne acted to keep a white officer from using what she saw as excessive force. Fifteen years later, a judge said her firing was wrong.
The Washington Post • David Weigel • April 13 • washingtonpost.com
Analysis | The Trailer: Less talking, more spending: How Biden's avoided a 100-day slump
Joe Biden's political invisibility, Donald Trump's 10:30 p.m. mindset, and John Boehner's retirement love letter to the GOP.
The New York Times • David Gelles, Andrew Ross Sorkin • April 14 • nytimes.com
Hundreds of Companies Unite to Oppose Voting Limits, but Others Abstain
Amazon, Google, G.M. and Starbucks were among those joining the biggest show of solidarity by businesses over legislation in numerous states.
Tampa Bay Times • Steve Contorno, Tampa Bay Times • April 13 • tampabay.com
DeSantis wants voters’ signatures to match. Would his pass the test?
If the Florida governor gets his way, mail-in ballot signatures would have to match the most recent signature on file with the state. His own signature history shows how autographs evolve.
The Washington Post • Ellen Nakashima, Reed Albergotti • April 14 • washingtonpost.com
The FBI wanted to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. It turned to a little-known Australian firm.
Azimuth unlocked the iPhone at the center of an epic legal battle between the FBI and Apple. Now, Apple is suing the company co-founded by one of the hackers behind the unlock.
The Washington Post • James Hohmann • April 14 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Republicans will keep up the craziness until they pay a real price
The incentives for normal behavior are warped.
POLITICO • Marc Caputo, Matt Dixon • April 13 • politico.com
New details shed light on Gaetz’s Bahamas trip
Federal agents executed a search warrant and seized the Florida congressman’s iPhone last winter.
POLITICO • Anita Kumar, Christopher Cadelago • April 14 • politico.com
Biden moves to leverage corporate America's falling out with GOP
While the president and his team see a traditional foe, they also see an opportunity to leverage increasingly socially-conscious boardrooms.
The Washington Post • John Woodrow Cox, Michael Rosenwald • April 14 • washingtonpost.com
Caron Nazario saw Eric Garner, his ‘uncle,’ die in police hands. Then officers assaulted him six years later.
Nazario, an Army officer who was pulled over in uniform and pepper-sprayed in Windsor, Va., mourned Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police officers in 2014.
National Review • Andrew C. McCarthy • April 13 • nationalreview.com
Chauvin Defense Expert Destroyed on the Stand
The prosecution blew the witness’s testimony to bits.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett, Marianne LeVine, Laura Barrón-López • April 14 • politico.com
'Breyer Retire' campaign looms over Dems' tenuous majority
Neither Democratic lawmakers nor President Joe Biden are putting overt retirement pressure on the Supreme Court justice — but his future is on everyone's minds.
Reuters • Byron Kaye, Helen Coster • April 14 • reuters.com
Lachlan Murdoch to end Australia stay and return for Fox U.S. reopening
Fox Corp chief executive Lachlan Murdoch will return to the United States from a months-long Australian sojourn in early September, a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday.