NBC News • April 15 • nbcnews.com
After the Riot
It’s been 100 days since the attack on the Capitol, and those who were inside still struggle with their memories.
The New York Times • Zolan Kanno-Youngs • April 16 • nytimes.com
Biden will keep Trump’s historically low cap on refugee admissions.
The administration had promised to increase the level to 60,000 admissions this year, but will keep it at 15,000, which was set by the Trump administration.
POLITICO • Nahal Toosi • April 16 • politico.com
Pompeos violated rules on use of State Department resources, IG finds
From booking salon appointments to buying gold nut bowls, Mike Pompeo and his wife, Susan, asked State employees to carry out personal tasks more than 100 times.
The Atlantic • Adam Serwer • April 16 • theatlantic.com
Restoring the ‘Soul of the Nation’ Means Taking in Refugees
Biden must reverse Trump’s efforts to ratify a racial and sectarian conception of American citizenship.
The New York Times • Robert D. McFadden • April 16 • nytimes.com
Vartan Gregorian, Savior of the New York Public Library, Dies at 87
A scholar, a university leader and a believer in libraries, he almost single-handedly rescued a grand but broken one in a time of municipal austerity.
The Washington Post • David Ignatius • April 16 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | How Kash Patel rose from obscure Hill staffer to key operative in Trump’s battle with the intelligence community
While other Trump staffers became near-household names, Kashyap P. “Kash” Patel flew largely beneath the radar during the Trump administration.
NBC News • Carol E. Lee, Anna Schecter • April 16 • nbcnews.com
Some of the U.S. military elite share QAnon, 2020 lies, racism on-line
NBC News reviewed posts from four private, secret Facebook groups that describe themselves as solely for current and former special operations forces.
The Washington Post • Spencer Hsu, Devlin Barrett • April 16 • washingtonpost.com
Founding member of Oath Keepers set to enter first guilty plea in Jan. 6 Capitol breach
Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer is expected to cooperate with prosecutors and admit to obstructing Congress.
The Guardian • Jason Wilson • April 16 • theguardian.com
US police and public officials donated to Kyle Rittenhouse, data breach reveals
Officers and officials also donated to fundraisers for far-right activists and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans
CNN • Alta Spells and Madeline Holcombe, CNN • April 16 • cnn.com
8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police say
Eight people were killed and several others wounded in a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility on Thursday night, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Genae Cook said.
The Washington Post • Sean Sullivan, Seung Min Kim • April 16 • washingtonpost.com
Biden administration to keep refugee cap at Trump’s level, far fewer than what it proposed to Congress
The White House is keeping the number at former president Donald Trump’s 15,000 rather than the 62,500 it had proposed to Congress earlier this year, a senior administration official says.
Reuters • Aram Roston,Aram Roston • April 16 • reuters.com
Liberty University sues former president Jerry Falwell Jr. | Reuters
Liberty University has filed a lawsuit against its former president, Jerry Falwell Jr., previously one of the most influential figures in the U.S. evangelical Christian community, alleging that he misused university resources and tried to conceal a relationship involving a former pool boy.
POLITICO • Alex Isenstadt • April 16 • politico.com
'A nicer version of Trump': GOP donors flock to DeSantis
The Florida governor has cultivated relationships with many of the party's biggest givers, who admire his opposition to strict Covid mitigation policies.
NBC News • Pete Williams • April 16 • nbcnews.com
Justice Department sues Trump ally Roger Stone, alleging millions in unpaid taxes
Stone, a well-known GOP political operative, served as a campaign adviser to Trump.
The Washington Post • George W. Bush • April 16 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | George W. Bush: Immigration is a defining asset of the United States. Here’s how to restore confidence in our system.
There are some steps both parties can agree on.
Glamour • Mattie Kahn • April 16 • glamour.com
Dana Bash Meets Her Moment
The new coanchor of CNN's "State of the Union" was never slated for overnight success. She's fine with that.
POLITICO • Jack Shafer • April 16 • politico.com
Opinion | How Substack Revealed the Real Value of Writers’ Unfiltered Thoughts
Turns out gatekeepers aren’t so helpful if you want to make a ton of money as a journalist.
The New Republic • April 15 • newrepublic.com
Andrew Yang, Celebrity Politician
The front-runner to become the next mayor of New York has a lot of big ideas. Few of them have much to do with running New York.
The Wall Street Journal • Chad Day, Ted Mann • April 16 • wsj.com
Lawmakers Who Voted Against Certifying Biden’s Victory Saw Drop in Business Contributions
The latest campaign filings indicate most companies and trade groups that said they would suspend contributions pending a review after the Capitol riot have done so, with business and industry PAC contributions falling about 80% for Republican lawmakers who voted against certifying President Biden’s victory.
POLITICO • Holly Otterbein • April 16 • politico.com
The Democrats’ Giant Dilemma
John Fetterman’s blue-collar progressivism has endeared him to Pennsylvania voters. Why are so many Democratic leaders opposing his Senate run?