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7:50 AM ET, April 17, 2021

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Pete Williams / NBC News:
Justice Department sues Trump ally Roger Stone, alleging millions in unpaid taxes  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Friday sued Roger Stone, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, accusing Stone and his wife of owing nearly $2 million in unpaid income taxes.
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Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Roger Stone owes nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes and fees, Justice Dept. alleges in lawsuit  —  The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Friday against Roger Stone, claiming he owes the Internal Revenue Service almost  —  $2 million in unpaid tax bills stretching back more than a
Discussion: CBS News and BuzzFeed News
Politico:
Feds hit Roger Stone with $2 million tax suit
Discussion: Washington Examiner and ABC News
Reuters:
U.S. sues Trump ally Roger Stone, alleging he owes about $2 million in unpaid taxes
Discussion: The Hill and HuffPost
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Forming Caucus To Promote ‘Anglo-Saxon Political Traditions’  —  Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) are starting a right-wing caucus in Congress that seeks to “follow in President Trump's footsteps,” which could prove yet another thorn in the side …
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Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
McCarthy: GOP not the party of ‘nativist dog whistles’  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Friday that the Republican Party is not the party of “nativist dog whistles” in an apparent response to a new right-wing caucus that explicitly calls for promoting “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”
Bari Weiss / Common Sense with Bari Weiss:
You Have to Read This Letter  —  A New York father pulls his daughter out of Brearley with a message to the whole school.  Is the dam starting to break?  —  I was planning to publish a roundup today of the many thoughtful responses to Paul Rossi's essay.  I'm going to save that post for Sunday …
Discussion: Althouse
Politico:
Gaetz ex-girlfriend feared alleged sex-trafficking victim taped call for feds  —  MIAMI — Matt Gaetz's former girlfriend has told friends she's worried that the woman who is key to the federal government's sex-crimes investigation tried to get her to incriminate the Florida lawmaker on a recorded call.
Discussion: The Hill
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
How Kash Patel rose from obscure Hill staffer to key operative in Trump's battle with the intelligence community  —  In the Trump administration's four-year battle with the intelligence community, a recurring character was a brash lawyer named Kashyap P.  “Kash” Patel.
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Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
DOJ Is Reportedly Investigating Ex-Trump Official Who Debunked The Russia Collusion Narrative
Discussion: RedState
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Pompeos violated rules on use of State Department resources, IG finds  —  Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo violated federal ethics rules governing the use of taxpayer-funded resources when he and his wife, Susan, asked State Department employees to carry out tasks for their personal benefit …
Zolan Kanno-Youngs / New York Times:
After backlash, Biden will increase the limit on refugee admissions.  —  After a backlash from Democrats and human rights activists, the White House abruptly reversed course on Friday on the number of refugees it will allow into the United States, a reflection of President Biden's continuing struggle with immigration policy.
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The White House:
Memorandum for the Secretary of State on the Emergency Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2021
NBC News:
U.S. has new intel that Manafort friend Kilimnik gave Trump campaign data to Russia … The U.S. intelligence community has developed new information about Konstantin Kilimnik, whom they call a Russian spy, that leads them to believe the associate of ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort …
Discussion: MSNBC and East Bay Times
Jack Shafer / Politico:
How Substack Revealed the Real Value of Writers' Unfiltered Thoughts  —  What sort of journalist who has been filing brilliant, scoopy copy about technology, privacy and politics for the past two years on the New York Times editorial page would leave that main-course for the side-dish of a newsletter?
Discussion: New York Times
Georgia Wells / Wall Street Journal:
TikTok Turns Average Joes Into Stars.  Then What?  —  Even when a creator scores a viral hit, repeat success can prove elusive  —  When Kendra Womack uploaded a short video of her aunt's Labrador retriever to TikTok last year, she didn't expect what happened next.
Frank Thorp V / NBC News:
After the Riot  —  It's been 100 days since the attack on the Capitol, and those who were inside still struggle with their memories.  —  When a mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the world watched as the rioters entered the building, breaking windows and pushing through barriers.
Discussion: ijr.com and Raw Story
Kale Williams / Oregonian:
Portland police fatally shoot man in Lents Park  —  Portland police shooting at at Lents Park  —  Portland police shot and killed a man Friday morning in Lents Park after responding to reports of person with a gun, the bureau said.  —  Officers responded around 9:30 a.m. and confronted the man, police said.
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Former Democratic lawmaker Vernon Jones challenges Kemp in GOP primary  —  A former Democratic state legislator who switched parties after he endorsed Donald Trump launched an insurgent challenge Friday against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, setting the stage for a race that will test the former president's influence in Georgia.
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Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Former state Rep. Vernon Jones launches challenge to Kemp in Georgia
Associated Press:
Police ID killer in FedEx shooting as 19-year-old man  —  INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police scoured a Fedex facility in Indianapolis and searched the suspected gunman's home Friday looking for a motive for the latest mass shooting to rock the U.S., as family members of the eight victims spent agonizing hours awaiting word on their loved ones.
Dan Diamond / Washington Post:
Biden officials rescind Trump's okay for Texas's $100 billion-plus Medicaid plan  —  Friday decision is seen as an effort to push Texas officials toward expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to cover more low-income residents  —  The Biden administration on Friday rescinded approval …
Discussion: The Texas Tribune and Raw Story
Tony Webster / Minnesota Reformer:
Federal judge orders Minnesota state troopers to not arrest journalists covering protests  —  A Minnesota federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring Minnesota state law enforcement from using force against journalists or ordering them to disperse while covering protests.
Discussion: Twin Cities
Dirk VanderHart / opb:
Oregon lawmakers reach deal to end delay tactics slowing session  —  Legislative Democrats in Oregon have agreed to relinquish a powerful advantage in redrawing the state's political districts for the next 10 years in exchange for a commitment from Republicans to stop blocking bills with delay tactics.
Steven Nelson / New York Post:
Biden calls Masters champ Hideki Matsuyama ‘Japanese boy’ in odd compliment … President Biden on Friday awkwardly hailed Masters golf champion Hideki Matsuyama as a “Japanese boy” during a press conference in the Rose Garden with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Washington Post:
Get police out of the business of traffic stops  —  TJ Grayson is a third-year student at Yale Law School.  James Forman Jr. is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale and the author of “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.”  —  The past week has given us a familiar set of tragedies.
Discussion: Slate
Politico:
President Moonbeam  —  Welcome to POLITICO's 2021 Transition Playbook, your guide to the first 100 days of the Biden administration  —  JOE BIDEN is channeling FDR, or so the endless headlines scream.  Others, like Biden's close ally Rep. JIM CLYBURN (D-S.C.), suggest HARRY TRUMAN is the better role model.
Jerusalem Post:
US pressuring Israel to stop commenting on Iran - report  —  According to the report, the Biden administration feels ‘uneasy’ regarding the recent Israeli operation in Natanz.  —  The Biden administration has turned to Israel several times in the past few days, asking that it stops commenting on Iran, N12 reported Friday evening.
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
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.  —  Vartan Gregorian, the ebullient Armenian immigrant who climbed …
Discussion: Washington Post
Hannah Frishberg / New York Post:
Man accidentally gets one Moderna and one Pfizer COVID vaccine  —  A mix-up led this man to get a vaccine combo pack.  —  While getting his second COVID-19 vaccine dose on Tuesday, a New Hampshire man accidentally received the Pfizer jab, despite his first dose having been from Moderna.
The White House:
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 16, 2021 … MS. PSAKI: Hi, everyone.  I know we're loading briefing after briefing with you guys today.  But, okay, happy Friday.  —  I have a couple of items for you at the top.  Like all of you, we're horrified by the shooting overnight at a FedEx facility.
Andrea Rodríguez / Associated Press:
Raul Castro confirms he's resigning, ending long era in Cuba  —  HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba's Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership that began with his brother Fidel and country's 1959 revolution.  —  The 89-year-old Castro …
 
 
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Vera Bergengruen / TIME:
QAnon Candidates Are Winning Local Elections. Can They Be Stopped?
Discussion: HillReporter.com
Austin Ramzy / New York Times:
Hong Kong Court Sentences Jimmy Lai and Other Pro-Democracy Leaders to Prison
Wall Street Journal:
Biden Faces New Pressure to Act on Russia's Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline
Discussion: National Review and The Hill
David Corn / Mother Jones:
The GOP Is Raising Money Off Tucker Carlson's Racism
Discussion: Fox News
Joseph Simonson / Washington Examiner:
Black Lives Matter co-founder hits back against critics questioning property purchases
Discussion: Townhall and Breitbart
CNN:
Gaetz does damage control, telling GOP colleagues he's been treated unfairly
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
Lawmakers Who Voted Against Certifying Biden's Victory Saw Drop in Business Contributions
Discussion: HuffPost and POLITICUSUSA
FiveThirtyEight:
It's Not Just Young White Liberals Who Are Leaving Religion
Discussion: Raw Story
Ruth Graham / New York Times:
Liberty University Sues Jerry Falwell Jr., Alleging Deception
Washington Post:
Founding member of Oath Keepers enters first guilty plea in Jan. 6 Capitol breach