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Former President Trump speaking at CPAC 2021 in February. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Lawyers for former President Trump sent cease and desist letters Friday to the RNC, NRCC and NRSC for using his name and likeness in fundraising emails and on merchandise, Politico reports.

Why it matters: The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee are three of the largest fundraising organizations for the GOP.

Driving the news: Trump, who made his fortune through licensing his name, has been furious that his name has been used, without permission, by GOP organizations to raise money to support congressional Republicans who voted to impeach him over the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, according to Politico.

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"Cat in the Hat" puts cash in the bank for GOP

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The House Republicans’ campaign arm is offering donors copies of the Dr. Seuss classic “The Cat in the Hat," seeking to capitalize on a new front in the culture war.

Why it matters: The offer, while gimmicky, shows how potent appeals to “cancel culture” can be for grassroots Republicans, even amid debates about more weighty policy matters like coronavirus relief and voting rights.

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First fatality confirmed in downtown Austin mass shooting

Police barricades near the scene of a shooting in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Photo: Sergio Flores/Getty Images

A 25-year-old man died Sunday of injuries sustained in a mass shooting that wounded 13 other people in downtown Austin, Texas, the previous day, police confirmed.

Driving the news: Austin police named the victim as Douglas John Kantor, as they continued to search for one of two suspects. One suspect was taken into custody on Saturday following the shooting on 6th Street, a popular area with bars and restaurants.

Pelosi demands Barr and Sessions testify on data subpoenas

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during an event San Francisco, California, on Friday. Photo: Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNN Sunday that former Attorneys General William Barr and Jeff Sessions should testify before Congress on reports that the Trump-era Department of Justice seized Democrats' and journalists' data records.

Driving the news: DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced Friday an internal investigation into the matter, and Pelosi expressed disbelief to CNN's Dana Bash at assertions that neither Barr nor Sessions knew of probes into lawmakers.