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Washington Post:
FBI searches Trump safe at Mar-a-Lago Club, former president says  —  A person familiar with the investigation said the search was court-authorized, related to the potential mishandling of classified documents  —  Former president Donald Trump said Monday that the FBI had raided his Mar …
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New York Times:
F.B.I. Searches Trump's Home in Florida  —  The former president said in a statement that Mar-a-Lago had been “raided, and occupied by a large group of F.B.I. agents.”  —  Former President Donald J. Trump said on Monday that the F.B.I. had searched his Palm Beach, Fla., home and had broken open a safe …
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Fox is furiously poisoning the well after the Mar-a-Lago search  —  “Partisan witch hunt,” “dark day for our republic,” “preemptive coup,” “Third World bullshit,” “Gestapo,” “Stasi”  —  Shortly before 7 p.m. ET on Monday night, former President Donald Trump issued a press release confirming …
Kipp Jones / Mediaite:
Bernard Kerik Says Democrats May Try to Orchestrate Trump's ‘Assassination’ After FBI Raid  —  Former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik said Monday he is worried Democrats might try to assassinate former President Donald Trump.  —  Trump's home was raided by the FBI beginning Monday morning …
New York Times:
Alex Jones's Text Messages Turned Over to House Jan. 6 Committee  —  The messages only cover a period up to mid-2020, disappointing investigators who hoped they would shed light on the conspiracy theorist's role in the events leading to the attack on the Capitol.
DOJ pushes back against Eastman effort to reclaim his cellphone  —  The Justice Department on Monday rejected an effort by attorney John Eastman — a key ally in Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election — to reclaim his cellphone, which was seized by FBI agents in June.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Fox News:
Former Trump official Michael Caputo blasts FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid: ‘Full-blown constitutional crisis’
Discussion: Townhall
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Brandon returns, darkly: Democrats turn an insult into a pro-Biden meme  —  With “Let's go, Brandon,” Biden's critics found a way to curse him.  His supporters are seizing on the “Dark Brandon” meme to vaunt his superpowers.  —  It's not President Biden as many have come to know him.
Brandon Gillespie / Fox News:
Two vulnerable House Democrats suggest support for Manchin-Schumer bill could be in jeopardy over energy fee  —  Fox News Digital asked two vulnerable Texas Democrats what they thought of the fee and if they supported the legislation  —  Inflation Reduction Act won't reduce inflation: Concha
Discussion: Fox Business and Townhall
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
Why the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ is no such thing
Discussion: Breitbart
Associated Press:
David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89  —  NEW YORK — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died.
Glenn Rifkin / Washington Post:
David McCullough, master chronicler of American history, dies at 89
David Petraeus / The Atlantic:
Afghanistan Did Not Have to Turn Out This Way  —  A year after the chaotic scenes at Kabul airport, the outcome of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is heartbreaking and tragic for many Afghans and devastating for their country.  The Afghan government that fell, leading to the return of the Taliban …
Discussion: NPR and The Hill
Matthieu Aikins / New York Times:   The Taliban's Dangerous Collision Course With the West
Jacob Ogles / Florida Politics:
Progressive group polling finds Ron DeSantis may be in a closer race than expected … Jacob Ogles  —  Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg.
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
DeSantis to hit campaign trail to rally support for Trump-endorsed candidates: ‘Unite and win’
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
If Trump broke a law on the removal of official records, would he be barred from future office?  —  Early reports that the F.B.I. search of former President Donald J. Trump's residence in Florida related to an investigation into whether he had unlawfully taken government files when he left …
Discussion: The Bulwark, Raw Story and Reason
Isabella Murray / ABC News:
2 Democratic lawmakers encourage Wyoming voters: Change parties and back Cheney  —  “Liz Cheney and I don't agree on everything, but we're on the same side today.”  —  Two House Democrats — from New Jersey and Minnesota — are appealing to members of their own party in Wyoming to “consider” …
Discussion: The Hill and TheBlaze
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Welcome to the strangest Senate race in America  —  Utah is home to the Great Salt Lake, the NBA's Jazz and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Oh, and the strangest Senate race in America.  —  There's Evan McMullin, a former presidential candidate who's convinced Utah Democrats …
Wall Street Journal:
EU Presents ‘Final Text’ to Iran for Reviving Nuclear Deal  —  Iranian officials say they already highlighted reservations about EU text, raising doubts over deal  —  U.S. and European officials announced Monday that a text for restoring the 2015 nuclear accord had been completed …
StructureCMS / Fight With Kash:
Fight With Kash & Ric Grenell file defamation suit against fired deep state employee  —  missing image by N/A is licensed under N/A N/A  —  Richard Grenell v. Olivia Troye  —  Notes: Former government employment Olivia Troye smeared former Acting director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell …
Discussion: Breitbart
Peter Salter / Lincoln Journal Star:
Norfolk mother and daughter accused of illegal abortion, burning and burying body  —  A Norfolk woman is facing five criminal charges — including three felonies — alleging she helped her teenage daughter abort, burn and bury her fetus earlier this year.  —  Jessica Burgess, 41 …
Discussion: Jezebel
U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa:
U.S. Navy Recovers F/A-18E from Mediterranean Sea  —  By U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa / U.S. Sixth Fleet Public Affairs  —  On Aug. 3, the U.S. Navy successfully recovered the F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW 1), embarked aboard USS Harry S. Truman …
Discussion: The National Interest, The Hill and CNN
New York Times:
In Lawsuits, Ex-Employees Offer Harsh Portrait of Project Veritas  —  One former employee described the conservative group as having a “highly sexualized” atmosphere where drinking and drug use were commonplace.  —  The conservative group Project Veritas has for years sought …
Discussion: The Hill and Mediaite
Seth Borenstein / Associated Press:
Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases  —  Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says.
Discussion: The Verge
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
GOP Sen. Tim Scott Claims Democrats Want Abortions Up To 52 Weeks  —  Human pregnancies last for about 40 weeks.  —  In his latest fundraising email, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) paints a very dark picture for the GOP if the party doesn't win back the Senate in November.
Discussion: Raw Story
Isabelle Khurshudyan / Washington Post:
Zelensky calls on West to ban all Russian travelers  —  KYIV, Ukraine — The way to stop Russia from annexing any more of Ukraine's territory, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday, is for Western countries to announce that they would ban all Russian citizens in response.
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Los Angeles Times:
Their town was polluted with radioactive waste. Now, they may lose their homes
Associated Press:
‘Overwhelmed’: Cops combat violent crime as ranks dwindle
Jeff Coltin / City & State New York:
A cryptocurrency billionaire is spending big in New York congressional primaries
Matthew Kassel / Jewish Insider:
DMFI PAC endorses Sean Patrick Maloney in NY-17 House primary
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U.S. Department of the Treasury:
U.S. Treasury Sanctions Notorious Virtual Currency Mixer Tornado Cash
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Axios agrees to sell to Cox Enterprises for $525 million
Skyler Swisher / Orlando Sentinel:
‘Constitutional’ sheriff movement escapes DeSantis' scrutiny
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Wines / New York Times:
Maps in Four States Were Ruled Illegal Gerrymanders. They're Being Used Anyway.
Tim Miller / Morning Shots:
I'm Sorry, But He's Running
Discussion: Overtime and Althouse