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8:45 AM ET, October 6, 2022


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Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
She Had an Abortion With Herschel Walker.  She Also Had a Child With Him.  —  Herschel Walker has claimed he has no idea who this woman could be.  Here's why that's surprising. … After a woman revealed that Republican senatorial candidate Herschel Walker had urged her to have an abortion …
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Walker responds to abortion story with words, but legal action has yet to follow  —  When the story broke Monday night alleging that Herschel Walker had paid a former girlfriend to have an abortion, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate wasted no time responding.Within minutes he posted …
Discussion: New York Times
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Herschel Walker faces another abortion report that threatens his Senate campaign20 minutes ago
FOX 5 Poll: Raphael Warnock leads Herschel Walker after abortion allegations
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Plans to Ease Venezuela Sanctions, Enabling Chevron to Pump Oil  —  The proposed deal would require Caracas to open talks with political opponents, with the aim of free elections in 2024  —  The Biden administration is preparing to scale down sanctions on Venezuela's authoritarian regime …
Biden's new Saudi strategy  —  President Biden has tried to convince the Saudis to pump more oil with honey.  Now he's trying vinegar. … - For some Democrats, he needs to go further: “President Biden ... should call the King himself,” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) told Axios.
The White House:
Statement from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and NEC Director Brian Deese
Washington Post:
Ian is probably Florida's deadliest hurricane since 1935.  Most victims drowned.  —  FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The water was rising quickly, so the women ran to the top floor of the vacation house they had rented for Nishelle Harris-Miles's 40th birthday and huddled together on a bed.
Discussion: National Review
Paul Farrell / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: CNN's Jim Sciutto is absent from the air after it was revealed he suffered a ‘serious fall’ in Amsterdam and was ordered by network bosses to ‘address personal issues’  — Long time CNN news anchor Jim Sciutto has been absent from the air after it was revealed network told him to address ‘personal situation’
Carly Olson / Reuters:
U.N. Agency Renews Plea to Secure Nuclear Plant After Russian Takeover … The head of the U.N.'s nuclear agency is visiting Kyiv to discuss security at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.  —  The director of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog was expected to visit Kyiv on Thursday to continue talks …
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Cheney warns Arizona voters that the GOP nominees for governor and secretary of state are threats to democracy  —  TEMPE, Ariz. — Rep. Liz Cheney urged voters to reject Arizona's Republican nominees for governor and secretary of state in next month's midterm election, casting them as existential threats to U.S. democracy.
Dillon Rosenblatt / Fourth Estate 48:
Mark Finchem's voter file shows he votes by mail
Discussion: USA Today and CBS News
Washington Post:
A more strategic Russian retreat signals long fight ahead in Kherson  —  MYKOLAIV REGION, Ukraine — The drone operator ignored the occasional thunder of outgoing artillery in the distance and kept his eyes focused on the computer monitor in front of him, waiting for the burst of smoke to appear.
Colleen Slevin / Associated Press:
Colorado baker fighting ruling over gender transition cake  —  The Colorado baker who won a partial Supreme Court victory after refusing on religious grounds to make a gay couple's wedding cake a decade ago is challenging a separate ruling he violated the state's anti-discrimination law …
Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
How the GOP counts on Democrats' goodwill to conceal its own cruelty  —  In a world where Republicans set political standards, one could expect that migrants would be abandoned in remote places without hope of succor and that funding for infrastructure construction and disaster relief would be provided only to GOP-led communities.
Gary Fineout / Politico:
Red wave alert: DeSantis up big in governor's race
Guttmacher Institute:
100 Days Post-Roe: At Least 66 Clinics Across 15 US States Have Stopped Offering Abortion Care  —  Marielle Kirstein, Guttmacher Institute  —  The time is now.  Will you stand up for reproductive health and rights?  —  Donate Now  —  October 2, 2022 marked 100 days since …
Benoît Morenne / Wall Street Journal:15 minutes ago
U.S. Gasoline Prices Are Climbing Again and May Get Worse  —  After weeks of price declines, drivers are paying more at the pump as refinery outages—planned and unplanned—combine with global trends to pinch consumers  —  U.S. gasoline prices are ticking up after a roughly 100-day decline …
Max Seddon / Financial Times:
Vladimir Putin's botched mobilisation triggers blame game in Russia  —  Failures by officials have become apparent as war in Ukraine drags on  —  In Dagestan, a poor Russian region in the north Caucasus that has seen some of the biggest protests against Vladimir Putin's mobilisation drive …
Kelli / Live Action News:
FBI charges multiple individuals for peaceful protests at abortion facility  —  In early March of 2021, a group of individuals committed to saving the lives of preborn children visited the Carafem abortion facility in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, as part of a “rescue” — an event meant …
Rebecca Jennings / Vox:NEW!
The Instagram capital of the world is a terrible place to be  —  Just because you can (sort of) afford to go somewhere doesn't mean you'll enjoy it.  —  This time last week I was wandering the stony streets of Positano, a small village on Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Roni Caryn Rabin / New York Times:
Medical Care Alone Won't Halt the Spread of Diabetes, Scientists Say  —  Now experts are calling for walkable communities, improved housing, and access to health care and better food, particularly in minority communities.  —  Over the past 50 years, medical advances have led …
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
How the war in Ukraine has remade Europe  —  WARSAW — For Europe, Ukraine is the good war — a moment when brave Ukrainian patriots have partially rolled back a brutal Russian invasion and, in the process, reignited belief in the values of democracy and common defense.
Discussion: Policy Reform Now
U.S. Department of Justice:
Eleven Defendants Indicted for Obstructing a Reproductive Health Services Facility in Tennessee  —  A federal indictment unsealed today charges 11 individuals with violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.  —  Chester Gallagher, Heather Idoni, Calvin Zastrow …
Sarah N. Lynch / Reuters:
U.S. court allows Justice Dept to fast-track appeal in Trump case  —  A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a legal challenge to a third-party review of most of the records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump's home, after prosecutors complained the process is hampering their investigation.
Discussion: Fox News
In key battlegrounds, GOP onslaught of crime ads tightens Senate races  —  MILWAUKEE — Republicans have unleashed a barrage of negative ads in the final weeks of the midterms that hammer Democrats on crime.  —  In at least two states, the strategy appears to be taking hold.
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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
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Elena Schneider / Politico:
Dems lean on abortion to pitch GOP-leaning women
Discussion: Washington Post
Matt Brennan / Los Angeles Times:
The real lesson of ‘Bros’: It's OK to let gay art bomb
Haley Britzky / Task & Purpose:
Army investigation blames general for ‘negative publicity’ after defending servicewomen online
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Post
Judge Aileen Cannon Treated a Public Letter about Trump's Health as More Sensitive than America's National Security
David Covucci / The Daily Dot:
Someone is spamming InfoWars with a supercut video of Alex Jones day-drinking at work
Discussion: Little Green Footballs and Gizmodo
Janelle Griffith / NBC News:
Hurricane Ian worsens Florida's housing crisis
David Wasserman / Cook Political Report:
House Rating Changes: Ten Races Shift, Mostly Towards Democrats
 Earlier Items: 
Ethan Corey / The Appeal:
Noah Gallagher Shannon / New York Times:
What Does Sustainable Living Look Like? Maybe Like Uruguay
Discussion: The Questions
Trump Says US Agency Packed Top-Secret Documents. These Emails Suggest Otherwise.
Discussion: Insider
J. Miles Coleman / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
House Rating Changes: RGV versus RCV
Discussion: Breitbart and The Gateway Pundit