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10:10 PM ET, August 8, 2022


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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 …
Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
FBI executes search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, Trump says  —  The FBI executed a search warrant on Monday at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the former President confirms to CNN.
Mike Allen / Axios:
Exclusive photos: Trump's telltale toilet  —  Remember our toilet scoop in Axios AM earlier this year?  Maggie Haberman's forthcoming book about former President Trump will report that White House residence staff periodically found wads of paper clogging a toilet — and believed the former president …
Marc Caputo / NBC News:
Trump says his Mar-a-Lago home was ‘raided’ by ‘large group of FBI agents’  —  MIAMI — Former President Donald Trump said in a statement Monday that his home at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, was “raided” by “a large group of FBI agents.”  —  Trump also claimed the presence of law enforcement …
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 …
Trump says Mar-a-Lago raided by FBI  —  Former President Trump in a statement Monday said his Mar-a-Lago resort has been raided by FBI agents. … - “After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate,” Trump said.
FBI searches Mar-a-Lago, Trump says  —  The FBI searched the Mar-a-Lago home of Donald Trump, the former president said in a statement.  —  “They even broke into my safe,” Trump said in a lengthy statement describing it as a “raid.”  —  Two sources familiar with the search said it was related …
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump Confirms FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago: ‘These Are Dark Times’  —  The former president said a group of FBI agents had descended on his Florida home, calling it “a weaponization of the Justice System.”  —  A team of FBI agents raided former President Donald Trump's oceanside Florida estate of Mar-a-Lago on Monday.
DOJ pushes back against Eastman effort to reclaim his cellphone
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New Yorker:
Inside the War Between Trump and His Generals  —  How Mark Milley and others in the Pentagon handled the national-security threat posed by their own Commander-in-Chief.  —  In the summer of 2017, after just half a year in the White House, Donald Trump flew to Paris for Bastille …
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
First on CNN: Alex Jones' texts have been turned over to the January 6 committee, source says  —  Approximately two years' worth of text messages sent and received by right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have been turned over to the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection …
Dark Brandon Begins: How WH aides appropriated the meme of their boss as an underworld kin  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  —  In November 2020, a week after JOE BIDEN was declared the winner of the presidential election …
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.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Biden Is on a Roll That Any President Would Relish. Is It a Turning Point?
Daniel Lewis / New York Times:
David McCullough, Best-Selling Explorer of America's Past, Dies at 89  —  His research — on Adams, Truman and so much more — was deep, his writing was lively, and his narrator's voice in documentary films was familiar to millions.  —  David McCullough, who was known to millions as an award-winning …
Associated Press:
David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89
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: Townhall and Fox Business
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Axios agrees to sell to Cox Enterprises for $525 million  —  Axios has signed a deal to sell to its most recent lead investor, Cox Enterprises, the companies announced Monday.  The cash deal values the company at $525 million, according to sources familiar with the deal.
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.
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 …
Michael Wines / New York Times:
Maps in Four States Were Ruled Illegal Gerrymanders.  They're Being Used Anyway.  —  A Supreme Court shift, frowning on changes close to elections, gives House Republicans a big advantage in November.  —  WASHINGTON — Since January, judges in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Ohio have found …
Mattathias Schwartz / Insider:
Exclusive: Paul Manafort admits he passed Trump campaign data to a suspected Russian asset  — Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's 2016 campaign chairman, sat down for an exclusive interview with Insider.  — Manafort made his first public admission that he shared polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik …
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: CNN, The Hill and The National Interest
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, New York Times, Politico and The Hill
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
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
She helped Trump win Florida twice.  Now she could lead his expected 2024 campaign  —  Susie Wiles was searching for her next act when Donald Trump came knocking last spring.  Plotting a comeback after his supporters violently stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 …
Discussion: Fox News and Raw Story
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
DeSantis to hit campaign trail to rally support for Trump-endorsed candidates: ‘Unite and win’  —  Turning Point Action organizing rallies featuring DeSantis to rally support for ‘key conservative candidates’  —  Ron DeSantis announces plan for Florida to take on ESG
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Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
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Discussion: Raw Story
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Jeff Coltin / City & State New York:
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Office of Governor Pete Ricketts:
Gov. Ricketts Releases Statement on Potential Special Session to Amend Nebraska's Abortion Laws
Discussion: Forbes and Jezebel
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U.S. Department of the Treasury:
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Skyler Swisher / Orlando Sentinel:
‘Constitutional’ sheriff movement escapes DeSantis' scrutiny
Discussion: Raw Story
Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:
‘Baffling and traumatizing’: Queens man arrested at Rockaway Beach after off-hours swim
Tim Miller / Morning Shots:
I'm Sorry, But He's Running
Discussion: Overtime and Althouse