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11:10 PM ET, August 8, 2022


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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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: RedState
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 …
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.
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 …
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?
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  —  The two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize was a best-selling author who brought to life the grand sweep of time and place  —  David McCullough was a young researcher at the U.S. Information Agency when he walked …
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
DeSantis to hit campaign trail to rally support for Trump-endorsed candidates: ‘Unite and win’
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: Fox News and Talking Points Memo
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 …
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, The Hill and Politico
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 …
Associated Press:
Lawyer: Giuliani won't testify Tuesday in Ga. election probe  —  Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta that's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, his lawyer said.
Discussion: USA Today and Raw Story
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: CNN, The National Interest 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
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 …
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
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.
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
Los Angeles Times:
Their town was polluted with radioactive waste.  Now, they may lose their homes  —  Illustrations by MAURICIO RODRÍGUEZ PONS  —  This article is co-published with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  —  The “death map” tells the story of decades …
U.S. Department of the Treasury:
U.S. Treasury Sanctions Notorious Virtual Currency Mixer Tornado Cash  —  WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash, which has been used to launder more than $7 billion worth of virtual currency since its creation in 2019.
Skyler Swisher / Orlando Sentinel:
‘Constitutional’ sheriff movement escapes DeSantis' scrutiny  —  Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren isn't the only elected official in Florida who has promised not to enforce laws he thinks are unconstitutional.  —  Some elected sheriffs have suggested they wouldn't enforce …
Discussion: Raw Story
Miranda Devine / New York Post:
FBI Director Christopher Wray is guiding the agency the wrong way, fast  —  Christopher Wray's disingenuous testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, before he left early on the FBI's private Gulfstream 550 jet, speaks volumes about the need to defund the FBI — or at least dump its unctuous director.
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:
No One Despises MAGA Voters More Than MAGA Elites  —  1. ABP: Always.  Be.  Projecting.  —  We talk a lot about how projection is the sincerest form of Trumpism:  — The people who jeer about “cucks” turn out to be super into literal cucking.  — The people who won't stop obsessing …
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How Small Towns Are Working to Protect Abortion Rights from State Threats
Jeff Coltin / City & State New York:
A cryptocurrency billionaire is spending big in New York congressional primaries
Isabelle Khurshudyan / Washington Post:
Zelensky calls on West to ban all Russian travelers
Discussion: Yle News, Balloon Juice, TASS and Politico
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Matthew Kassel / Jewish Insider:
DMFI PAC endorses Sean Patrick Maloney in NY-17 House primary
Thea Dunlevie / Washington Examiner:
Beware of Russia's destabilizing Savior complex in the Black Sea
Discussion: NPR and Politico
Daniella Silva / NBC News:
Travis McMichael sentenced to life in prison for federal hate crimes in killing of Ahmaud Arbery
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