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9:30 AM ET, August 9, 2022


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Washington Post:
FBI searches Trump safe at Mar-a-Lago for possible classified documents  —  Search was court-authorized and related to long-running investigation, person familiar with the probe said.  —  Former president Donald Trump said Monday that the FBI had raided his Mar-a-Lago Club and searched his safe …
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New York Times:
The search appears to be focused on materials Trump took from the White House.  —  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 — an account signaling a major escalation in the various investigations into the final stages of his presidency.
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 …
Washington Post:
Top Republicans echo Trump's evidence-free claims to discredit FBI search  —  Their quick defense of Trump and combative posture underlined the former president's status as a standard-bearer in the party, even as he was tainted anew by another investigation  —  Top Republicans …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The GOP's inauspicious knee-jerk reaction to the Trump raid  —  One day, relatively soon, the heads of the Justice Department and the FBI are likely to be brought to Capitol Hill to testify about the historic decision to raid a former president's home.  —  For now, though …
David Horowitz / Front Page Magazine:
End of the Republic  —  With the FBI raid on Trump's home, America has fallen into the abyss.
Discussion: Power Line
Fox News:
Former Trump official Michael Caputo blasts FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid: ‘Full-blown constitutional crisis’
Discussion: Townhall
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.
Lachlan Cartwright / The Daily Beast:
Tucker Carlson ‘Shitting Himself’ Scared That His Alex Jones Texts May Leak  —  This reporting appears as one of several scoops featured in this week's edition of Confider, the newsletter pulling back the curtain on the media.  Subscribe here and send your questions, tips, and complaints here.
Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
Why Internet Leftists Are So Pissed About Democrats' Historic Climate Bill  —  By and large, climate activists have greeted the Inflation Reduction Act, which passed the Senate on Sunday, as an imperfect but undeniably big victory in the battle against global warming.
Discussion: The Guardian, Jacobin and E&E
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.
Maegan Vazquez / CNN:   Biden begins his victory lap after string of legislative wins
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
Ron DeSantis Endorses Election Deniers  —  DeSantis isn't challenging Trump for the 2024 nomination.  He's auditioning to be Trump's understudy.  —  Pour one out for all the anti-anti-Trumpers who thought the grand eminence of the Sunshine State, America's Governor Ron DeSantis …
Isabella Murray / ABC News:
2 Democratic lawmakers encourage Wyoming voters: Change parties and back Cheney
Discussion: Politico, The Hill and TheBlaze
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 …
Adam Edelman / NBC News:
Republicans in Wisconsin embrace family leave in wake of near-total abortion ban  —  WAUKESHA, Wis. — On a debate stage in Milwaukee last month, two candidates enthusiastically vowed to implement paid family leave programs if they are elected.  —  But the promises — a signature part …
Discussion: Politico
Henry J. Gomez / NBC News:
Tudor Dixon launches gender-based attack in historic Michigan governor's race  —  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For the first time ever in Michigan, voters in November will decide between two women when they cast their ballots for governor.  —  But the Republican nominee, Tudor Dixon …
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.
Marc Elias / Democracy Docket:
A Trap or Not?  Deciphering the Electoral Count Reform Act  —  Earlier this year, a group of Senate Republicans caught my attention when they claimed that they wanted to work with Democrats to help fix the Electoral Count Act of 1887 (ECA), the outdated law by which presidential elections are certified.
Ally Mutnick / Politico:
GOP polls show House battlefield stretching into double-digit Biden districts  —  A round of new internal polling is giving the GOP fresh optimism that the House battleground map is stretching even more favorably in their direction.  —  Four surveys conducted in late July reveal close races …
Discussion: New York Times and KTVX-TV
Washington Post:
State supreme courts could soon decide on abortion, raising stakes of their midterm races  —  Mary Kay O'Brien had been working for a year to drum up interest in her campaign for Illinois Supreme Court, struggling to convince voters that it would affect them as a presidential or gubernatorial race would.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
As Russian missiles struck Ukraine, Western tech still flowed  —  After Russia invaded Ukraine, the West announced tough new sanctions and tech companies said they had halted all exports to Russia.  Yet supplies of Western computer parts continued, a joint investigation finds.  —  KYIV, UKRAINE
Discussion: The Home Stretch and The Dispatch
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
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Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
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