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11:05 AM ET, August 10, 2022

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Washington Post:
Mar-a-Lago search appears focused on whether Trump, aides withheld items  —  The FBI sought a warrant after Archives officials pressed Trump's circle to return what they believed was government property, according to people familiar with the discussions  —  In the months before the FBI's dramatic move …
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Hannah Allam / Washington Post:
Simmering threat of violence comes to fore with search of Trump property  —  Calls from right for militant action in response to FBI raid span mainstream and extremist circles  —  For months, right-wing agitators with millions of followers have peddled the idea that a moment was coming soon …
Discussion: b'National Memo'
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump lawyers provide new info but no warrant  —  With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  WHERE'S THE WARRANT?  — It's been two days since the FBI searched Trump's Florida home, spurring loud calls for transparency at Justice.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Why the Trump search warrant is nothing like Hillary's emails
NBC News:
Trump invokes Fifth Amendment in N.Y. AG's civil probe of his business practices
Miranda Devine / New York Post:
FBI searched Melania's wardrobe, spent hours in Trump's private office during Mar-a-Lago raid
Asha Rangappa / Just Security:
Expert Explainer: Criminal Statutes that Could Apply to Trump's Retention of Government Documents
Andrew McCarthy / Fox News:
FBI raid of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home won't help Democrats in 2024  —  Democrats who hope to ban Trump from running after the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago home will not get their wish  —  Trump raid ‘useful for January 6th investigation:’ Andy McCarthy  —  I continue to believe …
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David Horowitz / Front Page Magazine:
The Mar-a-Lago Raid is a Preview of a Rigged 2024 Election
Discussion: Fox News, Townhall and New York Times
Jordain Carney / Politico:
Republicans who blast FBI's Trump search are prepping to snag Joe in a Hunter Biden probe
Discussion: Nevada Current, CBS News and CNBC
Larry O'Connor / Townhall:
Merrick Garland Is A Petty, Vindictive, Little Man
New York Times:
Republicans Rally Behind Trump, Who Reprises Favored Role: Victim
Associated Press:
Trump says he took the Fifth Amendment in NY investigation  —  Donald Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment and wouldn't answer questions under oath in the New York attorney general's long-running civil investigation into his business dealings, the former president said in a statement Wednesday.
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Kara Scannell / CNN:
Former President Donald Trump to be deposed by NY attorney general on Wednesday  —  Former President Donald Trump is expected to be deposed by lawyers from New York Attorney General Letitia James' office Wednesday, people familiar with the matter tell CNN, pitting the two adversaries against each …
Christopher Miller / Politico:
Ukraine's long-awaited southern counteroffensive begins with a bang in Crimea  —  KYIV — Blasts that rocked a Russian military airfield in forcibly annexed Crimea signal the start of Ukraine's counteroffensive in the south and a critical new phase of the war that could shape its ultimate outcome, two Ukrainian officials told POLITICO.
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Washington Post:
Crimea airfield blast was work of Ukrainian special forces, official says  —  KYIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian government official told The Washington Post on Wednesday that an attack on a Russian air base in occupied Crimea was the work of Ukrainian special forces.
Dion Nissenbaum / Wall Street Journal:
Iran Has Begun Training Russia to Use Its Advanced Drones, U.S. Says
Discussion: New York Times
Jason Lange / Reuters:
Biden approval rises to 40%, highest in two months, Reuters/Ipsos shows  —  U.S. President Joe Biden's public approval rose this week to its highest level since early June following a string of legislative victories, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll completed on Tuesday.
Discussion: The Hill and Opinion Today
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Edward Luce / Financial Times:
The unexpected triumph of Joe Biden  —  Recent legislative successes suggest a political system in good working order, but complacency is misplaced  —  Fourteen years ago, I told a well-informed friend that Barack Obama was considering picking Joe Biden as his running mate in the 2008 election.
Cook Political Report:
Trump's Grip on GOP Remains Strong, but “Red Wave” Looking Smaller  —  For the last few weeks, we've been confronted with an array of conflicting data.  On the one hand, the so-called traditional metrics presage a terrible midterm outcome for the Democrats.
Discussion: pjmedia.com and Reading Eagle
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Trump ally Rep. Scott Perry says the FBI seized his cell phone one day after Mar-a-Lago raid  —  The confiscation of Perry's phone comes one day after the FBI searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate  —  Bret Baier on Trump raid: There is a lot we don't know  —  EXCLUSIVE - Republican …
Politico:
Gas is suddenly cheaper.  That could help Biden.  —  The Biden administration on Wednesday got some much-needed good news: For the first time in more than two years, overall inflation didn't rise at all in July, thanks to lower gas prices.  —  It's another early sign that the white-hot inflation …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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New York Times:
Albuquerque Police Detain Suspect in Killings of Muslim Men  —  The shootings of four Muslim men since November may be connected, the police have said, raising fears in a place where many immigrants and refugees had felt at home.  —  ALBUQUERQUE — For days, the news that someone might …
Joann Muller / Axios:
If you want an electric car, buy one this week  —  If you're thinking of buying an electric car any time soon, you'd better place your order before President Biden signs the Democrats' big climate, tax and health care package into law — which could happen as soon as this weekend.
Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:
NYPD officer who accompanied Roger Stone on Jan. 6 is terminated  —  An NYPD officer accused of moonlighting as a bodyguard for Roger Stone during the January 6th insurrection has been terminated, a police spokesperson confirmed.  —  Salvatore Greco, a member of the citywide traffic task force …
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Iranian National Sought to Kill John Bolton, U.S. Says  —  Justice Department says in documents that Shahram Poursafi of Tehran tried to arrange killing of former national security adviser  —  The U.S. accused an Iranian national of plotting to assassinate John Bolton, who served as former President Trump's national security adviser.
Jason Koebler / VICE:
This Is the Data Facebook Gave Police to Prosecute a Teenager for Abortion  —  Motherboard has obtained court documents that show Facebook gave police a teenager's private chats about her abortion.  Cops then used those chats to seize her phone and computer.
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Politico:
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