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9:45 AM ET, August 12, 2022

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Washington Post:
FBI searched Trump's home to look for nuclear documents and other items, sources say  —  Attorney General Merrick Garland wouldn't discuss the search but said he personally signed off on asking a judge to approve it  —  Classified documents relating to nuclear weapons were among …
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New York Times:
Trump Search Said to Be Part of Effort to Find Highly Classified Material  —  The former president said he will not object to the Justice Department's move to release the search warrant used to carry out the search of his Florida home.  —  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland moved on Thursday …
New York Times:
Trump received a subpoena from the Justice Department ahead of the F.B.I.'s Mar-a-Lago search.  —  In a news conference, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland briefly described the search for classified documents at former President Donald J. Trump's Florida residence on Monday.
NBC News:
Trump allies say he declassified Mar-a-Lago documents.  Experts say it's unclear if that will hold up.  —  Allies of former President Donald Trump say that any sensitive White House documents he brought with him to his Mar-a-Lago estate had been declassified, but some legal and presidential record experts …
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
The Poisoned Relationship Between Trump and the Keepers of U.S. Secrets  —  The F.B.I. search of Mar-a-Lago is a coda to the years of tumult between an erratic president and the nation's intelligence and law enforcement agencies.  —  WASHINGTON— After four years of President Donald J. Trump's raging …
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Trump denies report that FBI sought nuclear documents during Mar-a-Lago search
Josh Hammer / Newsweek:
American Stasi  —  , NEWSWEEK OPINION EDITOR AND HOST, “THE JOSH HAMMER SHOW”
Discussion: The Daily Wire
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Clock ticks down on Mar-a-Lago warrant reveal
Discussion: CNN, Breitbart and b'Raw Story
Politico:
How the Trump FBI search puts swing-state Republicans in a bind
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Examiner
CNN:
An armed suspect who tried to enter the FBI's Cincinnati office is dead after standoff with authorities, officials say  —  A law enforcement standoff with a man who attempted to breach the FBI's field office in Cincinnati on Thursday has ended with the suspect dead, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
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New York Times:
Man suspected of trying to breach the F.B.I.'s Cincinnati office may have Jan. 6 ties.  —  Investigators are looking into whether the man who tried to breach the F.B.I.'s field office in Cincinnati on Thursday had ties to extremist groups, including one that participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol …
Keegan Hamilton / VICE:
FBI Standoff Suspect Posted ‘Call to Arms’ on Trump's Truth Social  —  The suspect has been identified by media as Ricky Walter Shiffer.  Social media posts reviewed by VICE News appear to show a man violently angry about the FBI's search of Trump's home.  —  KH  —  TO
Project On Government Oversight:
DHS Watchdog Nixed Alert to Congress About Purged January 6 Texts, New Docs Show  —  Inspector general's top aides embroiled in prior controversy  —  On April 1, attorneys working in the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General approved five detailed paragraphs of language …
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Race for Congress tightens  —  The race is closer due to shifts in enthusiasm on both sides and on the issues  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for August 11  —  Republicans are more enthusiastic than Democrats about voting in the November election, but the spread has narrowed …
Discussion: Opinion Today and Political Wire
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Amy Walter / Cook Political Report:
Summer Breeze  —  If last summer's theme song for Democrats was “Cruel Summer,” this summer should be “Summer Breeze.”  By the end of the summer of 2021, the resurgence of COVID (and subsequent scramble for testing and inconsistent advice from government agencies), the chaotic withdrawal …
Dustin Jones / NPR:
Weighing the pros and cons of Beto O'Rourke dropping an f-bomb on a heckler  —  Beto O'Rourke turned some heads at a campaign rally Wednesday when he called one audience member a motherf*****.  " And while the former U.S. Representative received cheers from the crowd, political experts say he went too far.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Biden senior advisor Anita Dunn has to divest investment portfolio worth between $16.8 million and $48.2 million to avoid conflicts  — The almost 20 listed clients once represented by Biden aide Anita Dunn include AT&T, Micron, American Clean Power Association, Lyft, Pivotal Ventures, Pfizer, Salesforce and Reddit.
JONATHAN TURLEY:
Twitter Permanently Bans Paul Sperry After Posting on the Mar-A-Lago Raid  —  Twitter continued to crackdown on dissenting political views this week with the permanent suspension of columnist and commentator Paul Sperry.  The suspension came down after Sperry allegedly tweeted about the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago.
Discussion: HotAir
CNN:
First on CNN: Elaine Chao, Trump's former Transportation Secretary, met with Jan. 6 committee as other Cabinet members engage with panel  —  The House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, has recently interviewed former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and has been in talks …
Discussion: HuffPost, The Hill and b'Raw Story
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Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump National Security Adviser to meet with Jan. 6 committee
Discussion: b'Raw Story
Alex Berenson / Unreported Truths:
The White House privately demanded Twitter ban me months before the company did so  —  Federal officials targeted me specifically; when they met with Twitter in April 2021, “they really wanted to know about Alex Berenson”  —  Biden Administration officials asked Twitter to ban …
Politico:
The White House's least favorite Twitter account  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With help from Allie Bice.  —  Ask any Democratic operative these days, including some who work in the Biden White House …
William Vaillancourt / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Airs Doctored Photo of Trump Raid Judge With Ghislaine Maxwell  —  FABRICATED  —  During Thursday's broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight, fill-in host Brian Kilmeade mentioned the Florida judge who approved the search warrant used by the FBI to raid Mar-a-Lago on Monday …
Discussion: Reuters
Matt Lewis / The Daily Beast:
I'm a Conservative, and I Don't Know What the GOP Stands For  —  Free markets?  Nope.  Limited government.  Uh-uh.  Strong foreign policy?  No, America first.  Rule of law?  LOL.  —  August 11, 2022 … You've got to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything …
Discussion: b'Raw Story and Fox News
Ali Vitali / Politico:
Elizabeth Warren and the ‘Electability Question’  —  “What a night!”  Elizabeth Warren said.  —  It was past 3 a.m. on Iowa Caucus Night and we were barreling through the air from DesMoines to Manchester.  At the back of the plane, the press corps was exhausted, contorted into resting positions …
Chauncey DeVega / Salon:
What Trump and Orbán want: It's fascism — it's not a metaphor or a joke  —  Are you a Democrat?  Have you voted for Democrats in the past?  If the answer is yes, Donald Trump wants to put you in prison.  —  That may sound preposterous, but these are are not idle threats.
Associated Press:
Over $2B announced for roads, bridges, bike lanes across US  —  U.S. transportation officials announced $2.2 billion for local infrastructure projects on Thursday, paving the way for new bridges, roads, bike lanes, railways and ports in scores of communities across the country.
Emily Cochrane / New York Times:
House Is Set to Pass Climate, Tax and Health Package  —  The passage of the bill, which appeared dead just weeks ago, would cap a Democratic effort to deliver on major components of President Biden's agenda.  —  WASHINGTON — The House was poised on Friday to pass major components …
 
 
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Laurence Norman / Wall Street Journal:
EU Proposes Significant Concession to Iran to Revive Nuclear Deal
Discussion: Algemeiner.com and Euractiv
CNN:
CDC ends recommendations for social distancing and quarantine for Covid-19 control, no longer recommends test-to-stay in schools
Kyle Whitmire / al.com:
Where is Alabama Governor Kay Ivey? Her office refuses to say.
Discussion: b'Raw Story
Juliegrace Brufke / Washington Examiner:
Democrats poised to pass sweeping $740 billion bill Friday with many absent lawmakers
Discussion: Politico and Fox News
Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
FBI, R.I.P.?  —  The agency has become dangerous to Americans and an existential threat to their democracy and rule of law.
 

 
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