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7:35 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:
Garland Moves to Release Details on Search of Trump's Home  —  The attorney general said he had personally approved the search after “less intrusive” attempts to retrieve potentially classified documents had failed.  —  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland moved on Thursday to make public …
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 …
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Florida swing voters: Bring on the search warrants  —  Florida swing voters in our latest Engagious/Schlesinger focus groups said the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago was justified — and that it would be a “serious crime” if former President Trump did take classified documents from the White House.
Discussion: b'Raw Story
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.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Clock ticks down on Mar-a-Lago warrant reveal  —  With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  DONALD TRUMP will not oppose the Justice Department's motion to unseal the search warrant approved by a federal court in West Palm Beach on August 5 …
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump National Security Adviser to meet with Jan. 6 committee
Discussion: b'Raw Story
Politico:
How the Trump FBI search puts swing-state Republicans in a bind
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Examiner
emptywheel:
Merrick Garland Calls Trump's Bluff
Discussion: Balloon Juice
USA Today:
Trump says he won't fight move to unseal Mar-a-Lago search warrant
CNN:
Feds removed documents from Mar-a-Lago in June with grand jury subpoena
Chuck Rosenberg / Politico:
The ‘Planted Evidence’ Lie
Discussion: b'Raw Story
Rohit Ponnaiya / Covers.com:
US Election Betting Odds: FBI Search Warrant Does Little to Hurt Trump's Odds
Discussion: RedState 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 …
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.
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 …
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Fox News:
DOJ requesting personal cell phone numbers of thousands of Secret Service employees in Jan. 6 probe
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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 …
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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Juliegrace Brufke / Washington Examiner:
Democrats poised to pass sweeping $740 billion bill Friday with many absent lawmakers
Discussion: Politico and Fox News
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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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.
James Kirchick / Tablet Magazine:
The Sanctification of George Soros  —  How the left stopped worrying about Soros the billionaire and learned to love Soros ‘the Jew’  —  Two weeks ago, George Soros took to the op-ed pages of the largest paid circulation newspaper in the United States to explain why he has spent tens …
Henry Fountain / New York Times:
Arctic Warming Is Happening Faster Than Described, Analysis Shows  —  The warming at the top of the globe, a sign of climate change, is happening much faster than previously described compared with the global average, scientists said Thursday.  —  The rapid warming of the Arctic …
Discussion: Grist, Financial Times and CNN
 
 
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