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12:15 PM ET, August 11, 2022

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Asawin Suebsaeng / Rolling Stone:
With Feds Circling, Trump Asks Allies: Who's ‘Wearing a Wire’?  —  As the investigations heat up, the former president and his advisers are pointing fingers — and looking for “rats”  —  Donald Trump is worried he may have a rat — or multiple rats — in his midst.
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Politico:
Trump world gripped with anger, fear and a host of conspiracies about the FBI search  —  A wave of concern and even paranoia is gripping parts of Trump world as federal investigators tighten their grip on the former president and his inner circle.  —  In the wake of news that the FBI agents executed …
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
The maddening coverage of the Mar-a-Lago search  —  “Garland vowed to depoliticize Justice.  Then the FBI raided Trump's safe.”  That was how the Washington Post chose to headline a story on Tuesday, one day after federal law enforcement searched Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence …
John Solomon / Just The News:
Questions grow about Trump raid after revelation of grand jury subpoena, extensive cooperation  —  Two months before his Florida home was raided by the FBI, former President Donald Trump secretly received a grand jury subpoena for classified documents belonging to the National Archives …
Discussion: CNN, b'Raw Story and RedState
Wall Street Journal:
FBI Quest for Trump Documents Started With Breezy Chats, Tour of a Crowded Closet  —  Why interactions between FBI, Trump team soured remains a mystery  —  FBI Searches Trump's Mar-a-Lago Home  —  Created with sketchtool. … 1x  —  Around lunchtime on June 3, a senior Justice Department …
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Hell Week: How Trump's Problems All Converged at Once  —  Trump is fighting a number of battles all at the same time: the Mar-a-Lago raid, trouble with the Trump Org, Fulton County, tossed-out NDAs, his tax returns, and the Jan. 6 panel.  —  With the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago this week …
Guy Benson / Townhall:
New Details About the Mar-a-Lago Raid Are Truly Stunning, If True
Miles Montgomery / WGCL-TV:
Sen. Lindsey Graham a no-show at scheduled Fulton County court appearance  —  ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46/AP) - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham did not show up to his scheduled appearance on Wednesday at the Fulton County courthouse.  —  Graham was subpoenaed to testify to a special grand jury that's …
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Tamar Hallerman / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Fulton DA seeks to question Graham about any coordination with Trump
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and UPI
WPMI:
Mobile News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News  —  WPMI NBC 15 provides local news, weather forecasts, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Mobile and nearby towns and communities in the Mobile Bay area including, in Alabama: Mobile …
PennLive:
FBI delivers subpoenas to several Pa. Republican lawmakers: sources say  —  1,070 … - Meadows' former aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified to the House Select Committee that Perry was among a small group of people who talked with Meadows about a potential appearance by Trump at the Capitol following …
WLWT-TV:
Potential threat at Cincinnati FBI building leads to pursuit, police situation in Clinton County  —  Hide Transcript Show Transcript  —  CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio —  A pursuit and ongoing police situation in Clinton County has shut down two highways and prompted an area lockdown Thursday.
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Wilmington News Journal:
Update #23: Lockdown for all buildings in area of scene. …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Gretchen Morgenson / NBC News:
An unusual deal gave Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin $8.5 million in stock.  He paid $0 in tax on it.  —  In January 2020, Glenn Youngkin, now the Republican governor of Virginia, got some welcome news.  A complex corporate transaction had gone through at the Carlyle Group …
John F. Harris / Politico:
Why Wait?  Here's Liz Cheney's Concession Speech in Advance  —  Liz Cheney is facing an awkward challenge.  A few days from now, she will deliver the most consequential speech of her career to date.  The polls indicate it will almost certainly be a concession speech.
Isabella Simonetti / New York Times:
Gas Prices in the U.S. Fall Below $4 a Gallon  —  After peaking in mid-June, they have tracked a global decline in oil prices and are back where they were in March.  —  Gas prices in the United States fell below $4 a gallon on Thursday, retreating to their lowest level since March …
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Chantal Da Silva / NBC News:
U.S. gas prices fall below $4 for the first time in months
Discussion: CNN, The White House and New York Post
Shannon Najmabadi / The Colorado Sun:
Rural Colorado school administrators investigated sexting between students.  Now they're charged in a child porn case.  —  BRUSH — The person who decided “Homegrown Happiness!” should be the tagline for this Eastern Plains town may have had someone like Bradley Bass in mind.
Ruy Teixeira / The Liberal Patriot:
Hispanic Voters Are Normie Voters  —  Time for Woke Democrats to Wake Up  —  Democrats are having a great deal of trouble holding on to Hispanic voters.  In 2020, running against Donald Trump for a second time, in the midst of a COVID/economic crisis and after the George Floyd summer of …
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
‘Everybody Is Armed’: As Shootings Soar, Philadelphia Is Awash in Guns  —  More than 1,400 people have been shot this year in Philadelphia, hundreds of them fatally — a higher toll than in much larger New York or Los Angeles.  —  PHILADELPHIA — The 300th killing of the year took the life of Lameer Boyd …
Mike Hixenbaugh / NBC News:
A mom's campaign to ban library books divided a Texas town — and her own family  —  Weston Brown had given up challenging his mother's anti-LGBTQ beliefs.  But that was before she started coming after library books. … GRANBURY, Texas — Weston Brown was scrolling through Twitter last month …
Washington Post:
FEC greenlights Google plan to loosen spam filters, overcoming Democratic challenge  —  Happy Thursday!  I've never been superstitious, but writing about spam filters in a newsletter again has me on edge.  Anything for you, dear reader.  —  A quick programing note: The newsletter …
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Wholesale inflation fell 0.5% in July, in another sign that price increases are slowing  — The producer price index, a gauge of final-demand wholesale prices, decreased 0.5% in July due to a slide in energy prices.  The year-over-year gain was 9.8%.  — The annual increase …
Bloomberg:
The Snowballing US Rental Crisis Is Sparing Nowhere and No One  —  A Las Vegas bartender coping with a recent cancer diagnosis is fearing eviction.  A young professional in Tucson is skipping car payments to afford her higher rent.  A researcher in Miami signed the lease for her new apartment sight unseen.
Discussion: Punchbowl News
Philip Klein / National Review:
FBI Has Reestablished Trump as the Alpha Dog in the Republican Party  —  Who could be in a better position to capitalize on outrage over the FBI searching Trump's home than Trump himself?  —  McLaughlin: How to Prosecute Donald Trump  —  Williamson: Do We Believe Our Own Dogma?  —  POLITICS & POLICY
Discussion: IJR
Pew Research Center:
Partisanship Colors Views of COVID-19 Handling Across Advanced Economies  —  Most see their society as more divided than prior to the pandemic - and this view is especially common in the U.S.  —  Most see their society as more divided than prior to the pandemic - and this view is especially common in the U.S.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Kate Sullivan / CNN:
Yellen directs IRS not to use new funding to increase chances of audits of Americans making less than $400,000  —  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday directed the Internal Revenue Service not to use any of the new funding allocated in the Democrats' new health care and climate bill …
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Decisive Vote  —  Now that Joe Manchin has saved the Democratic agenda, how should liberals think about him?  —  Joe Manchin has spent much of the past year as the villain of liberal America, receiving the kind of criticism that's usually reserved for Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell or a conservative Supreme Court justice.
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Post
New York Times:
Trump Hires ‘Billion Dollar Lawyer’  —  As top allies of Donald J. Trump are called to testify in Atlanta, he hires a high-profile local attorney best known for representing rappers.  —  ATLANTA — Amid a deepening swirl of federal and state investigations, former President Donald J. Trump …
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
NY Supreme Court advances journalist's defamation lawsuit against The Daily Beast towards discovery  —  Former Gawker editor Carson Griffith filed a defamation lawsuit against the Daily Beast in 2020  —  The Five: Media delights in FBI raid on Trump  —  A new court ruling is allowing …
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Lincoln Project co-founder speculates if Jared Kushner was the mole who sold out Trump to the feds  —  Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson appeared on MSNBC Wednesday afternoon to talk about the group's new 60 second ad that they are running in Bedminster, New Jersey, where Donald Trump typically summers.
Martin Chulov / The Guardian:
Chinese president Xi Jinping expected to visit Saudi Arabia next week  —  The planned gala reception is in stark contrast to the low-key audience afforded Joe Biden in June, as ties between China and the kingdom grow closer  —  The Chinese president Xi Jinping is expected to visit Saudi Arabia next week …
 
 
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Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
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Blake Apgar / Salt Lake Tribune:
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Big Pharma's Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card
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CNN:
different story.  —  On the morning of July 29, just hours after more than 50 Ukrainian prisoners …
Discussion: HuffPost and Мед …
Shawna Chen / Axios:
California sets precedent by breaking down Black employee data by lineage
Jacques Billeaud / Associated Press:
Joe Arpaio loses 3rd comeback bid in town mayoral race
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Scoop: Miami mayor eyes White House
Discussion: Miami Herald
Jonah E. Bromwich / New York Times:
Trump and James sat across from each other for hours as he said ‘same answer’ again and again.