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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:
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
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 and Insider
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 …
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
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
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: b'Raw Story and The Hill
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Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump National Security Adviser to meet with Jan. 6 committee
Discussion: b'Raw Story
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 …
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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 …
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Emily Tamkin / New Statesman:   With George Soros, right-wing America puts conspiracy above reality
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.
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Ex-Va. police officer gets more than 7 years for role in Jan. 6 riot  —  Sentence for former Rocky Mount officer Thomas Robertson matches highest punishment for a Capitol riot defendant so far  —  A Virginia police officer who prosecutors say lied about his actions before, during and after the Jan. 6 …
Ashton Pittman / Mississippi Free Press:
Mailing Abortion Pills Punishable By Five Years in Prison, Mississippi AG Argues  —  Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch told a federal court last week that U.S. law already makes mailing abortion pills a crime punishable by up to five years in prison and even racketeering charges.
Arek Sarkissian / Politico:
Florida bans Medicaid from covering gender-affirming treatments  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's Medicaid regulator has finalized new rules banning health care providers from billing the taxpayer-funded program for gender-affirming medical treatments, a move that comes as the state has sought to block such therapies for young people.
CNN:
CDC ends recommendations for social distancing and quarantine for Covid-19 control, no longer recommends test-to-stay in schools  —  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation should move away from restrictive measures such as quarantines and social distancing and focus on reducing severe disease from Covid-19.
Benjamin Ryan / Washington Post:
Gay men can fight monkeypox ourselves — by changing how we have sex  —  Benjamin Ryan has been covering infectious disease and LGBTQ health for two decades and contributes to the New York Times, NBC News, the Guardian and Thomson Reuters Foundation.  —  In March 1983, writer-activist Larry …
UW - Laramie, Wyoming:
UW Survey Finds Hageman Leading Cheney in Wyoming GOP Primary  —  Wyoming Republican primary candidate Harriet Hageman is leading incumbent Liz Cheney by nearly 30 points in the primary race for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a new survey by the University …
 
 
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