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1:10 PM ET, August 12, 2022

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Joshua Goodman / Associated Press:
Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York  —  Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York.  An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage …
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New York Times:
Live Updates: Salman Rushdie Is Attacked During Speech in Western New York  —  The attack happened at about 10:45 a.m. shortly after Mr. Rushdie took the stage to deliver a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution.  The author spent years living in hiding after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran called for his execution in 1989.
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Trump denies report that FBI sought nuclear documents during Mar-a-Lago search  —  Former President Donald Trump Friday denied a report from the Washington Post that said FBI agents were looking for classified documents related to nuclear weapons, among other items, when they searched his Mar-a-Lago home earlier this week.
Philip Rotner / The Bulwark:
Donald Trump's O.J. Defense  —  His apologists keep shifting their arguments—desperately trying to sow confusion and doubt.  —  It's stunning how quickly the public debate has evolved over the FBI search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence.  Aside from Attorney General Merrick Garland's …
Washington Post:
FBI shooter was prolific contributor to Trump's Truth Social website  —  Civil war and violence in support of the former president were frequent topics on an account opened in April and bearing the shooter's name and photo  —  In the minutes after an armed man in body armor tried to breach …
Zolan Kanno-Youngs / New York Times:
The White House is making a point of staying quiet about the F.B.I. search of Mar-a-Lago.  —  In the days since the F.B.I. searched Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald J. Trump's private club and home in Florida, the White House has made a point of staying quiet.
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
GOP contorts itself in defense of Trump as new FBI search details emerge  —  Republicans who days ago united in preemptive defense of Donald Trump are struggling to stay on the same page following new questions about documents that the former president was holding at his Florida residence.
New York Times:
Judge Denies Trump Executive's Request to Dismiss Manhattan Tax Case  —  Allen H. Weisselberg, who was indicted last summer, and the Trump Organization are scheduled to stand trial in October.  —  A Manhattan state court judge on Friday declined to throw out the criminal case …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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Graham Kates / CBS News:
New York judge rules criminal case against the Trump Organization and former CFO Allen Weisselberg can proceed
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 …
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Joseph Goldstein / New York Times:
Polio Has Been Detected in New York City Wastewater, Officials Say  —  The detection of the virus in the city's sewage suggests it is circulating there, Health Department officials said.  —  The polio virus has been detected in wastewater from New York City, suggesting the virus …
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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 …
Discussion: Twitchy
CNN:
Account bearing name of suspect in Ohio standoff with FBI posted on Trump social media platform and encouraged violence against the agency  —  A social media account bearing the name of Ricky Shiffer, the suspect in the Ohio standoff with the FBI, made a post on the social media platform founded …
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ABC News:
Gunman who allegedly tried to break into Cincinnati FBI office is suspected ‘extremist’: Officials
Discussion: Washington Post
CNN:
An armed suspect who tried to enter the FBI's Cincinnati office is dead after standoff with authorities, officials say
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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Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
Under fire, Homeland Security watchdog delays probe — with GOP help
Discussion: The Daily Beast and GovExec.com
Keith Zhai / Wall Street Journal:
China's Xi Jinping Plans to Meet With Biden in First Foreign Trip in Nearly Three Years  —  The Chinese leader, who has remained at home during the pandemic, is organizing a visit to Southeast Asia, say people familiar with the matter  —  Chinese officials are making plans for Xi Jinping …
Discussion: New York Post
Lauren Camp / Ways and Means Republicans:
CBO: New IRS Audits Will Grab at Least $20B from Lower- & Middle-Income Families  —  Key Point: At least $20 billion of the revenue Democrats hope to collect from taxpayers with a supercharged IRS would come from lower- and middle-income earners and small businesses, according to a new analysis …
Paul Sacca / TheBlaze:
Brett Kavanaugh assassination suspect said he was a ‘sissy slave’ and ‘trans gamer girl’ named ‘Sophie’ in online posts, asked how to ‘take out’ high-value targets: Report  —  Like Blaze News?  Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.
Discussion: RedState and Fox News
Clare Coffey / Gawker:
Failure to Cope “Under Capitalism”  —  We have generational trauma.  We are living through a global pandemic.  We are literally neurodivergent and a minor.  We are riddled with climate grief.  We are, for one reason or another, unable to cope.  —  I can respect an inability to cope.
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
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
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 …
 
 
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