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12:25 PM ET, August 13, 2022

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John Solomon / Just The News:
New twist in FBI raid: Trump had ‘standing order’ to declassify documents taken to residence  —  Donald Trump's office told Just the News on Friday that the classified materials the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate were declassified under a “standing order” while he was president …
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Andrew Solender / Axios:
Cracks emerge in GOP's Mar-a-Lago response  —  Republicans are dividing over how or whether to defend former President Trump after the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago — and what to do about some members' heated rhetoric toward law enforcement. … - But even some Intelligence Committee Republicans …
Discussion: b'Raw Story, Politico and Forbes
New York Times:
Trump Lawyer Told Justice Dept. That Classified Material Had Been Returned  —  The lawyer signed a statement in June that all documents marked as classified and held in boxes in storage at Mar-a-Lago had been given back.  The search at the former president's home on Monday turned up more.
Discussion: New York Post and Washington Post
Alia Shoaib / Insider:
Trump's latest defense for Mar-a-Lago documents is everyone ‘brings home their work from time to time’ and the files were automatically declassified  — Trump's new explanation for Mar-a-Lago documents is that “everyone ends up having to bring home their work from time to time.”
Discussion: Reuters and b'Raw Story
New York Times:
As Search Shows Trump Had Secret Files, G.O.P. Splits Over Assailing F.B.I.  —  WASHINGTON — Republicans struggled to come together on how to respond to the F.B.I.'s search of Mar-a-Lago as it emerged on Friday that federal law enforcement officers had recovered top secret files from former President Donald J. Trump's home.
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
Ex-Trump Aide Sics MAGA Lackeys on Alleged FBI Agents' Families
Discussion: Insider
Aila Slisco / Newsweek:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Seeks to Impeach Garland for ‘Persecuting’ Trump
Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service:
Synagogue of judge who approved Trump's search warrant cancels Shabbat service
Techno Fog / The Reactionary:
Here is the Trump Search Warrant
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Trump claims he declassified all the documents at Mar-a-Lago. Even if that's true, it probably doesn't matter.
Conrad Swanson / Denver Post:
Listen: Lauren Boebert's neighbors' 911 calls describe threats, husband running over mailbox  —  Garfield County Sheriff's deputies decided to let neighbors of U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert settle a dispute between themselves and the congresswoman's husband after he reportedly threatened them and destroyed their mailbox.
Discussion: Insider and New York Post
Joshua Goodman / NBC New York:
Who Is Hadi Matar?  NJ Man Suspected in Salman Rushdie Attack Had Shia Extremist Sympathies  —  Police are learning more information about the suspect who allegedly stormed onto a New York stage and stabbed author Salman Rushdie in the neck on Friday.  —  The suspect, 24-year-old Hadi Matar …
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Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Sinema took Wall Street money while killing tax on investors  —  Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona Democrat who single-handedly thwarted her party's longtime goal of raising taxes on wealthy investors, received nearly $1 million over the past year from private equity professionals …
NBC News:
How Democrats' surprise climate and health care bill came together after months of setbacks and reversals  —  WASHINGTON — Like many others in this town, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema first saw the news on Twitter.  —  Her fellow centrist Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia …
Discussion: Twitchy and Bangor Daily News
Wall Street Journal:
The White House and Twitter Censorship  —  There's new evidence that Biden officials wanted the site to ban Alex Berenson.  —  WSJ Opinion: Censorship as Usual as Elon Musk Abandons Twitter Bid  —  Skip Ad  —  in 15  —  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE  —  Created with sketchtool.
Newt Gingrich / Newsweek:
Crossing the Rubicon at Mar-a-Lago  —  In response to the outrageous invasion of Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago, several people have suggested the deep state in general—and the FBI in particular—have “crossed the Rubicon.”  —  On Monday, Buck Sexton told Jesse Waters:
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Fetterman says he is ‘grateful’ to be alive in first Senate campaign rally since suffering a stroke  —  Fetterman ‘grateful’ to be alive after suffering stroke, says wife saved his life  —  John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for an open Senate seat in Pennsylvania …
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Harrison Cann / City & State Pennsylvania:   PA farmers slam Dr. Oz for cashing in on a major tax credit designed for farm and forestland
New York Times:
A Victory of Biden, and a Bet on America's Future  —  Congress gave final approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, which will lower the cost of prescription drugs, extend health care subsidies and invest billions into climate and energy programs.  —  WASHINGTON — He promised a new social safety net.
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Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
Documents show how Trump landed Lincoln Memorial for Fox News event  —  Trump's 2020 ‘town hall’ was held inside the memorial, an area where events have long been barred by federal regulations  —  In the spring of 2020, National Park Service personnel were preparing for an event President Donald Trump …
Discussion: b'Raw Story
Josh Barro / Very Serious:
Fire Xavier Becerra  —  How Democrats' insistence on 'treating the cabinet as an identity-politics Rubik's cube' got us an incompetent-yet-unfireable HHS secretary  —  Back in January, before most of us had ever really thought about monkeypox, the Washington Post ran a lengthy …
Discussion: Politico
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Best of frenemies: Ron DeSantis stalks Trump with Republican primary tour  —  The Florida governor has been dubbed a ‘mini-Trump’ and was once boosted by the ex-president but a potential rivalry in 2024 has turned relations sour  —  As Florida's governor, Ron DeSantis …
Discussion: HuffPost and b'Raw Story
Emily Hernandez / The Daily Beast:
Wisconsin GOP Leader Fires the Bumbling Guy He Hand-Picked to Investigate Election Fraud  —  ‘EMBARRASSMENT’  —  The Wisconsin Republican Assembly leader on Friday fired the 2020 election investigator he hired 14 months ago to look into former President Donald Trump's evidence-free claim that the election was stolen.
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Scott Bauer / Associated Press:
Wisconsin GOP leader fires 2020 election investigator
 
 
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