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1:30 PM ET, August 13, 2022

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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.
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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 and Politico
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
Ex-Trump Aide Sics MAGA Lackeys on Alleged FBI Agents' Families
Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service:
Synagogue of judge who approved Trump's search warrant cancels Shabbat service
Aila Slisco / Newsweek:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Seeks to Impeach Garland for ‘Persecuting’ Trump
Techno Fog / The Reactionary:
Here is the Trump Search Warrant
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.
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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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
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
West Virginia coal country will test power of Democrats' climate bill  —  After decades of deindustrialization, the Inflation Reduction Act tries to revive U.S. manufacturing jobs.  Obstacles loom.  —  CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Travis Elswick used to spend his days detonating millions …
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New York Times:
A Victory of Biden, and a Bet on America's Future
New York Times:
The Times Endorses Dan Goldman for New York District 10  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.  It is separate from the newsroom.  —  In the crowded and accomplished field vying …
Discussion: The Village Sun
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New York Times:
Dan Goldman N.Y. District 10  —  New York's chaotic primary elections for Congress, which will be held on Aug. 23, are the outcome of Democrats in Albany having tried to do an end run around the state Constitution's ban on partisan gerrymandering.  The courts smacked them down for that …
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 …
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:
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
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Defamation Suit About Election Falsehoods Puts Fox on Its Heels  —  The suit, filed by Dominion Voting Systems, could be one of the most consequential First Amendment cases in a generation.  —  In the weeks after President Donald J. Trump lost the 2020 election, the Fox Business host Lou Dobbs claimed …
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.
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
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
Discussion: Common Dreams
Amy Sherman / PolitiFact:
Why Trump is wrong to suggest Obama personally kept ‘33 million pages of documents’  —  The Chicago Tribune reported in spring 2016 that the paperwork, electronic data and artifacts from Obama's presidency would temporarily go to a facility in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
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Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Best of frenemies: Ron DeSantis stalks Trump with Republican primary tour
Discussion: HuffPost and b'Raw Story
Michael Li / Brennan Center for Justice:
Gerrymandering Competitive Districts to Near Extinction
Discussion: New York Times
Martin Kaste / NPR:
Nebraska cops used Facebook messages to investigate an alleged illegal abortion
Jill Lawrence / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: Democrats try a new campaign strategy — getting things done
Discussion: Politico, CNN and New York Magazine
Carissa House-Dunphy / Bipartisan Report:
Georgia DA Moves To Force Lindsey Graham Testimony Under Oath
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Scoop: GOP plans effort to sabotage Inflation Reduction Act
 

 
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