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4:40 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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Philip Klein / National Review:
Trump's Explanation of Document Declassification Doesn't Pass the Smell Test  —  Whatever anybody thinks about the FBI's actions at Mar-a-Lago, can we all agree that Donald Trump's claim — that there was a “standing order” that said whatever he brought to his Florida residence was automatically declassified — is patently absurd?
Discussion: HotAir and The Gateway Pundit
John Solomon / Just The News:
New twist in FBI raid: Trump had ‘standing order’ to declassify documents taken to residence
Jenny Goldsberry / Washington Examiner:
SEE IT: Donald Trump lashes out after FBI search warrant unsealed by calling it a ‘scam’
Discussion: Politico
Bari Weiss / Common Sense:
We Ignored Salman Rushdie's Warning  —  Words are not violence.  Violence is violence.  —  We live in a culture in which many of the most celebrated people occupying the highest perches believe that words are violence.  In this, they have much in common with Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini …
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Joshua Goodman / NBC New York:
Who Is Hadi Matar? NJ Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Salman Rushdie Attack
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
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Aila Slisco / Newsweek:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Seeks to Impeach Garland for ‘Persecuting’ Trump
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 …
Discussion: Fox News
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NBC News:
How Democrats' surprise climate and health care bill came together after months of setbacks and reversals
Discussion: Bangor Daily News and Twitchy
New York Times:
A Victory of Biden, and a Bet on America's Future
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: Twitchy and b'Raw Story
Nate Hochman / National Review:
Source Backs Bari Weiss Account That New York Times Wanted to Run Tim Scott Op-Ed by Schumer  —  A senior editor even provided the email address of a Schumer rep, NR is told.  —  The New York Times has repeatedly denied the explosive account from former Times journalist Bari Weiss …
Discussion: BizPac Review and Instapundit
New York Times:
The New York Times's Interview With Carolyn Maloney  —  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. … Jyoti Thottam: So, just to begin.
Discussion: The Hill and Insider
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New York Times:
The Times Endorses Jerrold Nadler for New York District 12
Discussion: The Hill
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 …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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New York Times:
The Times Endorses Dan Goldman for New York District 10
Discussion: New York Magazine
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 …
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 …
TMZ.com:
Alec Baldwin Must Have Pulled Trigger in ‘Rust’ Shooting, FBI Concludes  —  REPORT: ALEC BALDWIN MUST'VE PULLED TRIGGER IN ‘RUST’ ... FBI Concludes in Analysis  —  The FBI has concluded that Alec Baldwin must have fired the gun normally on the set of “Rust” — which took Halyna Hutchins' life ... this according to a new report.
Discussion: RedState
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
Discussion: Yahoo News and Common Dreams
 
 
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Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service:
Synagogue of judge who approved Trump's search warrant cancels Shabbat service
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Best of frenemies: Ron DeSantis stalks Trump with Republican primary tour
Discussion: 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
Discussion: Twitchy and Breitbart
Jill Lawrence / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: Democrats try a new campaign strategy — getting things done
Discussion: Politico
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Josh Barro / Very Serious:
Fire Xavier Becerra
Discussion: Politico
Amy Sherman / PolitiFact:
Why Trump is wrong to suggest Obama personally kept ‘33 million pages of documents’
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Georgia DA Moves To Force Lindsey Graham Testimony Under Oath
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