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3:30 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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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
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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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 …
Philip Klein / National Review:
Trump's Explanation of Document Declassification Doesn't Pass the Smell Test
Discussion: HotAir and The Gateway Pundit
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  —  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: Bangor Daily News and Twitchy
New York Times:
A Victory of Biden, and a Bet on America's Future
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 …
Discussion: The Book Haven, Slate, HotAir and RedState
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Joshua Goodman / NBC New York:
Who Is Hadi Matar? NJ Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Salman Rushdie Attack
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 …
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 …
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New York Times:
The Times Endorses Jerrold Nadler for New York District 12
Discussion: The Hill
New York Times:
The Times Endorses Dan Goldman for New York District 10
Discussion: The Village Sun
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
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 …
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:
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.
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: 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: Breitbart
Jill Lawrence / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: Democrats try a new campaign strategy — getting things done
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Josh Barro / Very Serious:
Fire Xavier Becerra
Discussion: Politico
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