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7:30 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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Washington Post:
Trump's secrets: How a records dispute led the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago  —  As FBI agents pulled up to Donald Trump's Florida club Monday morning to conduct a search for top-secret government documents — approved by a federal judge and requested by the attorney general of the United States …
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
As Right-Wing Rhetoric Escalates, So Do Threats and Violence  —  Both threats of political violence and actual attacks have become a steady reality of American life.  Experts blame dehumanizing and apocalyptic language.  —  The armed attack this week on an F.B.I. office in Ohio by a supporter …
Discussion: Euphoric Recall
NBC News:
‘It worried people all the time:’ How Trump's handling of secret documents led to the FBI's Mar-a-Lago search  —  When it finally dawned on Donald Trump in the twilight of his presidency that he wouldn't be living in the White House for another four years, he had a problem: he had barely packed and had to move out quickly.
Discussion: NPR, CNN, PennLive and NewsNation
Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service:
Synagogue of judge who approved Trump's search warrant cancels Shabbat service
Matt Bai / Washington Post:
Inside Trump's chamber of secrets  —  National security being what it is, we may never know the exact contents of the documents that FBI agents carried out of Mar-a-Lago this week.  But we can already see what Donald Trump's defense will be.  —  These documents can't be classified …
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Jenny Goldsberry / Washington Examiner:
SEE IT: Donald Trump lashes out after FBI search warrant unsealed by calling it a ‘scam’  —  Former President Donald Trump has lashed out at the FBI in the wake of the search warrant used in its raid on Mar-a-Lago being unsealed.  —  “Like all of the other Hoaxes and Scams that they've used …
Discussion: Townhall
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?
Nicholas Wu / Politico:
Top House lawmakers ask intel officials to review national security damage from Trump document handling  —  Two top House lawmakers Saturday asked the nation's intelligence chief to review potential damage to national security stemming from former President Donald Trump's storage of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Daily Kos
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 and Slate
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TMZ.com:
Alec Baldwin Must Have Pulled Trigger in ‘Rust’ Shooting, FBI Concludes  —  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.  —  ABC News published a bombshell story Friday …
Discussion: Fox3 Now and RedState
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Cami Mondeaux / Washington Examiner:
FBI concludes Alec Baldwin must have pulled trigger in Rust shooting: Report
Discussion: WND and Deadline
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
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: The Hill and 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
Laura Secor / Wall Street Journal:
Henry Kissinger Is Worried About ‘Disequilibrium’  —  The 99-year-old former secretary of state has just published a book on leadership and sees a dangerous lack of strategic purpose in U.S. foreign policy … At 99 years old, Henry Kissinger has just published his 19th book, “Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy.”
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 and Twitchy
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:
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
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 …
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
 
 
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