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11:30 AM 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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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: b'Raw Story and b'National Memo'
Politico:
FBI search warrant shows Trump under investigation for potential obstruction of justice, Espionage Act violations
NBC News:
Trump Mar-a-Lago search warrant, property receipt show agents found trove of classified docs
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump under investigation for potential violations of Espionage Act, warrant reveals
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
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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  —  Garrett Ziegler posted the personal info of purported FBI agents—along with links to one of their kids' social media accounts.  —  Just hours after a list began circulating among right-wing media of FBI agents who signed off …
BBC:
Salman Rushdie: Author on ventilator and unable to speak, agent says  —  Salman Rushdie's agent has said “the news is not good” after the author was stabbed at an event in New York state.  —  He was attacked on stage, and is now on a ventilator and unable to speak, Andrew Wylie said in a statement …
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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 …
Meredith Deliso / ABC News:
Author Salman Rushdie attacked at speaking event in New York state
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: New York Post
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 …
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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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
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Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
House Dems Send Sweeping Spending Bill to Biden's Desk
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
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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Carissa House-Dunphy / Bipartisan Report:
Georgia DA Moves To Force Lindsey Graham Testimony Under Oath  —  Even before the 2020 presidential election began, Donald Trump began insisting it would be rigged.  With no evidence, no witnesses, and no reports of voter fraud by government officials, Trump had the answer to covering his loss.
Michael Li / Brennan Center for Justice:
Gerrymandering Competitive Districts to Near Extinction … The House is still up for grabs, but which party gains control will be determined by races in an increasingly small number of districts.  —  Michael Li Photo  —  Donate Amount Donate Type  —  Donate
Discussion: New York Times
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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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 and CNN
Josh Barro / Very Serious:
Fire Xavier Becerra
Discussion: Politico
John Sexton / HotAir:
Gov. Newsom proposes keeping Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open until 2035
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Politico
Washington Post:
Biden wants our son freed. When will his officials step up?
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Discussion: The Hill and Townhall
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