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CNN:
Trump considering releasing surveillance footage of FBI Mar-a-Lago search  —  Some allies of former President Donald Trump are urging him to publicly release surveillance footage of FBI agents executing a search warrant on his Mar-a-Lago residence, a proposal that has drawn mixed reaction inside his orbit, CNN has learned.
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New York Times:
Pence Calls on Republicans to Stop Assailing the F.B.I. After Mar-a-Lago Search  —  Former Vice President Mike Pence also said he would consider talking to the Jan. 6 committee if he were “summoned to testify.”  —  WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday called on Republicans …
Washington Post:
Trump rakes in millions off FBI search at Mar-a-Lago  —  The former president's political fundraising surged to over $1 million a day last week after sagging earlier this year.  —  Former president Donald Trump bombarded his supporters with more than 100 emails asking for money based …
New York Times:
Jan. 6 Grand Jury Has Subpoenaed White House Documents  —  The subpoena, issued in May to the National Archives, demanded all of the documents the agency had provided to the House committee's parallel investigation.  —  Federal prosecutors investigating the role that former President Donald J. Trump …
Discussion: Raw Story
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ABC News:
Weeks before Mar-a-Lago search, ex-Trump DOD official vowed to publish classified documents from National Archives  —  Kash Patel said he planned to post documents from the National Archives online.  —  In June of this year, seven weeks before the FBI raided former President Donald Trump's Mar …
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:
The Anti-Anti-Trump Theory of Liz Cheney's Loss  —  Playing make-believe in order to avoid hard choices.  —  1. A Is A  —  I don't have much to add to Charlie's excellent write-up of Liz Cheney's defeat last night.  But I do want to talk a little bit about a class of conservatives/Republicans who are intent on playing make-believe.
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Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Liz Cheney Already Has a 2024 Strategy
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:   Why Liz Cheney's defeat will help this Massachusetts Democrat
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Liz Cheney's historic margin of defeat
Discussion: CNN and Outside the Beltway
New York Times:
Plea Deal Requires Weisselberg to Testify at Trump Organization Trial  —  The chief financial officer of the former president's business is expected to admit to 15 felonies on Thursday and to take the stand at the company's trial.  —  Allen H. Weisselberg, who for decades was one of Donald J. Trump's …
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Victoria Bekiempis / Rolling Stone:
Trump's CFO Allen Weisselberg Will Implicate Trump Companies in Guilty Plea
Financial Times:
Student makes $110mn trading meme stock favourite Bed Bath & Beyond  —  20-year old Jake Freeman amassed big stake in struggling retailer before share price soared  —  A 20-year-old university student has made a roughly $110mn gain by selling a stake in struggling retailer Bed Bath & Beyond …
CREW:
Secret Service held onto Pelosi threat until after insurrection … The Secret Service knew of a threat to Nancy Pelosi on January 6th days before the insurrection, but did not pass it along until hours after the Capitol had been breached, according to Secret Service emails obtained by CREW.
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Sophia Bollag / San Francisco Chronicle:
Secret Service waited to tell Capitol Police of Pelosi threat until the Jan. 6 riot was underway  —  SACRAMENTO — A government watchdog group says it has obtained emails showing the Secret Service identified a social media account threatening Speaker Nancy Pelosi two days before the Jan. 6 insurrection …
Dave Jamieson / HuffPost:
Trader Joe's Workers Decided To Unionize.  The Company Abruptly Closed Their Store.  —  Workers say they were just days from going public with their union campaign when the company shuttered the Union Square wine shop.  —  Workers at the Trader Joe's Wine Shop in Manhattan spent …
Emily Woodruff / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Louisiana hospital denies abortion for fetus without a skull  —  Baton Rouge woman's predicament illustrates gray area in Louisiana's abortion rules  —  At the beginning of July, Nancy Davis started feeling nauseous.  The Baton Rouge resident considered COVID-19 or the flu, then decided to take a pregnancy test just in case.
Emerson Polling:
Ohio 2022: JD Vance Leads Tim Ryan In Competitive Bid for US Senate; Gov. DeWine Holds 16-Point Lead Over Democratic Challenger  —  Home Polls Ohio 2022: JD Vance Leads Tim Ryan In Competitive Bid for US Senate; Gov. DeWine Holds 16-Point Lead Over Democratic Challenger
Discussion: Breitbart
Wall Street Journal:
WWE's Board Finds Vince McMahon Paid $5 Million to Donald Trump's Charity  —  CEO's contributions to Trump foundation coincided with real-estate developer's appearances at a WrestleMania event and on ‘WWE Raw’  —  Contributions totaling $5 million to Donald Trump's charity in 2007 and 2009 …
Discussion: The Hill
Blake Hounshell / New York Times:
‘Dark Brandon’ Rises, and Buoys Biden's Beleaguered Faithful  —  Inside the White House, the vibe is shifting, even if the polls have not budged much.  —  Nobody would ever accuse Joe Biden of being Extremely Online.  —  As a candidate, he strongly implied that he was not especially interested in social media.
Benjamin Ryan / NBC News:
Sex between men, not skin contact, is fueling monkeypox, new research suggests  —  Since the outset of the global monkeypox outbreak in May, public health and infectious disease experts have told the public that the virus is largely transmitting through skin-to-skin contact, in particular during sex between men.
Adam Sabes / Fox News:
Putin critic living in exile found dead outside upscale DC apartment after police respond to ‘jumper’ call  —  Washington, D.C., police say no foul play is suspected in Rapoport's death  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for August 17  —  A businessman and fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin …
Tina Vásquez / Prism:
Abortion funds have been inundated with donations and volunteer requests, but some are still struggling to survive  —  At least eight Texas abortion funds have been forced to pause operations, causing a ripple effect for out-of-state groups now struggling to support a rising tide of patients
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Cami Mondeaux / Washington Examiner:
Planned Parenthood to spend record $50 million on midterm voting outreach
Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
New Marquette Law School Wisconsin survey finds Barnes with 7-point lead over Johnson in U.S. Senate race, Evers ahead of Michels by 2 points in the race for governor, and Biden approval rating unchanged  —  MILWAUKEE - A new Marquette Law School Poll survey of Wisconsin finds a close race …
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Bill Glauber / Journal Sentinel:
Marquette poll shows Mandela Barnes with 7-point lead over U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson; Gov. Tony Evers in close race with GOP's Tim Michels
Discussion: NBC News, Raw Story and Common Dreams
Rupert Neate / The Guardian:
Japan's government launches competition to get people drinking  —  Contest asks young adults for ideas to revitalise popularity of alcoholic drinks after big fall in tax revenues  —  The Japanese government has launched a nationwide competition calling for ideas to encourage people to drink …
Discussion: Financial Times
Shadi Hamid / Wisdom of Crowds:
Careful How You Bring Trump Down  —  There is no reason to celebrate the recent turn of events.  This is a time to be nervous.  —  Presumably like many of you, I've been preoccupied most by the controversies surrounding the Trump raid and investigation.  I'm not thrilled to be writing about this …
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
Lawmaker Tearily Explains Teen Almost Lost Uterus Because of Abortion Law He Voted For  —  ‘WHAT WE DO MATTERS’  —  A South Carolina lawmaker on Tuesday had to fight back tears as he explained that an anti-abortion law he'd voted for led to a young woman nearly losing her uterus, and even put her life at risk.
Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
Ex-CIA chief rates today's Republicans as most ‘dangerous’ political force in history  —  Former CIA Director Michael Hayden endorsed the assessment that Republicans today are the most “dangerous” political force in history.  —  Edward Luce, the U.S. national editor and columnist at the Financial Times …
John Light / Talking Points Memo:
The Christian Right Plots How To Avenge The FBI Raid  —  The anointed one is besieged, and themes of war abound.  —  Right-wing Christian media kicked into high gear in the days following the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, coalescing around a defense of former President Donald Trump based …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Tamar Hallerman / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Breaking: Kemp blasts Fulton DA's office for playing politics as he fights subpoena  —  Governor says previously-scheduled testimony was abruptly cancelled by prosecutors  —  A long-simmering clash between two branches of Georgia government exploded into public view on Wednesday …
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
The American Academy of Pediatrics' Dubious Transgender Science  —  As other countries turn away from hormones and surgery, the AAP won't even allow a debate.  —  A spate of headlines this month declared that America's surge in transgender identification wasn't being caused by a social contagion.
Michael Rubinkam / Associated Press:
Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M  —  Two former Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of people they victimized in one of the worst judicial scandals in U.S. history.
Axios:
Study: What Americans really think  —  “Self-silencing” — people saying what they think others want to hear rather than what they truly feel — is skewing our understanding of how Americans really feel about abortion, COVID-19 precautions, what children are taught in school and other hot-button issues, a new study finds.
 
 
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Kate Sosin / The 19th:
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Washington Post:
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