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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 …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Molly Crane-Newman / New York Daily News:
Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg will testify against company as part of plea deal: source  —  The Trump Organization's longtime chief financial officer will admit to conspiring with the Trump Organization and Trump Payroll Corporation in a 15-year tax fraud scheme while head …
Discussion: Associated Press, Fox News and Mediaite
Victoria Bekiempis / Rolling Stone:
Trump's CFO Allen Weisselberg Will Implicate Trump Companies in Guilty Plea  —  The Trump Organization's money man has agreed that, if called, he'll testify against Trump's companies  —  Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization's finance chief, will say in Manhattan court Thursday …
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 …
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.
Discussion: NBC News
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Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Liz Cheney Already Has a 2024 Strategy  —  The defiant speech from Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming after her defeat in yesterday's Republican primary could be reduced to a single message: This is round one.  —  Cheney didn't specify how, or where, she intends to continue her struggle …
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
What Liz Cheney's Lopsided Loss Says About the State of the G.O.P.
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:   Why Liz Cheney's defeat will help this Massachusetts Democrat
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Scoop: Liz Cheney's next move
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Liz Cheney's historic margin of defeat
Discussion: CNN and Outside the Beltway
Charlie Sykes / MSNBC:
Liz Cheney loses in Wyoming — but what she gains may end up more valuable
Katherine Fung / Newsweek:
Read Liz Cheney's Concession Speech as Congresswoman Ousted in Wyoming
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
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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 …
New York Post:
Salman Rushdie attacker praises Iran's ayatollah, surprised author survived: jailhouse interview  —  The New Jersey man who allegedly attacked Salman Rushdie in western New York last week praised Iran's ayatollah in an exclusive jailhouse interview with The Post on Wednesday — and admitted he didn't think the author would survive.
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New York Times:
Suspect in Rushdie Attack Loses His Mother's Support
Discussion: ABC17NEWS
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 …
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Camille Mumford / 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
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
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.
American Prospect:
New York Times Faces Backlash Over Dan Goldman Endorsement Debacle  —  There are ties between the families of Goldman and Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, who took an interest in the endorsement.  —  Dan Goldman participates in New York's Tenth Congressional District Democratic primary debate hosted …
Sharon LaFraniere / New York Times:
Walensky, Citing Botched Pandemic Response, Calls for C.D.C. Reorganization  —  Among other flaws, the public guidance during the coronavirus pandemic was “confusing and overwhelming,” the agency said.  —  Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …
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.
Washington Post:
Students lose access to books amid ‘state-sponsored purging of ideas’  —  Measures across the country aim to restrict what children can read.  —  In one Virginia school district this fall, parents will receive an email notification every time their child checks out a book.
Natalie Musumeci / Insider:
Matt Gaetz's Republican primary opponent suggests he is the possible FBI Mar-a-Lago informant in new attack ad  — Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz's GOP opponent Mark Lombardo suggested in an ad that Gaetz is the possible Mar-a-Lago informant.  — The attack ad suggests that Gaetz had something …
Jessie Balmert / Cincinnati.com:
Top Ohio Senate Republican wants to appeal congressional map to U.S. Supreme Court  —  Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman wants to take the state's congressional map to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the Ohio Supreme Court overstepped by meddling in mapmaking.
Discussion: Plain Dealer and Political Wire
 
 
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Financial Times:
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Yahoo News:
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Alex Tabarrok / Marginal REVOLUTION:
Still under-policed and over-imprisoned
Discussion: National Review and MIT Press
Washington Post:
Inside the 100-day U.S. struggle to stop monkeypox
Discussion: National Review and Vanity Fair
Dwight Garner / New York Times:
Jared Kushner's ‘Breaking History’ Is a Soulless and Very Selective Memoir