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3:40 PM ET, August 17, 2022

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Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
What Liz Cheney's Lopsided Loss Says About the State of the G.O.P.  —  She hoped Jan. 6 would be a turning point for Republicans.  And while it did prove to be a dividing line, it was those who crossed Donald J. Trump who have faced electoral consequences.  —  Representative Liz Cheney's martyr …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Scoop: Liz Cheney's next move  —  With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  SCOOP: CHENEY'S NEXT MOVE — Rep. LIZ CHENEY is wasting no time beginning the next phase of her bid to prevent DONALD TRUMP's return to office.
Katherine Fung / Newsweek:
Read Liz Cheney's Concession Speech as Congresswoman Ousted in Wyoming  —  Representative Liz Cheney delivered a powerful concession speech on Tuesday night after Wyoming Republicans ousted her from her House seat representing the state's at-large district.  —  Cheney was defeated …
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 …
Jazmine Ulloa / New York Times:
Lisa Murkowski and Sarah Palin Survive Primary Battles, but a Democrat Breaks Through
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:   The Anti-Anti-Trump Theory of Liz Cheney's Loss
Gary Fineout / Politico:   DeSantis won't say if 2020 was rigged. But he's campaigning for Republicans who do.
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
In the Ways That Count, Liz Cheney Won
Emily Brooks / The Hill:
Elon Musk featured at Kevin McCarthy's GOP retreat in Wyoming
Discussion: Vanity Fair and New York Post
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
Tributes Pour in For Liz Cheney from Democrats, Media After Losing Primary: Concession Speech ‘Will Be Studied By Historians for Generations’
Discussion: Twitchy
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 …
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Holly Ramer / Associated Press:
Pence tells GOP to stop lashing out at FBI over Trump search  —  Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday urged fellow Republicans to stop lashing out at the FBI over the search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home last week.  Speaking in New Hampshire, Pence was asked …
ABC News:
Pence says he'd consider testifying before Jan. 6 committee if asked
Mona Charen / The Bulwark:   Does Preserving Democracy Require Letting Trump Off?
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.
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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Lena H. Sun / Washington Post:
CDC, under fire, lays out plan to become more nimble and accountable
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Washington Post:
Americans are paying for slogans on bombs aimed at Russians  —  KYIV, Ukraine — At a military position near the front line, members of a Ukrainian military unit snickered as a soldier with tattooed arms scrawled a phallic symbol on an artillery shell designed for an M777 howitzer cannon.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Yahoo News:   How Elon Musk's Starlink satellite network is aiding the Ukrainian war effort
Tierney Sneed / CNN:
Colorado judge says Jenna Ellis must appear before 2020 election scheme grand jury probe  —  A judge in Colorado said on Tuesday that Jenna Ellis, an attorney who represented Donald Trump during and after the 2020 election, must appear before the Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury investigating the former President's election schemes.
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Kate Brumback / Associated Press:
Giuliani arrives to testify in Georgia 2020 election probe
Dwight Garner / New York Times:
Jared Kushner's ‘Breaking History’ Is a Soulless and Very Selective Memoir  —  In this lengthy book, Kushner recounts the time he spent in the White House during his father-in-law's term.  —  Buy Book ▾ … When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission.
Andrew Lapin / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Texas school district orders librarians to remove a version of Anne Frank's diary from shelves  —  (JTA) - A school district in suburban Fort Worth, Texas, has ordered its librarians to remove an illustrated adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank” from their shelves and digital libraries …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Taking the Fifth should disqualify a politician from taking office  —  Donald Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment more than 400 times in New York's investigation into his business's finances.  Of course, the defeated former president and alleged pilferer of nuclear secrets has every right …
Discussion: National Review, Twitchy and RedState
William M. Arkin / Newsweek:
FBI Sought Documents Trump Hoarded for Years, Including about Russiagate  —  The FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago last Monday was specifically intended to recover Donald Trump's personal “stash” of hidden documents, two high-level U.S. intelligence officials tell Newsweek.
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ and Raw Story
Alex Tabarrok / Marginal REVOLUTION:
Still under-policed and over-imprisoned  —  A new paper, The Injustice of Under-Policing, makes a point that I have been emphasizing for many years, namely, relative to other developed countries the United States is under-policed and over-imprisoned. … First, as is well known …
Discussion: MIT Press and National Review
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.
David Gilbert / VICE:
Far-Right Extremists Are Threatening to ‘Execute’ Doctors at a Children's Hospital  —  The viral Twitter account LibsofTikTok promoted a lie about gender-affirming care at the hospital—and now doctors are getting death threats.  —  David Gilbert  —  Boston Children's Hospital said on Tuesday …
David Dayen / American Prospect:
DeJoy's Continued Job Security Depends on Biden's Next Move  —  Two more members of the Postal Service Board of Governors finish their terms in December.  Biden could replace them with members willing to fire the postmaster general.  —  Postmaster General Louis Dejoy talks after President Biden signed …
Financial Times:
Japan's latest alcohol advice: please drink more  —  Government-backed project aims to counter drop in consumption among young that has hit tax revenues  —  Japan's National Tax Agency is pleading for ideas that might encourage more younger citizens to drink alcohol as the government frets …
Matt Dixon / Politico:
‘Blatant abuse of power’: Ousted Florida prosecutor sues DeSantis over suspension  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Ousted Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit arguing Gov. Ron DeSantis abused his power when suspending him from office over, among other things …
Mirna Alsharif / NBC News:
N.Y. man charged with hate crime after pulling knife on Black men and yelling racial slurs unprovoked, police say  —  A New York City man was arrested and charged with a hate crime after he pulled a knife on three Black men and one white man Wednesday night, according to police.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Root
 
 
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