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5:05 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.
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 …
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.
Katherine Fung / Newsweek:
Read Liz Cheney's Concession Speech as Congresswoman Ousted in Wyoming
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Liz Cheney's historic margin of defeat
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and CBS News
Jazmine Ulloa / New York Times:
Lisa Murkowski and Sarah Palin Survive Primary Battles, but a Democrat Breaks Through
Charlie Sykes / MSNBC:
Liz Cheney loses in Wyoming — but what she gains may end up more valuable
Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
If Cheney wants the White House, she must run as an independent
Gary Fineout / Politico:
DeSantis won't say if 2020 was rigged. But he's campaigning for Republicans who do.
Discussion: The Atlantic
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 Rolling Stone
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:
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  —  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 …
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: Insider, Raw Story and Daily Kos
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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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 …
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Tierney Sneed / CNN:
Colorado judge says Jenna Ellis must appear before 2020 election scheme grand jury probe
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 …
Yahoo News:
How Elon Musk's Starlink satellite network is aiding the Ukrainian war effort  —  KYIV, Ukraine — Well, it isn't your typical hip-hop video, but even the ghost of Biggie Smalls might approve of how his lyrics have been repurposed.  “He get a free lift to the cemetery, rough very” …
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Washington Post:
Americans are paying for slogans on bombs aimed at Russians
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
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.
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
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 …
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: Political Wire
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.
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.
Discussion: New York Times, Forbes and Breitbart
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Guardian
 
 
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Natalie Musumeci / Insider:
Matt Gaetz's Republican primary opponent suggests he is the possible FBI Mar-a-Lago informant in new attack ad
Discussion: Raw Story and Florida Politics
Jody Rosen / New York Times:
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Alex Costello / Patch:
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Mirna Alsharif / NBC News:
N.Y. man charged with hate crime after pulling knife on Black men and yelling racial slurs unprovoked, police say
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Corky Siemaszko / NBC News:
Florida court says teen is not ‘mature’ enough to have an abortion
The Economist:
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Matt Dixon / Politico:
‘Blatant abuse of power’: Ousted Florida prosecutor sues DeSantis over suspension
Washington Post:
Inside the 100-day U.S. struggle to stop monkeypox
Discussion: National Review and Vanity Fair