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6:10 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.
Discussion: NBC News
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:   Why Liz Cheney's defeat will help this Massachusetts Democrat
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 Roll Call
Charlie Sykes / MSNBC:
Liz Cheney loses in Wyoming — but what she gains may end up more valuable
Jazmine Ulloa / New York Times:
Lisa Murkowski and Sarah Palin Survive Primary Battles, but a Democrat Breaks Through
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
In the Ways That Count, Liz Cheney Won
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
Emily Brooks / The Hill:
Elon Musk featured at Kevin McCarthy's GOP retreat in Wyoming
Discussion: Vanity Fair and New York Post
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 …
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: Insider
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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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 …
Betsy Klein / CNN:   Biden ‘rejects’ defunding the FBI amid calls from some Republicans
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.
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: Raw Story
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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 …
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.
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
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 …
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Gary Fineout / Politico:
DeSantis won't say if 2020 was rigged. But he's campaigning for Republicans who do.
Discussion: Washington Post and The Atlantic
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.
Eric Levai / The Daily Dot:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Say hi to the Donald for us’: Florida police briefed armed right-wing group before they went to Jan. 6 protest  —  D.C. is a ‘dirty city,’ the cops say.  —  Florida sheriffs, acting under the orders of a local politician, gave a security briefing to an armed right-wing group heading …
Discussion: Raw Story and Occupy Democrats
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.
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
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.
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
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 …
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
Kate Sosin / The 19th:
For years, Black trans women have been told their life expectancy is 35 years.  That's false.  —  While there's no evidence to support the statistic, experts do worry that it creates a self-fulfilling prophecy for Black trans women.  —  Raquel Willis doesn't remember the first time she heard the statistic …
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 …
 
 
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