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10:15 AM ET, August 18, 2022

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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Another Trump Mystery: Why Did He Resist Returning the Government's Documents?  —  As with so much else with the former president, there is not one easy answer as to why he refused and ignited a legal firestorm.  But here are some possibilities.  —  For four years, former President Donald J. Trump treated …
Discussion: Raw Story and Wall Street Journal
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Just Security
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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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Donald Trump's Senate field flounders  —  With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Twelve weeks before the midterm elections, Republicans' hopes of retaking the Senate rest on a slate of Donald Trump's hand-picked nominees.  And, across the board, they appear to be struggling.
Washington Examiner:
Unseal the Mar-a-Lago affidavit  —  Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart will hold a hearing today on a motion by conservative activist groups and liberal media outlets seeking to make public the sworn affidavit the FBI filed to justify the search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence.
Associated Press:
Trump supporters' threats to judge spur democracy concerns  —  Hundreds of federal judges face the same task every day: review an affidavit submitted by federal agents and approve requests for a search warrant.  But for U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, the fallout from his decision …
Discussion: Just The News
Washington Post:
Trump rakes in millions off FBI search at Mar-a-Lago
Olivia Beavers / Politico:
Cheney releases concession call audio in tit-for-tat with her primary foe  —  After Donald Trump-backed Harriet Hageman claimed Wednesday night that Rep. Liz Cheney never fully conceded their Wyoming GOP primary race, the defeated incumbent released her receipts.
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Steve Hayes / The Dispatch:
Liz Cheney: ‘There Is Actually Precedent for ... Vice Presidents to Testify’  —  The outgoing GOP rep discusses the possibility of Mike Pence appearing before the January 6 committee. .  —  JACKSON, Wyoming—Liz Cheney lost her primary election in Wyoming on Tuesday, to Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman.
Discussion: Washington Post and USA Today
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Team Pence notes how it didn't improperly take classified docs
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Liz Cheney Already Has a 2024 Strategy
Jessica Taylor / Cook Political Report:
Senate Control is a Toss Up, Rating Changes in Pennsylvania, Colorado and Utah  —  Nightmares of Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock are taunting Republican lawmakers and Senate strategists as fears grow that this midterm cycle could be 2010 and 2012 all over again.
Discussion: The Hill
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 …
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Oleg Kashin / New York Times:
Who Will Get Rid of Putin? The Answer Is Grim.
The Guardian:
'I don't see justice in this war': Russian soldier exposes rot at core of Ukraine invasion  —  Exclusive: Pavel Filatyev has fled his homeland after publishing a 141-page account detailing his experiences on the frontline  —  avel Filatyev knew the consequences of what he was saying.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Washington Post:
Crimea attacks point to Ukraine's newest strategy, official says
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 …
Financial Times:
University student makes $110mn trading meme stock favourite Bed Bath & Beyond  —  Twenty-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 …
Discussion: The Guardian
Punchbowl News:
8/18/22 ☀️ Punchbowl News AM.  —  MAXWELL ALEJANDRO FROST BOASTS THE SUPPORT OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS PAC, THE CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS BOLD PAC, SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MASS.) AND OTHER PROMINENT FIGURES ON THE LEFT.  IT'S AN IMPRESSIVE SHOWING …
Joseph Pisani / Wall Street Journal:
Deadliest Start to the Year on U.S. Roads in Two Decades, NHTSA Says  —  From January through March, more than 9,500 people died on U.S. roads; reckless driving blamed  —  Rise in Crash Deaths Prompts Calls to Overhaul How Speed Limits Are Set  —  Created with sketchtool.
Discussion: UPI, Washington Post and NHTSA
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: HotAir, Breitbart and National Review
Victoria Taft / pjmedia.com:
BOMBSHELL: Outing of Trump Raid ‘Leaker’ Shatters FBI Document Excuse, Now All Eyes Are on Affidavit Hearing  —  The same Florida magistrate who approved the raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home will decide on Thursday if we can see why he approved it.  We'd like to check his work, you understand.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Reuters, Raw Story and Fox News
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Madison Cawthorn Personally Lost Big Money With Failed Campaign  —  The soon-to-be-former congressman's latest campaign filing shows big problems.  —  After losing his primary in May, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) now officially identifies himself as a self-employed investor.
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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.
John Solomon / Just The News:
Old case over audio tapes in Bill Clinton's sock drawer could impact Mar-a-Lago search dispute  —  When it comes to the National Archives, history has a funny way of repeating itself.  And legal experts say a decade-old case over audio tapes that Bill Clinton once kept in his sock drawer …
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Dems mount $10M ad campaign to sell landmark law — and skirt a November wipeout  —  Democrats passed their landmark legislation in time for the midterms.  Now they need to sell it to voters — and the first phase of that effort is taking shape.  —  In plans shared first with POLITICO …
Marjorie Cortez / Deseret News:
After their daughters were beat by a girl in sports, Utah parents triggered investigation into whether she was transgender  —  School opened girl's enrollment records dating back to kindergarten to confirm she was female, Utah High School Activities Association representative tells legislators
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Scoop: Musk tells GOP elite to be more compassionate  —  Elon Musk told GOP congressional leaders and big-dollar donors on Tuesday that Republicans need to present a more compassionate front to voters and appeal to immigrants like himself, Axios has learned.
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: Raw Story and The Hill
 
 
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Isabella Murray / ABC News:
Treasury Department rejects GOP claims on new IRS agents
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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Why Liz Cheney's defeat will help this Massachusetts Democrat
Benjamin Ryan / NBC News:
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Axios:
Study: What Americans really think  —  “Self-silencing” — people saying what they think others …
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