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10:20 PM ET, August 18, 2022

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Rolling Stone:
FBI Questioning Trump's National Security Staff About His Top Secret Document Alibi  —  The ex-president claims he's able to declassify whatever he wants.  The feds are grilling former NSC personnel for answers, sources familiar tell Rolling Stone … Now, the feds are investigating Trump's alibi …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Another Trump Mystery: Why Did He Resist Returning the Government's Documents?
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Politico:
Trump's legal woes enter yet another protracted phase  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Donald Trump entered Thursday demanding answers about the basis for the FBI search of his private residence and calling for a swift end to the investigation.  Instead, the former president got few new details …
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New York Times:
Judge May Release Affidavit in Trump Search, but Only After Redaction  —  A federal judge ordered the government to propose redactions to the affidavit that was used to justify the F.B.I. search last week at the former president's Florida home.  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. …
Washington Post:
Judge signals he's willing to unseal some of Mar-a-Lago affidavit
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Brian Stelter to depart CNN as it cancels ‘Reliable Sources’ media show  —  CNN is canceling its Sunday media affairs show Reliable Sources, and host Brian Stelter is departing the network, Stelter tells NPR.  —  In a statement to NPR, Stelter says he's grateful for the show and his team's examination of …
Sam Levine / The Guardian:
Florida officials arrest and charge 20 people with illegal voting  —  State governor Ron DeSantis said at a press conference that those charged had previous felony convictions  —  Florida officials have arrested and charged 20 people with felony convictions and charged them with illegal …
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Shawn Fleetwood / The Federalist:
Florida Charges 20 Individuals For Committing Voter Fraud In Past Elections
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Barnes edges Johnson in Wisconsin Senate race  —  More of Johnson's supporters will vote for him enthusiastically  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for August 18  —  While Democratic challenger Mandela Barnes is narrowly preferred over incumbent Ron Johnson in the Wisconsin Senate race …
Discussion: Just The News
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Victoria Balara / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Kelly holds 8-point lead over Masters in Arizona Senate race  —  Hobbs has 3-point edge over Lake in gubernatorial contest  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for August 18  —  Republican candidates have some convincing to do among their base, as Democrats hold the early advantage in battleground Arizona.
Discussion: The Hill and PoliticusUSA
Andrew J. Tobias / Plain Dealer:
National Republican group plans massive ad buy boosting J.D. Vance, signaling deepening GOP focus on Ohio's Senate race  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio — A political action committee with close ties to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is launching a massive new ad campaign in Ohio …
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Debra Kamin / New York Times:
Home Appraised With a Black Owner: $472,000.  With a White Owner: $750,000.  —  Nathan Connolly and his wife, Shani Mott, say an appraisal company undervalued their home based on their race.  The couple has filed a lawsuit in Maryland.  —  Last summer, Nathan Connolly and his wife …
Discussion: The Root and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Karen Weise / New York Times:
How Dan Price's Social Media Fame Fueled Abuse Allegations  —  Dan Price was applauded for paying a minimum salary of $70,000 at his Seattle company and criticizing corporate greed.  The adulation helped to hide and enable his behavior.  —  SEATTLE — Kacie Margis, a model and artist …
Joel Rose / NPR:
A majority of Americans see an ‘invasion’ at the southern border, NPR poll finds  —  More than half of Americans say there's an “invasion” at the southern border, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll, part of a broader decline in support for immigrants overall.
Discussion: HotAir, Townhall, WND and Washington Post
Ty Roush / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: NYC thug, 55, who put on gloves to knock out diner in unprovoked attack is FREED after being arrested for attempted murder as DA charges him with misdemeanor : Left victim in a coma with fractured skull three years after leaving prison for rape  — Bui Van Phu, 55, from the Bronx …
Ben Kesslen / New York Post:
Mom chops off boyfriend's penis after he tried to rape her daughter: report  —  A mother in India allegedly sliced off her boyfriend's penis on Wednesday after he tried to rape her 14-year-old daughter.  —  “I have no regrets for what I did,” the 36-year-old unnamed mom told the Times of India.
Philip Elliott / TIME:
The GOP Just Borrowed a Soviet Skill and Disappeared Liz Cheney  —  This article is part of The D.C. Brief, TIME's politics newsletter.  Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox.  —  In the good ol' Soviet days, a fall from political grace manifested itself in party propaganda.
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Matt Labash / Slack Tide:
Chronic Trump Fatigue
Discussion: The Guardian
Associated Press:
GOP group apologizes for mistakenly posting KKK image  —  A Republican group in Alabama is apologizing after accidentally using a picture of the GOP elephant that contained Ku Klux Klan imagery.  The Lawrence County Republican Party intended to post an image of the GOP elephant on its Facebook page …
The Fine Print:
What Is Pamela Paul Thinking?  —  After struggling to get out of marketing, a brief and quarrelsome marriage to Bret Stephens, and ascending to one of publishing's most powerful perches, the former editor of The New York Times Book Review made a confounding choice to jump head first into the fractious culture wars
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
Natasha Korecki / NBC News:
New Cortez Masto ad goes after Laxalt's family upbringing in tight Nevada Senate race  —  Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., has already hit Republican opponent Adam Laxalt with negative ads that have garnered some criticism.  —  But her latest is a doozy.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Gabe Stern / Associated Press:   Nevada gov vows to codify order protecting patients into law
New York Times:
Allen Weisselberg, a Top Trump Executive, Pleads Guilty in Tax Scheme  —  Mr. Weisselberg has refused to cooperate in the Manhattan district attorney's broader investigation into Donald J. Trump and his family business.  —  One of Donald J. Trump's most trusted executives stood before a judge …
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Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Former Trump Organization CFO pleads guilty in fraud case
Washington Post:
Hogan calls GOP gubernatorial nominee mentally unstable  —  Dan Cox swatted back, and also labeled his Democratic challenger Wes Moore a ‘socialist’ as the campaign begins to shift tone  —  Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has ratcheted up the rhetoric about GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Cox …
Discussion: Raw Story
Josh Israel / The American Independent:
Grassley claims to support $35 insulin cap he helped kill  —  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) voted against including a price cap for diabetic Americans with private insurance in the Inflation Reduction Act.  —  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told constituents on Wednesday that he backs a $35 cap on the price of a month's supply of insulin.
Discussion: The Hill
Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press:
Vance's anti-drug charity enlisted doctor echoing Big Pharma  —  When JD Vance founded “Our Ohio Renewal” a day after the 2016 presidential election, he promoted the charity as a vehicle for helping solve the scourge of opioid addiction that he had lamented in “Hillbilly Elegy,” his bestselling memoir.
Ben Tsujimoto / Buffalo News:
On radio show, Paladino said Merrick Garland ‘probably should be executed’; he later said he was being ‘facetious’  —  Republican congressional candidate Carl Paladino said on a radio show last week that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland “probably should be executed” following the raid of Donald Trump's estate in Mar-a-Lago.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Can Democrats finally run on climate?  New ads test the premise.  —  For years, Democrats and environmental groups have faced a profound challenge: The politics of climate change seemed brutal and unforgiving in a deep, structural sense.  Global warming's threat seemed to lurk in the distant future …
Gerrard Kaonga / Newsweek:
Lock Trump Up Video Viewed by Over 1 Million People  —  A video calling for former President Donald Trump to be “locked up” has been viewed more than 1 million times.  —  The video was posted to the Meidas Touch Twitter feed on Wednesday.  According to the page, Meidas Touch was created with the intent of …
 
 
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Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
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Discussion: The Hill and Townhall
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NBC News:
A Jan. 6 participant has been harassing police officers at a Capitol attack trial
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
Eric Neugeboren / The Texas Tribune:
Louie Gohmert leaves Congress having passed one law and spread countless falsehoods
Discussion: CNN
New York Times:
A Mother, a Daughter and an Unusual Abortion Prosecution in Nebraska
Discussion: Washington Post
Elizabeth Nolan Brown / Reason:
The Satanic Panic Is Back, and It's Bipartisan
Discussion: USAPP