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8:20 AM ET, August 18, 2022

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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.
Associated Press:
Trump supporters' threats to judge spur democracy concerns
Discussion: Just The News
New York Times:
Pence Calls on Republicans to Stop Assailing the F.B.I. After Mar-a-Lago Search
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 …
Discussion: emptywheel and Raw Story
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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 …
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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Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Liz Cheney Already Has a 2024 Strategy
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:
The Anti-Anti-Trump Theory of Liz Cheney's Loss
Discussion: HotAir and Politico
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:   Why Liz Cheney's defeat will help this Massachusetts Democrat
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
After Loss, Cheney Begins Difficult Mission of Thwarting 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 …
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Victoria Bekiempis / Rolling Stone:
Trump's CFO Allen Weisselberg Will Implicate Trump Companies in Guilty Plea
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 …
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 …
Washington Post:
Crimea attacks point to Ukraine's newest strategy, official says  —  KYIV — Ukraine is hoping that a new strategy of attacking key military targets deep inside Russian-occupied territory will undermine Moscow's ability to hold the front lines ahead of an eventual Ukrainian counteroffensive …
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The Guardian:
'I don't see justice in this war': Russian soldier exposes rot at core of Ukraine invasion
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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.
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 …
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
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: Breitbart
Sophia Bollag / San Francisco Chronicle:
Secret Service waited to tell Capitol Police of Pelosi threat until the Jan. 6 riot was underway  —  SACRAMENTO — A government watchdog group says it has obtained emails showing the Secret Service identified a social media account threatening Speaker Nancy Pelosi two days before the Jan. 6 insurrection …
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Rupert Neate / The Guardian:
Japan's government launches competition to get people drinking  —  Contest asks young adults for ideas to revitalise popularity of alcoholic drinks after big fall in tax revenues  —  The Japanese government has launched a nationwide competition calling for ideas to encourage people to drink …
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 …
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.
Benjamin Ryan / NBC News:
Sex between men, not skin contact, is fueling monkeypox, new research suggests  —  Since the outset of the global monkeypox outbreak in May, public health and infectious disease experts have told the public that the virus is largely transmitting through skin-to-skin contact, in particular during sex between men.
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: The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
China to Join Russia Military Exercises as U.S. Rivals Deepen Ties  —  Moscow plans to hold drills in its Far East region near the border with China and North Korea from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5  —  What China's Military Exercises Reveal About Its Taiwan Strategy  —  Created with sketchtool.
Discussion: Al Jazeera
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 …
Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
Ex-CIA chief rates today's Republicans as most ‘dangerous’ political force in history  —  Former CIA Director Michael Hayden endorsed the assessment that Republicans today are the most “dangerous” political force in history.  —  Edward Luce, the U.S. national editor and columnist at the Financial Times …
Emily Flitter / New York Times:
Anshu Jain, Who Took Deutsche Bank to Wall Street, Dies at 59  —  As co-chief executive, he helped remake the German company into an investment banking power but stepped down after the complex activities he pushed caused regulatory problems.  —  Anshu Jain, who helped transform Deutsche Bank …
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
The American Academy of Pediatrics' Dubious Transgender Science
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Kate Sosin / The 19th:
For years, Black trans women have been told their life expectancy is 35 years. That's false.
Axios:
Study: What Americans really think  —  “Self-silencing” — people saying what they think others …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Tamar Hallerman / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Breaking: Kemp blasts Fulton DA's office for playing politics as he fights subpoena
Discussion: Raw Story and CNN
John Light / Talking Points Memo:
The Christian Right Plots How To Avenge The FBI Raid
Discussion: Washington Examiner
 

 
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR suspended Uri Berliner for five days without pay, starting on April 12, after he wrote an essay accusing NPR of losing the public's trust

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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