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10:50 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 …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Ryan Goodman / Just Security:
Trump Associate's Stated Plan to Publicly Release “Declassified” Documents  —  As this article was going to press, ABC News published a report that weeks before the Mar-a-Lago search, former President Donald Trump's associate Kash Patel “vowed to retrieve classified documents from the National Archives and publish them on his website.”
Discussion: FactCheck.org
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 …
emptywheel:   RULE OF LAW: DOJ OBTAINED TRUMP'S PRIVILEGE-WAIVED DOCUMENTS IN MAY RULE OF LAW: DOJ OBTAINED TRUMP'S PRIVILEGE-WAIVED DOCUMENTS IN MAY
John Solomon / Just The News:
Old case over audio tapes in Bill Clinton's sock drawer could impact Mar-a-Lago search dispute
Discussion: Against the Grain
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
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
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
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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Oleg Kashin / New York Times:
Who Will Get Rid of Putin?  The Answer Is Grim.  —  What's easier to imagine — Vladimir Putin suddenly declaring an end to the war on Ukraine and withdrawing his troops or a Russia without Mr. Putin that revises his policies, ends the war and begins to build relations with Ukraine and the West on a peaceful new foundation?
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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
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
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
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 …
Elizabeth Nolan Brown / Reason:
The Satanic Panic Is Back, and It's Bipartisan  —  Plus: Criminal sentencing before the Supreme Court, TikTok pushes back against security threat claims, and more...  A new poll looking at Americans' belief in conspiracy theories finds high levels of support for loony-tunes ideas about sex, Satan, and U.S. institutions.
Discussion: USAPP
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 …
Associated Press:
Finnish PM: No drugs, just lots of dancing at ‘wild’ party  —  Finland's prime minister says she did not take any drugs during a “wild” party in a private home, adding she did nothing wrong when letting her hair down and partying with friends.  A video posted on a social media shows six people dancing …
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 …
 
 
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Eryk Bagshaw / Sydney Morning Herald:
Solomon Islands signs $100 million Huawei deal
Emily Flitter / New York Times:
Anshu Jain, Who Took Deutsche Bank to Wall Street, Dies at 59
Wall Street Journal:
China to Join Russia Military Exercises as U.S. Rivals Deepen Ties
Discussion: HotAir and Al Jazeera
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Wall Street Journal:
The American Academy of Pediatrics' Dubious Transgender Science
Emily Woodruff / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Louisiana hospital denies abortion for fetus without a skull
Wall Street Journal:
WWE's Board Finds Vince McMahon Paid $5 Million to Donald Trump's Charity
Discussion: Raw Story and The Hill
Benjamin Ryan / NBC News:
Sex between men, not skin contact, is fueling monkeypox, new research suggests
 

 
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Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Internal email: Participant Media, which backed films like Green Book and Spotlight, is shutting down; sources: almost all of its 100 employees will be let go

Abner Li / 9to5Google:
YouTube strengthens its “enforcement on third-party apps” violating its ToS, “specifically ad-blocking apps”, leading to error messages and “buffering issues”

Richard Stengel / The Atlantic:
Publications should suspend paywalls for all 2024 US election coverage, as they get in the way of the public being informed, the foundation of democracy

 
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