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11:10 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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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 …
Discussion: Against the Grain
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 …
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
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
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
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Money Man Allen Weisselberg Pleads Guilty  —  Former chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty on Thursday to a number of charges related to the Trump Org avoiding taxes.  —  The Manhattan District Attorney's attempts to flip former President Donald Trump's loyal money man …
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New York Times:
Plea Deal Requires Weisselberg to Testify at Trump Organization Trial
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
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
Elizabeth Nolan Brown / Reason:
The Satanic Panic Is Back, and It's Bipartisan  —  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.  In addition, more than half of those surveyed believed child sex-trafficking myths.
Discussion: USAPP
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Benjamin Ryan / NBC News:
Sex between men, not skin contact, is fueling monkeypox, new research suggests
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
Debra Kamin / New York Times:
A Professor Who Studies Housing Discrimination Says It Happened to Him  —  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, Shani Mott …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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
Kyle Kondik / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Gubernatorial Races: Look to the West  —  Dear Readers: We all know democracy is in crisis, but what can we do to fix it?  Politics Is Everything is a new podcast from the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia hosted by Carah Ong Whaley, Kyle Kondik, and other members of the Center for Politics team.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Ron DeSantis's Florida Is Where Free Speech Goes to Die … “The state of Florida is the place where woke goes to die,” boasted Ron DeSantis at a recent press conference.  “We are not gonna let this state descend into some kind of woke dumpster fire.  We're going to be following common sense.
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: Reuters, Bloomberg, Fox News and Raw Story
 
 
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Chris White / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: It pays to be rich! …
Discussion: Just The News, Breitbart and WND
Eryk Bagshaw / Sydney Morning Herald:
Solomon Islands signs $100 million Huawei deal
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Team Pence notes how it didn't improperly take classified docs
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Dems mount $10M ad campaign to sell landmark law — and skirt a November wipeout
 Earlier Items: 
Emily Flitter / New York Times:
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Wall Street Journal:
China to Join Russia Military Exercises as U.S. Rivals Deepen Ties
Discussion: HotAir and Al Jazeera
Blake Hounshell / New York Times:
‘Dark Brandon’ Rises, and Buoys Biden's Beleaguered Faithful
Emily Woodruff / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Louisiana hospital denies abortion for fetus without a skull
Emerson Polling:
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
Wall Street Journal:
WWE's Board Finds Vince McMahon Paid $5 Million to Donald Trump's Charity
Discussion: Raw Story and The Hill