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7:40 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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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 …
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 …
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
Bloomberg:
Biden Called Cheney After Her Loss to Trump-Backed Challenger  —  President Joe Biden called Liz Cheney on Wednesday after the Wyoming congresswoman and vocal critic of former President Donald Trump was defeated in her state's Republican primary.  —  Biden reached out to Cheney …
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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
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Liz Cheney Already Has a 2024 Strategy
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 …
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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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 …
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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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
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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
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:
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
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 …
Victor I. Nava / Washington Examiner:
Dr. Oz and Fetterman trade barbs over their personal finances  —  Dr. Mehmet Oz and Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman blasted each other on social media Wednesday over personal finances.  —  The Republican Oz, a former TV talk show host and heart surgeon, accused Fetterman …
Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
New Marquette Law School Wisconsin survey finds Barnes with 7-point lead over Johnson in U.S. Senate race, Evers ahead of Michels by 2 points in the race for governor, and Biden approval rating unchanged  —  MILWAUKEE - A new Marquette Law School Poll survey of Wisconsin finds a close race …
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Bill Glauber / Journal Sentinel:
Marquette poll shows Mandela Barnes with 7-point lead over U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson; Gov. Tony Evers in close race with GOP's Tim Michels
Discussion: NBC News, Raw Story and Common Dreams
 
 
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Washington Post:
Students lose access to books amid ‘state-sponsored purging of ideas’
Axios:
Study: What Americans really think  —  “Self-silencing” — people saying what they think others …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Jessie Balmert / Cincinnati.com:
Top Ohio Senate Republican wants to appeal congressional map to U.S. Supreme Court
Discussion: Plain Dealer and Political Wire
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