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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Mitch McConnell's Terrible Candidates Are His Own Fault … This week, Republicans began to complain openly about the downside to having so many of their nominees for high office composed of fascists, dilettantes, and the mentally ill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters …
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NBC News:
Trump thinks the Mar-a-Lago search will help him in 2024.  Some allies aren't so sure.  —  FBI agents still working through documents taken from Mar-a-Lago  —  The day after federal agents searched Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump told a group of conservative lawmakers that …
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
Tom Porter / Insider:
Newly unsealed documents from the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago put Trump in even worse legal peril, experts say  — New legal documents were unsealed Thursday by a federal judge in the wake of the Mar-a-Lago raid.  — They show new details about the possible crimes the FBI was investigating with the search.
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Top conservative group spends big in Utah to protect Mike Lee from Evan McMullin challenge
Discussion: Raw Story
Oliver Willis Explains:   Ron DeSantis Wants To Fake His Way To The Presidency, And It Could Work
Miami Herald:
‘How did I commit fraud?’  Ex-felon voters confused by arrests, DeSantis' announcement  —  When Romona Oliver registered to vote in early 2020 at the Hillsborough Tax Collector's office, she was asked if she had a felony conviction.  She said yes.  —  The women helping her with the form submitted it, Oliver said.
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Monivette Cordeiro / Orlando Sentinel:
Arrested Orange voters said they were told rights had been restored, affidavits show  —  Governor Ron DeSantis announces 20 arrests related to election fraud across Florida stemming from investigations by new Office of Election Crimes and Security.  (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Isaac Arnsdorf / Washington Post:
'It's a rip-off': GOP spending under fire as Senate hopefuls seek rescue  —  A cash crunch at campaigns and the NRSC set off a panic as GOP candidates emerged from bruising primaries playing catch-up in polls and advertising.  —  Republican Senate hopefuls are getting crushed on airwaves across …
Discussion: Raw Story, Obsidian Wings and HotAir
Justin Baxley / WMAZ-TV:
Herschel Walker declines invitation to debate Senator Warnock in Macon  —  The Oct. 13 debate will be available across all WMAZ platforms and through our media partners.  —  WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. — Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker says he's declined an invitation to participate …
CNN:
White House officials privately express concern about classified information taken to Mar-a-Lago  —  White House officials have privately expressed deep concern over the tranche of classified material taken to former President Donald Trump's home in Florida, including some documents …
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Zeke Miller / Associated Press:
Biden to host ‘unity’ summit against hate-fueled violence
Discussion: Washington Times, The Root and Twitchy
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
Arizona GOP candidate melts down after being confronted for endorsing lawmaker who says ‘Jews will go to hell’  —  This week, GOP Arizona gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake caused controversy when she endorsed Jarrin Jackson — an Oklahoma legislator who has proclaimed that “the Jews” …
Discussion: Arizona Mirror and Balloon Juice
New York Times:
TikTok Browser Can Track Users' Keystrokes, According to New Research  —  In the web browser used within the TikTok app, supplementary code lets the company track every character typed by users.  The company said the capability was for troubleshooting.  —  The web browser used within …
Dennis Romboy / Deseret News:
What Mitt Romney says about Liz Cheney possibly running for president  —  As Rep. Liz Cheney contemplates her next move after losing the Republican primary in Wyoming this week, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says he wouldn't encourage her to run for president.  —  “I'm not going to encourage anyone to run for president.
Discussion: Twitchy, Townhall, RedState and Insider
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Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Lawmakers demand data about online threats against law enforcement  —  House Oversight Committee leaders called on eight social networks, including Meta, Truth Social and Gab, to turn over details about how they're responding following the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago
Discussion: New York Times, RedState and Reuters
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Bernadette Hogan / New York Post:
Michael Bloomberg says he voted for NY-12 hopeful Suraj Patel in video  —  Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said he voted for longshot candidate Suraj Patel in the NY-12 Democratic primary over longtime Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, a new video obtained by The Post reveals.
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Marcy Kaptur, a Veteran Democrat, Breaks with Biden in New TV Ad  —  Ms. Kaptur is the most prominent Democrat to break with President Biden as she seeks re-election in a Toledo-area seat that was redrawn to be sharply more Republican.  —  Representative Marcy Kaptur of Ohio …
Discussion: CNN, NRCC, The Hill and The Guardian
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Katherine Doyle / Washington Examiner:
Top Ohio Democrat breaks with Biden in new campaign ad
Discussion: WND, Fox News and Bloomberg
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
A Famous Walrus Is Killed, and Norwegians Are Divided  —  The killing of Freya has polarized Oslo and threatens to blight the image of a country more commonly associated with diplomatic good deeds than mob-like hits.  —  OSLO — It was another good day for Freya, the 1,300-pound walrus named …
Discussion: Reason and Washington Post
CNN:
Iran drops key ‘red line’ demand as progress on a revived nuclear deal edges forward  —  Iran has officially dropped a key “red line” demand that had been a major sticking point in efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal, a senior administration official told CNN.
Morgan Phillips / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘It was party before country back then’: Ex-NSC counterterrorism staffer running for Congress on ‘country before party’ platform is accused of drinking on the job and sleeping with colleagues in the prayer room while at the White House  — Matt Castelli served as a director …
Discussion: Breitbart
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Zoe Tillman / Bloomberg:
Mueller Memo Advising Barr on Trump Findings Is Ordered Released  —  The US Justice Department must release a 2019 memo advising then-attorney general Bill Barr on how to handle the conclusion of the Mueller investigation and the department's decision not to charge Donald Trump, a federal appeals court ruled.
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Chris Isidore / CNN:
America just got a $100-a-month raise  —  New York CNN Business —  Next time you stop at a gas station, think of it as a $100-a-month tax cut.  Or a maybe $100-a-month raise.  —  The steady drop in gas prices over the last few months has turned into an unexpected form of economic stimulus …
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:
Kari Lake > Ron DeSantis  —  In the fight to become the heir of Trumpism.  —  1. The Trump Progression  —  We've done versions of this dance a dozen times before:  — He didn't do it; there is no story here.  — You don't have irrefutable evidence that he did it.  — That “evidence” is a fake-news plant.
Discussion: Raw Story and HotAir
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Republican says comment Garland should be executed was ‘facetious’  —  Carl Paladino, a Republican candidate for Congress in New York, recently caused controversy when he praised Adolf Hitler  —  A Republican candidate for Congress in New York said he was “being facetious” when …
Max Tani / Politico:
WaPo quietly suspended one of its top reporters last spring  —  The Washington Post quietly suspended one of its longest serving reporters, Paul Farhi, this past spring, in a move challenged by the union representing the paper's reporters.  —  The suspension of Farhi, a media reporter …
 
 
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Joe Manchin swipes at Kyrsten Sinema, arguing she ‘made us wait two years’ to pass prescription drug reform
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Ben Goggin / NBC News:
Viral video of a racist rant led people to threaten the wrong business. The owner blames Google.
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
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Wall Street Journal:
Trial Ends in Government Challenge to Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster Merger
Nadine El-Bawab / ABC News:
Judge grants preliminary injunction on Michigan abortion ban
Steven Swinford / The Times:
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