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11:55 AM ET, August 20, 2022

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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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Romy Ellenbogen / Tampa Bay Times:
DeSantis touted their arrest.  But ex-felons say they weren't told they couldn't vote.  —  DeSantis said 20 people across the state were arrested for voter fraud.  Those arrested worry what it'll do to their livelihood.  —  When Romona Oliver registered to vote in early 2020 …
Monivette Cordeiro / Orlando Sentinel:   Arrested Orange voters said they were told rights had been restored, affidavits show
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 …
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: Balloon Juice
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Jim Small / Arizona Mirror:
Kari Lake endorsed an antisemitic Oklahoma Republican who says ‘the Jews’ are evil  —  The GOP gubernatorial nominee, who declared last month that she ‘denounces bigotry, especially anti-semitism,’ didn't answer questions  —  Less than a month ago, Kari Lake rejected an endorsement …
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Top conservative group spends big in Utah to protect Mike Lee from Evan McMullin challenge  —  The Club for Growth is on television in Utah with $2.5 million in advertising to provide air cover for Sen. Mike Lee (R), who is fending off an unexpectedly aggressive challenge from independent candidate Evan McMullin.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Mitch McConnell's Terrible Candidates Are His Own Fault
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Kelly Laco / Fox News:
Sen. Grassley says McConnell is aiming to ‘wake people up’ with threat that GOP might lose Senate
Discussion: RedState and The Federalist
Washington Post:
Chinese leader asked Biden to prevent Pelosi from visiting Taiwan  —  The trip exposed tensions between the House Speaker and administration officials, who had warned of China's potential response.  Pelosi felt the trip was an important statement to make.  —  Just days before House Speaker …
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 …
Discussion: HotAir
Matt Phillips / Axios:
Here are some signs that inflation is calming down  —  Prices are falling on a host of important products, and supply chains are starting to sort themselves out, too. … High prices and product bottlenecks aren't gone, but they're getting a lot better.  — For financial markets …
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 …
Carter Walker / LancasterOnline:
‘Flow from the pulpit:’ The LifeGate church members providing security to Doug Mastriano [Video]  —  Doug Mastriano is running an unconventional campaign for governor.  He's not raising a lot of money.  He prefers to attend closed-door events with his base or campaign at public events where reporters are often kept at arm's length.
Marlow Stern / Yahoo News:
B.J. Novak Shuts Down Bill Maher's ‘Cancel Culture’ Nonsense  —  On Friday night, Bill Maher welcomed an unlikely guest to Real Time: B.J. Novak, the Office writer/co-star, bestselling author, and filmmaker.  —  Novak visited the HBO program to promote his feature directorial debut Vengeance …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Where Are All the Manhattan Voters in August?  Try the Hamptons.  —  A late August congressional primary in New York has candidates scrambling to find far-flung voters who tend to summer in places like the Hamptons.  —  AMAGANSETT, N.Y. — In the lush town green here one recent morning …
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.
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: Insider, New York Post and Raw Story
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Oliver Willis Explains:   Ron DeSantis Wants To Fake His Way To The Presidency, And It Could Work
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.
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Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
GOP Gov. Hopeful Tudor Dixon Says She Opposes Abortion for Child Rape Victims Because of the ‘Bond’ Between Mother and Resulting Baby
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Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
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Discussion: Inside Climate News and Reason
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Republican says comment Garland should be executed was ‘facetious’
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Insider:
Joe Manchin swipes at Kyrsten Sinema, arguing she ‘made us wait two years’ to pass prescription drug reform
Discussion: NBC News and Washington Examiner
Ben Goggin / NBC News:
Viral video of a racist rant led people to threaten the wrong business. The owner blames Google.
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Wall Street Journal:
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Morgan Phillips / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘It was party before country back then’: Ex-NSC counterterrorism staffer running for Congress on ‘country before party’ …
Discussion: Breitbart
Max Tani / Politico:
WaPo quietly suspended one of its top reporters last spring
Zoe Tillman / Bloomberg:
Mueller Memo Advising Barr on Trump Findings Is Ordered Released