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2:15 PM ET, August 20, 2022


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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 …
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.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Monivette Cordeiro / Orlando Sentinel:   Arrested Orange voters said they were told rights had been restored, affidavits show
New York Times:
The Final Days of the Trump White House: Chaos and Scattered Papers  —  Government documents that Mr. Trump had accumulated were with him in roughly two dozen boxes in the White House residence.  They were to go to the National Archives, but at least some ended up in Florida.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Fox News
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
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Giuliani Associate Sought Pardon for Him After Jan. 6, Book Says  —  The letter, which also requested that Rudolph W. Giuliani be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was intercepted before reaching President Donald J. Trump.  —  An associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Raw Story
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.
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 …
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
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
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
CBS News:
Trump considering filing motion calling for “special master” to review evidence seized from Mar-a-Lago, attorney says  —  Former President Donald Trump is considering filing a court motion which calls for the appointment of a “special master” to review and return evidence collected during …
Discussion: Fox News
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  —  The Republican nominee for governor in Michigan said she opposes abortion in cases of rape - even when the victim is a child - because of the “bond” that the mother and child will eventually enjoy.
Vanessa Romo / NPR:
The woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop gets to attend Renaissance Faire  —  Here ye!  Here ye!  —  When Riley Williams, who is accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop during the Jan. 6 insurrection, was released from jail last year, the judge ordered that Williams …
Associated Press:
Finland asks: Does a prime minister have a right to party?  —  In a leaked video, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin is seen dancing and singing with friends at a private party.  The 36-year-old leader poses for the camera.  She sits on her knees, hands behind her head.  She's entangled in a group hug.
Discussion: ABC17NEWS
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Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
DOJ must make public memo analyzing whether to charge Trump in Russia investigation, federal appeals court rules
Bernadette Hogan / New York Post:
Michael Bloomberg says he voted for NY-12 hopeful Suraj Patel in video
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
A Famous Walrus Is Killed, and Norwegians Are Divided
Discussion: Inside Climate News and Reason
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Republican says comment Garland should be executed was ‘facetious’
Discussion: Washington Times
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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.
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

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Report: alleged ringleader of the Scattered Spider hacking group was arrested in Spain; sources: the accused is a 22-year-old Scottish man named Tyler Buchanan

Caroline Mimbs Nyce / The Atlantic:
Kids are interacting with AI in school and online, serving as testers for a new generation of tech, making them the ones to experience some of its worst effects

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