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7:30 PM ET, September 4, 2022


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Julia Mueller / The Hill:
Former GOP rep: Trump gave Democrats ‘major gift’ with speech in Pennsylvania  —  Former Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Charlie Dent on Saturday said former President Trump's speech at a rally on Saturday night in the Keystone state was a “major gift” for Democrats.
Discussion: CNN, The Atlantic and Raw Story
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
In Pa. visit, Trump attacks Biden for ‘vicious, hateful and divisive’ address  —  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Former President Donald Trump lashed out at President Joe Biden on Saturday night, saying the Democrat's recent address in Philadelphia was “the most vicious, hateful, and divisive speech ever delivered …
Elaine Godfrey / The Atlantic:
Trump Returns to Rally Team MAGA
Discussion: Mother Jones and Washington Times
Emmanuel Felton / Washington Post:
Living in a city with no water: ‘This is unbearable’  —  JACKSON, Miss. — What stood out this week was the calm.  The streets were quiet, and residents queued expectantly for resources.  —  The entire city of more than 150,000 was without safe drinking water, with no end in sight.
Brian MacQuarrie / The Boston Globe:
Free Staters seek to undo New Hampshire government from within  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — The doormat outside Carla Gericke's house carries the warning “Come back with a warrant.”  It's a stark reflection of her broad distrust of government bureaucracy, an attitude that is the driving force behind …
U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Russia:
Ambassador Sullivan's Departure  —  U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation John J. Sullivan has concluded his tenure as U.S. envoy and departed Moscow today.  Ambassador Sullivan was appointed in December 2019 and has served as Ambassador for almost three years.
Associated Press:
U.S. ambassador to Russia leaving post as Ukraine war drags on
Douglas Rushkoff / The Guardian:
The super-rich ‘preppers’ planning to save themselves from the apocalypse  —  Tech billionaires are buying up luxurious bunkers and hiring military security to survive a societal collapse they helped create, but like everything they do, it has unintended consequences
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The Mar-a-Lago espionage scandal is a three-alarm national security crisis.  We should act like it.  —  Republicans are treating the investigation of defeated former president Donald Trump's purloining of classified government documents as another opportunity to play victim and attack law enforcement.
Simon Schuster /
Campaign finance filings show Tudor Dixon's campaign at ‘critical juncture’  —  The differences on paper are stark.  —  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's campaign held 26 fundraisers in 35 days, has 49 people on its payroll and $14 million in the bank as of Aug. 22.
CBS News:
Transcript: Rep. Jamie Raskin on “Face the Nation,” Sept. 4, 2022  —  The following is the transcript of an interview with Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland that aired Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, on “Face the Nation.”  —  MAJOR GARRETT: We're joined now by Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin …
Discussion: Breitbart, PoliticusUSA and Insider
Melissa Quinn / CBS News:
Raskin wants Gingrich, Ginni Thomas and Pence to testify to Jan. 6 committee
Discussion: The Guardian, Raw Story and CNN
Andrew J. Tobias / Plain Dealer:
J.D. Vance largely avoids pivot to center in Ohio's U.S. Senate race after culture-war heavy Republican primary  —  LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - J.D. Vance hit more than a few right-wing notes in the lead-up to his victory in the Republican U.S. primary earlier this year.
Washington Post:
Florida let them vote.  Then DeSantis's election police arrested them.  —  BELLE GLADE, Fla. — When Leo Grant Jr. cast his ballot in the 2020 election, it was the first time the 53-year-old had ever voted — an act that made him feel like he was setting a good example for his three sons and fulfilling his role as a citizen.
Lisa Prevost / New York Times:
Town After Town, Residents Are Fighting Affordable Housing in Connecticut  —  Local residents and elected officials are seeking to block large housing projects, warning that increased density could change the character of their towns.  —  In the town of Fairfield, Conn. …
Michael Schulman / New Yorker:
John Legend Bet on Himself  —  The singer-songwriter and Instagram Dad talks about his next album, his time as a management consultant, and his falling out with Kanye West.  —  “I'm not dressed for public consumption,” John Legend apologized, before turning on his Zoom camera.
Associated Press:
Barack Obama wins Emmy for narrating national parks series  —  Barack Obama is halfway to an EGOT.  The former president won an Emmy Award on Saturday to go with his two Grammys.  —  Obama won the best narrator Emmy for his work on the Netflix documentary series, “Our Great National Parks.”
Carolyn Giardina / The Hollywood Reporter:
Barack Obama Wins Emmy
Discussion: Insider
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Alexandra Stevenson / New York Times:
China Threatens Reaction After U.S. Announces Arms Sales to Taiwan
Discussion: RedState
Stephanie Lai / New York Times:
In the California Desert, L.G.B.T.Q. Voters Could Sway a Key House Race
Ilya Somin / Reason:
Biden's Student Loan Debt Cancellation is a Trumpian Abuse of Emergency Powers
Discussion: The Atlantic
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Chile Votes on Constitution That Would Enshrine Record Number of Rights
Discussion: Vox, Washington Post and UPI
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
Democrats Make A Play To Win Over Seniors, Long A Base For GOP
Discussion: USA Today
John Blake / CNN:
When ‘wokeness’ comes to Middle-earth: Why some say diverse casting ruins the new ‘Lord of the Rings’ series
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Benjamin Weinthal / Jerusalem Post:
Iran sentences two gay rights activists to death
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Distinguished pol of the week: Biden hits his stride
Peter Nicholas / NBC News:
Trump suggests the Mar-a-Lago documents were bound for his library. But advisers say he's rarely talked about it.
Fatima Bhutto / New York Times:
What Is Owed to Pakistan, Now One-Third Underwater