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7:55 PM ET, September 10, 2022


 Top Items: 
Washington Post:
Russia confirms big retreat near Kharkiv as Ukraine offensive advances  —  Russia's defense ministry on Saturday admitted its forces had retreated from key towns in northeastern Ukraine after a stunning advance by Ukrainian troops.  —  The Defense Ministry said it had pulled forces …
Anton Troianovski / New York Times:
As Russians Retreat, Putin Is Criticized by Hawks Who Trumpeted His War  —  Russian bloggers reporting from the front line provide a uniquely less-censored view of the war.  But as Russia's military flails, these once vocal supporters are exposing its flaws, lies and all.
Discussion: Alexander Ziperovich
Ukraine troops reach railway hub as breakthrough threatens to turn into rout  —  Ukrainian officials shared photos on Saturday showing troops raising the nation's flag over the main railway city that has supplied Russian forces in northeastern Ukraine, as a collapse in Russia's frontline threatened to turn into a rout.
Lawrence Freedman / Comment is Freed:
Gradually, then Suddenly  —  The Ukrainian flag is raised again in Kupyansk  —  “How did you go bankrupt?”  —  Two ways.  Gradually, then suddenly.  ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises.  —  As with bankruptcy so with military defeat.  What appears to be a long, painful grind can quickly turn into a rout.
Francis Farrell / The Kyiv Independent:
Kupiansk, Izium liberated as Russian defenses collapse amid rapid Ukrainian advance in Kharkiv Oblast  —  Four days into Ukraine's surprise counteroffensive in Kharkiv Oblast, Russian forces have retreated from the key cities of Kupiansk and Izium, signaling a near-total collapse of the Russian line of defense in the area.
Associated Press:
Russia announces troop pullback from Ukraine's Kharkiv area  —  Russia's Defense Ministry said Saturday that it is pulling back forces from two areas in Ukraine's Kharkiv region where a Ukrainian counter offensive has made significant advances in the past week.
New York Times:
For Trump's Lawyers, Legal Exposure Comes With the Job  —  The many lawyers who have helped the former president avoid removal from office and indictment have drawn legal problems of their own.  —  A dark joke has begun circulating among lawyers following the many legal travails …
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Roberts defends Supreme Court's legitimacy and says last year has been ‘difficult in many respects’  —  Chief Justice John Roberts — making his first public comments since the US Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade last term, triggering demonstrations across the country …
Discussion: Insider, USA Today, Twitchy and The Hill
Washington Post:
Roberts says Supreme Court will reopen to public and defends legitimacy
Michael Karlik / Colorado Politics:
Chief Justice Roberts deems it ‘mistake’ to question Supreme Court's legitimacy based on decisions
Discussion: New York Post
RFE / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Moscow Municipal Lawmakers Demand Putin's Resignation  —  Municipal deputies in the Moscow district of Lomonosovsky have appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to resign, saying “everything went wrong” since the start of his second term and they believe a change of power is necessary for the sake of the country.
Discussion: The Mahablog
German Federal Foreign Office:
JCPoA: Joint Statement by France, Germany and the United Kingdom  —  Germany, France and the United Kingdom declared today (10 September):  —  We the governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom have negotiated with Iran, in good faith, since April 2021 to restore and fully implement …
Discussion: Reuters
Joseph Politano / Apricitas Economics:
Taking the Leap  —  I'm Taking Apricitas Full-Time—And I Want You to Join Me  —  Since I launched this newsletter over a year ago I have published 78 articles, created 438 charts, and built an audience of more than 12,000 of you who read Apricitas every week.
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Trump backed failed campaign coup against Kushner, Navarro book says  —  Ex-adviser says president in 2020 agreed that his son-in-law had to be replaced by Steve Bannon but did not dare try to fire him  —  In June 2020, less than five months before polling day, Donald Trump agreed to a …
Alia Shoaib / Insider:
Trump supported a failed plot to replace Jared Kushner with Steve Bannon to lead 2020 campaign, Navarro book says
Discussion: Raw Story
David Smith / The Guardian:
Will he, won't he? Trump's big tease keeps 2024 election rivals guessing
CVS ex-CEO Tom Ryan blasts McKee for ‘slandering’ company in new TV ad  —  PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Longtime former CVS Health chief executive Tom Ryan is blasting Gov. Dan McKee over a new TV attack ad that criticizes Rhode Island's largest private company for allegedly helping to fuel the opioid crisis.
John Dingwall / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Royal beekeeper has informed the Queen's bees that the Queen has died and King Charles is their new boss in bizarre tradition dating back centuries  — Royal beekeeper John Chapple has notified the palace hive of the Queen's death  — He told the bees that King Charles is their new boss and urged them to be good
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and Insider
Karen Attiah / Washington Post:
We must speak the ugly truths about Queen Elizabeth and Britain's empire  —  The death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch, is causing a global battle royale over a central question: How do we speak honestly about the loyal servants to Britain's powerful and historically brutal empire?
Discussion: Fox News, and Breitbart
Brandy Jolliff Scott / Washington Post:
Queen Elizabeth II was Britain's lead ambassador
Washington Post:
GOP seeks midterm reset as inflation, abortion temper ambitions  —  The Republican Party's hopes for a red wave this November dimmed on flagging fundraising and an emphasis on inflation that's lost some of its potency.  —  Republican leaders are scrambling to shore up their chances to win …
Discussion: Raw Story, Fox News and Insider
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USA Today:
‘Astounding’: Trump documents reveal casual disregard for long-standing security protocols
Discussion: Insider
Tucker Carlson / Fox News:
Behind the ‘disinformation’ about Latino support for Republicans
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Cami Mondeaux / Washington Examiner:
John Fetterman holding pro-abortion rally on 9/11 with anti-police Planned Parenthood activist
Abha Bhattarai / Washington Post:
Americans are finally feeling better about the economy
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Va. attorney general creates ‘Election Integrity Unit’
Discussion: DCist
Washington Post:
GOP backs away from some hard-line abortion measures it once championed
Discussion: Vox and CNN
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Policies Pushing Electric Vehicles Show Why Few People Want One
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