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7:35 PM ET, September 22, 2022

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Perry Stein / Washington Post:
Dearie asks Trump lawyers whether they believe FBI lied about seized documents  —  Order by Mar-a-Lago special master is the first time Donald Trump's attorneys have been asked to confirm or deny his claims in court  —  The Mar-a-Lago special master on Thursday ordered Donald Trump's lawyers …
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Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Special master in Mar-a-Lago case asks Trump to back up his allegation that FBI ‘planted’ evidence  —  The special master appointed to review documents federal agents seized at Donald Trump's Florida estate has given the former president until next Friday to back up his allegation that FBI planted evidence in the search on Aug. 8.
Discussion: UPI, Raw Story, PoliticusUSA and CNBC
Charles Franklin / Marquette Law School Poll:
New Marquette Law School national survey finds a third of the public and three-fifths of Republicans don't believe Trump had secret documents at Mar-a-Lago; Biden's approval rating rises to 45% from 36% in July  —  MILWAUKEE — A new Marquette Law School national survey finds that 33% of adults …
Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Mar-a-Lago special master orders Trump team to back up any claims of FBI ‘planting’ evidence  —  The special master overseeing the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation has ordered former President Donald Trump's lawyers to back up out-of-court assertions that the FBI may have planted evidence …
Steve Vladeck / CNN:
How Trump's terrible day went from bad to worse  —  See Trumps reaction to New York attorney general's lawsuit  —  Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) is a CNN legal analyst and a professor at the University of Texas School of Law.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
Discussion: The Atlantic, Slate and Lawfare
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Trump's legal woes mount without protection of presidency
Discussion: RedState
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Appeals Court Thoroughly Rebukes Federal Judge in Ruling on Mar-a-Lago Files
Miami Herald:
Company hired to arrange DeSantis' migrant flights is tied to high-level state official  —  When Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration needed a company it could trust to carry out a controversial program to transport migrants to other states, it chose an unusual option.
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Bob Norman / Miami New Times:
Meet Daniel Uhlfelder, Ron DeSantis' “Chief Tormentor”  —  Miami native Daniel Uhlfelder is determined to torment Ron DeSantis and get inside the “seriously sick” Florida governor's head. … Standing outside a small airport in the Florida Panhandle on Monday night, attorney …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Do people really support GOP governors sending migrants across the U.S.?
Ally Mutnick / Politico:
House GOP cuts loose candidate who misled about military service  —  The House GOP campaign arm is slashing a near-$1 million ad buy meant to target Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) — essentially walking away from what could have been an easy pickup for the party.
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Manu Raju / CNN:
Top GOP senators reject Trump's declassification comments and call for proper storage of secret records  —  Several GOP senators raised new concerns Thursday about former President Donald Trump's handling of classified documents, rejecting his claim that he could simply declassify the secret records by “thinking about it.”
Evan Jones / Morning Call:
Pennsylvania poll: Fetterman and Oz in close race for Senate; Shapiro holds big lead over Mastriano  —  With just over six weeks until the general election, Democratic candidates are holding leads in both the Pennsylvania gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll.
Discussion: NBC News and The Daily Wire
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Fox News:
Oz, Fetterman showdown has taken center-stage in midterms battle: Here is what Pennsylvania voters had to say
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Dr. Oz's Fundraising Emails Spell Panic in Pennsylvania
Discussion: Raw Story
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
Trump Made N.Y. Attorney General's Fraud Case Virtually Unbeatable  —  New York Attorney General Tish James raised eyebrows when she refused last-minute settlement overtures from former President Donald Trump.  Her 222-page lawsuit filed Wednesday doubles down, asking for wide-ranging penalties …
Discussion: CNBC, Raw Story, CBS News and Political Wire
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Martyn McLaughlin / Scotsman:
US lawsuit puts Donald Trump's Scottish resorts under scrutiny  —  For years now, searching questions have been asked of how Donald Trump arrived at the valuations of his two golf resorts in Scotland.  —  In 2018, when Trump was in office, The Scotsman reported how he told the US Office …
Josh Boswell / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Hunter gone wild!  Unhinged videos show the president's son dancing shirtless, slipping down a waterslide naked and entertaining hookers at debauched pool party in $4,140-per-night Malibu rental  — WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT  — Videos and photos obtained …
Katie Bo Lillis / CNN:
Russia's military divided as Putin struggles to deal with Ukraine's counteroffensive, US sources say  —  Russia's military is divided over how best to counter Ukraine's unexpected battlefield advances this month, according to multiple sources familiar with US intelligence …
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nsarchive.gwu.edu:
The Moscow Signals Declassified: Irradiating Richard Nixon  —  For more information, contact:  —  202-994-7000 or nsarchiv@gwu.edu  —  Regions  —  Hide/Unhide Taxonomies … Hide/Unhide Section  —  The Soviets exposed then Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat …
Discussion: The Guardian
CNN:
US Capitol rioter and alleged Nazi sympathizer sentenced to 4 years in prison  —  Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, an ex-Army reservist and US Capitol rioter who said January 6, 2021, was “exhilarating” and felt like “civil war” was sentenced on Thursday to four years behind bars.
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Noah Bookbinder / Tech Policy Press:
It's Time to Stop Platforming the “Big Lie” Playbook  —  Noah Bookbinder is the president of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and a former federal corruption prosecutor.  —  Before, during, and after the January 6 attacks, Donald Trump turned to social media …
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Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Youngkin's meeting with Va. delegation gets heated over trans policy  —  The Virginia congressional delegation's bipartisan monthly meeting Monday started out cordial enough, with Rep. Bob Good (R) asking special guest Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) to lead the delegation in a prayer before sitting down to a Chick-fil-A lunch.
Discussion: Punchbowl News and Blue Virginia
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Stacey Abrams has a surprising problem with Black voters  —  As Stacey Abrams took the stage at a recent campaign stop, one person at the crowded Atlanta event was at the top of her mind.  “Daddy, stand up,” Abrams said as her father, Robert Abrams, was showered with applause before an audience of several hundred people.
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Timothy Nerozzi / Fox News:
Stacey Abrams says ‘no such thing’ as 6-week fetal heartbeat: ‘Manufactured sound’
Jessica Taylor / Cook Political Report:
Arizona Senate Moves From Toss Up To Lean Democrat  —  While the summer bump Democrats experienced may have waned slightly post-Labor Day, they are still in an unexpectedly strong position to hold the Senate.  The environment is a boost for now, but incumbents also continue to perform …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
New York Times:
Herschel Walker's Company Said It Donated Profits, but Evidence Is Scant  —  Back when he was a businessman running a food-distribution company, Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate for Senate in Georgia, said his company offered its customers more than just burgers and hot wings.
Discussion: The Hill
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Jan. 6 Twitter witness: Failure to curb Trump spurred ‘terrifying’ choice  —  In an exclusive interview with The Washington Post, a former Twitter official explains what motivated her startling Jan. 6 committee testimony  —  In an explosive hearing in July, an unidentified former Twitter employee testified …
Discussion: CNN and Daily Kos
Timothy B. Lee / Full Stack Economics:
I'm a professional dad who “leaned out” to support my wife's career  —  If we want an equal society, we need to get more comfortable with unequal marriages.  —  In 2016, I started to feel I was struggling at work.  —  Until then, my journalism career had been going well.
Zach Dorfman / The Brush Pass:
Unearthed File Reveals Huge Cold War-Era U.S. Bugging Operation Against Soviets  —  There are a number of unwritten rules in the world of espionage.  These practices of the profession — though quietly accepted universally as “fair game” — can engender haughty rhetorical denunciations …
Eugene Scott / Washington Post:
House votes to pass package of policing bills ahead of midterms  —  The House on Thursday passed a package of policing and public safety bills, as Democratic centrists and progressives came together on long-sought legislation 47 days to midterm elections.  —  The bills — the Mental Health Justice Act …
Paulina Neuding / Common Sense:
Two Bombings in One Night?  That's Normal Now in Sweden.  —  My country just voted in a right-wing government.  The almost 500 bombings since 2018 may have something to do with it.  —  Yesterday morning, Swedes woke up to news of a kind that has become all-too familiar: During the night …
Discussion: HotAir
 
 
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Eli Clifton / Responsible Statecraft:
Saudi lobbyist oversees millions in dark money GOP campaign donations
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
White House warns Graham abortion bill would create ‘nationwide health care crisis’
Discussion: Associated Press, Common Dreams and IJR
Brian Griffiths / The Baltimore Banner:
Your political flags shouldn't fly at our government buildings
Jesse Coburn / Streetsblog New York City:
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Maggie Astor / New York Times:
For First Time in at Least 25 Years, No Democrat Has Top Grade From N.R.A.
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