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10:05 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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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 …
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: HuffPost, UPI, PoliticusUSA and Raw Story
New York Times:
Trump Claims He Declassified Documents.  Why Don't His Lawyers Say So in Court?  —  Judges this week highlighted the gap between Mr. Trump's public claims that he declassified everything and his lawyers' reluctance to repeat that claim in a courtroom.  —  WASHINGTON — Former President …
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Trump's legal woes mount without protection of presidency
Discussion: RedState
Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Mar-a-Lago special master orders Trump team to back up any claims of FBI ‘planting’ evidence
Steve Vladeck / CNN:
How Trump's terrible day went from bad to worse
Discussion: The Atlantic, Slate and Lawfare
Andrew Roth / The Guardian:
'It's a 100% mobilisation': day one of Russia's drive to build its army  —  Reports ethnic minorities may be disproportionately affected while protesters in Moscow drafted on arrest  —  ummons delivered to eligible men at midnight.  Schoolteachers pressed into handing out draft notices.
Discussion: RedState, Slate, Reuters and Washington Post
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Nataliya Vasilyeva / Telegraph:
Putin ‘passes secret law to send one million Russians to fight in Ukraine’  —  Police beat up and detained men and women who took to the streets in towns across the nation on Wednesday following the Kremlin's decree  —  Vladimir Putin has secretly approved a law that could send a further …
Discussion: Insider
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.
Discussion: Raw Story and Talking Points Memo
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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 …
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Washington Post:
Trump faces growing legal peril as he seeks to raise profile ahead of 2024
Martyn McLaughlin / Scotsman:
US lawsuit puts Donald Trump's Scottish resorts under scrutiny
Washington Post:
U.S. has sent private warnings to Russia against using a nuclear weapon  —  The Biden administration has been sending messages to Moscow about the grave consequences that would follow the use of a nuclear weapon in Ukraine  —  The United States for several months has been sending private communications …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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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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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 …
Axios:
GOP's crime cudgel  —  Democrats are pouring millions into a last-minute effort to neutralize their vulnerabilities on crime — an issue they admit has driven a flood of effective Republican attacks in key contests. … - Vulnerable Democrats expressed hope that the package would help them deflect GOP attacks on crime.
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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.
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
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
Colin Wright / Wall Street Journal:
Every Tomboy Is Tagged ‘Transgender’  —  The terminological change behind the push to ‘treat’ sex-role nonconformity with surgery or hormones.  —  The number of young Americans who describe themselves as “transgender” has exploded over the past decade, increasing by a factor of 20 to 40 …
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Two numbers that should worry Republicans about Trump 2024  —  It's hard to find anyone these days who is a) paying attention to Republican politics and b) thinks Donald Trump is not going to run for president for a third time in 2024.  But even as Republican go hurtling toward what feels …
Anna Merlan / VICE:
Alex Jones Managed to Shill Products and Ask For Crypto Donations While Testifying In Court  —  Jones mumbled, digressed, yelled, and shilled his way through a heated, shambolic day of testimony.  —  Anna Merlan  —  Alex Jones took the stand on Thursday in the second defamation trial against him and Infowars.
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Dr. Oz's Fundraising Emails Spell Panic in Pennsylvania  —  While the Pennsylvania GOP Senate nominee's barrage of apocalyptic emails may be a gimmick, it's also grounded in a harsh reality.  And it's not just about Oz.  —  Pay Dirt is a weekly foray into the pigpen of political funding.
Discussion: Raw Story
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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
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Do people really support GOP governors sending migrants across the U.S.?  —  The right points to polling that it says backs up Govs. Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott.  But the reality is less cut and dried.  —  The decisions by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) …
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Cayla Harris / Houston Chronicle:
Abbott lead over O'Rourke widens as voters focus on immigration over abortion
Discussion: Twitchy
OUP Academic:
Social media sharing of low quality news sources by political elites  —  PNAS Nexus, pgac186, https://doi.org/10.1093/pnasnexus/ pgac186  —  Abstract  —  Increased sharing of untrustworthy information on social media platforms is one of the main challenges of our modern information society.
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.
Charles Lussier / The Advocate:
Parents, students complain East Baton Rouge schools field trip was more like church service  —  ‘Day of Hope’ college and career fair at local church drew 2,100 students  —  More than 2,100 students from Baton Rouge high schools were excused from classes Tuesday morning and hopped on school buses …
Discussion: Raw Story
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, Raw Story and Daily Kos
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
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.
 
 
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Zach Dorfman / The Brush Pass:
Unearthed File Reveals Huge Cold War-Era U.S. Bugging Operation Against Soviets
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Brian Griffiths / The Baltimore Banner:
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Noah Bookbinder / Tech Policy Press:
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CNN:
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 Earlier Items: 
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Herschel Walker's Company Said It Donated Profits, but Evidence Is Scant
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Paulina Neuding / Common Sense:
Two Bombings in One Night? That's Normal Now in Sweden.
Discussion: HotAir
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Scientists at America's top nuclear lab were recruited by China to design missiles and drones, report says
Jessica Chasmar / Fox News:
Air Force Academy diversity training tells cadets to use words that ‘include all genders,’ drop ‘mom and dad’
Natalie Allison / Politico:
The third rail Republicans can't stop touching