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11:55 AM ET, September 22, 2022

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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.
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
A thorough rebuke of Judge Aileen Cannon's pro-Trump order  —  From a panel that was two-thirds comprised of fellow Trump-nominated judges, no less.  —  As U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon ruled twice in the Mar-a-Lago documents case for the former president who nominated her to the bench …
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Appeals Court Thoroughly Rebukes Federal Judge in Ruling on Mar-a-Lago Files  —  The Eleventh Circuit federal appeals court has granted the Justice Department's requests that it be permitted to (a) withhold approximately 100 documents bearing classification markings from a special-master review …
New York Times:
Appeals Court Restores Justice Dept.'s Access to Sensitive Files Seized From Trump
Politico:
Trump suffers setback as appeals panel rejects Cannon ruling
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Appeals court: Justice Depart. can use Mar-a-Lago documents in criminal probe
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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Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
The million-man mistake: Russians hit the streets after Putin mobilization decree  —  Did Vladimir Putin miscalculate again?  Late yesterday, the Russian dictator announced a series of moves to bolster his failing campaign in Ukraine, including the annexation efforts that will take place …
Lorne Cook / Associated Press:
EU talks up Russia sanctions but consensus may prove elusive
Discussion: Bloomberg and NewsNation
Miami Herald:
Operatives linked to DeSantis promised to fly migrants to Delaware — but left them stranded  —  A black, luxury SUV with tinted windows pulled into a parking space along the side of a drab, two-story La Quinta motel planted on the northwestern edge of 12 lanes of highway that loop around downtown San Antonio.
Ruth Igielnik / New York Times:
Trump Support Remains Unmoved by Investigations, Poll Finds  —  Even during peak crises during his presidency, views of him were static.  Post-presidency polls have continued the trend.  —  The American public's views of former President Donald J. Trump have remained remarkably stable across …
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CNN:
Man admits fatally striking 18-year-old with vehicle after ‘political argument,’ police say  —  A man in North Dakota was charged with felony vehicular homicide after he fatally struck a teenager with his SUV following what he said was a “political argument,” authorities said.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and LifeNews.com
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Stephanie Pagones / New York Post:
Shannon Brandt free after admitting he mowed down ‘Republican’ teen over politics
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
South Korean president overheard insulting U.S. Congress as ‘idiots’  —  South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol was caught on a hot mic Wednesday insulting U.S. Congress members as “idiots” who could be a potential embarrassment for President Biden if they did not approve funding for global public health.
Discussion: Fox News and CBS News
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Jeong-Ho Lee / Bloomberg:
South Korea President Caught on Hot Mic Insulting US Congress
Discussion: The Diplomat and The White House
Associated Press:
Over 1M Teslas recalled because windows can pinch fingers  —  Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the U.S. because the windows can pinch a person's fingers when being rolled up.  Tesla says in documents posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators that the automatic window reversal system …
Reuters:
Republicans spend millions on TV ads for midterms, but why doesn't Trump?  —  Fundraising groups tied to Republican Party leaders are sharply increasing spending on campaign ads to help the party win control of Congress in the Nov. 8 general elections.  —  But not Donald Trump's Save America …
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Financial Times:   Donald Trump's super Pac raised just $40 in August in sign of weakness
Natalie Allison / Politico:
The third rail Republicans can't stop touching  —  For two decades, campaign after campaign, Republican politicians have floated the idea of privatizing government entitlement programs including Social Security and Medicare.  And campaign after campaign — from Paul Ryan to George W. Bush — it's been a loser.
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors
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.
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
GOP congressional candidate said US suffered from women's suffrage and praised organization trying to repeal 19th Amendment  —  A Michigan candidate for the US House backed by former President Donald Trump once railed against giving women the right to vote, arguing that America has “suffered” since women's suffrage.
Miranda Devine / New York Post:
FBI hero paying the price for exposing unjust ‘persecution’ of conservative Americans  —  Bombshell allegations by FBI Special Agent Steve Friend contained in a whistleblower complaint filed late Wednesday with the Department of Justice inspector general reveal a politicized Washington, DC …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Craig Mauger / Detroit News:
‘You funded this’: DePerno left a trail of comments about tabulator ‘operation’  —  Matt DePerno and his closest allies repeatedly and publicly discussed examining voting tabulators last year and, on one occasion, the future Republican attorney general nominee described his team's efforts as …
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Nazi sympathizer and Jan. 6 rioter who claimed he didn't know Congress met at Capitol to be sentenced Thursday  —  WASHINGTON — A Jan. 6 rioter who has dressed up as Adolf Hitler and held a security clearance is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court judge Thursday.
University of New Hampshire Scholars' Repository:
Post Primary: Hassan Leads Bolduc For U.S. Senate; CD1 & CD2 Close 9/22/2022  —  Democratic incumbent Senator Maggie Hassan holds a slim lead over Republican Don Bolduc in the race for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.  Incumbent Democratic Representatives Chris Pappas and Ann Kuster are closely matched …
Discussion: Fox News
Jessica Chasmar / Fox News:
Air Force Academy diversity training tells cadets to use words that ‘include all genders,’ drop ‘mom and dad’  —  Air Force Academy also tells cadets to be ‘Color Conscious’ instead of ‘Colorblind’  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for September 21  —  EXCLUSIVE: A diversity and inclusion training …
CNN:
Democrats struggle to get votes to pass police funding bills  —  House Democrats, who have spent months trying to cobble together a package of police funding bills to help combat attacks on the campaign trail, are struggling to get the votes to pass it Thursday, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Reuters and Just The News
Natalie Andrews / Wall Street Journal:
House Democrats Ask Who Will Lead Them After the Election  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi demurs on plans until midterm results are in; Hakeem Jeffries, Adam Schiff show interest in top job if party loses control  —  WASHINGTON—Democrats' improved but still slim prospects for keeping control …
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Scientists at America's top nuclear lab were recruited by China to design missiles and drones, report says  —  How U.S. taxpayers helped China's military  —  At least 154 Chinese scientists who worked on government-sponsored research at the U.S.'s foremost national security laboratory …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
NBC News:
Enthusiasm for upcoming midterms is at all-time high, NBC News poll shows  —  WASHINGTON — If it's Thursday ... A federal appeals court rules the Justice Department can resume using classified documents seized from Trump. ...  The New York Attorney General sues Trump and three of his children, alleging business fraud. ...
Discussion: Political Wire
Gina Chon / Semafor Media:
Semafor Interview: Facebook could lift Trump's suspension in January, Nick Clegg says  —  Semafor launches this fall, but we wanted to get this news right out to you.  Sign up for Semafor Technology for regular coverage on Facebook and all things tech from Reed Albergotti and our bicoastal team.
Axios:
Search interest in abortion falls as the border rises  —  Americans' Google searches and story interactions around crime and immigration are eclipsing abortion and the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, according to the Axios midterms dashboard powered by Google Trends, as well as new data from NewsWhip.
Discussion: HotAir
Ashton Pittman / Mississippi Free Press:
Ex-Mississippi Welfare Leader To Plead Guilty On Federal, State Charges In Exchange For Cooperation  —  John Davis, the former Mississippi Department of Human Services director who presided as a massive welfare fraud scandal unfolded, is set to plead guilty on Thursday to multiple federal …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The one Republican Party  —  In a speech in Philadelphia on September 1, President Biden made the case that there were two distinct branches of the Republican Party.  There are the “MAGA Republicans,” who deny the legitimacy of the 2020 election and are seeking to undermine American democracy.
Discussion: Blue Virginia and PolitiFact
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Republicans and Democrats Differ on Rewards of Work, American Greatness in WSJ Poll
Discussion: The Hill
Marcia Dunn / Associated Press:
Neptune and rings shine in photos from new space telescope
Discussion: Washington Examiner, ScreenRant and NPR
Jessica Pishko / Slate:
Here's the Secret “Sheriff Fellowship” Curriculum From the Country's Most Prominent MAGA Think Tank
John Vandiver / Stars & Stripes:
Americans put Europe at top of global security concerns, support NATO commitment
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Camille Mumford / Emerson Polling:
Colorado 2022: Democratic Senator Bennet and Governor Polis Hold Double-Digit Leads in Re-Election Campaigns
Discussion: FOX31 Denver
Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
3-K for All? Adams Retreats From Expanding N.Y.C. Preschool Program.
Discussion: Hell Gate
Bloomberg:
Ukraine Seizes Dozens of Russian Tanks Left by Fleeing Forces
Discussion: The Hill and Mediaite
Politico:
Dem strongholds beg the White House for help with migrants
Discussion: Washington Examiner
American Prospect:
Permitting Reform Is a Decoy for Ramping Up Gas
Discussion: New York Times and The Hill
KNSD-TV:
‘Fat Leonard,’ Fugitive Defense Contractor Convicted in Navy Bribery Case, Arrested in Venezuela
CNN:
First on CNN: Ginni Thomas agrees to January 6 committee interview