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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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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 …
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 …
Anders Hagstrom / Fox News:
Trump to Hannity: Presidents can declassify documents ‘by thinking about it’
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 …
New York Times:
Appeals Court Restores Justice Dept.'s Access to Sensitive Files Seized From Trump
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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 …
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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Victoria Prodeline / Monmouth University …:
Rematch of 2018 Governor's Race is Tight
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Brittany Bernstein / National Review:
Stacey Abrams Claims Fetal Heartbeats ‘Manufactured’ to Help Men Control Women
Discussion: CNSNews
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 …
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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Cayla Harris / Houston Chronicle:   Abbott lead over O'Rourke widens as voters focus on immigration over abortion
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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 …
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.
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
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
U.S. watchdog estimates $45.6 billion in pandemic unemployment fraud  —  Applicants got aid using dead people's Social Security numbers and the names of people serving federal prison terms  —  A federal watchdog on Thursday found that fraudsters may have stolen $45.6 billion …
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
OOPS: McCarthy Accidentally Posts & Frantically Hides Extreme MAGA Agenda (But We Have Screenshots...)  —  From the Speaker's Press Office:  —  OOPS.  Looks like Leader McCarthy fumbled his agenda rollout by accidentally posting the webpage of House Republicans' “Commitment to America” …
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 …
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: Townhall and The Daily Caller
New York Times:
World Bank Leader, Accused of Climate Denial, Offers a New Response  —  David Malpass touched off a furor, including calls for his removal, when he refused to acknowledge that fossil fuels are warming the planet.  On Thursday, he restated his position.  —  The president of the World Bank …
New York Times:
‘They Are Watching’: Inside Russia's Vast Surveillance State  —  Four days into the war in Ukraine, Russia's expansive surveillance and censorship apparatus was already hard at work.  —  Roughly 800 miles east of Moscow, authorities in the Republic of Bashkortostan, one of Russia's 85 regions …
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.”
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.
Discussion: HuffPost, CNN, Rolling Stone and UPI
Wall Street Journal:
Republicans and Democrats Differ on Rewards of Work, American Greatness in WSJ Poll  —  Voters from the two parties also differ on whether their generation will do better than the one before and whether they feel looked down upon  —  Midterms 2022: Where Republicans and Democrats Stand on the Issues
Discussion: The Hill
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 …
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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Jesse Coburn / Streetsblog New York City:
‘Just Keeping the Lights On’: Low Morale, High Staff Vacancy Rate Hobble Department of Transportation
CREW:
Secret Service knew of neo-Nazi threat on Jan. 6
Discussion: Raw Story
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Dr. Oz's Fundraising Emails Spell Panic in Pennsylvania
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
Mike Braun likely running for Indiana governor in 2024
Discussion: IndyPolitics.Org
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
For First Time in at Least 25 Years, No Democrat Has Top Grade From N.R.A.
Jonathan Tamari / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Toomey is backing a bill to change how Electoral College votes are counted — and avoid the chaos of 2020
Discussion: New York Times
Washington Post:
‘Death to the dictator’: Videos show growing protests in Iran
Axios:
Abortion looms over 2022 state ballots
 Earlier Items: 
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Scientists at America's top nuclear lab were recruited by China to design missiles and drones, report says
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Marcia Dunn / Associated Press:
Neptune and rings shine in photos from new space telescope
Discussion: Washington Examiner, NPR and ScreenRant
NBC News:
Enthusiasm for upcoming midterms is at all-time high, NBC News poll shows
Discussion: Political Wire
Bloomberg:
Ukraine Seizes Dozens of Russian Tanks Left by Fleeing Forces
Discussion: The Hill and Mediaite
Ashton Pittman / Mississippi Free Press:
Ex-Mississippi Welfare Leader Pleads Guilty To Federal, State Crimes In Exchange For Cooperation
Discussion: Daily Kos