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6:40 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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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: Slate, The Atlantic and Lawfare
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.
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 …
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 …
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: 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
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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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.”
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and The Guardian
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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 …
Discussion: CNBC, CBS News, Raw Story 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 …
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
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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Miami Herald:
Operatives linked to DeSantis promised to fly migrants to Delaware — but left them stranded
Energy Law Professor:
Can Weak Manchin Permitting Bill Be Strengthened?  —  After authorizing $370 billion in new funding for new, cleaner energy sources, Congress is turning to permitting reform: All the money in the world will not help if projects don't have permission to build.
Discussion: Grist, ICT, E&E and The Lever
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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 …
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 …
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
Peter Sagal / The Atlantic:
Killed for Walking a Dog  —  This article was featured in One Story to Read Today, a newsletter in which our editors recommend a single must-read from The Atlantic, Monday through Friday.  Sign up for it here.  —  There is no particular reason people should care about the shooting of Isabella Thallas …
Peter Kasperowicz / Fox News:
GOP trashes Dem public safety bills as attempt to hide past support for ‘defund the police’  —  Republicans warned the bills would let the federal government exert too much influence on local police departments  —  ‘Defund the police’ cities now want more cops
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
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.
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.
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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Jessica Taylor / Cook Political Report:
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Brian Griffiths / The Baltimore Banner:
Your political flags shouldn't fly at our government buildings
Dan De Luce / NBC News:
Langley Files: CIA launches podcast to ‘demystify’ its spy work
Discussion: Fox News
Jesse Coburn / Streetsblog New York City:
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CREW:
Secret Service knew of neo-Nazi threat on Jan. 6
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
For First Time in at Least 25 Years, No Democrat Has Top Grade From N.R.A.
New York Times:
‘They Are Watching’: Inside Russia's Vast Surveillance State
Washington Post:
‘Death to the dictator’: Videos show growing protests in Iran
Jessica Chasmar / Fox News:
Air Force Academy diversity training tells cadets to use words that ‘include all genders,’ drop ‘mom and dad’
CNN:
Man admits fatally striking 18-year-old with vehicle after ‘political argument,’ police say