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12:55 PM ET, September 23, 2022

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Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Career prosecutors recommend no charges for Gaetz in sex-trafficking probe  —  Investigators see credibility challenges for two of the main witnesses in the probe of the congressman's past dealings with a 17-year-old  —  Career prosecutors have recommended against charging Rep. Matt Gaetz …
CNN:
Exclusive: Trump's secret court fight to stop grand jury from getting information from his inner circle  —  Former President Donald Trump's attorneys are fighting a secret court battle to block a federal grand jury from gathering information from an expanding circle of close Trump aides …
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump's special master pick turns into a headache  —  A push by Donald Trump's lawyers to appoint a special master in the Mar-a-Lago documents case has quickly lost its main utility, with an appeals court restoring the Justice Department's access to the documents with classified markings.
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Mediaite and Forbes
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump's strategy in the classified documents case is quickly crumbling  —  No judge would put it this crudely, but the court system is effectively telling Donald Trump to put up or shut up about his wild claims and outlandish defenses over his hoarding of classified information at his Florida resort.
Perry Stein / Washington Post:
Dearie asks Trump lawyers whether they believe FBI lied about seized documents
Financial Times:
‘Everyone will get snatched off the street’: mobilisation brings Ukraine war home to Russians  —  Reservists who face being sent to fight are desperately seeking a way out over the border  —  After Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine in February, Nadezhda urged her son to flee the country …
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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 …
Sarah Rainsford / BBC:   Ukraine war: 'What's happening in Russia now is total fear'
Axios:
House GOP eyes repeal of Dems' drug pricing law  —  Some key House Republicans are calling for the repeal of Democrats' newly-passed drug pricing measure if the GOP flips control of one or both chambers of Congress next year. … - Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the top Republican on the House Ways …
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Michael Schaffer / Politico:
Nina Totenberg Had a Beautiful Friendship With RBG.  Her Book About It Is an Embarrassment.  —  Did Nina Totenberg know a secret that could have changed history?  —  The question hovers over Dinners With Ruth, Totenberg's new memoir of her four-decade friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg …
Discussion: National Review
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump to unleash millions in the midterms in possible prelude to 2024  —  Donald Trump's top lieutenants are launching a new super PAC that is expected to spend heavily to bolster his endorsed candidates in the midterm election — and, some people close to the former president say, could become a campaign apparatus if he runs in 2024.
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Peter Stone / The Guardian:
Alarm as Koch bankrolls dozens of election denier candidates  —  Election watchdogs say Koch's about face after pledging change following January 6 is disturbing given the threats to democracy  —  Fossil fuel giant Koch Industries has poured over $1m into backing - directly and indirectly …
Zach Williams / New York Post:
Chris Christie mocks ‘disaster’ Donald Trump at upstate biz conference  —  Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got lots of laughs at the expense of ex-President Donald Trump while lamenting the current state of national politics at an upstate business convention Thursday night.
Discussion: Mediaite and CBS News
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Kimberly Ross / Washington Examiner:
Democrats want to be a sane alternative to the GOP. They're not
Discussion: New Republic
Politico:
McConnell seeks a Jan. 6 mop-up on his terms  —  Mitch McConnell opposed conviction in Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.  He may yet help clean up the mess of Jan. 6.  —  Things are playing out differently in the Senate GOP after only nine House Republicans — all of them retiring from Congress …
Marc Levy / Associated Press:
Oz releases health records to spotlight Fetterman's stroke  —  Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, released his health records as he maneuvers to keep questions about Democratic rival John Fetterman's recovery from a stroke front and center in the hotly contested campaign.
Discussion: TheBrianLennonShow and NBC News
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Dasha Burns / NBC News:
In Pennsylvania Senate race, $1 homes are all the rage
Discussion: Breitbart
Em Steck / CNN:
Nevada's GOP nominee for top election post wants to eliminate mail voting but voted by mail multiple times  —  The Republican candidate aiming to run Nevada's elections has called to end mail voting by falsely claiming the voting method is rife with fraud.  But public voting records reviewed …
Discussion: Poynter
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.
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Adam Goldman / New York Times:
Jury Rules Against Project Veritas in Lawsuit  —  The conservative group was found to have violated wiretapping laws and fraudulently misrepresented itself to a Democratic consulting firm, to which it was ordered to pay $120,000.  —  WASHINGTON — A jury in a federal civil case on Thursday found …
U.S. Department of the Treasury:
U.S. Treasury Issues Iran General License D-2 to Increase Support for Internet Freedom  —  WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued Iran General License (GL) D-2 to increase support for internet freedom in Iran by bringing U.S. sanctions guidance in line with the changes …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Politico
New York Times:
Zeldin Has a Path to Becoming Governor.  It Runs Through Brooklyn.  —  A curious thing happened last weekend when Representative Lee Zeldin brought his Republican campaign for governor of New York into Hasidic Brooklyn.  —  Mr. Zeldin, a pronounced underdog, was greeted like a rock star.
New York Times:
As Trump's Legal Woes Mount, So Do Financial Pressures on Him  —  The lawsuit filed by New York's attorney general is the latest indication of how an array of investigations is affecting the former president's business and personal wealth.  —  The New York attorney general's fraud lawsuit …
Phil Mattingly / CNN:
Biden elevates three key staffers to senior-most West Wing positions  —  President Joe Biden has elevated three veteran White House officials to the most senior level of his West Wing staff, highlighting their roles as key players on his team as the administration enters a critical stretch.
Jason Lange / Reuters:
Just 1/3 of Americans back Republican migrant flights, Reuters/Ipsos poll shows  —  Only a third of Americans - including half of Republicans and one in six Democrats - say it's OK for state officials to fly or bus migrants to other states, a sign the push by Republican Southern governors …
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
How the polls might be wrong (again) this year  —  Polling has looked surprisingly good for Democrats.  Are they being set up for disappointment again?  —  It just seems to keep on happening — Democrats get their hopes up from rosy-looking polls, but they get a rude awakening when votes are tallied on election night.
Discussion: The Hill and The Liberty Loft
Dennis Romboy / Deseret News:
How tight is the Mike Lee-Evan McMullin race for Senate?  New Utah poll has answers  —  Engaged in a fierce battle in the U.S. Senate race in Utah, a new poll shows Republican Sen. Mike Lee and independent challenger Evan McMullin neck and neck with a little over six weeks to Election Day.
Discussion: Political Wire
 
 
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Jake Lahut / The Daily Beast:
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Discussion: Political Wire
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Charles Lussier / The Advocate:
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