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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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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: Associated Press and RedState
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 …
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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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.
Sarah Rainsford / BBC:
Ukraine war: 'What's happening in Russia now is total fear'  —  In the centre of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, a large banner is taped to a tall building, above a Ukrainian flag, that reads: “Putin, the Hague is waiting for you.”  —  On city buses, electronic displays flick between announcing …
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 …
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Washington Post:
Trump faces growing legal peril as he seeks to raise profile ahead of 2024
Richard W. Painter / MSNBC:   Geoffrey Berman reveals how Donald Trump abused his firing power
Politico:
House GOP deploys a 2023 agenda it can use in November  —  MONONGAHELA, Pa. — House Republican leaders arrived here prepared to show they can do two things at once: keep hammering Joe Biden while finally acting on their policy ideas.  —  Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy …
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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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Marc Caputo / NBC News:
Florida migrant-moving company gave GOP cash, has ties to DeSantis' immigration ‘czar’ and Rep. Matt Gaetz
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
Bob Norman / Miami New Times:
Meet Daniel Uhlfelder, Ron DeSantis' “Chief Tormentor”
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 …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Devan Cole / CNN:
Breyer warns justices that some opinions could ‘bite you in the back’ in exclusive interview with CNN's Chris Wallace  —  Retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is warning his colleagues against “writing too rigidly” in their opinions, saying that such decisions could “bite you in the back” in a world that is constantly changing.
Discussion: The Hill, Axios, Raw Story and Insider
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 …
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 …
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
Sean Maguire / Anchorage Daily News:
Judge rules Wasilla lawmaker likely ineligible for office due to Oath Keepers membership, delaying election certification until trial concludes  —  An Anchorage judge said Thursday that based on the limited evidence presented, Wasilla Republican Rep. David Eastman is likely ineligible to hold public office …
Nick Cumming-Bruce / New York Times:
U.N. experts find that war crimes have been committed in Ukraine.  —  GENEVA — Russian soldiers have raped and tortured children in Ukraine, a United Nations-appointed panel of independent legal experts said in a damning statement on Friday that concluded war crimes had been committed in the conflict.
Discussion: Al Jazeera, Cyprus Mail and Kyiv Post
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.
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 …
Anita Singh / Telegraph:
The next James Bond will be more in touch with his feelings, producers say  —  Producers said Daniel Craig's successor will continue the work of ‘cracking Bond open emotionally’ as the franchise seeks to ‘evolve’  —  The next James Bond films will have bigger roles for women and a more sensitive 007 …
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.
New York Post:
Sex fiend gets ‘sweet’ deal from Manhattan DA Bragg on teen rape charge — then attacks 5 others: sources  —  A man accused of raping his teenage relative secured a sweetheart plea deal from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg — and then went on to allegedly sexually terrorize five people …
Discussion: Frontpage Mag
Financial Times:
Kwasi Kwarteng scraps top rate of income tax in £45bn package of cuts  —  UK chancellor also reduces basic rate to 19% in biggest set of tax cuts for half a century  —  Kwasi Kwarteng, UK chancellor, has taken a huge political gamble with a mini-Budget intended to jolt the British economy …
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 …
Discussion: GC News
Dasha Burns / NBC News:
In Pennsylvania Senate race, $1 homes are all the rage  —  After attacking John Fetterman for buying his home from a family member, the Oz campaign defends its candidate's own arrangement.  —  Republican candidate and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz has been living with his wife …
Discussion: Breitbart
 
 
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Evan Jones / Morning Call:
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