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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 …
Discussion: Reason and Townhall
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Trump's legal woes mount without protection of presidency  —  Stark repudiation by federal judges he appointed.  Far-reaching fraud allegations by New York's attorney general.  It's been a week of widening legal troubles for Donald Trump, laying bare the challenges piling …
Discussion: Associated Press and RedState
Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Mar-a-Lago special master orders Trump team to back up any claims of FBI ‘planting’ evidence
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.
Discussion: RedState, Slate, Reuters and Washington Post
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Nataliya Vasilyeva / Telegraph:
Putin ‘passes secret law to send one million Russians to fight in Ukraine’  —  Police beat up and detained men and women who took to the streets in towns across the nation on Wednesday following the Kremlin's decree  —  Vladimir Putin has secretly approved a law that could send a further …
Discussion: Insider
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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Bob Norman / Miami New Times:
Meet Daniel Uhlfelder, Ron DeSantis' “Chief Tormentor”
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 …
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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, Townhall, Raw Story, CBS News and USA Today
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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
Josh Kraushaar / Axios:
House Republicans pull ads from Ohio Trump district  —  House Republicans have withdrawn their advertising for Ohio Republican J.R. Majewski, a MAGA-aligned candidate who was at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riots, Axios has learned. … The GOP is now at risk of squandering another race …
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Ally Mutnick / Politico:
House GOP cuts loose candidate who misled about military service
Discussion: Daily Kos and HuffPost
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 …
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: NBC News and The Daily Wire
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Dasha Burns / NBC News:
In Pennsylvania Senate race, $1 homes are all the rage
Discussion: Breitbart
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Dr. Oz's Fundraising Emails Spell Panic in Pennsylvania
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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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.
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 …
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
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Jan. 6 Twitter witness: Failure to curb Trump spurred ‘terrifying’ choice  —  In an exclusive interview with The Washington Post, a former Twitter official explains what motivated her startling Jan. 6 committee testimony  —  In an explosive hearing in July, an unidentified former Twitter employee testified …
Discussion: Insider, Daily Kos, Raw Story and CNN
Axios:
GOP's crime cudgel  —  Democrats are pouring millions into a last-minute effort to neutralize their vulnerabilities on crime — an issue they admit has driven a flood of effective Republican attacks in key contests. … - Vulnerable Democrats expressed hope that the package would help them deflect GOP attacks on crime.
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Two numbers that should worry Republicans about Trump 2024  —  It's hard to find anyone these days who is a) paying attention to Republican politics and b) thinks Donald Trump is not going to run for president for a third time in 2024.  But even as Republican go hurtling toward what feels …
Charles Lussier / The Advocate:
Parents, students complain East Baton Rouge schools field trip was more like church service  —  ‘Day of Hope’ college and career fair at local church drew 2,100 students  —  More than 2,100 students from Baton Rouge high schools were excused from classes Tuesday morning and hopped on school buses …
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
U.S.-China Tensions Fuel Outflow of Chinese Scientists From U.S. Universities  —  Harvard, MIT lose experienced scholars as fear of government surveillance prompts 4 in 10 to consider leaving  —  HONG KONG—An increasing number of scientists and engineers of Chinese descent are giving …
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
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
Jessica Elgot / The Guardian:
Labour may abolish House of Lords if it wins next election, leaked report reveals  —  Exclusive: Constitutional review by Gordon Brown also recommends devolving economic powers  —  Labour is considering abolishing the House of Lords and replacing it with an upper house of nations and regions …
Jenny Gross / New York Times:
4-Day Workweek Brings No Loss of Productivity, Companies in Experiment Say  —  More than 70 companies in Britain are undergoing a six-month experiment in which their employees get a paid day off each week.  So far, most companies say it's going well.  —  Most of the companies participating …
Zach Dorfman / The Brush Pass:
Unearthed File Reveals Huge Cold War-Era U.S. Bugging Operation Against Soviets  —  There are a number of unwritten rules in the world of espionage.  These practices of the profession — though quietly accepted universally as “fair game” — can engender haughty rhetorical denunciations …
 
 
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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
The GOP claim that Democrats support abortion ‘up to moment of birth’
Discussion: New York Times and National Review
OUP Academic:
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Do people really support GOP governors sending migrants across the U.S.?
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Discussion: Washington Examiner
Brian Griffiths / The Baltimore Banner:
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Noah Bookbinder / Tech Policy Press:
It's Time to Stop Platforming the “Big Lie” Playbook
CNN:
US Capitol rioter and alleged Nazi sympathizer sentenced to 4 years in prison
Martyn McLaughlin / Scotsman:
US lawsuit puts Donald Trump's Scottish resorts under scrutiny
New York Times:
Herschel Walker's Company Said It Donated Profits, but Evidence Is Scant
Discussion: The Hill
Paulina Neuding / Common Sense:
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