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10:25 PM ET, September 27, 2022


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New York Times:
Roger Stone Promoted Violence, Then Sought Pardon After Jan. 6, Evidence Shows  —  WASHINGTON — Shortly after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, as authorities began arresting people across the country in connection with the violence, the political operative Roger J. Stone Jr. started texting …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
‘Afraid of losing their power’: Judge decries GOP leaders who back Trump election claims  —  A federal judge delivered a blistering rebuke of Republican Party leaders Tuesday for what she said was a cynical attempt to stoke false claims of election fraud of the kind that fueled the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Ryan J. Reilly / NBC News:
Trump fan who assaulted Officer Fanone on Jan. 6 sentenced to more than 7 years in prison  —  WASHINGTON — A Donald Trump fan who brought his teenage son along as he assaulted then-D.C. police officer Mike Fanone and another officer at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was sentenced to more than seven years …
Discussion: CNN and The Gateway Pundit
Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
Newest addition to Trump's legal team sidelined in Mar-a-Lago search case  —  The newest addition to former President Donald Trump's legal team, Chris Kise, has been sidelined from the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation less than a month after he was brought on to represent Trump in the matter …
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
McConnell, Schumer back bill to prevent efforts to subvert presidential election results  —  Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have endorsed a bipartisan electoral count reform bill in the Senate, all but cementing its passage …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
McConnell Endorses Electoral Count Overhaul, Lifting Chances of Enactment  —  The Republican leader's backing enhanced prospects for legislation drafted to prevent a repeat of the Jan. 6 assault, when rioters tried to pressure the vice president to overturn the election.
Washington Post:
Jan. 6 committee postpones planned hearing as Hurricane Ian advances
Rachel Frazin / The Hill:
Manchin permitting reform cut from spending bill
Christopher Cann / Tallahassee Democrat:
Gadsden County commissioner appointed by Gov. DeSantis resigns after KKK costume photo emerges  —  Jeffery Moore, a Havana resident and former Department of Revenue employee, abruptly resigned from the post in Florida's only predominantly Black county after the photo began circulating.
Discussion: Politico and Raw Story
Andrew C. McCarthy / New York Post:
Biden's $420B student loan boondoggle is blatantly illegal — but progressives don't care  —  The Congressional Budget Office says the price tag for President Biden's constitutionally illiterate, fiscally reckless, socially divisive student debt cancelation will exceed $420 billion.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel / Washington Post:
Lawsuit aims to stop Biden's student loan forgiveness plan
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Ron DeSantis: The Making and Remaking (and Remaking) of a MAGA Heir  —  The Florida governor is the Fox-loving, lib-owning successor-in-waiting to Donald Trump's cult of personality.  But for all DeSantis's bona fides and rocketing national profile, doubts about his own persona ("calculated," “aloof,” “cold-blooded") persist.
Kimberly Leonard / Insider:
Biden has called three Florida mayors — but not Gov. Ron DeSantis — to talk about Hurricane Ian
Steven Nelson / New York Post:
Biden calls Florida mayors — but not DeSantis — as Hurricane Ian nears shore
Allan Smith / NBC News:
In 2019, Doug Mastriano said women who violated proposed abortion ban should be charged with murder  —  In 2019, state Sen. Doug Mastriano sponsored legislation barring abortions at around six weeks.  Asked if women who broke that law should be charged with murder, he said, “Yes.”
Gas leaks from Russian pipelines to Europe raise sabotage fears  —  Europe was investigating leaks in two Russian gas pipelines that churned up the Baltic Sea on Tuesday and raised concerns from Copenhagen to Moscow about sabotage on infrastructure at the heart of an energy standoff.
Riham Alkousaa / Reuters:
CIA warned Berlin about possible attacks on gas pipelines in summer - Spiegel  —  The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had weeks ago warned Germany about possible attacks on gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea, German magazine Spiegel said on Tuesday, after gas leaks in Russia pipelines to Germany were reported.
Dara Lind / New York Times:
Ron DeSantis Is Making an Asylum Crisis of His Own  —  When nearly 50 migrants were lured onto a pair of planes in San Antonio and dumped on Martha's Vineyard this month, a sequence of events arranged by Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, it was an escalation of what his fellow Republican governor …
Ruth Ben-Ghiat / MSNBC:
Giorgia Meloni's win will make her a new Republican favorite  —  “Of course I do not want women to be slaves, but if I proposed to give our women the vote, I would be laughed at,” Italian dictator Benito Mussolini told the German journalist Emil Ludwig in 1932.  “She must not count in political life.”
Janan Ganesh / Financial Times:
Truss learns the hard way that Britain isn't America  —  Reaganism is a good idea, but Reaganism without the dollar isn't  —  Into Brideshead Revisited, near the middle, Evelyn Waugh crowbars a scene on a cruise ship for the express purpose of mocking Americans.  There is a character named “Senator Stuyvesant-Oglander”.
Andrew R. Arthur /
CBP Document Details Mass Release of Illegal Aliens under Biden  —  More than 1.3 million so far, plus hundreds of thousands of gotaways  —  While you must dig to find it, CBP discloses the number of illegal migrants it has apprehended and released at the Southwest border in FY 2022 on a webpage captioned …
Discussion: Breitbart
Marty Schladen /
Affidavits: 2 more pregnant minors who were raped were denied Ohio abortions  —  At least two more minors made pregnant by sexual assault were forced to leave Ohio to avoid having their rapists' babies, according to sworn affidavits filed by abortion providers.
John Stoehr / The Editorial Board:
From American sectionalism grows American fascism  —  All fascisms are native-born.  —  Monday's post was about two definitions of “politics.”  The first was war by other means.  That's what the Republicans do.  The other was solving our collective problems.  That's what the Democrats do.
NIH News Release:
Study confirms link between COVID-19 vaccination and temporary increase in menstrual cycle length  —  Large NIH-funded study included participants in North America and Europe.  —  A large international study has confirmed the findings of a previous U.S. study that linked COVID-19 vaccination …
NBC News:
From DeSantis to McCarthy to Trump, a week that defined the GOP-Democrat divide in 2022  —  I left the Republican Party because I was worried it had fundamentally lost its way.  Looking back, I have never been more convinced I was right.  —  I don't think I've recently experienced a span …
Ariana Garcia / Chron:
Ted Cruz booed by Texas crowd for saying more police needed to make schools safer  —  Sen. Ted Cruz spoke out against the passage of gun reform measures during a panel at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin on Saturday and the audience was not having it.  The junior senator was met with boos …
Nicholas Casey / New York Times:
Taken Under Fascism, Spain's ‘Stolen Babies’ Are Learning the Truth  —  Under Francisco Franco's rule, thousands of newborns were secretly taken from hospitals and sold to wealthy Catholic families.  Now they are beginning to uncover their own histories.  —  To hear more audio stories …
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
No, Elon Musk's Starlink Probably Won't Fix Iranian Internet Censorship … Elon Musk is once again suggesting his business interests can solve a high-profile crisis: This time, the SpaceX CEO says Starlink satellite internet can alleviate Iran's digital crackdown against ongoing anti-government protests.
Fox News:
Nadler feuded with Schiff, Pelosi over ‘unconstitutional’ impeachment of Donald Trump  —  Nadler's concern arose after he found out Judiciary Committee would not have ability to cross-examine impeachment witnesses  —  The Democratic rush to impeach Trump  —  FIRST ON FOX: A new book reveals …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Are Political Winds Blowing in Republicans' Favor Again?  —  There are some signs of a drift toward issues where the party has an advantage, like the economy and immigration. … For most of the summer, President Biden and the Democrats had the political winds at their backs.
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Midterm Polls Look Better for Republicans Than We've Been Led to Believe  —  On the menu today: As the midterm elections get closer, it's worth keeping some key lessons in mind while perusing the latest polls.  First, a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll buried the lead …
Teresa S. Collett /
Rape and incest are deeply tragic.  They do not justify killing a child.  —  As protestors were marching in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices and a would-be assassin turned himself in from Justice Brett Kavanaugh's backyard, it seemed impossible that the public debate over abortion could become more acrimonious.
Fox News:
Pro-life activist Mark Houck pleads not guilty to federal charges after FBI arrest  —  Mark Houck pleaded not guilty in Pennsylvania federal court over alleged altercation outside abortion clinic  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for September 27  —  Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck pleaded …
Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian:
Mohammed bin Salman named prime minister ahead of Khashoggi lawsuit  —  New role likely to grant prince sovereign immunity in case concerning journalist murdered in Saudi Arabian embassy  —  Mohammed bin Salman has been named prime minister of Saudi Arabia in a move that experts …
Discussion: CBS News, Bloomberg and Al Jazeera
Darrell Owens / The Discourse Lounge:
Santa Cruz is A Housing Nightmare  —  My adventure in trying to find a basic necessity like housing in this ridiculous suburbia called Santa Cruz, California.  —  Santa Cruz, California has the worst housing crisis in the state of California.  It skims Silicon Valley prices yet has incomes far lower than Silicon Valley.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Associated Press:
Appeals court blocks California ban on for-profit prisons  —  California Attorney General Rob Bonta had asked the larger appellate panel to reconsider a ruling.  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A larger panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday again blocked California's …
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Orlando Sentinel:
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Zach Everson / Forbes:
Rep. Lauren Boebert's Campaign May Be Violating Election Law In Trying To Sell Her Book
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Glenn Youngkin hosts donor retreat amid presidential speculation
Discussion: New York Times and Raw Story
Richard Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
IRS Failed to Send Child Tax Credit Payments to Millions of Households
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Discussion: CNN and Political Wire
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