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9:55 PM ET, September 28, 2022

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Joe Klein / New York Times:
What's the Key to Understanding Donald J. Trump?  Start With Queens.  —  “Confidence Man,” Maggie Haberman's biography of the former president, argues that it's essential to grasp New York's steamy, histrionic folkways.  —  Buy Book ▾ … When you purchase an independently reviewed book through …
Discussion: Insider and Raw Story
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Daniel W. Drezner / Drezner's World:
On the matter of Haberman-hating  —  A few thoughts on why Maggie Haberman triggers the reactions she does.  —  When I was curating the Toddler-in-Chief thread on Twitter and adapting it into The Toddler in Chief, I leaned pretty hard on Maggie Haberman's reporting for the New York Times.
Discussion: Insider, Mediaite and Raw Story
Jeremy Herb / CNN:
New book: Trump nearly fired Jared and Ivanka via tweet
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
‘Giant Backfire’: Trump's Demand for Special Master Is Looking Like a Mistake  —  The former president failed to derail the criminal investigation into his hoarding of sensitive documents and is stuck paying for a costly process that threatens to undermine his public claims.
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emptywheel:
UNDER SEAL, TRUMP ACCUSES HAND-PICKED SPECIAL MASTER OF NOT FOLLOWING ORDERS UNDER SEAL, TRUMP ACCUSES HAND-PICKED SPECIAL MASTER OF NOT FOLLOWING ORDERS  —  Trump appears to be accusing his hand-picked Special Master, Raymond Dearie, of violating Judge Aileen Cannon's rules under seal.
Associated Press:
Records contradict Majewski's account of military punishment  —  Republican J.R. Majewski has centered his campaign for a competitive Ohio congressional seat around his biography as an Air Force veteran.  But one of the big questions that has surfaced is why Majewski was told he could not reenlist …
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
‘Putin Is a Fool’: Intercepted Calls Reveal Russian Army in Disarray  —  In phone calls to friends and relatives at home, Russian soldiers gave damning insider accounts of battlefield failures and civilian executions, excoriating their leaders just weeks into the campaign to take Kyiv.
TMZ.com:
Coolio Dead at 59  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  UPDATE  —  6:24 PM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... paramedics were called to a house in Los Angeles around 4 PM for a medical emergency and when they got there they pronounced Coolio dead.  —  UPDATE  —  We're told police have opened …
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J. Miles Coleman / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Notes on the State of Politics: Sept. 28, 2022  —  Dear Readers: This is the latest edition of Notes on the State of Politics, which features short updates on elections and politics.  — The Editors  —  Table 1: Crystal Ball gubernatorial rating changes  —  Governor Old Rating New Rating
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
'Where's Jackie?'  Biden Asks if Deceased Lawmaker Is at White House Event  —  President Biden apparently forgot that Representative Jackie Walorski, Republican of Indiana, had died in August.  —  WASHINGTON — President Biden looked in the audience on Wednesday for Representative Jackie Walorski …
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Andrew Stiles / Washington Free Beacon:
SILVER ALERT: Biden's Bumbles Hit New Low
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Biden Appears to Ask If Dead Congresswoman Is in Attendance at White House Event
Patricia McCabe / Supreme Court of the United States:
For Immediate Release  —  For Further Information Contact:  —  The Court will hear all scheduled oral arguments for the upcoming term in the Courtroom.  Seating for the oral argument sessions will be provided to the public, members of the Supreme Court bar, and press, and Courtroom bar admissions will resume.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Tucker Carlson's shoddy case linking U.S. to alleged Nord Stream sabotage  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson's long-running quest to blame the Biden administration for the war in Ukraine hasn't borne much fruit, despite his prominent perch on the most-watched cable news channel.  —  But it's not for lack of trying.
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Kagan v. Roberts: Justices Spar Over Supreme Court's Legitimacy  —  Liberal justice suggests recent decisions are sapping ‘reservoirs of public confidence’; Roberts and Alito say institution's status stands above its opinions  —  The Legal Reasoning Behind the Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade
Discussion: Raw Story
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Andrew Chung / Reuters:   After sharp right turn, U.S. Supreme Court conservatives step on the gas
TMZ.com:
Marjorie Taylor Greene's Husband Files For Divorce  —  6:21 PM PT — MTG's estranged husband, Perry Greene, tells TMZ ... “Marjorie has been my best friend for the last 29 years and she has been an amazing mom!  Our family is our most important thing we have done.”  —  UPDATE
USA Today:
Oath Keepers trial: A 1800s-inspired defense meets most significant Jan. 6 prosecution yet  —  In a case that could be a referendum on the insurrection, “prosecutors are really going for the three-pointer” against an untested, controversial defense.  —  Stewart Rhodes and others from the Oath Keepers …
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Washington Post:
Biden administration to grant Puerto Rico shipping waiver after uproar  —  White House officials faced a backlash from the island's governor and members of Congress after a shipment of diesel was idled off the coast  —  The Biden administration is expected to approve a legal waiver as soon …
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Washington Examiner
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Associated Press:
Record methane leak flows from damaged Baltic Sea pipelines  —  Methane leaking from the damaged Nord Stream pipelines is likely to be the biggest burst of the potent greenhouse gas on record, by far.  The Nord Stream pipeline leaks that were pumping huge volumes of methane into the Baltic Sea …
Associated Press:
Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote  —  Russia positioned itself Wednesday to formally annex parts of Ukraine where occupied areas held a Kremlin-orchestrated “referendum” on living under Moscow's rule that the Ukrainian government and the West denounced as illegal and rigged.
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John Nichols / The Nation:
Sanders, Raskin Want Congress to Get Serious About Averting a Coup in Brazil  —  Brazil's “Tropical Trump” says “only God will remove me” if he loses Sunday.  —  Polls from Brazil show that President Jair Bolsonaro, the Donald Trump-like authoritarian who has run the country disastrously since …
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CBS News:
Bill Plante, legendary CBS News White House correspondent, has died at 84  —  William “Bill” Plante, one of the longest-serving White House broadcast journalists in history, died of respiratory failure on Wednesday, according to his family.  The award-winning CBS correspondent was 84 years old and lived in Washington, D.C.
Kate Briquelet / The Daily Beast:
Brett Favre's Charity for Needy Kids Gave $60K to Another Volleyball Gym  —  The NFL legend is in hot water for alleged misuse of welfare funds for a volleyball facility.  His nonprofit also directed $60K to daughter's high school for new volleyball digs.
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Scoop: GOP leaders prepare for 2023 debt limit “nightmare”  —  GOP leaders, congressional aides and business groups are preparing for a potential “nightmare scenario” next year if House Republicans take back the majority: a debt limit showdown reminiscent of the near-crisis in 2011.
Discussion: Political Wire
The Intercept:
CEO Says He's Been “Praying for Inflation” Because It's an Excuse to Jack Up Prices … The CEO of Iron Mountain Inc. told Wall Street analysts at a September 20 investor event that the high levels of inflation of the past several years had helped the company increase its margins …
Discussion: Insider
Robert Shrimsley / Financial Times:
Brexit ideology lies behind the UK's market rout  —  Kwarteng's statement last week was just one manifestation of the elevation of absolutism over economics  —  It is the Bank of England's failure to raise rates further.  No, wait, it's really all about Fed tightening and dollar strength.
Mustafa Santiago Ali / The Guardian:
America's hardest-hit communities need Biden to declare a climate emergency  —  Wildfires, floods, heatwaves, hurricanes and drought are not waiting for politicians to act - the president must step in  —  illions of people across the United States have witnessed, often tragically …
Discussion: ICT
Kathleen Foody / Associated Press:
Smith & Wesson sued over link to July 4 parade mass shooting  —  Survivors of the mass shooting at a suburban Chicago Independence Day parade and family members of those killed filed 11 lawsuits Wednesday against the manufacturer of the rifle used in the attack, accusing gun-maker Smith & Wesson …
New York Times:
6 Injured in Oakland School Shooting, Police Say  —  Two of the victims were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, the authorities said.  The shooting occurred at a campus in the Bay Area that houses multiple schools.  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — Six people were shot at a campus in Oakland …
Jamie Goldberg / Oregonian:
Christine Drazan, Tina Kotek neck-and-neck in race for Oregon governor, new poll from The Oregonian/OregonLive shows  —  Republican Christine Drazan and Democrat Tina Kotek are neck-and-neck in the three-way race for governor six weeks before the November election, according to a new poll commissioned …
Katie Couric Media:
Why NOT Me?  —  “You're due for a mammogram,” my gynecologist said, looking over my medical chart.  It was May; I had just gotten a pap smear and was still sitting on the exam table in my pink cotton (open in the front) gown.  —  “That's crazy, I just got one!”  I told her, with a hint of indignation.
 
 
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Zachary Cohen / CNN:
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April Slayton / blogs.loc.gov:
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