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8:15 AM ET, September 29, 2022

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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
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AJ McDougall / The Daily Beast:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's Husband of 27 Years Files for Divorce  —  ‘IRRETRIEVABLY BROKEN’  —  Perry Greene, the husband of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), filed for divorce on Tuesday, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Beast.  The petition stated …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Raw Story
Julia Mueller / The Hill:
Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband files for divorce  —  Correction: Perry Greene filed for divorce in the Floyd County Superior Court.  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-Ga.) husband filed for divorce Wednesday on the grounds that the marriage is “irretrievably broken,” according to court documents.
TMZ.com:
Coolio Dead at 59  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  UPDATE  —  6:47 PM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene of Coolio's death.  An autopsy and toxicology test will be used to determine an official cause of death.  —  UPDATE
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: Insider and 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.
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
Pentagon will double powerful HIMARS artillery for Ukraine  —  The United States and nearly two dozen partner nations said they would accelerate weapons production, expecting a sustained conflict with Russia  —  The United States will more than double its commitment of long-range rocket artillery systems …
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Foreign Policy:   Russia's Stripped Its Western Borders to Feed the Fight in Ukraine
Associated Press:
Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote
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 …
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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.
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
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.
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
Rob Hastings / The i Paper:
Imprisoned Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza: 'None of us know how Putin's regime will end - but it will' … In a cell in Moscow, Vladimir Kara-Murza is awaiting trial.  He knows he will be found guilty.  His “crimes” are telling the truth about Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine …
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 …
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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.
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
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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Pennsylvania Senate race narrows  —  Growing concern over Fetterman's health, but Oz supporters remain unenthusiastic  —  John Fetterman polls ahead of Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania amid voters' crime concerns  —  Democrat John Fetterman tops Republican Mehmet Oz among Pennsylvania voters …
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.
New York Times:
MacKenzie Scott, Billionaire Philanthropist, Files for Divorce  —  Less than two years after announcing the marriage and their intent to give money away together, Ms. Scott has parted ways with her second husband, a teacher.  —  Less than two years after announcing their intention to give away …
Jon Hilsenrath / Wall Street Journal:
What America Gave My Father—and What He Gave Back  —  Joseph Hilsenrath came to the U.S. as a child fleeing Nazi persecution and spent a lifetime contributing to his new country.  Many of today's immigrants can tell a similar story.  —  In a poignant moment in the new Ken Burns documentary …
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.
Bloomberg:
US Encourages UK to Dial Back Tax-Cut Plan  —  The Biden administration is alarmed over the market turmoil triggered by the new UK government's economic program and is seeking ways to encourage Prime Minister Liz Truss's team to dial back its dramatic tax cuts.
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Financial Times:
Bank of England launches £65bn move to calm markets
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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: NBC News
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Andrew Chung / Reuters:
After sharp right turn, U.S. Supreme Court conservatives step on the gas
Discussion: The Nation
 
 
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