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1:00 PM ET, September 29, 2022

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Reuters:
Trump objects to verifying list of property seized from Florida estate - court filing  —  Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are resisting a federal judge's instruction to submit a sworn declaration on whether they believe the government's list of property taken from Trump's Florida estate is accurate.
Discussion: Raw Story, PoliticusUSA and Bloomberg
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Ryan Goodman / Just Security:
Tracker: Evidence of Trump's Knowledge and Involvement in Retaining Mar-a-Lago Documents  —  A central question in the Mar-a-Lago espionage and stolen documents investigation involves former President Donald Trump's knowledge and involvement in retaining government records.
CNN:
Trump pushing back on special master's request for him to declare in court whether DOJ inventory is accurate  —  Former President Donald Trump is pushing back against a plan from the special master overseeing the review of documents seized from Mar-a-Lago that would require Trump to declare …
James Pindell / The Boston Globe:
Maggie Hassan and Chris Sununu lead Senate and governor races, N.H. poll finds  —  Less than six weeks ahead of the midterm elections, Democratic US Senator Maggie Hassan leads her Republican challenger, Don Bolduc, by about 8.5 percentage points in a New Hampshire race that could determine control …
Discussion: The Hill and Fox News
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
How Big Will the GOP House Majority Be After the Midterms?
Discussion: Politico, The Hill and Associated Press
Victoria Balara / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Georgia races see split decision, with Warnock and Kemp ahead
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Seung Min Kim / Associated Press:
GOP states sue Biden administration over student loan plan  —  Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration in an effort to halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, accusing it of overstepping its executive powers.
The Times:
Labour surges to 33-point lead over Tories in YouGov poll … Labour has surged to a 33-point poll lead over the Conservatives after a week of market turmoil triggered by Liz Truss's tax-cutting budget.  —  The YouGov poll for The Times finds Tory support has fallen by seven points …
Discussion: Bloomberg, Guido Fawkes and YouGov
Lee Moran / HuffPost:
Donald Trump Belittled Jared Kushner In Front Of Aides With ‘Deliverance’ Jibe: Book  —  It was one of a series of disparaging comments the then-president made about his son-in-law, according to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman.  —  Donald Trump openly mocked his son-in-law …
Justin Fenton / The Baltimore Banner:
Johns Hopkins doctor and spouse, an Army doctor, indicted for trying to leak medical information to Russia  —  A Johns Hopkins anesthesiologist and her spouse, a doctor and major in the U.S. Army, were federally indicted for attempting to provide medical information about members of the military …
Andrew Freedman / Axios:
Hurricane Ian's climate warning  —  Hurricane forecasters' worst nightmare came true on Wednesday morning, when what had been a Category 3 storm Tuesday night suddenly jumped almost to Category 5. … Now it is not — and studies show this is a dangerous sign of climate change.
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NBC News:
Why ‘Category 4’ doesn't begin to explain Hurricane Ian's dangers
Miranda Devine / New York Post:
30 ex-FBI agents stand up to support whistleblower who exposed agency's political bias  —  MORE FROM:  —  Thirty former FBI agents, including a retired deputy assistant director, head of counterterrorism and five SWAT team members, have spoken out publicly in support of suspended FBI whistleblower Stephen Friend.
Discussion: The Western Journal
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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Julia Mueller / The Hill:
Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband files for divorce
Matthew Mpoke Bigg / New York Times:
NATO Pledges ‘Determined Response’ to Nord Stream Pipeline Leaks … Putin will sign agreements to absorb four Ukrainian territories, the Kremlin says.  —  President Vladimir V. Putin will sign agreements on Friday for the Russian Federation to take over four Ukrainian territories …
Foreign Policy:
Russia's Stripped Its Western Borders to Feed the Fight in Ukraine  —  But Finland and the Baltic states are still leery of Moscow's long-term designs.  —  Since Russia first launched its invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has been peeling military forces away from its bases in Northern Europe …
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Alex Horton / Washington Post:
Pentagon will double powerful HIMARS artillery for Ukraine
The Times:
Nato calls Nord Stream pipeline leaks deliberate sabotage … A series of crippling leaks to gas pipelines running from Russia to Europe were the result of “deliberate, reckless and irresponsible acts of sabotage”, Nato said today.  —  Shortly after a fourth leak was detected along …
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CNN:
First on CNN: European security officials observed Russian Navy ships in vicinity of Nord Stream pipeline leaks
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
Kevin McCarthy: The Gimp Who Thinks He's a Master  —  He wants to be seen as a tough, sane leader.  In reality, he's a spineless suckup.  —  Kevin McCarthy wants you to know that he is a very brilliant and extremely ruthless tactician with an iron grip on his caucus that he will use to crush …
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
In a first, U.S. appoints a diplomat for plants and animals  —  Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202!  Dino Grandoni, a national environment reporter for The Washington Post, wrote the top of today's newsletter.  Below we have the latest on Hurricane Ian's devastating impact in Florida.
James Kirchick / The Atlantic:
How the Anti-war Camp Went Intellectually Bankrupt  —  In 1942, answering a pacifist opponent of British involvement in the Second World War, George Orwell replied that “pacifism is objectively pro-fascist.”  There have of course been many times in human history when opposition to war …
TMZ.com:
Coolio Dead at 59  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  UPDATE  —  2:30 AM PT — 9/29 — Coolio's talent manager, Sheila Finegan, tells TMZ, “We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client, Coolio, who passed away Wednesday afternoon.  He touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed profoundly.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Supreme Court Trust, Job Approval at Historical Lows  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Forty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust in the judicial branch of the federal government that is headed by the Supreme Court.  This represents a 20-percentage-point drop …
Daniel Bice / Journal Sentinel:
Bice: On Twitter, free-wheeling Mandela Barnes called Trump a ‘Russian spy’ and rejected George Washington as a top president  —  Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, a classic millennial, loves social media.  —  Indeed, Barnes — a Democrat challenging Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson …
Discussion: IJR, National Review and The Federalist
Henry J. Gomez / NBC News:
Trump's pick for governor in Michigan is left to fend for herself as money dries up  —  LANSING, Mich. — Two months ago, former President Donald Trump and the Republican establishment joined forces to elevate Tudor Dixon in Michigan's messy GOP primary for governor, signaling a united front …
Discussion: Michigan Radio, MLive.com, Raw Story and DGA
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Governor Ron Desantis Refuses to Take Tucker Carlson's Bait to Hit Biden Over Hurricane Aid  —  Tucker Carlson teed up Ron DeSantis to complain about federal assistance, vis-a-vis President Joe Biden, amid Hurricane Ian and its catastrophic impact on Southwest Florida.
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Judge Warns of Justice Department's Gift to Trump That Could Keep on Giving  —  “I think it's a legitimate concern.  What the judge is getting at is the very real possibility of unforeseen consequences,” said Vermont Law School professor Jared Carter.  —  A judge has warned …
Discussion: Raw Story
U.S. Department of Justice:
Russian Oligarch Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska And Associates Indicted For Sanctions Evasion And Obstruction Of Justice  —  New Jersey Resident Olga Shriki Arrested for Her Role in Facilitating Illicit Travel by Deripaska's Girlfriend and in Real Estate Transactions
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Does Anyone Still Care about the Lincoln Project?  —  On the menu today: Was anyone asking for a five-part docuseries about the Lincoln Project?  Whether you want one or not, Showtime unveiled the trailer yesterday.  So fine, let's talk about the Lincoln Project — its scandals …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Wrap and Deadline
All:
Scandal-Scarred Deputy Mayor Cuts Commissioner Out of Loop to Meet With Police Brass  —  The Eric Adams ally was a top NYPD official when he suddenly resigned in 2014, before a federal investigation yielded bribery convictions of civilian associates.  Now his schedules show he's playing …
Discussion: Newsweek
Washington Post:
Harris visits DMZ after North Korean missile tests  —  PANMUNJOM, South Korea — Vice President Harris toured the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea on Thursday, becoming the most senior Biden administration official to inspect the demarcation line during a four-day trip to Asia …
Ann McAdams / WECT-TV:
Sheriff: “I'm sick of these black bastards.... Every black that I know, you need to fire him...”  —  SBI investigating allegations of Obstruction of Justice at the Columbus County Sheriff's Office  —  COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - On one end of the phone was Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene.
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
 
 
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Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
GOP Senators Baffled By Mitt Romney's Ploy To Oust Mike Lee — And Maybe Thwart A Majority
Jessica Taylor / Cook Political Report:
Four Governor Ratings Shift in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oklahoma and Ohio
Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Advised to Declassify Full Intelligence Report on Khashoggi Murder
Discussion: The Hill
Heritage Foundation:
Heritage Tech Policy Experts Applaud House Antitrust Package
Discussion: Bloomberg
CNN:
Ginni Thomas meets with January 6 committee
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
This Right-Wing Faction Is Waging Civil War Inside the Libertarian Party
Discussion: Raw Story and American Greatness
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Kyle Kondik / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
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New York Times:
MacKenzie Scott, Billionaire Philanthropist, Files for Divorce
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Scoop: GOP leaders prepare for 2023 debt limit “nightmare”
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
'Where's Jackie?' Biden Asks if Deceased Lawmaker Is at White House Event