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4:55 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: PoliticusUSA, Raw Story 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.
Discussion: CNBC, Newsbusters and UPI
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.
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Michael Stratford / Politico:
Biden administration scales back student debt relief for millions amid legal concerns  —  The Biden administration is curtailing its sweeping student debt relief program for several million Americans whose federal student loans are owned by private companies over concerns the industry would challenge it in court.
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
GOP states sue Biden administration to overturn student debt relief
Discussion: CNN
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 …
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Sarah N. Lynch / Reuters:
U.S. says ex-Army major and his wife tried to leak military health data to Russia  —  A former U.S. Army major and his anesthesiologist wife have been criminally charged for allegedly plotting to leak highly sensitive healthcare data about military patients to Russia, the Justice Department revealed on Thursday.
Darragh Roche / Newsweek:
Prominent Republican Endorses Democrat Against Trump Candidate in Oklahoma  —  A prominent Oklahoma Republican has formally endorsed a Democrat running for the state's open U.S. Senate seat against her GOP opponent backed by former President Donald Trump.  —  Kendra Horn, a former member …
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
How Big Will the GOP House Majority Be After the Midterms?
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 …
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
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 …
Jill Lawrence / USA Today:
What Joe Biden's memory lapse about the late Jackie Walorski really told us  —  Joe Biden says presidents have ‘a duty to care’ for all Americans.  Donald Trump never saw it that way and blamed blue states when tragedy struck.  —  I shuddered when I learned that President Joe Biden had called …
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Fox News:
'Where's Jackie?' Biden's latest gaffe ignored on-air by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC
Washington Post:
Trump's paid-speeches organizer is struggling financially  —  A company that puts on for-profit Trump rallies, including an upcoming Mar-a-Lago gala and multimillion-dollar fees for the former president, is having trouble paying its bills  —  A company that organized a lucrative series …
NATO:
Statement by the North Atlantic Council on the damage to gas pipelines  —  The NATO Invitees associate themselves with this Statement.  — The damage to the Nordstream 1 and Nordstream 2 pipelines in international waters in the Baltic Sea is of deep concern.
Joey Garrison / USA Today:
Vice President Harris mistakenly touts US ‘alliance with the Republic of North Korea’  —  WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris mistakenly touted the U.S. “alliance with the Republic of North Korea” in remarks Thursday from Korea's Demilitarized Zone that sought to reaffirm America's commitment to the security of its Asian allies.
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Washington Post:
Harris visits DMZ after North Korean missile tests
Bolts:
Your Guide to All 35 States Deciding Their Next Secretary of State  —  Trump-aligned election deniers running for chief election posts could sow chaos, while other candidates push for expanding voting access.  —  Mark Finchem, a Republican lawmaker who is running for secretary of state in Arizona …
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
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Matt Taibbi / TK News:
YouTube Demonetizes TK Content  —  A brief note to subscribers about YouTube's decision to demonetize TK material, saying Matt Orfalea's factual video “isn't suitable for all advertisers”  —  Today we're releasing a video Matt Orfalea has been working on, showing years of audio and video clips …
Discussion: The Federalist, Twitchy and Newsbusters
Reuters:
America's Throwaway Spies  —  The spy was minutes from leaving Iran when he was nabbed.  —  Gholamreza Hosseini was at Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran in late 2010, preparing for a flight to Bangkok.  There, the Iranian industrial engineer would meet his Central Intelligence Agency handlers.
Jessica Taylor / Cook Political Report:
Four Governor Ratings Shift in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oklahoma and Ohio  —  At the outset of this gubernatorial cycle, we fully expected perpetual swing states like Pennsylvania and Michigan to be in the Toss Up column all the way until Election Day.  With Democrats facing national headwinds …
Discussion: The Hill
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 …
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
Angelina Chapin / The Cut:
The Dads Who Got Woke After Roe Fell  —  John barely slept in the days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade this summer.  When he first saw the news, he immediately thought of his daughter, who had just turned 8, and how he'd do anything to protect her.
Manu Raju / CNN:
‘This is not the best job in the world’: Manchin says he hasn't made any decisions on running again  —  Sen. Joe Manchin has wielded his power more than any other senator in the 50-50 Senate - but whether he wants to do it for six more years is still a question.
Discussion: Fox News
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
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.
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 …
Politico:
Justices shield spouses' work from potential conflict of interest disclosures  —  A year after Amy Coney Barrett joined the Supreme Court, the boutique Indiana firm SouthBank Legal opened its first-ever Washington office in Penn Quarter, a move the firm hailed in a 2021 press release as an “important milestone.”
Jonathan V. Last / The Triad:
Remember the Time Trump Wanted the Navy to Hide the USS John McCain?  —  It's a thing that happened.  —  TNB tonight: Me.  Tim-O. Turn up the dark, motherforker.  —  1. He Is Who We Thought He Was  —  Before we get started: The damage from Hurricane Ian in Florida looks very bad.
 
 
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Kenneth L. Marcus / Jewish Journal:
Berkeley Develops Jewish-Free Zones
Olafimihan Oshin / The Hill:
Uvalde survivors sue gun makers, school district, law enforcement
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Texas Tribune
CREW:
Corporations have given $40 million to the Sedition Caucus
David Gilbert / VICE:
Trump Is Single-Handedly Keeping QAnon Alive
Discussion: Raw Story
gracechurch.org:
An Open Letter to Governor Gavin Newsom
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Sarah Chaney Cambon / Wall Street Journal:
Why Are Companies Still Hiring When GDP Is Shrinking?
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
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Anton Troianovski / New York Times:
Russia plans to illegally annex lands it invaded, even as its military falters.
 

 
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