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Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
What if We're Already Fighting the Third World War with Russia?  —  Putin's latest provocations once again put Washington in an awful bind.  —  Nuclear blackmail, illegal annexation of territory, hundreds of thousands of Russian men rounded up and sent to the front lines in Ukraine …
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Associated Press:
Ukraine says 25 people are dead in an attack on a civilian convoy in Zaporizhzhia. … Putin is set to declare that four regions of Ukraine are part of Russia, despite international condemnation.  —  KYIV, Ukraine — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is set to sign decrees on Friday …
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
The West should hunker down against Putin's latest aggression  —  Here's President Vladimir Putin's plan to salvage his ruinous mistake of invading Ukraine: Ignore defeat.  Redraw the borders.  Burn the diplomatic exit ramps.  Threaten nuclear war.  Do anything but back down.
Discussion: Associated Press, Townhall and HotAir
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Gerrymandering Isn't Giving Republicans the Advantage You Might Expect  —  Yes, the G.O.P. has a structural edge in the House, but it isn't anything near insurmountable for Democrats.  —  There is no shortage of reasons Republicans are expected to retake the House this year …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, E&E and Newsday
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Andrew Solender / Axios:
GOP's impeachment zeal  —  House Republicans have introduced more than a dozen impeachment resolutions against President Biden and his officials, far outpacing Democrats' formal impeachment efforts at this point in former President Trump's term. … - Biden has been the target of nine …
Discussion: Raw Story, CNN and Washington Post
Variety:
Trevor Noah to Exit ‘Daily Show’ After Seven Years  —  Trevor Noah is nearing his last laugh on “The Daily Show.”  —  The comedian, who came out of near anonymity to take over the program from Jon Stewart in 2015, plans to exit the flagship Comedy Central series after a seven-year tenure …
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Eduardo Medina / New York Times:
Trevor Noah Announces He Will Leave ‘The Daily Show’  —  During a taping of the Comedy Central program Thursday night, he noted that it has been seven years since he replaced Jon Stewart.  He will depart at a time to be determined, he said.  —  Trevor Noah, the South African comedian …
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
DeSantis, Once a ‘No’ on Storm Aid, Petitions a President He's Bashed  —  The Florida governor, who as a congressman opposed aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy, is seeking relief from the Biden administration as Hurricane Ian ravages his own state.  —  As a freshman congressman in 2013 …
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Jill Lawrence / USA Today:
What Joe Biden's memory lapse about the late Jackie Walorski really told us
Politico:
The Bill Clinton comeback
Politico:
Georgia and Nevada on their minds: Senate watchers sweat two swing states  —  The Democratic and Republican campaign chiefs agree on one thing about the battle for the Senate majority: Nevada and Georgia are at the center.  —  “If you look at the polls, Nevada and Georgia are the two logical ones” …
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David Lat / Original Jurisdiction:
A Prominent Federal Judge Declares He Will No Longer Hire Clerks From Yale Law School  —  And he's trying to get his fellow judges to join his boycott of YLS clerks—will it work? … Actions have consequences.  And the problematic actions of Yale Law School when it comes to free speech …
U.S. Department of Justice:
Major in the United States Army and a Maryland Doctor Facing Federal Indictment for Allegedly Providing Confidential Health Information to a Purported Russian Representative to Assist Russia Related to the Conflict In Ukraine  —  Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury has returned …
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Justin Fenton / The Baltimore Banner:
Johns Hopkins doctor and spouse, an Army doctor, indicted for trying to leak medical information to Russia
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Two Migrants Shot Along Roadway in Rural Texas  —  A local jail warden in Hudspeth County is one of two men arrested in connection with the attack south of El Paso, a law enforcement official said.  —  HOUSTON — Two unauthorized migrants were shot, one of them fatally …
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
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Perry Stein / Washington Post:
Judge rules Trump lawyers don't have to clarify Mar-a-Lago document claims  —  Special master Raymond Dearie had told Donald Trump's attorneys to address whether documents were, as Trump has claimed, planted or declassified  —  Judge Aileen M. Cannon told Donald Trump's lawyers Thursday …
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New York Times:
Judge Overrules Special Master's Demands to Trump in Document Review
John Burn-Murdoch / Financial Times:
The Tories have become unmoored from the British people  —  The government may have adopted the most extreme economic position of any major party in the developed world  —  In a single week, Britain has gone from being one among many nations facing fierce economic headwinds to being a financial basket case …
Michael Kruse / Politico:
'It's My Curse and My Salvation': Trump's Most Famous Chronicler Opens Up  —  NEW YORK — Late one recent afternoon, Maggie Haberman pulled into a parking spot in the lot at Gargiulo's, the old-time Italian restaurant in Coney Island where Donald Trump's father used to eat lunch.
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
The Pandemic's Legacy Is Already Clear  —  All of this will happen again.  —  Recently, after a week in which 2,789 Americans died of COVID-19, President Joe Biden proclaimed that “the pandemic is over.”  Anthony Fauci described the controversy around the proclamation as a matter of …
Discussion: I Might Be Wrong
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Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
New Infectious Threats Are Coming. The US Probably Won't Contain Them.
Discussion: Chicago Sun-Times and CBS News
NBC News:
At least 12 confirmed dead as the scope of Hurricane Ian's devastation comes into focus  —  Hurricane Ian leaves Florida's southwest coast unrecognizable  —  At least 12 people have died after Hurricane Ian tore across Florida with such ferocity that President Joe Biden said it could be the deadliest in state history.
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
GOP Candidate's Staffer Has a Murder-for-Hire Past  —  Kari Lake, the GOP nominee for Arizona governor, has hired a staffer who “attempted to kill” an FBI informant.  —  Arizona Republican governor candidate Kari Lake has made her support for law enforcement a centerpiece of her campaign …
Discussion: Raw Story
Zachary T. Sampson / Tampa Bay Times:
Section of Sanibel Causeway wiped out by Hurricane Ian  —  On the ground in southwest Florida, a Tampa Bay Times reporter and photographer bring eyewitness accounts.  —  Photojournalist Douglas R. Clifford and I left our hotel room in Fort Myers late Wednesday night and have been searching …
Valentina Romei / Financial Times:
UK remains only G7 economy to languish below pre-pandemic levels  —  GDP stuck 0.2% below final quarter of 2019, but latest growth data now positive  —  Significant revisions to UK data indicate that Britain is the only G7 economy that remains smaller than it was before the pandemic …
Discussion: New Statesman and The Nation
Jeff Shesol / New York Times:
The Supreme Court Is Broken.  Where's Biden?  —  In a recent speech at Independence Hall, President Biden called on Americans to stand against an assault on democracy — the ongoing assault waged by insurrectionists and would-be patriots, by election deniers and other extremists.
Kenneth L. Marcus / Jewish Journal:
Berkeley Develops Jewish-Free Zones  —  https://jewishjournal.com/wp-content/ uploads/speaker/post-351854.mp3?cb= 1664388288.mp3  —  If it wasn't so frightening, one might be able to recognize the irony in the sight of campus progressives trying so hard to signal progressive virtue that they fall victim to a deeper moral shame.
Discussion: Melanie Phillips
Jordan Uhl / The Lever:
How Wall Street Profits Off Of The Sick And Elderly  —  As Congress helps out its private equity donors, new research shows what happens when those firms take over nursing homes and medical offices.  —  Weeks after Congress preserved a tax loophole for private equity billionaires …
 
 
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