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9:40 AM ET, September 30, 2022

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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
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 …
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
Discussion: Raw Story, CNN and Washington Post
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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Paul Gessler / CBS News:
Hopkins anesthesiologist, Army Major spouse conspired to offer medical records to Russia: federal indictment
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
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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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.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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.
Politico:
Jay Powell takes on the world  —  Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is waging a relentless battle against inflation that threatens to leave a path of destruction on the global economy in its wake.  —  The Fed — carrying out its steepest interest rate hikes in three decades …
TYT Network:
Former Trump Official Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge, Is Sentenced to Prison  —  One-time Turning Point USA staffer belonged to secret group that shared graphic fantasies and child-molestation videos  —  Turning Point USA Founder and President Charlie Kirk, left, with Adam Hageman …
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.
Cory Turner / NPR:
In a reversal, the Education Dept. is excluding many from student loan relief  —  In a remarkable reversal that will affect the fortunes of many student loan borrowers, the U.S. Department of Education has quietly changed its guidance around who qualifies for President Biden's sweeping student debt relief plan.
Rodlyn-Mae Banting / Jezebel:
Conservatives Very Offended by Lizzo Twerking With Slave Owner's Crystal Flute  —  Conservative men online are mad about a lot of things right now: Black people getting cast as mermaids.  Black people getting cast as mythical elves.  And now, a Black woman playing a crystal flute owned …
 
 
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Paul Sperry / RealClearInvestigations:
Durham Prosecutes FBI Informants, While Protecting Their Handlers
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
New Infectious Threats Are Coming. The US Probably Won't Contain Them.
Discussion: Chicago Sun-Times and CBS News
Christopher Flavelle / New York Times:
Hurricane Ian's Toll Is Severe. Lack of Insurance Will Make It Worse.
Discussion: Politico, E&E, Florida Politics and WSVN-TV
The White House:
Declaration on U.S.-Pacific Partnership
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
He Has a 7-Point Plan for a Christian Takeover — and Wants Doug Mastriano to Lead the Charge
Discussion: VICE
Karl Vick / TIME:
Why Iran's Leading Women's Rights Defender Thinks the Protesters Could Topple the Regime
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
 Earlier Items: 
Keith Gessen / New Yorker:
How the War in Ukraine Might End
Calder McHugh / Politico:
Two Dem stars struggle to recapture the magic
New York Times:
Ginni Thomas Repeats False 2020 Election Claim in Jan. 6 Interview
Warren Rojas / Insider:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein chides staffers as they race to prep her for stopgap government funding vote: 'I don't even know what that is'
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Politico:
Justices shield spouses' work from potential conflict of interest disclosures
 

 
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Forbes' lawyer demands that Perplexity AI remove articles sourced from Forbes, seeks assurances that Perplexity AI won't infringe on Forbes copyrights, and more

Mickey Djuric / The Canadian Press:
Canadian officials won't say whether or how the new Online News Act should apply to AI companies using Canadian news for training or providing chatbot answers

Brian Stelter / @brianstelter:
Email to staff: Jeff Bezos names and copies Will Lewis and says WaPo “needs to evolve” and has his “commitment on maintaining quality, ethics, and standards”

 
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