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9:00 AM ET, October 4, 2022


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Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
‘Pro-Life’ Herschel Walker Paid for Girlfriend's Abortion  —  The woman has receipts—and a “get well” card she says the football star, now a Senate candidate, sent her. … Herschel Walker, the football legend now running for Senate in Georgia, says he wants to completely ban abortion …
Shannon McCaffrey / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Herschel Walker's campaign in turmoil as adult son accuses him of violence, lying  —  ‘You are not a family man’  —  U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker's campaign was in turmoil Monday after his adult son accused his father of threatening to kill his family members, an accusation that came …
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
A Public Health Success Story  —  We revisit the subject of Covid and racial inequities.  —  The Covid mass vaccination program in the U.S. began on Dec. 14, 2020, when a nurse at a hospital in Queens, N.Y., received a shot on live television.  —  But more than two months later …
Maya King / New York Times:
Herschel Walker Paid for Girlfriend's Abortion, Report Says  —  Mr. Walker called the report a lie, after The Daily Beast, which has also broken news about Mr. Walker's out-of-wedlock children, reported that a former girlfriend had the procedure in 2009.  —  ATLANTA — Herschel Walker …
Washington Post:
Trump's lawyer refused his request in February to say all documents returned  —  After initial return of 15 boxes, attorney Alex Cannon thought there might be more records at Mar-a-Lago, people familiar with the matter said  —  Former president Donald Trump asked one of his lawyers to tell …
Discussion: Insider, CNN and Raw Story
New York Times:
Lawyer Declined Trump Request to Tell Archives All Material Was Returned  —  When asked to say the former president had no more government documents after the return of 15 boxes in January, the lawyer, Alex Cannon, would not do so, uncertain of whether it was true.
Discussion: Insider, HuffPost, Bloomberg, Raw Story and CNBC
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Judge in documents case is clearly playing for Team Trump. She shouldn't preside.
Discussion: Raw Story
Walter Russell Mead / Wall Street Journal:
Putin's Nuclear Threat Is Real  —  The conflict isn't only about Ukraine.  He's waging a global war on the U.S.-led order.  —  1x  —  Even as poorly trained, poorly led and poorly supplied Russian forces retreat on the battlefield, the danger that the war in Ukraine will erupt into a wider conflict continues to grow.
Josie Ensor / Telegraph:
Nuclear weapons convoy sparks fears Putin could be preparing test to send ‘signal to the West’  —  Train operated by secretive nuclear division spotted in central Russia heading towards the front line in Ukraine  —  A Russian convoy transporting equipment for Russia's nuclear weapons programme …
Discussion: The Daily Wire and Daily Kos
Gideon Rachman / Financial Times:   When conspiracy theorists run countries
Garry Kasparov / New York Daily News:
Mobilize the free world against Putin now
Susan Page / USA Today:
Exclusive: Democrat Fetterman hangs onto 6-point lead over GOP's Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania Senate race  —  Democrat John Fetterman is hanging on to a six percentage-point lead over Republican Mehmet Oz in the nation's most closely watched Senate race, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll …
Steven Shepard / Politico:   Our newest ratings and updates, fresh out of the oven
Takeaways from the dramatic first day and opening statements of the Oath Keepers trial  —  With the historic case that they had brought against Oath Keepers accused of plotting to attack the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, prosecutors framed up how the jury should think about the allegations …
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Daily Kos
NBC News:
Oath Keepers leader regretted not having guns on Jan. 6, prosecutors say at seditious conspiracy trial
Stephanie Saul / New York Times:
At N.Y.U., Students Were Failing Organic Chemistry.  Who Was to Blame?  —  Maitland Jones Jr., a respected professor, defended his standards.  But students started a petition, and the university dismissed him.  —  In the field of organic chemistry, Maitland Jones Jr. has a storied reputation.
Kylie Cheung / Jezebel:
Dr. Oz's Scientific Experiments Killed Over 300 Dogs, Entire Litter of Puppies  —  Columbia's internal investigation found that Oz's research team inflicted extensive suffering on canine test subjects in violation of the Animal Welfare Act.  —  Alerts  —  In a scandal that will surely …
Susan J. Demas / Michigan Advance:
Michigan Republicans beg Whitmer to zip it on abortion rights  —  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gives the keynote address at the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference on June 2, 2022 |  Susan J. Demas graphic using Allison R. Donahue photo  —  When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave her keynote address …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Craig Mauger / Detroit News:   Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's lead over Tudor Dixon stretches to 17 points: new poll
J. Michael Luttig / The Atlantic:
There Is Absolutely Nothing to Support the ‘Independent State Legislature’ Theory  —  The Supreme Court will decide before next summer the most important case for American democracy in the almost two and a half centuries since America's founding.  —  In Moore v. Harper …
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
Irony Meter Explodes as Migrants Lured TO Florida for Hurricane Ian Cleanup  —  OH, NOW YOU NEED THEM  —  Migrants are reportedly being transported from New York City to Florida for work supporting cleanup efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian—weeks after the governor put migrants on a flight to Martha's Vineyard.
Victor Shi / The Boston Globe:
There is no home for Asian Americans in the Republican Party anymore  —  Next month, millions of voters will make their voices heard at the polls.  For Asian Americans, this is an opportunity to send a message to Trump and Republicans that we will not tolerate their attacks on us.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Washington Post:
Refuting annexation, Ukrainian forces push on from Lyman toward Luhansk  —  LYMAN, Ukraine — The Ukrainian soldiers waved, hooted and raised their fists in triumph as they drove out of the strategic eastern city of Lyman on Monday, riding M113 armored personnel vehicles provided by Western countries.
Discussion: Politico and UPI
New York Times:
Ukraine's Forces Push Forward on Two Fronts
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
Marjorie Taylor Greene's Husband No Longer Wants to Keep Divorce Private  —  BETTER DEAL?  —  Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband, Perry Greene, has moved to withdraw a motion seeking to seal documents in their ongoing divorce case, meaning the matter could remain public.
Discussion: Raw Story
Center for Human Rights in Iran:
Students Violently Attacked, Arrested by Security Forces as Protests in Iran Spread  —  Students Trapped, Beaten, Tear Gassed, Taken to Unknown Locations  —  Fears of Worsening Violence as Protests Spread to Over 100 Universities  —  On Sunday night, October 2, 2022 …
Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi killing lawsuit, say lawyers  —  Lawyers for Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, facing a U.S. lawsuit over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, told a court on Monday the crown prince's appointment as prime minister last week ensured him immunity from prosecution.
Financial Times:
Truss finally admits defeat on tax benefit for the wealthy  —  Prime minister cuts her losses and abandons plan to ditch top rate of income tax after outcry  —  Prime minister Liz Truss sought to hold her nerve during the course of a fraught Sunday at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham …
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
Trump sues CNN for defamation  —  Former President Trump has sued CNN in federal court in Florida for defamation.  —  In the l awsuit filed Monday, Trump's attorneys claim CNN “has sought to use its massive influence — purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source — to defame the Plaintiff …
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Evan Halper / Washington Post:
As gas prices rise, Democrats scramble to lay blame on Big Oil
Discussion: Breitbart
Declan Harty / Politico:
Trump startup investors: Give us a better deal or we'll walk
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell saw killing Manchin bill as personal
Matthew Brown / Associated Press:
Montana judge knocks down Republicans' tighter voting laws
Discussion: The Root and Washington Times
Daniel Miller / The Forward:
My relative running for Congress is part of a movement that endangers Jews. Should my family speak out?
Bryan Anderson / WRAL-TV:
Budd, Beasley deadlocked in US Senate race as economic concerns weigh NC voters, WRAL News poll shows
Discussion: Politico
Sean Wilentz / Washington Post:
Trump's origins in a New York world of con men, mobsters and hustlers
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David Wildstein / New Jersey Globe:
Malinowski has internal poll that shows him tied with Kean in NJ-7
Josh Kovensky / Talking Points Memo:
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Jeff Cercone / PolitiFact:
No, Kamala Harris didn't say Hurricane Ian relief would be based on skin color
Discussion: Washington Post, Townhall and Twitchy
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The identity of ‘Perla’ is revealed, creating new woes for DeSantis
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Minnesota GOP nominee for governor claimed kids are using litter boxes in schools - it's an internet hoax
Discussion: Raw Story and LGBTQ Nation