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12:55 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 …
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: 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: Bloomberg, CNBC and Occupy Democrats
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Judge in documents case is clearly playing for Team Trump. She shouldn't preside.
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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: Daily Kos
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.
Discussion: Washington Post and 19FortyFive
Garry Kasparov / New York Daily News:
Mobilize the free world against Putin now
Discussion: Politico and American Greatness
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 …
NBC News:
Oath Keepers leader regretted not having guns on Jan. 6, prosecutors say at seditious conspiracy trial  —  WASHINGTON — The founder of the far-right Oath Keepers was recorded days after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol saying his “only regret” about that day is that the group …
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: The Hill
New York Times:
Ukraine's Forces Push Forward on Two Fronts … Hundreds of miles apart, pro-Russia officials admit setbacks.  —  IZIUM, Ukraine — The Ukrainian Army was on the move on Monday in two theaters, as Kyiv's forces chased retreating Russian troops outside the reclaimed city of Lyman in the east …
Washington Post:
Refuting annexation, Ukrainian forces push on from Lyman toward Luhansk
Discussion: Politico and UPI
J. Michael Luttig / The Atlantic:
There Is Absolutely Nothing to Support the ‘Independent State Legislature’ Theory  —  Such a doctrine would be antithetical to the Framers' intent, and to the text, fundamental design, and architecture of the Constitution.  —  The Supreme Court will decide before next summer the most important case …
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 …
Josh Kovensky / Talking Points Memo:
11th Circuit Rules On Case Seven Years Later, Hours After TPM Story  —  The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in a case on Monday more than seven years after the matter was first filed, and hours after TPM published an article about the delay.  —  The 81-page ruling was per curiam …
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
Caroline Downey / National Review:
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Health-Care-Worker Vaccine Mandate  —  The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a legal challenge to the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for health-care workers at facilities that receive federal funds.  —  The justices rejected …
Discussion: NBC News, RedState and Mercury News
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Minnesota GOP nominee for governor claimed kids are using litter boxes in schools - it's an internet hoax  —  The Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota repeated last week a bizarre hoax claim which has been debunked that children are being told they can identify as anthropomorphic cats …
Sean Wilentz / Washington Post:
Trump's origins in a New York world of con men, mobsters and hustlers  —  Maggie Haberman hails from a New York City very different from Donald Trump's dominion of glitz and criminality, but she knows that dominion well.  Raised in the household of a traditional shoe-leather New York Times reporter …
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Biden tells Al Sharpton he will run for president again in 2024  —  WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden told the Rev. Al Sharpton that he will seek a second term in a private conversation at the White House last month, Sharpton informed his National Action Network staff in Washington later that day.
Jeff Cercone / PolitiFact:
No, Kamala Harris didn't say Hurricane Ian relief would be based on skin color  —  Harris did not say any particular race would be prioritized in relief efforts.  —  The White House said her comments about equity were referring to long-term, bipartisan investments in underserved communities, not immediate hurricane relief.
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 …
Victoria Prodeline / Monmouth University …:
Economic Issues Outweigh Concerns About Rights in Midterm Vote  —  Biden gets poor marks on handling pivotal issues  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Economic issues are a bigger factor in this year's midterm elections than concerns about rights and democracy, according to the latest Monmouth ("Mon-muth") University Poll.
Bryan Anderson / WRAL-TV:
Budd, Beasley deadlocked in US Senate race as economic concerns weigh NC voters, WRAL News poll shows … The online survey found 43% of likely voters favor Republican U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, while 42% prefer the Democrat, former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley.
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.
Daniel Miller / The Forward:
My relative running for Congress is part of a movement that endangers Jews.  Should my family speak out?  —  Just how far should we go for family loyalty, wonders a relative of a Trump loyalist  —  Max Miller belongs to a political movement that's endangering America and endangering Jews.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The identity of ‘Perla’ is revealed, creating new woes for DeSantis  —  The political mystique of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) rests partly on the illusion that he wields absolute “own the libs” mastery over the various assorted enemies the right has decided to hate these days.
David Wildstein / New Jersey Globe:
Malinowski has internal poll that shows him tied with Kean in NJ-7  —  Biden at 44%-54%  —  An internal poll for Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski's re-election campaign in New Jersey's 7th district has him tied with Republican Tom Kean, Jr. at 48%-48%.  —  The Greenberg Quinlan Rosner poll shows …
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
'There's no there there': Fetterman's problems go beyond his health  —  PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania — A couple hundred die-hard supporters of John Fetterman's campaign stood in the pouring rain Saturday morning in a Pittsburgh parking lot, a scene reminiscent of the former President Donald Trump supporters …
Discussion: HotAir, WITF and BizPac Review
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Alex Shephard / New Republic:
Who Will Win the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature?
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Michael Paluska / ABC Action News Tampa Bay:
Civilians furious as relief operations paused while Governor Ron DeSantis toured hard-hit Arcadia
Discussion: Twitchy
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Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump rallies drift to fringe ahead of potential 2024 bid
Discussion: Washington Post and IJR
Eve Kessler / Streetsblog New York City:
EXCLU: Sanitation Department Hires McKinsey for Containerization Study
Discussion: NPR
Helen Lewis / The Atlantic:
The Guggenheim's Scapegoat  —  Defacement is a beautiful painting—and an ugly one.
Kyle Whitmire /
Alabama GOP chairman made the photo ID he used to vote
Discussion: Daily Kos and PoliticusUSA