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9:05 AM ET, October 7, 2022

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New York Times:
Justice Dept. Is Said to Believe Trump Has More Documents  —  Conversations between department officials and the former president's representatives have underscored investigators' skepticism about his cooperation and exposed a rift among his lawyers.  —  A top Justice Department official …
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ABC News:
On Trump's last day in office, why were sensitive documents allegedly in such disarray?  —  The DOJ said it couldn't tell which documents were classified.  —  At the end of Donald Trump's presidency, his team returned a large batch of classified FBI documents and other government records …
CNN:
Justice Department insists Trump return all classified documents
Discussion: Forbes, Raw Story and Reuters
Rolling Stone:
Trump's Latest Revenge Fantasy: Purge the National Archives
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Washington Post:
Putin confronted by insider over Ukraine war, U.S. intelligence finds  —  The disagreement by a member of Putin's inner circle was deemed significant enough that it was included in President Biden's daily intelligence briefing  —  A member of Vladimir Putin's inner circle has voiced disagreement directly …
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The Economist:
Ukraine's military success is reshaping Russia as well as the war  —  Support for Vladimir Putin's regime is narrowing fast  —  “Russia, russia, russia,” chanted Vladimir Putin on September 30th, as he announced the annexation of four Ukrainian provinces: Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson.
Washington Post:
Federal agents see chargeable tax, gun-purchase case against Hunter Biden  —  Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a Trump appointee, must decide whether to charge the son of the current president  —  Federal agents investigating President Biden's son Hunter have gathered what they believe …
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Andrew C. McCarthy / New York Post:
Hunter Biden's end game: It's about far more than him
Associated Press:
Biden: Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ risk highest since '62 crisis  —  President Joe Biden said Thursday that the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons after suffering massive setbacks …
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The White House:
Statement from President Biden on Marijuana Reform  —  As I often said during my campaign for President, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana.  Sending people to prison for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives and incarcerated people for conduct that many states no longer prohibit.
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New York Times:
Biden Pardons Thousands Convicted of Marijuana Possession Under Federal Law
Politico:
Sasse likely to resign from Senate, putting all eyes on Ricketts  —  Ben Sasse is likely to accept a job as the president of the University of Florida and resign his Senate seat in the near future, according to two people familiar with the Nebraska Republican's plans.
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John McCormack / National Review:
Ben Sasse Explains His Decision to Leave Senate to Serve as University of Florida President
CNN:
Republicans called Biden's infrastructure program ‘socialism.’ Then they asked for money.  —  Last November, GOP Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota released a statement slamming the passage of the freshly approved infrastructure law he referred to as “President Biden's multi-trillion dollar socialist wish list.”
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
First Proud Boys leader pleads guilty to Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy  —  Jeremy Bertino was in inner circle of right-wing group led by Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio, accused with some Oath Keepers of planning violence to oppose President Biden's inauguration.  —  A lieutenant of longtime former …
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Oath Keepers trial hears from members troubled by rhetoric before Jan. 6
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Think you already know crazy?  Meet the House GOP Class of '22.  —  Can we have order in the House?  —  Not if this crowd takes over.  —  Much of the public focus in the midterm elections has been on the, er, exotic nature of the Republic nominees in Senate and gubernatorial races, and understandably so.
Discussion: CBS News
WPRI-TV:
12 News/RWU Poll: Fung leads Magaziner in race for Congress  —  PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Republicans remain positioned to win a congressional race in Rhode Island this fall for the first time since 1992, but Democrats still have a shot at holding the seat, an exclusive 12 News/Roger Williams University poll released Thursday shows.
Discussion: Opinion Today and Political Wire
Washington Post:
GOP crisis in Herschel Walker race was nearly two years in the making  —  In Georgia, Republicans are stuck with a problematic Senate candidate they saw coming but decided they couldn't stop  —  In early 2021, as football star Herschel Walker considered running for Senate …
Axios:
Democrats' swing-state local news ploy  —  Writers for a D.C.-based media operation run by prominent Democratic operatives are behind a sprawling network of ostensible local media outlets churning out Democrat-aligned news content in midterm battleground states, Axios has learned.
Gabriel T. Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
September Jobs Numbers Come as Hot Labor Market Cools Some  —  Pace of hiring eased at end of summer, job openings fell and layoffs rose amid high inflation, rising interest rates  —  The U.S. employment report for September will show whether the job market continued to cool last month …
Discussion: CBS News, The Gryning Times and Vox
Washington Post:
RNC seizes on political affiliations of poll workers in swing states  —  Arizona officials accuse the party of spreading misinformation and eroding faith in the voting process ahead of the midterm election  —  PHOENIX — For months, conservative activists who tried to overturn …
Discussion: USA Today and Arizona Mirror
Caitlin Sievers / Arizona Mirror:
Former Tucson classmates and teachers condemn Blake Masters as ‘dangerous’ for Arizona  —  A group of Blake Masters' former classmates at Green Fields Country Day School in Tucson have condemned him in no uncertain terms in an open letter saying that he would “lead Arizona down a dark, dystopian path.”
Discussion: Alternet.org, HuffPost and PoliticusUSA
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Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press:
Arizona Senate debate gives Masters a chance to reset race
Timothy Shenk / New York Times:
The Fiery Brilliance of Obama's Lost Book Manuscript  —  With Barack Obama's presidency slipping into the not-so-recent past, it's hard to remember the thrill — or dread — he once inspired.  Even before entering politics, Mr. Obama had a way of telegraphing that he was headed for big things.
Michael Schaffer / Politico:
The Secret Tapes of Michael Fanone  —  “This is my reality,” said Michael Fanone.  —  The bearded, tattooed ex-cop and I were walking to his pickup truck from federal court in D.C., where he'd just watched the sentencing of a member of the mob that beat him with a Blue Lives Matter flagpole …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Trump has one eye at elections overseas even as the midterms approach
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Democrats sound alarms about funding in battle for House majority
Discussion: New York Times and Daily Kos
Evan Mealins / Montgomery Advertiser:
Alabama requests new chance to execute Alan Miller, who survived first attempt
Discussion: al.com and CBS News
Josephine Harvey / HuffPost:
Greg Gutfeld Complains College Students Aren't Good-Looking Anymore
Discussion: TIME and The Daily Beast
Matthew Sheffield / TYT Network:
Meet ‘The Right Stuff,’ The Latest Doomed Reactionary Dating App
Discussion: Alternet.org and Mother Jones
Politico:
Top ally in Trump's 2020 election plot fights professional sanctions
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Revolver News:
Google Earth Walkthrough Further Exposes FBI's Jan 6 Pipe Bomb Hoax
Aria Bendix / NBC News:
Covid death rates are higher among Republicans than Democrats, mounting evidence shows
Discussion: Alternet.org
TMZ.com:
Kanye West Sitting Down with Fox News' Tucker Carlson for Interview in L.A.
CNN:
Fulton County prosecutor investigating Trump aims for indictments as soon as December
Discussion: Insider
Austin Linfante / Heartland Signal:
Kari Lake uses stock footage of Russian soldiers in campaign ad
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
Natalia Antonova / The Bulwark:
Apathy Keeps Russia's Death Cult Alive
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
About 200 Newspapers Owned by Alden Will Stop Endorsing Candidates
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Changes made by Postmaster General DeJoy before 2020 election harmed US Postal Service, judge rules
Discussion: Raw Story and CBS News