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10:00 AM ET, October 7, 2022


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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.
Natalia Antonova / The Bulwark:
Apathy Keeps Russia's Death Cult Alive
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 …
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 …
Rolling Stone:
Trump's Latest Revenge Fantasy: Purge the National Archives
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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 …
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 …
POLITICO Playbook: Biden warns of nuclear ‘Armageddon’  —  Presented by With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  BREAKING — The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to “human rights advocate ALES BIALIATSKI from Belarus, the Russian human rights organization Memorial …
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Times
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.
New York Times:
Biden Pardons Thousands Convicted of Marijuana Possession Under Federal Law
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.
John McCormack / National Review:
Ben Sasse Explains His Decision to Leave Senate to Serve as University of Florida President
Divya Kumar / Tampa Bay Times:
University of Florida's finalist for president is Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse
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.”
Discussion: Raw Story
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
Igor Bobic / HuffPost:
‘We Are F**KED’: New Book Reveals How GOP Senators Bailed Out Trump During 1st Impeachment Trial  —  The ineptitude of Trump's legal team reportedly forced GOP senators to take matters into their own hands by choreographing his Ukraine trial defense.  —  Republican senators were more deeply involved …
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:
Few Americans get new covid booster shot ahead of projected winter surge  —  Thousands may die needlessly, some experts fear  —  Joe Gonzales, 37, said he knows there's still a risk of contracting covid — he believes he was infected with the virus this summer.
Timothy Shenk / New York Times:
A Lost Manuscript Shows the Fire Barack Obama Couldn't Reveal on the Campaign Trail  —  At Harvard Law, he wrote a blistering manifesto he never published.  Its searing advice could help Democrats escape their current political quagmire.
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:, PoliticusUSA and HuffPost
Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press:
Arizona Senate debate gives Masters a chance to reset race
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: The Gryning Times, CBS News and Vox
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 …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Oath Keepers trial hears from members troubled by rhetoric before Jan. 6
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Governor Christopher J. Waller / Board of Governors …:
The Economic Outlook with a Look at the Housing Market
Discussion: Fortune
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
What Will Happen in Georgia?  —  Millennial and Gen Z voters have serious power in the South.
Washington Post:
RNC seizes on political affiliations of poll workers in swing states
Discussion: USA Today and Arizona Mirror
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Trump has one eye at elections overseas even as the midterms approach
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Schaffer / Politico:
The Secret Tapes of Michael Fanone
Discussion: Raw Story
Evan Mealins / Montgomery Advertiser:
Alabama requests new chance to execute Alan Miller, who survived first attempt
Discussion: and CBS News
 Earlier Items: 
Josephine Harvey / HuffPost:
Greg Gutfeld Complains College Students Aren't Good-Looking Anymore
Discussion: TIME and The Daily Beast
Washington Post:
GOP crisis in Herschel Walker race was nearly two years in the making
Matthew Sheffield / TYT Network:
Meet ‘The Right Stuff,’ The Latest Doomed Reactionary Dating App
Discussion: and Mother Jones
Top ally in Trump's 2020 election plot fights professional sanctions
Discussion: Raw Story
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
Fulton County prosecutor investigating Trump aims for indictments as soon as December
Discussion: Insider
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Changes made by Postmaster General DeJoy before 2020 election harmed US Postal Service, judge rules
Discussion: Raw Story and CBS News