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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.
Financial Times:
Ukrainian forces report Starlink outages during push against Russia  —  Some of Elon Musk's SpaceX devices stopped working when Ukrainian soldiers liberated territory, Kyiv officials say  —  Ukrainian troops have reported outages of their Starlink communication devices on the frontline …
Discussion: UATV and TASS
CNN:
Morale is plummeting in Putin's private army as Russia's war in Ukraine falters  —  Russian troops are releasing video on social media that reveal what's really going on behind the lines  —  The Ukrainians' bodies lay side-by-side on the grass, the earth beside them splayed open by a crater.
Discussion: The Guardian
Robyn Dixon / Washington Post:
As Ukraine war falters, Russians ask a risky question: Could Putin fall?
Discussion: Newsbusters
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 …
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:   DOJ Presses Trump Whether He Has More Documents to Turn Over
Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
Herschel Walker should do a ‘virtual withdrawal’ from his Senate race  —  Herschel Walker should announce he will forswear service in the Senate — but with a twist.  —  Start with this, though: It is long past time for national and state Republicans and Walker himself to admit …
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and CBS News
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Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
What Will Happen in Georgia?  —  Millennial and Gen Z voters have serious power in the South.
Discussion: New York Times
Washington Post:
GOP crisis in Herschel Walker race was nearly two years in the making
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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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Biden warns of nuclear ‘Armageddon’
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Times
Fox News:
BLOWING SMOKE: Kellyanne Conway and Mark Penn on Biden's weed pardon being ‘timed for the election’  —  Conway claimed that Kamala Harris' office “handled more than 1,900 marijuana convictions” while she was a prosecutor  —  Dr Russell Kamer: America's youth need to be educated on marijuana
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Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
GOP Rep. Nancy Mace praises Biden on marijuana pardons: ‘Credit where credit is due’
The White House:
Statement from President Biden on Marijuana Reform
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 …
Mary Katharine Ham / MKHammer Time:
In the Age of Quiet Quitting, I Was Quiet Suspended, And I Can't Shut Up About It  —  On Toobin's wake, professionalism, and the lessons I thought we learned in #MeToo  —  People ask me these days if I'm still on TV.  The answer is: not really.  So, where have I been?
Associated Press:
Michael Flynn's ReAwaken roadshow recruits ‘Army of God’  —  By the time the red, white and blue-colored microphone had been switched off, the crowd of 3,000 had listened to hours of invective and grievance.  “We're under warfare,” one speaker told them.  Another said she would …
Discussion: Political Wire
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.”
Discussion: Raw Story
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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Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
The Astronaut and the Alien  —  In an uneventful debate, Mark Kelly has an encounter of the GOP kind.
Steve Feinstein / American Thinker:
The Democrats Wrecked My Retirement  —  If you're fortunate enough to lead a reasonably normal American life, things go something like this: you go through school and graduate from either high school or college, somewhere in the middle of the class.  You get a job, move out on your own, and meet your eventual spouse.
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.
Grid News:
Mark Finchem says Google and the ‘deep state’ are blocking his campaign site.  The truth is simpler — and implicates his own team.  —  If he wins in November, the Trump-backed “Stop the Steal” proponent would run Arizona's elections as secretary of state.  —  The Trump-endorsed …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Quit dragging Maggie Haberman  —  A traitor is defined as someone who “betrays another's trust or is false to an obligation or duty,” according to Merriam-Webster.  The dictionary people, however, might soon have to add an emerging variation: “A journalist who doesn't give me my juicy tidbits …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Slate
John Leland / New York Times:
How a Dog's Killing Turned Brooklyn Progressives Against One Another  —  After a sudden confrontation that left a golden retriever dead, neighbors came together online to support the owner of the dog.  But then things changed.  —  Real-world ethics question: In a well-used city park …
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.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Twitchy
Steve Beynon / Military.com:
Austin Orders Renaming of Bases that Honor Confederate Rebels  —  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday signed off on an independent commission's recommendations to rename military bases that honor Confederate officers and scrub a long list of references commemorating the southern rebellion.
Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
Mayor Adams Declares State of Emergency to Respond to Migrant Crisis  —  The number of people in the New York City main shelter system has exceeded 61,000, nearing a record for the city.  —  Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency for New York City on Friday as the city struggles …
Andrew C. McCarthy / New York Post:
Hunter Biden's end game: It's about far more than him  —  How does the Hunter Biden probe end?  That question is stirring now that anonymous people connected to the case are leaking to the Washington Post — leaks of investigative information and prosecutorial deliberations that are about as surprising …
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CNN:
Federal prosecutors weighing charges on two fronts in Hunter Biden investigation
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Trump has one eye at elections overseas even as the midterms approach  —  While most national Republicans have been fretting over whether Dr. Mehmet Oz can rebound in Pennsylvania, or whether Herschel Walker will be tripped up by the ghosts of his past, Donald Trump has also been keeping tabs …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Megan Specia / New York Times:
Zelensky Heralds Ukrainian Advances Amid Intensified Russian Shelling
Discussion: Foreign Affairs and KTUU
Jamie Goldberg / Oregonian:
Nike co-founder Phil Knight changes course, donates $1 million to Republican governor candidate Christine Drazan
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Citadel's billionaire CEO Ken Griffin becomes GOP $100 million midterm megadonor
Discussion: The Daily Wire
Governor Christopher J. Waller / Board of Governors …:
The Economic Outlook with a Look at the Housing Market
Discussion: Fortune
Gabriel T. Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
September Jobs Numbers Come as Hot Labor Market Cools Some
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Think you already know crazy? Meet the House GOP Class of '22.
Discussion: CBS News
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
RNC seizes on political affiliations of poll workers in swing states
Discussion: The Hill and USA Today
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Democrats sound alarms about funding in battle for House majority
Discussion: New York Times and 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: 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
Aria Bendix / NBC News:
Covid death rates are higher among Republicans than Democrats, mounting evidence shows
WPRI-TV:
12 News/RWU Poll: Fung leads Magaziner in race for Congress
Discussion: Opinion Today