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10:50 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 …
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
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.
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 …
New York Times:
Biden Says Risk of Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ Is Highest Since 1962 Crisis  —  President Biden delivered a striking warning on Thursday night that recent threats from President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia could devolve into a nuclear conflict, telling supporters at a fund-raiser in New York City …
Discussion: The Guardian, Politico and Townhall
POLITICO Playbook: Biden warns of nuclear ‘Armageddon’
Discussion: The Hill
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
GOP Rep. Nancy Mace praises Biden on marijuana pardons: ‘Credit where credit is due’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Dave Joyce
The White House:
Statement from President Biden on Marijuana Reform
New York Times:
Biden Pardons Thousands Convicted of Marijuana Possession Under Federal Law
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?
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
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: CBS News
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
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 …
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Biden signs executive order on EU-U.S. data privacy agreement  —  U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday that would limit the ability of American national security agencies to access people's personal information as part of a transatlantic data sharing agreement with the European Union.
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 …
Steve Beynon /
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.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Citadel's billionaire CEO Ken Griffin becomes GOP $100 million midterm megadonor  — The $50 million Griffin has donated to Republicans running in federal races make him the third-biggest political donor to federal candidates in this election cycle, according to data tracked by campaign finance watchdog OpenSecrets.
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Discussion: TIME and The Daily Beast
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Discussion: and Mother Jones
Top ally in Trump's 2020 election plot fights professional sanctions
Discussion: Raw Story
Revolver News:
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Aria Bendix / NBC News:
Covid death rates are higher among Republicans than Democrats, mounting evidence shows
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Discussion: Opinion Today
Sasse likely to resign from Senate, putting all eyes on Ricketts
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
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Discussion: Raw Story and CBS News