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11:30 AM ET, October 7, 2022

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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.
CNN:
Morale is plummeting in Putin's private army as Russia's war in Ukraine falters
Discussion: The Guardian
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
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
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
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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
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?
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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The White House:
Statement from President Biden on Marijuana Reform
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
GOP Rep. Nancy Mace praises Biden on marijuana pardons: ‘Credit where credit is due’
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 …
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
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
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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
Politico:
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.
 
 
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