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6:40 PM ET, December 7, 2022

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Washington Post:
Trump team searches two of his properties amid court battle with DOJ  —  The former president's lawyers say no classified documents were found at Trump Tower in New York or at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.  —  Lawyers for former president Donald Trump conducted a search of at least …
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New York Times:
Classified Documents Found in Trump Search of Storage Site  —  The discovery came as series of searches were conducted by a team hired by the former president, after a federal judge directed his lawyers to look for any materials still in his possession.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump hired people …
CNN:
Trump team finds two documents with classified markings in a Florida storage unit  —  Two documents with classified markings were found in a Florida storage unit during a search by a team hired by former President Donald Trump's lawyers, a person familiar with the situation told CNN.
Alex Leary / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Legal Team Finds Two More Documents Marked Classified
Discussion: Bloomberg
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
How Raphael Warnock defeated Herschel Walker  —  It was one of the most unusual political events in recent Georgia history.  After vilifying Gov. Brian Kemp for much of the past decade, the Democratic Party of Georgia held a suburban event featuring voters who sang the Republican's praises …
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Natalie Allison / Politico:
‘He never should have run for this seat’  —  When Herschel Walker entered the U.S. Senate race with the backing of his longtime friend Donald Trump, Georgia Republicans were not naive about the challenges ahead.  The retired football star had no prior political experience.
Lisa Lerer / New York Times:
Warnock's Victory Forges Democrats' Path Through the New Battlegrounds
Discussion: HuffPost
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Values-based politics are winning politics for Democrats
Discussion: DemocracySOS
Erick-Woods Erickson / Erick Erickson's Show Notes:
Can We Move Forward, Please?
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Warnock defeats Walker, giving Democrats 51-49 majority in Senate
House Committee on Ethics:
Statement of the Acting Chairwoman and Acting Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  —  Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(A), and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A), 17A(c)(1), and 17A(j), the Acting Chairwoman and Acting Ranking Member …
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Zach Everson / Forbes:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Under Investigation By House Ethics Committee  —  The House Committee on Ethics is investigating Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), according to a statement the panel issued on Wednesday.   —  The statement, which did not provide many details about the inquiry …
Ryan King / Washington Examiner:
AOC facing House Ethics Committee investigation
Georgi Kantchev / Wall Street Journal:
Russian Oil-Price Cap Adds to Fiscal Pressure on Moscow  —  Ceiling of $60 a barrel provides room for Russia to profit from current prices, but won't be enough to slow widening budget deficit  —  How a Cap on Russian Oil Prices Could Affect U.S. Consumers  —  Created with sketchtool.
Discussion: Politico, Marketplace and Bloomberg
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Simon Shuster / Time:
Volodymyr Zelensky  —  SEE FULL LIST  —  Read about the people who represent the Spirit of Ukraine in the second part of TIME's Person of the Year coverage.  —  The call from the President's office came on a Saturday evening: Be ready to go the next day, an aide said, and pack a toothbrush.
NBC News:
Germany arrests dozens suspected of plotting far-right extremist coup  —  German police make mass arrests of far-right coup plot suspects  —  MAINZ, Germany — Authorities in Germany arrested 25 people on Wednesday who are suspected of planning to violently overthrow the government in a far-right extremist plot.
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Paul Kirby / BBC:
Germany arrests 25 accused of plotting coup  —  Twenty-five people have been arrested in raids across Germany on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government.  —  The group of far-right and ex-military figures are said to have prepared to storm the parliament building, the Reichstag, and seize power.
ABC News:
Trump hosts event featuring QAnon, ‘Pizzagate’ conspiracy theorist at Mar-a-Lago  —  The event came two weeks after Trump had dinner with Ye and Nick Fuentes.  —  A prominent adherent of the QAnon and “pizzagate” conspiracy theories posed for photos with former President Donald Trump …
Discussion: CNN, The Hill and Raw Story
U.S. Department of Justice:
Florida State Representative Indicted For Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, And Making False Statements  —  GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA - A federal grand jury has returned a six-count indictment against Joseph Harding, 35, of Williston, Florida.  The indictment was announced by Jason R. Coody …
Discussion: Florida's Voice
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Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Inside the turmoil roiling No Labels' unity ticket presidential campaign  —  Over the past year, the centrist group No Labels has spearheaded an ambitious $70 million project laying the groundwork for a unity ticket presidential campaign in 2024.  —  For that effort, its founder and CEO …
Discussion: Political Wire
Mitra Taj / New York Times:
Peru's President Quickly Ousted After Moving to Dissolve Congress  —  Pedro Castillo announced the move just before Congress voted to impeach him.  Much of his government resigned to protest what political leaders said was a coup attempt.  —  LIMA — Peru's president was ousted from office …
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CNN:
Peru's President impeached and arrested after he attempts to dissolve Congress
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Hello!  You've Been Referred Here Because You're Wrong About Twitter And Hunter Biden's Laptop  —  Hello!  Someone has referred you to this post because you've said something quite wrong about Twitter and how it handled something to do with Hunter Biden's laptop.
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Tom Ley / Defector:
What Are The Twitter Files, And Do You Need To Care About Them?
Marc Elias / Democracy Docket:
Headed Toward a Middle Ground?  Today's Argument in Moore v. Harper  —  Every oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court is important.  But even by those standards, the argument the Court heard today in Moore v. Harper was very important.  This is because, while most cases hinge on an issue …
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Democracy Docket:
🔴 LIVE UPDATES: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Moore v. Harper
Maureen Mackey / Fox News:
Kirk Cameron is denied story-hour slot by public libraries for his new faith-based kids book  —  Actor-writer has not gotten a single ‘yes’ from the 50-plus public libraries his publisher has contacted so far — ‘messaging does not align,’ he was told  —  Kirk Cameron, former ‘Growing Pains’ actor …
U.S. Department of Justice:
Russian Intelligence Agent Charged with Fraud and Money Laundering in Connection with Purchase and Use of Luxury Beverly Hills Real Estate  —  Defendant Was Sanctioned in 2020 for Attempting to Interfere in the U.S. Presidential Election  —  A seven-count indictment was unsealed today …
Annie Grayer / CNN:
Jan. 6 committee member previews details in panel's upcoming report  —  The final report from the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, will include information about Republican National Committee fundraising directly after the 2020 presidential election …
Discussion: Raw Story and Talking Points Memo
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NBC News:
Jan. 6 committee plans to issue criminal referrals along with its final report
 
 
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Barak Ravid / Axios:
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Discussion: Al Jazeera
Colleen Slevin / Associated Press:
FBI got tip about shooting suspect a day before 2021 arrest
Jason Rantz / MyNorthwest.com:
Beloved Seattle restaurant suffers 18th break-in by thieves the Democrats enable
Discussion: HotAir and Ace of Spades HQ
Alex Hammer / Daily Mail:
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Joe Perticone / The Bulwark:
House Republicans ‘May Dig Their Own Grave’ With Fringe Political Investigations
Discussion: Raw Story
Aaron Sibarium / Common Sense:
The Hijacking of Pediatric Medicine
Discussion: HotAir and National Review
Matt Rosendale / Billings Gazette:
Change in Washington starts with electing the right speaker
Discussion: The Hill and The Daily Caller
Sadie Gurman / Wall Street Journal:
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Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Democrats ramp up investigation of Kushner family business dealings