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9:45 PM ET, September 18, 2023


 Top Items: 
ABC News:
Trump wrote to-do lists for assistant on White House documents marked classified: Sources  —  Molly Michael told investigators about the documents, according to sources.  —  One of former President Donald Trump's long-time assistants told federal investigators that Trump repeatedly wrote …
New York Times:
Trump to Woo Striking Union Members in Detroit, Skipping 2nd G.O.P. Debate  —  Looking past the Republican primary, Donald Trump and his campaign are already gearing up for a possible rematch with President Biden.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump is planning to travel to Detroit …
Dustin Gardiner / Politico:
California Dems consider unique approach to getting Trump off ballot  —  California lawmakers urge AG Bonta to expedite court action against former president.  —  Democrats in the California Legislature are trying a novel approach to remove former President Donald Trump from the state's March 5 primary ballot.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Throws Anti-Abortion Activists Under the Bus
Aaron Rupar / Public Notice:
How not to interview Trump  —  This free edition of Public Notice is made possible by paid subscribers.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The unchanging malleability of Donald Trump
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
New York Times:
Canada Ties Hardeep Singh Nijjar Killing to India  —  In a rare and explosive allegation, the Canadian leader said the Indian government was behind the death of a Canadian citizen who advocated turning part of India into an independent Sikh nation.  —  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada …
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Texas Lawman Linked to Oath Keepers Convicted After Violating Inmate Rights  —  Sheriff Jeff Lyde kept a pair of inmates jailed for days after a judge had ordered them freed  —  A TEXAS SHERIFF with links to the Oath Keepers has been convicted of “official oppression” for the mistreatment …
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Where Has All the Left-Wing Money Gone?  —  As we stumble toward another existential election, panic is setting in among some progressive groups because the donors who buoyed them throughout the Trump years are disengaging.  “Donations to progressive organizations are way down in 2023 across the board …
O. Kay Henderson / Radio Iowa:
DeSantis says Trump's abortion remarks show ‘the danger’ in reelecting him  —  Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis says Donald Trump's recent statements on the abortion issue show the former president's “values” are out of step with Iowa GOP voters.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Billionaire Ken Griffin, former DeSantis donor, on sidelines for GOP presidential primary
Rudy Giuliani's ex-lawyers sue him for the $1.4 million they say he owes for defending him in election interference investigations  — Rudy Giuliani's ex-lawyer has filed a lawsuit seeking nearly $1.4 million in unpaid bills.  — It's the latest bad news for Giuliani, who has been indicted and put his apartment up for sale.
Discussion: NBC News and The Messenger
Michael Tomasky / New Republic:
We Have Two Medias in This Country, and They're Going to Elect Donald Trump  —  It's often asked in my circles: Why isn't Joe Biden getting more credit for his accomplishments?  As with anything, there's no single reason.  Inflation is a factor.  His age is as well.
Jenna Portnoy / Washington Post:
Rep. Jennifer Wexton will not seek reelection as diagnosis changes  —  Wexton was diagnosed this summer with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare neurological condition for which there is no cure  —  Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) promised this spring to persevere as she revealed …
U.S. Representative Jennifer Wexton:
Wexton Shares Health Update and Announces Retirement Plans
NBC News:
Vivek Ramaswamy regrets taking the Covid vaccine.  His wife, a surgeon, does not.  —  The presidential candidate has previously spoken about how he and his wife don't agree on everything.  That includes their feelings about getting vaccinated against Covid.
Washington Post:
Former DOJ attorney acted under Trump's direction, his lawyer says  —  Jeffrey Clark did not appear at the hearing, where he is seeking to move his Fulton County eIection interference case on the grounds that he was acting in his federal capacity.  —  ATLANTA — As a Justice Department lawyer …
Matt Dixon / NBC News:
'He's 100% in': Matt Gaetz widely expected to run for Florida governor  —  The Florida congressman, however, told NBC News that his only political goal at the moment is getting Donald Trump elected president in 2024.  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— The idea that Rep. Matt Gaetz will run …
Hannah Natanson / Washington Post:
Her students reported her for a lesson on race.  Can she trust them again?  —  Mary Wood's school reprimanded her for teaching a book by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  Now she hopes her bond with students can survive South Carolina's politics.  —  CHAPIN, S.C. — As gold sunlight filtered into her kitchen …
Discussion: Raw Story
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Trump Lashes Out at ‘Liberal Jews Who Voted to Destroy America’ by Not Supporting Him  —  Donald Trump marked the Jewish New Year by posting a meme that trashed “liberal Jews” and claimed he deserves more political support from Jewish people.  —  As observers took the weekend to celebrate Rosh Hashanah …
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Hunter Biden sues IRS over disclosures
Associated Press:
Five Americans detained in Iran walk free, released in deal for frozen Iranian assets  —  Five Americans detained for years in Iran walked off a plane and into freedom Monday, many arm-in-arm, as part of a politically risky deal that saw President Joe Biden agree to the release of nearly $6 billion …
Five Americans released from Iranian detention are en route to the US
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