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11:25 PM ET, September 22, 2023


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New York Times:
Senator Robert Menendez Is Indicted in New York  —  Mr. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, was charged six years after his trial in a different corruption case ended in a hung jury.  —  Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee …
David Wildstein / New Jersey Globe:
Andy Kim tells Menendez to resign  —  Democratic congressman: ' It doesn't matter what your job title is or your politics — no one in America is above the law'  —  Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) is calling on U.S. Senator Bob Menendez to resign following his indictment on federal corruption charges.
Jake Offenhartz / Associated Press:
Sen. Menendez, wife indicted on bribe charges as probe finds $100,000 in gold bars, prosecutors say  —  U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and his wife were indicted Friday on charges that they took bribes of cash, gold bars and a luxury car for a range of corrupt acts …
Governor Phil Murphy / State of New Jersey:
Statement by Governor Murphy on Today's Indictment Against U.S. Senator Robert Menendez
NBC News:
Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on bribery charges
Corky Siemaszko / NBC News:
Bob Menendez's indictment highlights: Gold bars and wads of cash
Aaron Katersky / ABC News:
Sen. Bob Menendez indicted over gifts of gold bars, car, apartment
Chuck Ross / Washington Free Beacon:
Quid Pro Whoa: Feds Drop Bombshell Bribery Indictment on Sen. Robert Menendez
Andrew Zhang / Politico:
Biden to join the picket line in UAW strike  —  His decision to stand alongside the striking workers represents perhaps the most significant display of union solidarity ever by a sitting president.  —  President Joe Biden will travel to Michigan to join the picket line of auto workers on strike nationwide, he said on Friday afternoon.
Nick Robertson / The Hill:
Michigan lawmaker calls UAW strike a ‘fundamental struggle’ that will benefit all  —  Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) joined the United Auto Workers picket line in his home state on Friday, claiming the union members' “fundamental struggle” will help all families in the communities he represents.
Washington Post:
UAW widens strike against GM and Stellantis but not Ford
Danielle Kaye / NPR:
UAW significantly ramps up strikes against GM and Stellantis — but not Ford
Manu Raju / CNN:
Schumer in talks with McConnell as shutdown fears grow: ‘We may now have to go first’  —  Watch CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju's interview with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer this Sunday at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on CNN's “Inside Politics”.  —  CNN —
Lauren Irwin / The Hill:
Democrat rips McCarthy for pulling Ukraine funding: ‘All he does is say yes’
Discussion: Mediaite
Playbook: How Matt Gaetz took over the House
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors and Breitbart
Eric Johnson / Wall Street Journal:
America's Cities Need Republicans, and I'm Becoming One  —  While Dallas has thrived, elsewhere Democratic policies have exacerbated crime and homelessness.  —  Dallas  —  I have been mayor of Dallas for more than four years.  During that time, my priority has been to make the city safer, stronger and more vibrant.
The Texas Tribune:
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson switches to Republican Party  —  Though the mayor's position in Dallas is technically nonpartisan, Johnson joins Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker as one of two Republican mayors to lead a major Texas city.  —  Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, a longtime Democrat …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Jack Smith adds war crimes prosecutor — his deputy from the Hague — to special counsel team  —  The special counsel's office is gearing up to put Donald Trump on trial in two criminal cases next year.  —  Special counsel Jack Smith has added a veteran war crimes prosecutor …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Raw Story
Clarence Thomas Secretly Participated in Koch Network Donor Events  —  Friends of the Court: SCOTUS Justices' Beneficial Relationships With Billionaire Donors  —  Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' decadeslong friendship with real estate tycoon Harlan Crow and Samuel Alito's luxury travel …
CBS News:
Former White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson says Trump is “dangerous for the country”  —  Cassidy Hutchinson, a former senior advisor to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, made international headlines when she testified before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack.
Margery A. Beck / HuffPost:
Nebraska Mother Gets Prison For Giving Abortion Pills To Pregnant Daughter  —  The woman was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for assisting her teen daughter with an abortion and helping to conceal it.  —  LOADING  —  A Nebraska mother who pleaded guilty to giving her teenage daughter pills …
Graham Kates / CBS News:
Judge asked to decide if Trump property valuations were fraud or “genius”  —  Did former President Donald Trump commit fraud when he valued properties far higher than appraisers when applying for loans, or was he applying his “investment genius” to the valuations?
Rolling Stone:
Why Did Trump Lose His ‘Billion Dollar Lawyer’?  —  Nasty infighting and a brutal indictment led to Trump parting ways with “one of the finest lawyers I've ever dealt with,” says one Atlanta defense attorney  —  LAST MONTH, WHEN Donald Trump parted ways with “Billion Dollar Lawyer” …
Discussion: Raw Story and UPROXX
Liz Dye / Public Notice:
Trump lights his legal defenses on fire on Meet the Press
Discussion: Raw Story, NBC News and Mediaite
NBC News:
U.S. will send Ukraine ATACMS long-range missiles for the first time  —  Some in Washington had resisted supplying the weapons system, known as “attack-ems,” out of fear that would widen the war with Russia.  —  U.S to give Ukraine an additional $325 million in military aid
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Kristen Holmes / CNN:
Third Republican debate will be held on November 8
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Biden tries to seize on GOP drama with ‘split-screen’ strategy
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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