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'Nothing short of ridiculous': Trump ally Tom Barrack rejects foreign agent claims as trial opens (Caitlin Oprysko/Politico)

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 02:40

Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
‘Nothing short of ridiculous’: Trump ally Tom Barrack rejects foreign agent claims as trial opens  —  NEW YORK — An ally and onetime top campaign adviser to Donald Trump sought to trade on his longtime friendship with the former president by covertly providing officials from the United Arab Emirates access …

Operatives linked to DeSantis promised to fly migrants to Delaware - but left them stranded (Miami Herald)

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 02:25

Miami Herald:
Operatives linked to DeSantis promised to fly migrants to Delaware — but left them stranded  —  A black, luxury SUV with tinted windows pulled into a parking space along the side of a drab, two-story La Quinta motel planted on the northwestern edge of 12 lanes of highway that loop around downtown San Antonio.

Guns Found at Airport Checkpoints Are On Track to Break Record (Mark Walker/New York Times)

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 01:50

Mark Walker / New York Times:
Guns Found at Airport Checkpoints Are On Track to Break Record  —  This year, Transportation Security Administration officers have already discovered more than 4,600 guns at airport security checkpoints, and about 87 percent of them were loaded.  —  WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration …

Senate Ratifies Pact to Curb a Broad Category of Potent Greenhouse Gases (New York Times)

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 01:50

New York Times:
Senate Ratifies Pact to Curb a Broad Category of Potent Greenhouse Gases  —  In a bipartisan vote, lawmakers voted to join an international agreement to phase out the hydrofluorocarbons commonly found in refrigerators and air-conditioners.  —  WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Wednesday …

Americans freed in sprawling Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange (Washington Post)

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 01:30

Washington Post:
Americans freed in sprawling Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange  —  Alexander Drueke and Andy Tai Huynh, U.S. military veterans detained since June, were released as part of a deal negotiated with involvement from Saudi Arabia  —  Two U.S. military veterans, held captive for months …

Appeals court: Justice Depart. can use Mar-a-Lago documents in criminal probe (Devlin Barrett/Washington Post)

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 01:15

Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Appeals court: Justice Depart. can use Mar-a-Lago documents in criminal probe  —  Federal appeals panel says Judge Aileen Cannon “abused” her discretion in requiring outside review of seized classified documents  —  An appeals court sided with the Justice Department in a legal fight …

Appeals Court Restores Justice Dept.'s Access to Sensitive Files Seized From Trump (New York Times)

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 01:15

New York Times:
Appeals Court Restores Justice Dept.'s Access to Sensitive Files Seized From Trump  —  A federal judge had temporarily barred the department from using the records marked as classified in its inquiry into whether the former president illegally retained national defense documents.

Jan. 6 committee reaches deal with Ginni Thomas for an interview (Washington Post)

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 01:10

Washington Post:
Jan. 6 committee reaches deal with Ginni Thomas for an interview  —  The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection has reached an agreement with Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, to be interviewed by the panel in coming weeks …

READ: Appeals court says DOJ can resume criminal probe of classified documents from Mar-a-Lago (CNN)

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 01:10

CNN:
READ: Appeals court says DOJ can resume criminal probe of classified documents from Mar-a-Lago  —  By CNN  —  (CNN)A federal appeals court is allowing the Justice Department to continue looking at documents marked as classified that were seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar …

DOJ can resume criminal probe of classified documents from Mar-a-Lago, appeals court says (CNN)

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 01:10

CNN:
DOJ can resume criminal probe of classified documents from Mar-a-Lago, appeals court says  —  A federal appeals court is allowing the Justice Department to continue looking at documents marked as classified that were seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home and resort.

The Political Backdrop of Letitia James's Lawsuit Against Trump (Blake Hounshell/New York Times)

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 00:05

Blake Hounshell / New York Times:
The Political Backdrop of Letitia James's Lawsuit Against Trump  —  Democrats have spent six years waiting for someone to hold former President Donald J. Trump accountable for what they see as a lifetime of evading consequences for his actions.  —  On Wednesday, Letitia James …

Ginni Thomas to meet with House committee investigating Jan. 6 riot (NBC News)

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 00:05

NBC News:
Ginni Thomas to meet with House committee investigating Jan. 6 riot  —  The Jan. 6 committee has reached an agreement with Ginni Thomas to be interviewed in the coming weeks, a source close to the House panel told NBC News on Wednesday.  —  Emails, records and reporting indicate that Thomas …

GOP Spending Jump In Wisconsin Senate Race Alarms Democrats (Kevin Robillard/HuffPost)

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 23:55

Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
GOP Spending Jump In Wisconsin Senate Race Alarms Democrats  —  Republicans have outspent Democrats by $1.6 million in the past two weeks with early voting beginning soon.  —  Republicans have outspent Democrats by more than $1.6 million over the past two weeks of Wisconsin's crucial Senate race …

John Fetterman, Mehmet Oz should release medical records (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 23:10

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
John Fetterman, Mehmet Oz should release medical records  —  Further delays in scheduling a debate between U.S. Senate candidates John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz have raised more questions about Mr. Fetterman's health, including his ability to communicate and process information.

Manchin releases energy permitting bill, hopes GOP, Dems rally around it (Tyler Olson/Fox News)

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 23:10

Tyler Olson / Fox News:
Manchin releases energy permitting bill, hopes GOP, Dems rally around it  —  Manchin add-on to funding bill faces bipartisan opposition, with government shutdown looming  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for September 21  —  Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday released legislative language …

The House just passed a bill that would make it harder to overthrow an election (Miles Parks/NPR)

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 23:05

Miles Parks / NPR:
The House just passed a bill that would make it harder to overthrow an election  —  The House on Wednesday passed a set of electoral reforms aimed at shoring up ambiguities and archaic language in the presidential certification process, some of which former President Donald Trump and his allies tried …

House passes bill to prevent stolen elections, despite strong GOP opposition (Sahil Kapur/NBC News)

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 22:45

Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
House passes bill to prevent stolen elections, despite strong GOP opposition  —  WASHINGTON — The House voted 229-203 on Wednesday to pass a bill aimed at preventing future election subversion, inspired by the investigation into Jan. 6 and a determination to prevent such an attack from occurring again.

Gavin Newsom Is Gross and Embarrassing and Will Never Be President (Josh Barro/Very Serious)

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 22:45

Josh Barro / Very Serious:
Gavin Newsom Is Gross and Embarrassing and Will Never Be President  —  So he should stop making an embarrassing national spectacle of himself.  —  Dear readers,  —  I have a rant.  —  In theory, Gavin Newsom is running for re-election as governor of California.

House Passes Overhaul of Electoral Count, Moving to Avert Another Jan. 6 Crisis (Carl Hulse/New York Times)

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 22:30

Carl Hulse / New York Times:
House Passes Overhaul of Electoral Count, Moving to Avert Another Jan. 6 Crisis  —  WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday took the first major step to respond to the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol, voting mostly along party lines to overhaul the 135-year-old Electoral Count Act …

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