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Trump documents probe: US appeals ruling on special master (Eric Tucker/Associated Press)

Thu, 09/08/2022 - 21:15

Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Trump documents probe: US appeals ruling on special master  —  The Justice Department is appealing a judge's decision to name an independent arbiter to review records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump's Florida home.  U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon on Monday granted …

Justice Dept. seeks to regain access to classified Mar-a-Lago documents (Washington Post)

Thu, 09/08/2022 - 21:05

Washington Post:
Justice Dept. seeks to regain access to classified Mar-a-Lago documents  —  As they noted their plans to appeal, prosecutors said they must be able to access classified documents to determine if there are more to be found  —  Federal prosecutors asked a judge to restore their access …

Chicago welcomes Texas migrants, then sends them to Burr Ridge (Ben Bradley/WGN-TV)

Thu, 09/08/2022 - 21:00

Ben Bradley / WGN-TV:
Chicago welcomes Texas migrants, then sends them to Burr Ridge  —  BURR RIDGE, Ill. — WGN Investigates has learned several dozen of the migrants Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent to Chicago have now been relocated to a hotel in the suburbs without advance warning to the local mayor.

DOJ appeals special master ruling in Trump Mar-a-Lago probe (Politico)

Thu, 09/08/2022 - 20:45

Politico:
DOJ appeals special master ruling in Trump Mar-a-Lago probe  —  The Justice Department is seeking to overturn a federal judge's ruling that blocked investigators from reviewing a range of highly-sensitive documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.

DC councilmember: Abbott and Ducey have "turned us into a border town"! (Ed Morrissey/HotAir)

Thu, 09/08/2022 - 20:45

Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
DC councilmember: Abbott and Ducey have “turned us into a border town”!  —  But was it turned into a newt?  And did it get better?  —  The arrival of eight thousand or so illegal immigrants over the last five months have turned our nation's capital into a “border town,” DC council member Brianne Nadeau declared today.

Trump vows pardons, government apology to Capitol rioters if he's elected (Mariana Alfaro/Washington Post)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 19:35

Mariana Alfaro / Washington Post:
Trump vows pardons, government apology to Capitol rioters if he's elected  —  The comments came on the same day President Biden was delivering a prime-time address warning of the threat to democracy from “MAGA Republicans” and election deniers.  —  Former president Donald Trump …

Judge considers temporary limit on DOJ access to Trump documents (Politico)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 19:35

Politico:
Judge considers temporary limit on DOJ access to Trump documents  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A federal judge indicated Thursday that she's seriously considering temporarily barring Justice Department investigators from reviewing material seized from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.

Ron Johnson rebukes Robin Vos for canceling Gableman election subpoenas, signaling ongoing Wisconsin GOP rift (Journal Sentinel)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 19:00

Journal Sentinel:
Ron Johnson rebukes Robin Vos for canceling Gableman election subpoenas, signaling ongoing Wisconsin GOP rift  —  Molly Beck Lawrence AndreaMilwaukee Journal Sentinel  —  MADISON - U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson blasted Wisconsin's Republican Assembly speaker this week for withdrawing subpoenas issued …

Former GOP Justice lawyers: Trump's in a heap of trouble (Jennifer Rubin/Washington Post)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 18:40

Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Former GOP Justice lawyers: Trump's in a heap of trouble  —  A group of former GOP officials and former federal prosecutors who served in Republican administrations has filed an amicus brief in support of the Justice Department's position that former president Donald Trump has no right …

Sen. Raphael Warnock's 'Working for Georgia' tour stops in Columbus (WTVM-TV)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 18:30

WTVM-TV:
Sen. Raphael Warnock's ‘Working for Georgia’ tour stops in Columbus  —  COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Fountain City received a special visit from US Senator Raphael Warnock.  —  The stop was a part of his statewide ‘Working for Georgia’ bus tour.  —  People gathered at Friendship Baptist Church …

A Trump lawyer's ludicrous spin on 'Hannity' unmasks the Fox News ruse (Greg Sargent/Washington Post)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 18:30

Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A Trump lawyer's ludicrous spin on ‘Hannity’ unmasks the Fox News ruse  —  Even as the legal battle over Donald Trump's hoarding of national security secrets at Mar-a-Lago unfolds in court, a very different trial involving Trump is unfolding in another arena entirely.  —  Call it Trial by Fox News.

Hochul, Adams disagree on how to handle conceal-carry requests ahead of new gun-control law (Joe Anuta/Politico)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 18:10

Joe Anuta / Politico:
Hochul, Adams disagree on how to handle conceal-carry requests ahead of new gun-control law  —  NEW YORK — When Gov. Kathy Hochul took the stage Wednesday to tout new gun licensing rules passed in response to a landmark June Supreme Court decision, she heaped praise on fellow Democrat Mayor Eric Adams …

U.N. Says China May Have Committed 'Crimes Against Humanity' in Xinjiang (New York Times)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 18:05

New York Times:
U.N. Says China May Have Committed ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ in Xinjiang  —  The organization's human rights office delivered its much-delayed report minutes before Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, was to leave office.  —  GENEVA — In a long-awaited report released …

Judge again rejects Graham bid to throw out subpoena in Atlanta-area Trump probe (Kyle Cheney/Politico)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 18:00

Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Judge again rejects Graham bid to throw out subpoena in Atlanta-area Trump probe  —  A federal judge has for the second time rejected Sen. Lindsey Graham's effort to block a grand jury subpoena issued by the Atlanta-area district attorney investigating former President Donald Trump …

Reading, math scores fell sharply during pandemic, data show (Collin Binkley/Associated Press)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 18:00

Collin Binkley / Associated Press:
Reading, math scores fell sharply during pandemic, data show  —  Math and reading scores for America's 9-year-olds fell dramatically during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a new federal study — offering an early glimpse of the sheer magnitude of the learning setbacks dealt to the nation's children.

Thousands of Xcel customers locked out of thermostats during 'energy emergency' (Jaclyn Allen/TheDenverChannel.com)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 17:45

Jaclyn Allen / TheDenverChannel.com:
Thousands of Xcel customers locked out of thermostats during ‘energy emergency’  —  22,000 people lost control of temperatures in their homes for hours Tuesday  —  DENVER — During the dog days of summer, it's important to keep your home cool.  But when thousands of Xcel customers …

Trump and accounting firm agree to give financial records to House Oversight Committee in deal to end court battle (Dan Mangan/CNBC)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 17:45

Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Trump and accounting firm agree to give financial records to House Oversight Committee in deal to end court battle  — Ex-President Donald Trump and the Mazars USA accounting firm agreed to turn over some financial records to the House Oversight and Reform Committee in a deal that will end a lawsuit.

Lukoil Chairman Ravil Maganov Dies After Falling From Hospital Window (Bloomberg)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 17:20

Bloomberg:
Lukoil Chairman Ravil Maganov Dies After Falling From Hospital Window  —  Lukoil PJSC Chairman Ravil Maganov died after falling from a window in a Moscow hospital, according to Russian media reports.  —  Maganov died by suicide, Tass news agency said Thursday, citing an unidentified law enforcement official …

Why Do Some People in New Jersey Suddenly Have Bags and Bags of Bags? (Clare Toeniskoetter/New York Times)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 17:05

Clare Toeniskoetter / New York Times:
Why Do Some People in New Jersey Suddenly Have Bags and Bags of Bags?  —  A ban on single-use plastic and paper bags in grocery stores had an unintended effect: Delivery services switched to heavy, reusable sacks — lots of them.  —  Nicole Kramaritsch of Roxbury, N.J., has 46 bags just sitting in her garage.

Bank of America Introduces Community Affordable Loan Solution™ to Expand Homeownership Opportunities in Black/African American and Hispanic-Latino Communities (Bank of America Corporation)

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 17:00

Bank of America Corporation:
Bank of America Introduces Community Affordable Loan Solution™ to Expand Homeownership Opportunities in Black/African American and Hispanic-Latino Communities  —  Zero down payment, zero closing cost mortgage advances efforts to broaden access to homeownership and adds to its existing $15 billion Community Homeownership Commitment

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