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Lauren McGaughy / Dallas Morning News:
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz stand with Texas AG Ken Paxton as impeachment vote about to begin  —  The former president weighed in on the Trump-backed website Truth Social less than 20 minutes before lawmakers took up impeachment on Saturday.  —  AUSTIN — Former President Donald Trump …
Ken Paxton Impeachment / The Texas Tribune:
Ken Paxton updates: Texas House impeachment vote will be an intra-GOP showdown  —  The embattled attorney general has criticized a Republican-led push that could remove him from office.  The Texas House is set to debate 20 articles of impeachment at 1 p.m.  —  Watch the impeachment proceedings at 1 p.m.
Dallas Morning News:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton impeached  —  In an overwhelming vote Saturday afternoon, House lawmakers decided to approve just the third impeachment in Texas history.  Paxton must immediately step aside from his duties.  —  AUSTIN — The Texas House voted to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton …
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Texas House votes to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton  —  Former President Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas had backed Paxton  —  The Texas House of Representatives voted Saturday to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton over charges of bribery, disregard of official duties …
New York Times:
Paxton Impeachment: Live Updates: Texas House Votes to Impeach Ken Paxton
Discussion: KRDO
Reuters:
Biden, McCarthy have tentative US debt ceiling deal - sources  —  U.S. President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy have reached a tentative deal to raise the federal government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, ending a months-long stalemate, two sources familiar with the negotiations said on Saturday.
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New York Times:
White House and G.O.P. Strike Debt Limit Deal to Avert Default  —  With the government on track to reach its borrowing limit within days, negotiators sealed an agreement in principle to raise the debt ceiling for two years while cutting and capping certain federal programs.  —  Reporting from Washington
Bloomberg:
Biden, McCarthy Forge Debt-Limit Deal in Bid to Avert US Default  —  White House and Republican negotiators reached a tentative deal late Saturday to raise the US debt ceiling and avert a default that threatened to send tremors through the global economy.  —  President Joe Biden …
Washington Post:
Biden, McCarthy reach ‘agreement in principle’ to raise debt ceiling as default looms  —  President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) reached an “agreement in principle” to raise the debt ceiling and slash federal spending, clinching a critical first step toward preventing …
Christina Wilkie / CNBC:
White House and Republicans reach a tentative deal to avoid U.S. default  —  WASHINGTON — House Republicans have reached a tentative deal with the White House to address the nation's debt ceiling and avoid a catastrophic default on U.S. sovereign debt, NBC News reports.
Politico:
McCarthy and Biden reach agreement in principle on debt limit  —  Now they have to get it to President Joe Biden's desk in time.  —  White House and congressional GOP negotiators have reached an agreement in principle to avert a debt default, according to two people familiar with the deal.
Kevin Freking / Associated Press:
Debt-ceiling deal: What's in and what's out of the agreement to avert US default  —  President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have reached an agreement in principle on legislation to increase the nation's borrowing authority and avoid a default.  Negotiators are now racing to finalize the bill's text.
Cleveland 19 News:
Cleveland 19 News receives bomb threat against 5 Targets as stores face LGBTQ+ controversy  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland 19 News received a bomb threat Friday afternoon against five Target stores in the area.  —  The threat, received at 12:26 p.m. via email, centered around Target's LGBTQ+ merchandise.
Discussion: Twitchy, RedState and TMZ.com
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David Cox / The Guardian:
Immunologist Akiko Iwasaki: ‘We are not done with Covid, not even close’  —  The Yale professor and long Covid expert on why the virus is causing ongoing illness for so many, and the challenges she faces as a woman of colour in science  —  ccording to the most recent estimates …
Jesus Jiménez / New York Times:
Winnie the Pooh ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ Book Draws Parents' Ire  —  The Dallas school district apologized for not providing guidance to parents when it sent students home with a book that teaches how to respond to dangerous situations at school.  —  The school district in Dallas has drawn backlash …
Discussion: Al Jazeera and Associated Press
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Charlie Kirk's TPUSA Teamed Up With a Registered Sex Offender  —  Kirk decried the sexualization of kids at his Pastors Summit.  The founder of one of its sponsors was convicted of attempted “coercion and enticement” of a minor  —  TURNING POINT USA CEO Charlie Kirk is cheerleading …
Discussion: Raw Story
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Did WaPo reporters conspire with extremists to attack National Gallery of Art?  —  And if they did, will anyone from the Washington Post face charges over it?  Readers might remember this stunt from a month ago at the National Gallery of Art, in which climate-change protesters vandalized a display of an Edgar Degas sculpture.
Jonathan Guyer / Vox:
Henry Kissinger is 100, but his legacy is still shaping how US foreign policy works  —  How Kissinger centralized White House power, went corporate, and never apologized.  —  I was sitting on the mezzanine of the Yale Club's ballroom in midtown Manhattan as a sea of men in dark suits and women …
Discussion: The Guardian and TASS
Kyle Morris / Fox News:
DeSantis says he would welcome bill to abolish ‘corrupt’ IRS: ‘We need something totally different’  —  DeSantis has repeteadly taken aim at the Biden administration's efforts to expand the IRS  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would be “welcoming” of a measure from Congress to defund …
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Christine Fernando / USA Today:
‘The time has come to take back what is ours’: Ukraine signals counteroffensive is coming  —  Ukrainian officials are fueling speculations about when a massive, much-anticipated counteroffensive against Russia may begin.  —  “The time has come to take back what is ours,” General Valerii Zaluzhnyi …
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Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
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Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
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Nate Carlisle / FOX 13 News Utah:
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Discussion: New York Post and The Daily Beast