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9:00 PM ET, May 27, 2023


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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.
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 …
Christopher Hooks / Texas Monthly:
The Texas Legislature Finally Comes for Ken Paxton  —  The Texas attorney general has spent nearly eight years—and won two elections—under indictment.  So why a vote to impeach now?  —  At the start of this week, the Texas Legislature was sliding toward the conclusion of yet another underwhelming, but basically normal, session.
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  —  Mr. Paxton, the state attorney general who has become a conservative star, is the first Texas official to be impeached in the House of Representatives in nearly half a century.
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and The Texas Tribune
White House, Republicans Reach Deal to Avert Historic US Default  —  White House and Republican negotiators reached a tentative deal to raise the US debt ceiling and avert a default that threatened to send tremors through the global economy, according to people familiar.
Scoop: Sinema enters debt ceiling negotiations  —  Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) has inserted herself into the debt ceiling negotiations, working with both sides to try to bridge differences on permitting reform, according to people familiar with the matter.
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 …
Discussion: Ars Technica and NPR
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 and
NBC News:
‘Trump Bucks’ promise wealth for MAGA loyalty.  Some lose thousands.  —  The products are advertised online as a kind of golden ticket that will help propel Trump's 2024 bid and make the “real patriots” who support him rich when cashed in.  —  In the recesses of the internet …
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
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 …
Jim Defede / CBS News:
Lev Parnas claims text messages show close ties to Ron DeSantis
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 and
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.
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Kevin McCarthy's Freedom Caucus headache is just getting started  —  In the debt ceiling fight, House Freedom Caucus members thought they were running the show.  Now they're learning otherwise.  They're not taking it well.  —  As far as the far-right House Freedom Caucus was concerned …
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, Associated Press and TASS
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 …
Mattea Bubalo / BBC:
India official drains entire dam to retrieve phone  —  A government official in India has been suspended after he ordered a reservoir to be drained to retrieve his phone.  —  It took three days to pump millions of litres of water out of the dam, after Rajesh Vishwas dropped the device while taking a selfie.
Steven Shepard / Politico:
How Republicans in California could decide Dianne Feinstein's successor  —  This race could get weird.  —  It's no secret that progressives are angling to take over the Senate seat in the liberal bastion of California.  —  But the most crucial bloc of voters may end up being Republicans.
NBC News:
The ugly proxy war over Feinstein's Senate seat
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Julia Shapero / The Hill:
Most Americans say they would support stricter gun control laws: poll  —  A majority of Americans in a new poll released on Friday said they would support stricter gun control laws.  —  Sixty-four percent said they were in favor of stricter laws, while 36 percent said they were opposed, the CNN-SSRS poll found.
Discussion: KRDO
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Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Nikki Haley let the Confederate flag fly until a massacre forced her hand
Discussion: Raw Story
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
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Associated Press:
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Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
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Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Washington Post
Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff / Washington Post:
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ILikeTerrain / SoundCloud:
SoundCloud  —  Team DeSantis' hosted a donor briefing, but after analyzing leaked audio …
Discussion: Insider
Docket updates for Mata v. Avianca …:
Mata v. Avianca, Inc. (1:22-cv-01461)