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8:05 AM ET, May 28, 2023


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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.
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.
Biden, McCarthy Forge Debt 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 …
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.
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.
The Texas Tribune:
Texas AG Ken Paxton impeached, suspended from duties pending outcome of Senate trial  —  In a stunning and unprecedented rebuke, the Texas House impeached the state's top attorney.  The Republican has been mired in scandals and criminal investigations for most of his tenure.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Ken Paxton Impeachment / The Texas Tribune:
Ken Paxton updates: Texas House impeachment vote will be an intra-GOP showdown
New York Times:
Paxton Impeachment: Live Updates: Texas House Votes to Impeach Ken Paxton
Discussion: KRDO
Sky Palma / DeadState:
Pastor at Christian college arrested for letting his ‘spiritual mentor’ sexually abuse young boys  —  Police in Waco, Texas, arrested the former pastor at Baylor University on charges that he allowed a sex offender he called his “spiritual mentor” to sexually abuse two young relatives, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported.
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, OutKick, RedState and
Layton Target evacuated after bomb threats reported at multiple Utah stores
Adam Sabes / Fox Business:
AOC calls to ‘eliminate the debt limit’ at chaos-filled town hall  —  AOC said the debt limit should be eliminated because of the ‘Constitutional reasons’  —  Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said during a town hall on Friday night that the debt limit should be eliminated because of the Constitution.
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 …
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
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Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:
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