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10:50 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.
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 …
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
What's in the McCarthy-Biden deal to lift the debt ceiling?  Here are 6 takeaways.  —  The president and House speaker can claim a victory that appeared elusive just days earlier  —  With days to spare until a government default, President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) …
Biden, McCarthy Forge Debt Deal in Bid to Avert US Default
McCarthy and Biden reach agreement in principle on debt limit
Discussion: The Hill, Bloomberg and Breitbart
Here are the 6 must-know provisions of the new debt ceiling deal
Discussion: NBC 6 South Florida
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.
Eleanor Klibanoff / The Texas Tribune:
All eyes on Sen. Angela Paxton as Texas Senate takes up her husband's removal  —  Ken Paxton helped elect his wife, Angela, to the state Senate.  That chamber will now consider whether to remove him from the attorney general's office.  She has not said whether she will recuse herself.
The Texas Tribune:
God, money and Dairy Queen: How Texas House investigators secured the impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton  —  The long list of accusations were outlined as part of 20 charges of impeachment adopted by the Texas House.  —  A nefarious kitchen remodel and an extramarital affair.
Lauren McGaughy / Dallas Morning News:
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz stand with Texas AG Ken Paxton as impeachment vote about to begin
Dallas Morning News:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton impeached
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Texas House votes to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton
Ken Paxton Impeachment / The Texas Tribune:
Ken Paxton updates: Texas House impeachment vote will be an intra-GOP showdown
New York Times:
For Trump, the More GOP Presidential Candidates the Better  —  Ron DeSantis entered the presidential race last week along with Tim Scott, with others to follow.  For the former president, the more candidates the better.  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida officially entered the presidential race last week …
Many GOP insiders fear that Teflon Don is back
Discussion: Raw Story and Florida Politics
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Here's What Happens When Your Lawyer Uses ChatGPT  —  A lawyer representing a man who sued an airline relied on artificial intelligence to help prepare a court filing.  It did not go well.  —  The lawsuit began like so many others: A man named Roberto Mata sued the airline Avianca …
Institute for the Study of War:
Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, May 27, 2023  —  Click here to see ISW's interactive map of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  This map is updated daily alongside the static maps present in this report.  —  Click here to access ISW's archive of interactive time-lapse maps of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Michael Kunzelman / Associated Press:
Government tries to claw back money so Jan. 6 rioters don't profit from online appeals  —  Less than two months after he pleaded guilty to storming the U.S. Capitol, Texas resident Daniel Goodwyn appeared on Tucker Carlson's then-Fox News show and promoted a website where supporters …
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.
David French / New York Times:
The Right Is All Wrong About Masculinity  —  There is a certain irony in discussions of masculinity.  The group that is most convinced of a crisis of masculinity, the American right, is also busy emasculating itself before our eyes.  It correctly perceives that young men are facing an identity crisis …
Discussion: Althouse
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Feinstein, Back in the Senate, Relies Heavily on Staff to Function  —  The California Democrat is surrounded by a large retinue of aides at all times, who tell her how and when to vote, explain what is going on when she is confused, and shield her from the press and public.  —  Reporting from Capitol Hill
Laura Kuenssberg / BBC:
Ukraine war: Russian Ambassador Andrei Kelin issues warning of escalation in Ukraine  —  Russia has warned Western supplies of weapons to Ukraine risk escalating the war to levels not seen so far.  —  Andrei Kelin, Russia's ambassador to the UK, told the BBC his country had “enormous resources” and it was yet to “act very seriously”.
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Julia Shapero / The Hill:
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Aaron Navarro / CBS News:
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Discussion: The National Pulse+
Jonathan Guyer / Vox:
Henry Kissinger is 100, but his legacy is still shaping how US foreign policy works
Discussion: The Guardian
Kyle Morris / Fox News:
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Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Charlie Kirk's TPUSA Teamed Up With a Registered Sex Offender
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Letterboxd's founders sell a majority stake to Canadian company Tiny; a source says the deal values the film-focused social network with ~10M users at $50M+

Josh Kosman / New York Post:
Source: Diamond Sports is seeking to cut the broadcast fees it pays to the NHL and NBA by up to 20%; Diamond pays NBA teams about $600M a year

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