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12:45 PM 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.
NBC News:
Biden and McCarthy to complete debt ceiling agreement Sunday, Jeffries tells Democrats  —  The text of the bill will be prepared by Republicans and reviewed by the Biden administration, House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries said in a letter to his caucus.  —  House Democratic Leader Hakeem …
Lauren Sforza / The Hill:
Conservative House Republicans knock debt ceiling deal  —  Conservative House Republicans are already voicing criticism about the agreement in principle to cap spending and raise the debt ceiling announced late Saturday as the White House and GOP leadership work to avoid a default on the nation's debt.
Kevin Freking / Associated Press:
Debt-ceiling deal: What's in and what's out of the agreement to avert US default
The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on Bipartisan Budget Agreement in Principle
Discussion: Raw Story and Insider
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
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.
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.
Dallas Morning News:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton impeached
Lauren McGaughy / Dallas Morning News:
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz stand with Texas AG Ken Paxton as impeachment vote about to begin
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Texas House votes to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton
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
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Poll: Trump takes big lead over DeSantis among California Republicans
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
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
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 …
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 …
Jenny Goldsberry / Washington Examiner:
Ukrainian tennis player refuses handshake with Belarusian opponent after loss  —  Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk was met with booing on Sunday when she refused to shake the hand of her Belarusian opponent.  —  Aryna Sabalenka beat Kostyuk 6-3, 6-2 in 71 minutes, helping her to advance to the French Open's second round.
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
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Discussion: Raw Story
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Pastor at Christian college arrested for letting his ‘spiritual mentor’ sexually abuse young boys
Curtis Williams / Reuters:
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Discussion: Orlando Sentinel
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Julia Shapero / The Hill:
Most Americans say they would support stricter gun control laws: poll
Discussion: NewsNation
Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Nikki Haley let the Confederate flag fly until a massacre forced her hand
Discussion: Raw Story
Aaron Navarro / CBS News:
DeSantis campaign will receive $500K raised by super PAC, a source says. Campaign finance experts call it “unprecedented”
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