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8:20 AM ET, May 29, 2023


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Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
With this debt limit deal, Congress has beclowned itself  —  With apologies to Peggy Lee: Is that all there is?  —  Late Saturday night, the White House and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced broad outlines of a deal to resolve the debt limit standoff.
McCarthy, Biden predict Congress will pass debt-ceiling deal  —  U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy predicted on Sunday that a majority of his fellow Republicans would support the deal to suspend the $31.4 trillion debt ceiling that he negotiated at the weekend with President Joe Biden.
Wall Street Journal:
How a Debt-Ceiling Deal That Neither Side Wanted Cracked the Logjam in Washington
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
What's in the McCarthy-Biden deal to lift the debt ceiling? Here are 6 takeaways.
Associated Press:
Voters in Turkey return to polls to decide on opposing presidential visions  —  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won reelection Sunday, extending his increasingly authoritarian rule into a third decade as the country reels from high inflation and the aftermath of an earthquake that leveled entire cities.
Wall Street Journal:
Turkey's Erdogan Defies Odds to Win Presidential Election  —  The country's longest serving leader beat his main challenger in a runoff vote  —  ISTANBUL—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Sunday's runoff presidential election, establishing him as one of the great survivors …
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Fox News poll finds 56% doubt Trump's ‘mental soundness’ to be president  —  A Fox News poll found that 56% of Americans do not believe former President Donald Trump has the “mental soundness” to be president.  —  A survey conducted by the conservative outlet gave Trump a 33-point lead over Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL).
Discussion: MSNBC and Slate
Kelby Vera / HuffPost:
Texas To Ban Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Efforts At Public Universities  —  DEI has become a core part of many colleges, but critics accuse the programs of fueling division.  —  Texas lawmakers have moved to shutter all diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at publicly funded universities in the state.
Patrick Marley / Washington Post:
Texas Republicans pass voting bills targeting large Democratic county  —  The new law would single out Houston, with its sizable Black population, for a different election process  —  Texas Republicans wound down their regular legislative session Sunday by changing election policies …
Discussion: KRDO
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
Liz Cheney says Republicans “wanted me to lie” about Trump  —  Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told Colorado College graduates in a commencement speech Sunday the U.S. “cannot remain a free nation if we abandon the truth,” as she took aim at fellow Republicans and former President Trump.
Fred Ojambo / Bloomberg:
Ugandan President Signs Anti-LGBTQ Bill With Death Penalty  —  Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signed into law legislation with harsher penalties for LGBTQ people, including death and life-imprisonment sentences.  —  The president “has assented” to the bill, which now becomes law …
Josh Siegel / Politico:
Debt ceiling deal includes surprise approval of natural gas pipeline championed by Manchin  —  The controversial natural gas project has been a priority for West Virginia, but its approval will bring new criticism for the Biden administration.  —  The text of the debt ceiling bill released …
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
You've Never Heard of Him, but He's Remaking the Pollution Fight  —  Richard Revesz is changing the way the government calculates the cost and benefits of regulation, with far-reaching implications for climate change.  —  This spring the Biden administration proposed or implemented eight …
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
‘Start the Kevin McCarthy death-clock’ after compromise with Biden: Rick Wilson  —  Appearing late Saturday night on MSNBC after it was announced that Preside t Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had reached an agreement “in principle' on a budget deal, former GOP strategist Rick Wilson claimed …
Discussion: IJR
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