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11:50 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.
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Why Spending Cuts Likely Won't Shake the Economy  —  With low unemployment and above-trend inflation, the economy is well positioned to absorb the modest budget cuts that President Biden and Republicans negotiated.  —  Reporting from Washington  —  The last time the United States came perilously close …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Semafor
White House to Dems: The debt deal could have been a LOT worse  —  Complaints by progressives stem from details in the deal — and feeling left in the dark during debt talks.  —  The White House has a simple message to Democrats skeptical of the debt ceiling agreement the president cut …
Dean Obeidallah / The Dean's Report:
The Debt ceiling deal was a big WIN for Biden—and a big LOSS for Trump and MAGA
Wall Street Journal:
How a Debt-Ceiling Deal That Neither Side Wanted Cracked the Logjam in Washington
McCarthy, Biden predict Congress will pass debt-ceiling deal
Abdi Latif Dahir / New York Times:
New Anti-Gay Law in Uganda Includes Life in Prison as Penalty  —  President Yoweri Museveni has dismissed widespread criticism and signed the legislation, one of the world's most restrictive anti-gay measures.  —  Reporting from Nairobi, Kenya  —  The president of Uganda signed …
Lee Ying Shan / CNBC:
Turkey's lira sinks to fresh record low after Erdogan re-election  — The Turkish lira sank to a record low as incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan secured his victory in the 2023 presidential election, extending his rule into its third decade in power.  — Erdogan endorses the unconventional view …
Associated Press:
Voters in Turkey return to polls to decide on opposing presidential visions
Yuliya Talmazan / NBC News:
‘Nuclear weapons for everyone’ who joins Belarus and Russia, Putin ally promises  —  Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's comment comes amid escalating nuclear rhetoric from Vladimir Putin, whose army is floundering in Ukraine.  —  Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko …
CBS News:
Russia issues arrest warrant for Sen. Lindsey Graham  —  Moscow — Russia's Interior Ministry on Monday issued an arrest warrant for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham following his comments related to the fighting in Ukraine.  —  In an edited video of his meeting on Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy …
Sitcom heroes, sports analogies, and rap parodies: How sassy floor charts have spiced up Congress  — Members of Congress often use floor charts to aid with their speeches that contain charts, images, and text.  — Many times, the charts aren't the most visually appealing or intriguing.
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.
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: Outside the Beltway, Slate and MSNBC
Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
In one suburb, a backlash against homeowners renting out private pools  —  Montgomery County weighs rules for Swimply, Sniffspot and other home amenity rental apps  —  Parents shepherding swimsuit clad tots toward a backyard birthday party.  Peals of laughter from kids running past an open window …
Discussion: ABC7
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Data analyst explains why Ron DeSantis is in trouble with voters already  —  CNN's data analyst dived into some polling for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to closely examine why the GOP presidential candidate isn't connecting well with voters.  —  DeSantis spent over a month traveling …
Associated Press:
Missing 73 years, Medal of Honor recipient's remains returned to Georgia: “He's home”  —  Savannah, Ga. — Soldiers of the 9th Infantry Regiment made a desperate retreat as North Korean troops closed in around them.  A wounded 18-year-old Army Pfc. Luther Herschel Story feared his injuries …
Washington Post:
The American military veterans who've fallen in Ukraine  —  On Memorial Day, families and friends reckon with the meaning of service under one flag — and sacrifice under another  —  The two military officers, crisply attired in blue dress uniforms, ascended the front porch of a single-family home.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Experts warn of increased risk of US terror attacks by rightwing ‘lone wolf’ actors
Patrick Marley / Washington Post:
Texas Republicans pass voting bills targeting large Democratic county
Discussion: KRDO
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Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
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Discussion: IJR