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5:40 PM ET, May 29, 2023


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New York Times:
New Details in Debt Limit Deal: Where $136 Billion in Cuts Will Come From  —  Two years of spending caps, additional work requirements for food stamps and cuts to I.R.S. funding are among the components in the deal.  —  Reporting from Washington  —  The full legislative text …
Akayla Gardner / Bloomberg:
How Shalanda Young Helped Broker Biden's Toughest Deal Yet
Jonathan Lemire / Politico:
Biden world confident in a Trump rematch but preps for a surprise
Discussion: Raw Story
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Why Spending Cuts Likely Won't Shake the Economy
Discussion: Mother Jones, Semafor and New York Post
Andrea Cavallier / Associated Press:
Graduates boo and turn their chairs away from former U.S Rep. Liz Cheney as she delivers commencement address at liberal Colorado College - despite her blasting Trump's election-denying attorney  — The former U.S. Rep. gave the commencement speech at her alma mater Colorado College, a liberal arts school she graduated from in 1988
Nancy A. Youssef / Wall Street Journal:
WSJ News Exclusive |  China Rebuffs Pentagon Chief, Blunting Push for Rapprochement  —  China has rebuffed a U.S. request for a meeting of U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and China's Defense Minister Li Shangfu at a security forum in Singapore this coming weekend, the Pentagon said …
Discussion: Bloomberg
New York Times:
The bidding for Lot 17 started at $23 million.  —  In the packed room at Sotheby's in Manhattan, the price quickly climbed: $32 million, $42 million, $48 million.  Then a new prospective buyer, calling from China, made it a contest between just two people.  —  On the block that evening …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Fox News:
Gov. Ron DeSantis rips debt ceiling deal: We are ‘careening toward bankruptcy’  —  2024 presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joins ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss the tentative deal on the debt ceiling, his fight for the Oval Office, and his message on Memorial Day.
Katie S. Phang / MSNBC:
Trump's legal team is an epic disaster  —  This kind of havoc does not bode well for Trump's legal future.  —  The attorney-client relationship is historically one of the most sacred, cloaked with the (usually) impenetrable privilege of complete confidentiality and one that is imbued with explicit and implicit trust.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge postpones showdown over 14th Amendment debt powers  —  Citing the debt limit deal, the Justice Department said a union's lawsuit no longer required urgent action.  —  A federal judge in Boston has postponed a hearing scheduled for this week in a lawsuit that a government workers' union filed …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Hill
Kevin D. Williamson / The Dispatch:
The Burial of the Dead … KYIV—This doesn't feel like a city at war, or a city under martial law.  Not at first, anyway.  —  Kyiv is a city with packed restaurants—reservations are hard to come by—packed bars, packed cafes, busy streets.  Our hotel is bustling, the traffic is substantial …
Victoria Guida / Politico:
Historic gains: Low-income workers scored in the Covid economy  —  A POLITICO analysis shows that pandemic-era policies reversed the trend toward a widening income gap.  The move away from them threatens those gains.  Which way will Biden turn?  —  For the past three years …
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Discussion: Washington Examiner and Breitbart
Stacy Mitchell / New York Times:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:
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Amid Omani visit, Iran's messaging points to transactionalism with west
Discussion: Reuters
Cara Lombardo / Wall Street Journal:
Wall Street Mobilizes for a Presidential Election, Reluctantly
Discussion: The Daily Caller
NBC News:
A half-century later, a congressman visits the site of his father's fatal helicopter crash in Vietnam
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Biden's student debt plan hangs in balance as major Supreme Court rulings loom
Discussion: Insider
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Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Slate