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1:30 AM ET, May 29, 2023


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Dean Obeidallah / The Dean's Report:
The Debt ceiling deal was a big WIN for Biden—and a big LOSS for Trump and MAGA  —  MAGA is furious with the deal  —  President Biden won and Donald Trump/MAGA lost—again.  It's that simple when it comes to the debt ceiling deal announced Saturday night.
Wall Street Journal:
How a Debt-Ceiling Deal That Neither Side Wanted Cracked the Logjam in Washington  —  House Republicans coalesced around a spending bill, eroding the White House's leverage  —  WASHINGTON—The path to a tentative agreement to raise the debt limit started in January with the election …
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.
Peter Baker / New York Times:
In Pursuit of Consensus, Did Biden Find the Reasonable Middle or Give Away Too Much?  —  The deal to raise the debt ceiling bolsters President Biden's argument that he is committed to bipartisanship, but it comes at the cost of rankling many in his own party.
McCarthy, Biden predict Congress will pass debt-ceiling deal
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
What's in the McCarthy-Biden deal to lift the debt ceiling? Here are 6 takeaways.
Lauren Sforza / The Hill:
Conservative House Republicans knock debt ceiling deal
Here are the 6 must-know provisions of the new debt ceiling deal
NBC News:
Biden and McCarthy to complete debt ceiling agreement Sunday, Jeffries tells Democrats
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 …
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
'We're kind of tearing our hair out': Republicans frustrated they're stuck with Trump  —  Fearing a 2024 ballot headed by now-indicted Donald Trump will cripple the Republican Party's hopes to retain the House and win back the Senate, GOP campaign consultants and moderate Republicans …
Discussion: Fox News and Insider
Many GOP insiders fear that Teflon Don is back
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.
Kate McGee / The Texas Tribune:   Texas lawmakers find consensus on bill banning diversity, equity and inclusion offices in public universities
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
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 …
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: CNN and The Hill
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
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 …
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.
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