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9:40 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.
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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
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
Reuters:
McCarthy, Biden predict Congress will pass debt-ceiling deal
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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.
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Wall Street Journal:
Turkey's Erdogan Defies Odds to Win Presidential Election
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: Slate and MSNBC
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
In one suburb, a backlash against homeowners renting out private pools
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Experts warn of increased risk of US terror attacks by rightwing ‘lone wolf’ actors
Austin Ramzy / Wall Street Journal:
Uyghur Scholar Is Missing in Hong Kong, Rights Group Says, Raising Fear of Detention
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