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6:55 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 …
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
What's in the debt limit bill?  Key provisions in the Biden-McCarthy deal to avert default  —  Republicans and Democrats each won some concessions in the legislation.  —  WASHINGTON — The bipartisan deal struck by Democratic President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy extends …
Inside Biden's relentless soft-sell on the debt ceiling bill  —  The White House is kicking its outreach to congressional Democrats into overdrive as it tries to sell lawmakers on President Biden's debt ceiling deal with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. … - After the deal was announced late Saturday …
Akayla Gardner / Bloomberg:
How Shalanda Young Helped Broker Biden's Toughest Deal Yet
Discussion: Politico and Wall Street Journal
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Why Spending Cuts Likely Won't Shake the Economy
Discussion: Mother Jones, Semafor and New York Post
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 …
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
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 …
Jonathan Lemire / Politico:
Biden world confident in a Trump rematch but preps for a surprise  —  Democrats and campaign officials know their job may get tougher if Trump's name isn't on top of the GOP ticket.  —  President Joe Biden and his campaign team continue to believe that they will square off against Donald Trump …
Cara Lombardo / Wall Street Journal:
Wall Street Mobilizes for a Presidential Election, Reluctantly
Discussion: The Daily Caller
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Fox News poll finds 56% doubt Trump's ‘mental soundness’ to be president
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Slate
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 …
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.
The White House:
Statement from President Joe Biden on the Enactment of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act  —  The enactment of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act is a tragic violation of universal human rights—one that is not worthy of the Ugandan people, and one that jeopardizes the prospects of critical economic growth for the entire country.
Abdi Latif Dahir / New York Times:
New Anti-Gay Law in Uganda Includes Life in Prison as Penalty
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 …
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:
The Real Reason Your Groceries Are Getting So Expensive
Discussion: Raw Story
Sarah Rumpf / Mediaite:
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Amid Omani visit, Iran's messaging points to transactionalism with west
Discussion: Reuters
NBC News:
A half-century later, a congressman visits the site of his father's fatal helicopter crash in Vietnam
 Earlier Items: 
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
Biden's student debt plan hangs in balance as major Supreme Court rulings loom
Discussion: Insider
Turkey's Erdogan prevails in election test of his 20-year rule
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Washington Post:
The American military veterans who've fallen in Ukraine
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Daily Caller
Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
In one suburb, a backlash against homeowners renting out private pools
Discussion: ABC7

From Techmeme:

David Pierce / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils the 14.4" Surface Laptop Studio 2, offering Intel's 13th Gen i7 H chips, Nvidia's RTX 4050 or RTX 4060, and up to 2TB of storage, for $1,999+

Jay Peters / The Verge:
X plans to deprecate Circles on October 31, 2023; users will not be able to create new posts nor add people to their Circle but will be able to remove people

Nathan Edwards / The Verge:
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