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5:35 PM ET, May 30, 2023


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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Debt Limit Bill Heads to Key Committee in First Test of G.O.P. Support  —  Some Republicans on the panel have already come out in opposition to the package, raising early questions about its fate.  —  Reporting from Washington  —  Legislation to raise the government debt ceiling …
NBC News:
Far-right members, unhappy with debt deal, float threatening McCarthy's speakership  —  On a Monday night call, a member of the Freedom Caucus brought up using a rule that would force a vote to remove the speaker, two sources familiar with the call told NBC News.
House conservative threatens to push ousting McCarthy over debt deal  —  “It is inescapable to me.  It has to be done,” said House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Dan Bishop.  —  Conservative angst over the debt deal has triggered Kevin McCarthy's biggest fear — threats to oust him from the speakership.
USA Today:
‘Betrayal’: McCarthy faces revolt from GOP conservatives over debt limit deal with Biden
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Biden won't claim debt ceiling win, because he must play the owned lib
Eli Okun / Politico:
Playbook PM: Conservatives roar on debt ceiling and McCarthy
Bryan Schott / Salt Lake Tribune:
Breaking: Rep. Chris Stewart plans to resign from Congress  —  The Utah Republican congressman is expected to announce his departure from the House of Representatives soon, several sources told The Salt Lake Tribune.  —  U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart plans to resign his seat in Congress, possibly as soon as this week.
The Carter Center:
Carter Family Statement about Health of First Lady Rosalynn Carter  —  ATLANTA — The Carter family is sharing that former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia.  She continues to live happily at home with her husband, enjoying spring in Plains and visits with loved ones.
Yuliya Talmazan / NBC News:
Drones strike Moscow in first attack on Russian capital's residential areas since Ukraine war began  —  The strikes caused damage to some buildings and forced residents to evacuate homes, local officials said Tuesday, as Kyiv was hit by the latest deadly Russian bombardment.
Guy Faulconbridge / Reuters:
Russia's reaction to the drone attacks on Moscow
New York Times:
Live Updates: Drone Strikes Damage Buildings in Moscow as Kyiv Is Hit Again
Rolling Stone:
Team Trump Scrambles to Unmask the Feds Investigating Him  —  The former president wants to “immediately” purge the Justice Department's ranks of the officials and agents who've led the criminal probes into his actions  —  DONALD TRUMP JUST needs a few names.
Associated Press:
The day has arrived for Elizabeth Holmes to report to a Texas prison  —  Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes entered Texas prison where she could spend the next 11 years for overseeing a blood-testing hoax that became a parable about greed and hubris in Silicon Valley.
Peter Jamison / Washington Post:
The revolt of the Christian home-schoolers  —  They were taught that public schools are evil.  Then a Virginia couple defied their families and enrolled their kids.  —  Deep Reads features The Washington Post's best immersive reporting and narrative writing.
Rafael Bernal / The Hill:
Trump pledges to end birthright citizenship on first day in office  —  Former President Trump is returning to his calls to remove birthright citizenship, with his 2024 White House campaign on Tuesday announcing he will seek to end it via executive order on his first day in office.
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Trump Strongest Candidate Say GOP Voters  —  DeSantis remains well liked but support fades  —  West Long Branch, NJ - A majority of Republican voters feel former President Donald Trump would be their strongest nominee in the 2024 election.  According to the Monmouth ("Mon-muth") …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
A.I. Poses ‘Risk of Extinction,’ Industry Leaders Warn  —  Leaders from OpenAI, Google Deepmind, Anthropic and other A.I. labs warn that future systems could be as deadly as pandemics and nuclear weapons.  —  A group of industry leaders warned on Tuesday that the artificial intelligence technology …
Geraldo Cadava / New Yorker:
The Rise of Latino White Supremacy  —  At a time of rising racial violence, Latinos are potential perpetrators and potential victims.  —  On May 6th, a thirty-three-year-old Mexican American man named Mauricio Garcia shot and killed eight people at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jane Bradley / New York Times:
A British Reporter Had a Big #MeToo Scoop.  Her Editor Killed It.  —  Seven women say that a star columnist groped them or made unwanted sexual advances.  But Britain's news media has a complicated relationship with outing its own.  —  Inside the Financial Times newsroom this winter …
David Siders / Politico:
‘Numbers Nobody Has Ever Seen’: How the GOP Lost Wisconsin  —  Republicans in Wisconsin are grappling with how abortion halted their progress in the swing state.  Democrats are planning for a resurgence.  —  Republicans' state Supreme Court loss in April — in a race that …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Debt-Ceiling Deal Bought Biden Time at a Terrible Long-Term Cost … The simplest way to understand the debt-ceiling agreement is that the two parties were focused on different, orthogonal objectives.  Democrats wished to minimize the direct harm of the terms of the deal itself to vital government programs …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Chris Christie Gets a Super PAC Ahead of His Likely 2024 Bid  —  The former governor of New Jersey, who has been at times both a confidant and a rival of Donald Trump, will have some outside help in his effort to win the Republican primary.  —  Allies of former Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey …
Keith Zhai / Wall Street Journal:
China, India Kick Out Nearly All of Each Other's Journalists as Rivalry Escalates  —  Rift that opened with deadly border clash deepens as neighbors deny reporter visas  —  SINGAPORE—India and China have ejected each other's journalists in recent weeks, virtually wiping out mutual media access …
Jennifer Hassan / Washington Post:
Woman is knocked unconscious in famous cheese-rolling race - and wins  —  LONDON — For hundreds of years, people have gathered in Gloucestershire, England, to fling themselves down a notoriously steep hill — in pursuit of a hefty chunk of golden-yellow cheese.
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Lawyers Start to Wonder if One Could Be a Snitch  —  There's plenty of bad blood among Trump's team of lawyers.  But there's also a new concern that someone could turn on the rest of the team. … With three anticipated indictments, two ongoing court cases, and an ever-expanding cadre of lawyers …
Discussion: Washington Press and Raw Story
Andrew J. Tobias / Plain Dealer:
Ohio congressman declines to run in 2024 Republican U.S. Senate primary … Disclaimer  —  Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 4/4/2023), Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your Privacy Choices and Rights (updated 1/26/2023).
Jack Harris / Los Angeles Times:
Clayton Kershaw disagreed with Sisters' award, sought return of Dodgers' Christian day  —  Clayton Kershaw said he disagreed with the Dodgers' decision to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence during the team's upcoming Pride Night game, and that he approached the organization about expediting …
Pilar Melendez / The Daily Beast:
Biden Accuser Tara Reade Claims She Fled to Russia Fearing for Her Life  —  In a Russian state TV interview alongside accused Kremlin spy Maria Butina, former Biden assistant Tara Reade said she was feeling “at home” and “lucky” in Moscow.  —  Tara Reade, a former Senate aide …
Lindsay Whitehurst / Associated Press:
Ex-Trump White House official Peter Navarro to go on trial in September in Jan. 6 contempt case  —  Former Trump White House official Peter Navarro will stand trial in September on contempt of Congress charges filed after he refused to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Discussion: Roll Call and Political Wire
Meredith Deliso / ABC News:
11-month-old girl dies after left in car for 3 hours while parents went to church: Police  —  The incident occurred in Palm Bay, Florida.  —  An 11-month-old baby girl has died after being left in a car for three hours while her parents attended a Florida church service, police said.
Nine wounded in shooting on crowded Hollywood Broadwalk.  Victims range from 65 years old to as young as 1.  —  HOLLYWOOD — A dispute between two groups ended in gunfire on the crowded Hollywood Broadwalk near the end of the Memorial Day weekend, leaving nine people shot, including a 1-year-old child, police say.
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
Chinese jet carries out ‘aggressive’ maneuver in front of US military plane, officials say  —  The U.S. military released video of the incident.  —  A Chinese J-16 jet fighter flew directly in front of an American surveillance plane flying in international airspace over the South China Sea last Friday …
Julia Mueller / The Hill:
Two House Democrats to miss debt ceiling vote  —  Two House Democrats will be away from Capitol Hill for health-related reasons as lawmakers race to vote on the debt ceiling agreement.  —  Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.) will be out after suffering an ankle injury over Memorial Day weekend …
Eric Lendrum / American Greatness:
Target's Marketing VP also Works for Organization Pushing Transgender Agenda in Schools  —  In the wake of the controversy surrounding Target's debut of pro-transgender clothing lines aimed at children, it has since been revealed that one of the senior executives in the company's marketing department …
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John Light / Talking Points Memo:
How Paul Gosar Became An Icon To Those In The Modern Fascist Movement
Discussion: Raw Story
Sarah D / Twitchy:
AOC's ‘assessing with [her] team how to handle’ AOC parody account that's a little too good at its job
Noah Kirsch / The Daily Beast:
Billionaire Ken Griffin: New 'Don't Say Gay' Law Is Too Far, Even for Me
Discussion: Raw Story
Bill Hammond / Empire Center for Public Policy:
Emails Confirm That Cuomo's Staff Launched Its ‘Book’ Project in March 2020
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
McCarthy's sales pitch for his deal: Less money for law enforcement
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Pence: ‘American people deserve better’ than debt ceiling deal
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Al Jazeera
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial live updates: Testimony starts with graphic 911 calls
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Daniel Bates / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: The Jeffrey Epstein Files: Trove of never-before-seen emails and calendars gives unprecedented insight into late pedophile's network of power …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Breitbart
Susie Madrak / Crooks and Liars:
Ron DeSantis Is Rewriting History Of How He Handled Covid
Discussion: Newsbusters
Russell Falcon / The Hill:
Chick-fil-A DEI hire sparks calls for boycott
Joe McDonald / MSN:
Tesla's Musk meets Chinese foreign minister, who calls for ‘mutual respect’ in US-China relations
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Real DeSantis launch glitch was its fascism
New York Times:
Companies Push Prices Higher, Protecting Profits but Adding to Inflation
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Wall Street Journal:
The FTC bans noncompete clauses that restrict job switching, the first time in 50+ years that the FTC has issued a regulation mandating an economy-wide change

Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The US Senate passes the TikTok divestment bill by a margin of 79-18; the legislation now heads to President Biden, who has committed to sign it into law

Victoria Song / The Verge:
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