A Debt Limit Deal Nears
But how many votes can Kevin McCarthy round up? And will he keep his job?
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What You May Have Missed
A debt ceiling deal is in sight, but House conservatives are unlikely to go along. RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel says a debt default could be good for Republicans, and she may be right: A narrow plurality would fault President Biden and not Republicans for default, differing from past debt fights when the GOP took the blame.
Donald Trump’s lawyers have warned him that he is likely to soon be indicted in the criminal investigation into his handling of classified documents. Two Trump employees moved boxes of papers the day before FBI agents and a prosecutor visited Mar-a-Lago.
Ron DeSantis deciding to announce his candidacy on Twitter made little sense and flopped miserably, undercutting his theme of competence and argument that he is laser-focused on taking down Trump.
With DeSantis looking shaky, Glenn Youngkin is keeping his options open for 2024.
Trump leads DeSantis 53% to 20% nationally in a Fox News poll, with Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, and Vivek Ramaswamy in a dead heat for a very distant third. Trump’s lead is even bigger in Iowa — 62% to 20%.
Most Californians say Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is no longer fit to serve. Non-Californian Hillary Clinton disagrees.
Oath Keepers founder and convicted terrorist Stewart Rhodes has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.
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The uncertain result of Thailand’s unambiguous election.
Emmanuel Macron speaks of society's 'decivilization' after recent crime wave.
Marine Le Pen questioned for four hours about Russia ties.
Cuba is far more fragile than you think.
Solar power investment to exceed oil for first time.
Hungary is becoming more important to China.
Another sail boat has been attacked by a killer whale off Spain.
The German economy entered recession in the early part of this year.
Russia moves ahead with deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.
US urges Ukraine not to use American fighting equipment inside Russia.
Nvidia is approaching a $1 trillion evaluation.
OpenAI CEO has warned the EU not to overregulate AI.
Microsoft calls for faster action to regulate AI.
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