MAGA’s Reaction To The Debt Limit Agreement Is Just What You’d Expect: Dumb

House Freedom Caucus members Chip Roy (Texas), left, Lauren Boebert (Colo.) and Andy Biggs (Ariz.) announce they will oppose the deal to raise the debt limit during a news conference Tuesday with fellow caucus members outside the U.S. Capitol. House Freedom Caucus members Chip Roy (Texas), left, Lauren Boebert (Colo.) and Andy Biggs (Ariz.) announce … Read more

Debt ceiling deal ‘work demands’ only deprive the poor of food

A preschool teacher who receives nutritional assistance shops for groceries at a supermarket in Bellflower. (Allison Dinner/Associated Press) The tentative agreement between President Biden and House Republicans to raise the debt ceiling leads to domestic spending cuts that could disproportionately hurt low-income and other vulnerable people. The deal to avoid defaulting on US debt targets … Read more

US debt ceiling bill faces narrow passage in House

By Richard Cowan, Moira Warburton and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives is due to vote on Wednesday on a bill to lift the public debt ceiling, a crucial step to avert a possible economically destabilizing default that could occur early next week without congressional action. Republicans control the House by … Read more

Donald Trump promises to abolish part of the Constitution on day one if he wins

Donald Trump promised in a campaign video released Tuesday to end birthright citizenship on “day one” of his presidency if he wins the 2024 election. The former president claimed the constitutional guarantee of US citizenship for anyone born on US soil, regardless of their parents’ immigration status, ‘didn’t work’ in a long screed filled with … Read more

Qatar’s exclusive prime minister and Taliban leader hold secret Afghanistan talks -source

By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Qatari prime minister held secret talks with the Taliban’s supreme leader this month on resolving tensions with the international community, a source briefed on the meeting said, signaling a new resolve among Afghan leaders to discuss ways to end their isolation. The May 12 meeting in Kandahar city, … Read more