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TOP NEWS | Debt Ceiling Debate Heats Up, FBI Director Could Be Held In Contempt Over Subpoenaed Document, Former First Lady | May 30

On today’s Daily Signal Top News, we break down:


  • Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said on Tuesday that the debt ceiling deal brokered by President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy "fails completely." 
  • Ryan Walker of Heritage Action discusses the latest updates on the debt ceiling debate.
  • House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said on Fox News this morning that he’ll move to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt if he doesn’t provide a document subpoenaed by the House Oversight and Accountability Committee.
  • The Carter Center announced on Tuesday that the former first lady, Rosalynn Carter, has dementia. 


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