Front Page: The New York Times – January 8, 2023

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Speaker Drama Raises New Fears on Debt Limit

The federal government spends far more money each year than it receives in revenues, producing a budget deficit.
CREDITT.J. KIRKPATRICK FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

An emboldened conservative flank and concessions made to win votes could lead to a protracted standoff on critical fiscal issues, risking economic pain.

In Speaker Fight’s Final Hours, Arm-Twisting, Flaring Tempers and Calls From Trump

Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s slog to his post ended with a remarkably public show of intraparty strife that played out in a history-making overnight session.

From Gingrich to McCarthy, the Roots of Governance by Chaos

Mr. Gingrich began the zero-sum politics that mutated into the brand of the Tea Party and Trump M.A.G.A. Republicans and that presaged the raucous speaker battle in the House.

A Lecturer Showed a Painting of the Prophet Muhammad. She Lost Her Job.

After an outcry over the art history class by Muslim students, Hamline University officials said the incident was Islamophobic. But many scholars say the work is a masterpiece.

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