Front Page: The New York Times —- May 19, 2023


As Biden Weighs Paring Public Assistance in Debt Limit Talks, Liberals Balk

“We cannot be blackmailed into balancing the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable and leaving the most affluent alone,” said Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont.

A G.O.P. demand to impose stricter work requirements on recipients of food stamps and other public benefits has drawn a Democratic backlash, underscoring the tricky politics at play in the negotiations.

Feinstein Suffered More Complications From Illness Than Were Publicly Disclosed

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, suffered a decline in health after being hospitalized for shingles in February.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, 89, whose recent bout with shingles included contracting encephalitis, is frailer than ever. But she remains unwilling to entertain discussions about leaving the Senate.

Supreme Court Won’t Hold Tech Companies Liable for User Posts

The justices ruled in one case that a law allowing suits for aiding terrorism did not apply to the ordinary activities of social media companies.

Another Casualty in Ukraine: Teenage Years

In a battered Ukrainian city, the war has stolen the normal experiences of teenage life. The youths mostly use humor to deal with the ferocity of the fighting around them.


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