Front Page: The New York Times —- May 26, 2023


White House and G.O.P. Close In on Deal to Raise Debt Limit and Cut Spending

“It takes a while to make it happen, and we are working hard to make it happen,” Speaker Kevin McCarthy said of a debt-ceiling deal.

The details were not finalized, but negotiators were discussing a compromise that would allow Republicans to point to spending reductions and Democrats to say they had prevented large cuts.

Leaders Let Problems Mount at Brutal SEAL Course, Navy Finds

Navy SEAL candidates at the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL course in Coronado, Calif., in a photo commissioned by the Defense Department.

Overzealous instructors, unchecked drug use, and inadequate leadership and medical oversight turned a tough selection course into a dangerous ordeal, investigators found.

Oath Keepers Leader Is Sentenced to 18 Years in Jan. 6 Sedition Case

The sentence for Stewart Rhodes was the longest so far in the federal investigation of the Capitol attack and the first issued to a defendant convicted of sedition.

How Erdogan Reoriented Turkish Culture to Maintain His Power

Turkey’s president has made a spectacle of the Ottoman past, using monuments and TV shows to rally his voters. His cultural opponents have faced censorship, or jail.


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