U.S. averts default; DeSantis jabs Trump, reporters.


America tiptoed toward a dangerous cliff, but Washington’s leaders avoided a catastrophic default on the nation’s debt after months of stalled talks and last-minute agreements.

President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s deal didn’t sit well with a lot of lawmakers in either party, but after some arm twisting, pleas and promises Congress completed a legislative sprint that cuts a projected $1.5 trillion in federal spending and allows the U.S. to pay all of its bills.

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