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Closer to a deal, Mar-a-Lago boxes moved, airline stress test
House negotiators are moving closer a debt deal that would lift the debt ceiling and cap spending for two years. Plus, two workers at Mar-a-Lago moved boxes of papers the day before the FBI visited the former President's home to pick up classified documents last year. And, airports brace for the busiest Memorial Day weekend since 2005, as airlines face staffing shortages and air traffic control problems.Also this morning: Texas lawmakers accuse AG Ken Paxton of bribery and abuse of public trust, a Doctor is reprimanded for discussing a 10-year-olds abortion, Ron DeSantis on pardoning January 6 rioters, how a debt default would impact small business owners, and comedian Sebastion Maniscalco on his new movie “About My Father”.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
DeSantis launch glitches, US credit risk, honoring Tina Turner
Among the top stories we're covering on today's show: Ron DeSantis is now officially a presidential candidate. However, his campaign launch on Twitter was, as predicted by some, overshadowed by technical glitches.
With just one week to go until a possible default, a key credit rating agency puts the US on watch. Meanwhile, Kevin McCarthy is set to send House members home for the weekend with no deal.
US intelligence is indicating that a Ukrainian group may have been behind that recent drone attack on the Kremlin.
An anti-LGBTQ campaign takes on corporate America again, prompting Target to remove some Pride merchandise after some employees were threatened.
Fans around the world mourn the loss of Tina Turner, who died yesterday at age 83. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Among the top stories we're covering on today's show:
As expected, Ron DeSantis will officially announce his 2024 White House run today. What wasn't expected: He'll make the announcement on Twitter with Elon Musk. Why?
Donald Trump now has a court date in the Stormy Daniels hush money probe. He'll stand trial in March 2024, right in the middle of the presidential campaign.
A super typhoon is lashing the American territory of Guam. It's expected to bring a triple threat of heavy rains, hurricane-force winds and life-threatening storm surge.
A six-week abortion ban is headed to the South Carolina governor's desk after it passed the state senate last night. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
White House crash, Carroll continues suing Trump, social media harm risk
A driver faces charges of threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict harm on a president, vice president or family member after ramming a U-Haul truck into barriers near the White House. The Secret Service says the crash may have been intentional. Plus, E. Jean Carroll files a request for more damages in her civil lawsuit against Trump after comments he made about her during his CNN Town Hall. And, in a stark warning, the US Surgeon General labels social media a “profound risk of harm” for kids.Also this morning: a billionaire GOP megadonor defends buying the home of Justice Clarence Thomas’ mother, NASA's Rover brings us footage of craters and even a possible river on Mars, and a “verified” Twitter account shares a fake image of an explosion outside of the Pentagon.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
New debt talks, 2024 field grows, Paul Whelan exclusive
Ten days left, that's it. The debt ceiling negotiations are deadlocked as Biden races back to DC for a new round of talks with Speaker McCarthy. Plus, the Republican 2024 field is expanding with Senator Tim Scott about to announce his bid, and Governor Ron DeSantis expected to jump in later this week. And, a CNN exclusive: Paul Whelan is an American the US says is wrongfully imprisoned in Russia. CNN This Morning brings you the message he gave when he called CNN from behind bars.Also this morning: a man accused murdering four University of Idaho students will face charges in court today, and a SpaceX rocket is set to dock at the International Space Station this morning. It's only the second private mission ever, but NASA hopes this is just the beginning.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy