Start your Day: Tik Tok sues Montana, Bezo’s Cannes proposal plus where America stands right now as debt limit day looms [U.S Edition]

It is Tuesday and here is your AM Mix newsletter.

  1. Earlier this month, the state of Montana voted to legally block Tik Tok in the state. The legality of this decision has been called into question.

Tik Tok has now responded to a legal move by the state of Montana in federal court. In federal court documents, the social media app claims that the state violated its First Amendment rights.

“We are challenging Montana’s unconstitutional TikTok ban to protect our business and the hundreds of thousands of TikTok users in Montana,” a spokesperson for the company said after the suit was filed. “We believe our legal challenge will prevail based on an exceedingly strong set of precedents and facts.”

TikTok is seeking an “order invalidating and preliminarily and permanently enjoining Defendant from enforcing the TikTok Ban,” according to the complaint.

2. Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is an engaged man.

While attending the Cannes Film Festival circuit in France with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez a revelation. According to social media, the longtime couple is engaged to be married after 5 years and many trips around the world together. The couple had sailed into France on Bezo ‘s $500m super yacht.

3. Debt negotiations are still ongoing but nobody quite knows how they’ll go but then there’s also the fact that nobody knows if this is just a tactic and there was already a deal in place.

House Republicans are still attempting to hold firm to their many draconian demands in ‘spending cuts’ during these talks. The talks are still ongoing according to reports out Tuesday, however, it remains unclear just how much progress has even been made at all. The 1 June deadline set by the treasury, per the agency, is a hard deadline that must be followed. Many members of the Freedom Caucus are understood to be curtailing any efforts to negotiate with the White House unless hardline demands are met.

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