Welcome back to The Daily Courant, your afternoon dose of the latest reporting from Puck.
Today, we kick things off with Tara Palmeri and Tina Nguyen’s penetrating conversation on the Faustian bargain facing Kevin McCarthy as he attempts to whip up votes and call in favors to secure the Speakership.
Then, below the fold, Eriq Gardner considers the T-Swift narrative shift following the “Eras Tour” Ticketmaster imbroglio. Matt Belloni hosts a special episode of The Town on the inside story of Bob Iger’s return to Disney. Julia Ioffe and Peter Hamby discuss the latest developments in Ukraine. And Tara explains the financial calculus behind Trump’s return to Twitter.