In This Episode
Republicans reject a White House compromise that would save us from default. Tim Scott is officially running, and Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie and Chris Sununu are right behind him. Joe Biden offers new support to Ukraine, while Russia bans Trump’s enemies. And new focus groups give us a clue as to how swing voters would treat a Biden-Trump rematch. Then Sen. Brian Schatz talks to Lovett about the debt ceiling. And the guys look at a few of Ron DeSantis’ attempts to play it human on the campaign trail.
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NYT: Biden and McCarthy to Meet in Hopes of Reviving Debt Talks
Semafor: The central question for Monday’s debt ceiling talks
POLITICO: AOC’s view on the debt limit: Democrats still have the upper hand (Playbook’s Deep Dive)
NYT: Tim Scott Begins Presidential Campaign, Adding to List of Trump Challengers
Vox: Who is Tim Scott, the newest 2024 Republican presidential candidate?
NYT: Chris Sununu Eyes the G.O.P’s ‘Normal’ Lane in 2024. Does It Exist?
POLITICO: Key Republican recruits hesitate to jump in if Trump is the nominee
NYT: Biden Announces More Aid for Ukraine as Group of 7 Powers Meet in Japan
WaPo: Concerns about Biden’s reelection swamped by fear of Trump in swing voter focus groups
CNN: Biden bets DeSantis’ ‘Florida blueprint’ will help him flip the Sunshine State and win reelection
NYT: Russia’s Latest Sanctions on U.S. Officials Turn to Trump Enemies
NPR: Bipartisan senators predict parents will overcome tech lobby to protect kids online
Slate: The Democratic Senator Who Says Liberals Have Lost Their Way on Housing
Honolulu Civil Beat: Survey: Hawaii’s Brian Schatz Is ‘Most Popular’ Senator