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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announces his bid for the White House. And, will the U.S. default on its debt? 

Negotiators reconvened Wednesday to continue talks on the U.S. debt ceiling. The nation is at a critical juncture as the $31.4 trillion dollar debt limit inches closer to the deadline of June first.  U.S. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and the White House had this to say earlier. 

Meanwhile, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced his run for the 2024 presidential election. DeSantis joins a number of other potential Republicans in the race for the White House.  

But, will he be able to secure the party’s nomination for the presidency against Donald Trump? 

Joining the discussion:

  • Joseph Williams is a former Senior Editor for U.S. News and World Report.  
  • John Quelch is the former Dean of the University of Miami Herbert Business School.  
  • Robert Hockett is the Edward Cornell Professor of Law at Cornell University and former Counsel at the International Monetary Fund.  
  • Melik Abdul is a Republican Strategist and Host of Fault Lines on Sputnik News.