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Biden & McCarthy both win in debt ceiling showdown | US Politics In :60 | GZERO Media

Biden & McCarthy both win in debt ceiling showdown

Jon Lieber, head of Eurasia Group's coverage of political and policy developments in Washington, DC shares his perspective on US politics.

Who won the debt ceiling showdown between President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy?

And the answer is everyone's a winner. President Biden, first and foremost, avoided a default, which would have been a terrible consequence for Biden politically and the US and world economy. Very happy that didn't happen. Biden can now spin the modest spending reductions in the bill that increased the debt ceiling as a bipartisan victory, which should potentially help in his reelection campaign as he tries to campaign as a quasi-moderate, which is what brought him to office in 2020 and he put the debt ceiling issue behind us for another two years until at least January of 2025, which is going to be after the next presidential election. And the US is likely to revisit a lot of these fiscal issues once again, using the debt ceiling as a point of leverage to achieve further spending cuts and potentially an extension of the Trump tax cuts that expire in 2026.

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Age limits for elected officials: Buttigieg weighs in | GZERO World

Age limits for elected officials: Buttigieg weighs in

Is the US heading for a gerontocracy?

If former president Donald Trump secures the GOP nomination for president, the 2024 presidential race will have the two oldest candidates in US history.

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s recent absence from the Senate has renewed conversations about whether there should be age limits for elected officials. The average age of Congress is older than it’s ever been; the median senator is 65 years old, a record high.

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Chris Christie interview: The truth about the 2024 GOP primary race | GZERO World

Chris Christie interview: The truth about the 2024 GOP primary race

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie is playing coy on whether he'll throw his hat in the ring for the Republican presidential nomination for 2024, indicating he might simply influence the conversation from afar. In a wide-ranging interview with Ian Bremmer, Christie outlines the stark reality he sees about the GOP primary as things begin to heat up on the campaign trail. "I think there's one lane for the nomination, and right now, Donald Trump's in the front of that lane," Christie tells Bremmer. "And if you want to get in the front of that lane, you better intervene and go right through him because otherwise trying to go around him, I don't think it's a strategy."

Note: This interview was first featured in the GZERO World episode "Republican identity crisis: Chris Christie vs. Donald Trump," published on May 15, 2023.

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Joe Biden's training regimen | GZERO Media

Joe Biden's training regimen

An aging fighter returns to the ring one last time to defend his title. But does he still have what it takes?

Watch more of GZERO's award-winning comedy series PUPPET REGIME!

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joins the 2024 race to the White House.


DeSantis’ 2024 launch plagued by Twitter glitches

We all knew he was going to join the 2024 US presidential race — it was just a matter of how and when. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis answered those questions on Wednesday night, officially throwing his hat in the ring on a Twitter Space hosted by Elon Musk.

But despite months of anticipation and preparation, things did not go smoothly. The social media app repeatedly crashed as listeners tuned in to hear the Florida governor, leaving DeSantis unable to speak for 30 minutes.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.


Ron DeSantis to announce 2024 bid on Twitter

After weeks of speculation, it’s officially official: Gov. Ron DeSantis will announce on Wednesday that he’s running for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during a press conference at the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum in Titusville.

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Is Ron DeSantis ready for Trump?

It’s taken him time to reach the starting line, but Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now set to make his long-anticipated entrance into the 2024 presidential race — and frontrunner and former President Donald Trump looks ready to welcome him.

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Why Chris Christie calls DeSantis "anti-conservative" | GZERO World

Why Chris Christie calls DeSantis "anti-conservative"

The Republican Party is in the midst of an identity crisis. Between the far-right MAGA supporters and more traditional “Never Trump” conservatives, there doesn’t seem to be a coherent through-line for GOP priorities ahead of the 2024 race for US president.

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