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From Washington: Congress Makes Final Push For Debt Limit Deal

Evening Edition: Is The 'Wagner Group' Boss Putin's Successor?

The leader of Russia's mercenaries known as the 'Wagner Group', Yevgeny Prigozhin, has been seriously competing for influence as of late, even going as far as saying that Russia is at risk of losing their war on Ukraine and that failure could cause a revolution against Moscow. While he continues to say he is loyal to Putin, some say he is jockeying to be Putin's replacement. FOX's Eben Brown spoke with Rebekah Koffler, president of ‘Doctrine & Strategy Consulting’, former DIA intelligence officer, and author of ‘Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America’, who says that anything is possible after Putin but explains the Wagner boss would fit the position easy.    Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Is Another Florida Republican Joining The 2024 Race?

After months of anticipation, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis officially announced his 2024 presidential campaign from Miami, Florida on Wednesday evening. The state has become a hotbed for political controversy with the NAACP, Equality Florida, and the League of United Latin American Citizens all issuing travel advisories for the state, alleging to their members that the state's conservative policies showed the state "has become hostile" for minorities. Republican Mayor of Miami Francis Suarez believes this advisory is nothing more than a political stunt. Mayor Suarez joins the Rundown and shares his opinions on Governor DeSantis' 2024 campaign and discusses why he is still weighing whether or not he will join the GOP primary race as well. Despite two more candidates announcing their campaigns this week, former President Trump remains the front-runner Republican candidate in the polls. The Republican leadership has been focused on expanding their voter base ahead of the 2024 election in hopes that they can gain control of the House, Senate, and White House in the coming years. FOX News Sunday host Shannon Bream joins the podcast to discuss how former President Trump may navigate his GOP front-runner status as more candidates continue to join the field, what main policy issues will broaden the tent for Republican voters, and the latest on Supreme Court news and debt ceiling negotiations. Plus, commentary by Fox & Friends co-host and host of The Brian Kilmeade Show, Brian Kilmeade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evening Edition: The 2024 GOP Field Expands With Glitchy DeSantis Announcement

In a technically sloppy rollout, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis joined Senator Tim Scott as the second GOP candidate to announce their run this week. Other Republican candidates including Donald Trump and Nikki Haley blasted DeSantis for his announcement problems but who benefits from a large group of options? FOX's John Saucier speaks with Colin Reed, Republican strategist, co-founder of 'South and Hill Strategies' and former campaign manager for Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, about the less than perfect announcement and compares the growing field of GOP candidates.   Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Gov. DeSantis Makes It Official, Tech Issues Aside

Governor Ron DeSantis launched his 2024 presidential campaign Wednesday night, but not without issue. His first announcement, hosted by Elon Musk on Twitter Spaces, was preceded by technical difficulties – prompting confusion & criticism from many before his initial kick-off. The long-anticipated campaign announcement makes the Florida governor the ninth Republican candidate in the race, making for a crowded GOP primary fight come February. The new candidate will likely impact which way voters are leaning in the polls, and here to break it all down is co-Director of the Fox News Poll and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Daron Shaw. He explains how his rocky campaign kick-off could have a lasting impact on DeSantis’ campaign, if any, how his entry impacts other major candidates like President Biden and former President Trump, and what the current polling tells us about voters’ preferences for 2024. The National Memorial Day concert returns to Washington D.C., this weekend for its 34th year. The 90-minute program will air on PBS and feature musical guests, dramatic readings, and documentary footage honoring the men and women who sacrificed their lives for America’s freedom. The concert is viewed annually by U.S. troops in over 175 countries and 200 Navy ships around the world. This year’s co-host, actor and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, Gary Sinise, joins the Rundown for a conversation about how he got involved with the concert, what his foundation does to support veterans and their families, and how playing Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump allows soldiers to connect with him in a meaningful way. Plus, commentary by Fox Nation host Tammy Bruce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evening Edition: Both Sides Dug In On Debt Limit Demands

Both President Biden and Speaker McCarthy still seem very apart on agreeing to raise the debt limit but what really happens if the United States hits the debt ceiling? Some negative possibilities are: the Treasury can't pay its bills, markets could decline rapidly and retirement funds wouldn't reach millions of Americans. FOX's Eben Brown spoke with Chad Pergram, FOX News' Senior Congressional Correspondent, about where we stand and what consequences could the country face if the U.S. hits the debt ceiling.   Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

White House and The GOP Agree…On Fighting Fentanyl

The Biden administration voiced public support for the HALT Fentanyl Act, first introduced by two GOP congressmen, which would permanently classify all fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs and would prioritize giving law enforcement the tools to slow the trafficking of this lethal substance. In 2022, America saw over 100,000 overdoses, and 75,000 of those were estimated to be due to illegal fentanyl. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) was one of the lawmakers who first sponsored this bill, and he joins the podcast to explain how his legislation will confront the rampant fentanyl production that is costing U.S. lives, why classifying fentanyl as a Schedule I drug will give the government more authority to crack down on traffickers, and the underlying issues driving this synthetic opioid crisis. May is mental health awareness month, and the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, issued a warning on Tuesday, calling social media a ‘profound risk’ to America’s youth and responsible for recent years' rising rates of depression and anxiety. Some states are taking the initiative to place guardrails, like in Arkansas, where the state government passed the Social Media Safety Act, requiring social media platforms to verify users’ age and request parental permission. The minimum age listed to access many of these websites is thirteen; however, Dr. Murthy argues that is way too young. Licensed psychotherapist and the author of the new book, "Raising Healthy Teenagers," Tom Kersting, joins the podcast to talk about why social media is contributing to the youth mental health crisis in America, how legislation would address social media’s unhealthy impact, and what parents can do to prioritize their children’s mental health. Plus, commentary by columnist David Marcus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evening Edition: TikTok Files Suit Against Montana Over Ban

TikTok has filed a lawsuit challenging Montana's new statewide ban of the social media site saying it violates their First Amendment rights. Montana said they acted when Congress would not and state officials say they are confident the ban will stand. FOX's John Saucier speaks with Lauren Simonetti, FOX Business Network correspondent, about the lawsuit and the chances it will overturn the ban.  Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

How Will Tim Scott Stack Up In The GOP Primary Race?

The 2024 GOP candidate field is widening this week as Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) officially launched his presidential campaign on Monday, and reports suggest Florida Governor Ron DeSantis plans to announce his candidacy this week as well. As the list of Republican candidates grows, campaigning and fundraising will be sure to heat up soon. Filings show Senator Scott has entered the race with more funds than any of his competitors, with $22 million on hand, while the current leading candidate, former President Trump, only had $14 million in his campaign’s war chest by the end of March. Former Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush and Fox News contributor Karl Rove joins the podcast to analyze the Senator’s chances of winning the nomination and how his positive message contradicts the narrative pushed by the left. A recently unsealed court filing revealed the FBI had improperly used warrantless search powers on U.S. citizens over 278,000 times, looking into Americans involved in the Capitol riot, George Floyd protests, and more. FBI Director Wray spoke on this revelation, saying the FBI's misusing Section 702 of FISA was a mistake that drove the bureau to make stricter changes to the system. Some lawmakers are not trusting these mistakes won’t happen again, saying they want to see even tighter restrictions on the bureau’s warrantless search tool, which should only be allowed to acquire intelligence on foreign targets. Retired FBI Special Agent John Iannarelli joins the Rundown to discuss how he believes this surveillance tool came to be misused by the FBI, the threat posed by politicization within the bureau, and what the intelligence organization must do to regain the trust of the American people. Plus, commentary by the former CEO of CKE Restaurants and Hardee’s, Andy Puzder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evening Edition: The United States And Allies To Send Ukraine F-16 Fighter Jets

Ukrainian officials, especially President Zelenskyy, have been asking allies to provide them with F-16 fighter jets since the beginnings of the war and now it will finally happen. President Biden gave his backing to send Ukraine the planes during the G-7 Summit in Japan. FOX's Eben Brown spoke with Dr. Rebecca Grant, national security analyst and President of IRIS Research Group, who says this is great news with Western nations having a surplus of the highly versatile F-16 planes.   Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit