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From Washington: A Divided Government Reaches A Debt Limit Deal

In a bipartisan 63-36 vote, the Senate passed a debt limit package, bringing an end to the ongoing stalemate on negotiations. The compromised legislation contains concessions from both parties, suspending the debt limit into 2025 while also setting new caps on discretionary spending. The deal comes just days before the country was expected to default on its debt, which some experts say would've yielded catastrophic economic consequences. FOX Senior Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram explains the contents of the bill, the threats to Speaker McCarthy's leadership, and what the bipartisan compromise means for the divided government.   House members Veronica Escobar (D-TX) and Maria Salazar (R-FL) are spearheading a new bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill this year titled the Dignity Act, with the odds against them because despite many attempts, this kind of reform has fallen short over the past several decades. FOX News Correspondent Griff Jenkins weighs in on the probability that this bill could pass both the House and the Senate.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evening Edition: Meteorologists Have The Final Say In Rocket Launches

Cape Canaveral, in Florida, is the country's busiest space port sending off spacecrafts from NASA, Space-X and others and if you ever wondered who gives the ok for the launch, they may not be who you expected. It is a group of meteorologists from 'Space Force's 45th Weather Squadron' and before a launch is a go, they give the yes or no. FOX's Alex Hogan speaks with Brian Cizek, Launch Weather Officer with Space Force's 45th Weather Squadron, who says you can blame his team for canceling that rocket launch you looked forward to watching. Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Senator Cruz's Push To Save AM Radio

After several automakers announced plans to remove AM radios from electric cars moving forward, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) sprung into action to introduce legislation to save consumers' ability to tune into AM stations. Working alongside Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Senator Cruz created the "AM for Every Vehicle Act," which has gained popular bipartisan support in Congress. Senator Cruz joins the podcast to share how AM radio remains an important tool for communicating during emergencies and his suspicion that the push to end AM radio was targeting conservative voices. Later, he explains how Democrats' excessive spending led to the national debt growing out of control and gives his thoughts on the 2024 election thus far.  Amid a week of debt ceiling debate in Washington, more Republican candidates like former Vice President Pence, former Governor Chris Christie, and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum have teased they will soon be entering the GOP primary race. FOX News Sunday host Shannon Bream joins the podcast to discuss why so many GOP candidates are entering the primary race, why the positivity on the campaign trail will inevitably end with the gloves coming off, and how important Iowa will be for crowning the leading candidates. Later, she weighs in on the surprising momentum behind President Biden's primary challengers, how House Speaker McCarthy navigated the debt ceiling negotiations, and what the latest Supreme Court ruling means for unions. Plus, commentary by Fox News Medical Contributor and author of "Panic Attack," Dr. Nicole Saphier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evening Edition: Netanyahu Says All Options Available To Prevent A Nuclear Iran

The nuclear watchdog group, the IAEA, released a report today that has resolved a pair of disputes with Iran's nuclear program but not everyone believes the answers given by Tehran. Also, new satellite images show Iran looks to be building a new underground nuclear facility and Israel again reiterates their intentions of never letting their biggest enemy develop a bomb. FOX's Eben Brown spoke with Trey Yingst, FOX News Mideast Correspondent in Jerusalem, about the report and Israeli reaction to it.   Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

The GOP Field Is Expanding Again

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign on Tuesday with his first public appearance in Iowa, hoping to persuade Republicans to favor him over former President Trump. The field is expected to grow bigger, as reports suggest both former Vice President Pence and former Governor Chris Christie will enter the primary race as early as next week. On the Democratic side, a recent poll found President Biden’s support lacking, with his primary challengers, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson, polling at 16 percent and 8 percent, respectively. National Political Correspondent for POLITICO, Meridith McGraw, joins the Rundown to talk about why the Republican party has shifted away from its initial support for DeSantis and what the Democratic challengers poll numbers tell us about President Biden's weaknesses heading into 2024. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the world is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of H5N1, commonly known as bird flu, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 58 million birds. After going through the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials have expressed confidence that the country could manage this virus if it began to spread from person to person. However, some scientists believe this avian influenza has the potential to become the world’s most deadly pandemic. Former CDC Director, Dr. Robert Redfield, joins the Rundown to discuss why the deadly potential of the bird flu further emphasizes the dangers posed by gain-of-function research and what the United States must be doing now to prepare for the world’s next pandemic. Later, public health expert and Professor at Johns Hopkins University Dr. Marty Makary explains how COVID-19 impacted Americans’ faith in health officials. Plus, commentary by FOX News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evening Edition: North Korea's Failed Spy Satellite Launch Puts Neighbors On Alert

North Korea's first attempt to put a spy satellite into orbit failed Wednesday and set off air raid sirens in neighboring Seoul, South Korea causing panic through the city. The launch was quickly condemned by the United States and Japan but North Korea says they plan on attempting another launch very soon. FOX's John Saucier speaks with Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center, about the failed launch and what is Pyongyang after with their own spy satellite.   Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

The End of Affirmative Action?

Affirmative action at universities and colleges across the country could be coming to an end in June if the imminent Supreme Court decision is ruled in favor of the Students for Fair Admissions group. Oral arguments were heard in October for these cases, taken up against both Harvard and the University of North Carolina, arguing that affirmative action’s race-based admissions process discriminates against Asian Americans and white applicants. Meanwhile, many recent polls show the majority of Americans think admissions should not consider race when accepting applicants to their schools. Fox News Contributor and Law Professor at George Washington University Jonathan Turley joins the Rundown to discuss the arguments in the case, the constitutionality of affirmative action, and the impact it could have on the future of race-based admissions in America. New home sales rose for the second straight month in April, marking the most robust sales pace since March 2022, hinting that the housing market is beginning to stabilize. The U.S. median home price fell to $420,800, marking the most significant decline in the last three years. Although more people are purchasing new homes and prices are starting to fall, the housing market is still grappling with one major issue: a lack of inventory. FOX Business’ Gerri Willis joins the podcast to break down what contributed to the increase in new home sales, how sellers should go about taking advantage of the current market, and what new regions of the country buyers are being drawn to. Plus, commentary by Founder of Pacific Hospitality Group, Tim Busch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evening Edition: Dueling Drone Attacks In Kyiv And Moscow

Moscow was hit by at least eight drones, and as many as twenty five, launched by Ukraine after a barrage of Russian drones attacked Kyiv Sunday. Ukraine was coy with their response, not taking responsibility but predicting more such events in the future. FOX's Eben Brown spoke with Dr. Matthew Schmidt, University of New Haven Associate Professor of 'National Security and Political Science' and former professor of the 'Army’s Command and General Staff College', about what a strike on Moscow means to Ukrainians and where the war could be heading now.     Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

How Is Dark Money Infecting Our Politics?

Despite being eight months away from the presidential primaries, campaign ads started airing months ago. These various TV spots are not always funded by candidates but instead by dark money. Fox Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram explained that dark money is simply funds spent on political speech for which you don't know who the donors are. He joins the Rundown to explain the impact that dark money has in our politics as it is unregulated by the Federal Election Commission, how major past Supreme Court decisions paved the way for this kind of campaign spending to become popular in politics, and how some politicians use dark money to circumvent campaign rules while some lawmakers are working to create legislative safeguards that would curb the power of dark money. By 2030, President Joe Biden aims to make fifty percent of all new vehicle sales electric. However, many car manufacturers recently announced they are looking to remove AM radio capability from future electric models. After bipartisan backlash citing the importance of AM radio to America's emergency infrastructure, Ford and Lincoln have decided they will not move forward with this plan and will continue to preserve AM radio functionality. The higher-end car manufacturers say that this is just another update to dashboards, yet many are hesitant to phase out the technology. Publisher of TALKERS Magazine, Michael Harrison, joins the Rundown for a conversation about why the AM frequency is necessary to reach rural parts of the country, his belief that the car manufacturers did not fully think through what is lost if AM radio goes away, and why he thinks AM radio won't fade away any time soon.  Plus, commentary by former Trump economic adviser and economist at the Heritage Foundation, Steve Moore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit