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What will come from Biden’s meeting with Xi?

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All eyes are on U.S. President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping as they come face-to-face at the G20 Summit in Bali

U.S. President Joe Biden has arrived in Indonesia, where he is set to come face-to-face with China’s Xi Jinping.

The two leaders are holding the critical meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali.

Both have committed to keeping open communication, amid heightened geopolitical tensions.

The Biden administration has butted heads with Xi’s regime in regards to human rights violations and Beijing’s brutal force against activists.

On top of this, the U-S has consistently condemned China’s military actions against Taiwan and their view of the Ukraine war.

On the other side of the coin, China has long vocalised its distrust with the west on many fronts.

The meeting will aim to strengthen the posture between the two superpowers- to cooperate in the best interest of both.

Biden says the ‘red lines’ must be figured out.

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Who is running for the 2024 GOP Presidential nomination?

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The 2024 Presidential GOP field continues to grow.

While everyone is hoping to persuade Republicans to favor them over former President Donald Trump–he continues to lead the pack.

 
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign with his first public appearance in Iowa.

He joins others including Senator Tim Scott and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.

The field is expected to expand even more as reports suggest that both former Vice President Mike Pence and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will enter the primary race soon.

However, everyone is hoping to persuade Republicans to favor them over former President Donald Trump who continues to enjoy very high poll numbers.

U.S. Congressman Jeff Van Drew joined us to discuss.
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Is the U.S. debt deal bad fiscal policy?

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While President Joe Biden and Republican leadership came to an agreement on the debt limit—some lawmakers say the fiscal policy is a bad deal and does not rein in spending.

 
The executive branch and Congress tried to strike a deal about the debt limit as the country marched closer to defaulting.

The Treasury has been warning that the government could run out of money sometime in the beginning of June and would likely default on some bills if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling.

Democrats have insisted on raising the debt limit without preconditions.

But, Republicans say President Joe Biden and the Democrats are playing Russian roulette with America’s economy after a two-year spending binge that brought 40-year high inflation and pushed the nation’s debt to over $31-trillion.

While President Biden and Republican leadership came to an agreement on the debt limit—many lawmakers say the fiscal policy is a bad deal and does not rein in spending.

New Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew, a Republican from New Jersey voted against the bill and joined us to discuss. #USpolitics #washingtondc #politics #debtlimit #debtdeal #veronicadudo #jeffvandrew #newjersey #congress

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Is President Biden securing a ‘made in America’ supply chain for critical minerals?

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Rare earths elements are responsible for some of the most important materials involved in electric vehicle production, battery making, renewable energy systems and technology manufacturing.

 
Last year, President Joe Biden said he wanted to make rare earths an important domestic policy initiative and he signed an executive order to review gaps in the domestic supply chains for rare earths, medical devices, chips, and other key resources.

The Department of Energy announced a $30 million initiative to tap into researching and securing the U.S. domestic supply chain for rare earths and other important minerals in battery-making production.

But at the same time, President Biden also blocked the mining of rare earth minerals on more than 225,000 acres of federal land for more than 20 years.

Is it possible for the U.S. to change course and again have a seat at the table in producing rare earths elements?

To discuss further, Luisa Moreno the President of the Defense Metals Corp. joined us.
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