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After high-stakes meeting with Biden, McCarthy says 'common ground' possible

Posted on AllSides February 2nd, 2023
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Politics, Debt Ceiling, Bridging Divides, Common Ground, Kevin McCarthy, Joe Biden
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President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met in the Oval Office for more than hour Wednesday, and afterward McCarthy called it a "good first meeting," suggesting the two men might find a compromise over spending.

At the same time, he said there were "no agreements" and "no promises" made.

The highly anticipated meeting, the first the two men have held since McCarthy narrowly won the speakership last month, comes amid an ongoing standoff over the national debt limit.

"I think, at the of the day, we can find...

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