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Uncharted territory: The Biden-Jeffries relationship comes into focus with the global economy on the line

Posted on AllSides May 9th, 2023
From The Left
Politics, Joe Biden, Hakeem Jeffries, Global Economy
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When President Joe Biden sits down with the top congressional leaders on Tuesday, he will see some familiar faces: Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and Kevin McCarthy, with whom he’s engaged in a high-stakes standoff.

The fourth principal, Hakeem Jeffries, is a different story.

The House minority leader is not a longtime collaborator with the president. In fact, he has a largely undefined relationship with Biden. He has been something of a side player in the debt ceiling drama that is quickly approaching a fiscal doomsday cliff. And the White House — sticking to a...

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