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Biden won’t claim debt ceiling win, because he must play the owned lib

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2023
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Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post

Both President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy are dealing with twitchy flanks on the left and right, respectively, about the debt ceiling deal they cut in recent days.

But with a vote looming to avoid a potentially catastrophic default, they’re handling it very differently — in ways that reflect just how unwieldy and contrarian the Republican Party of today has become.

For days, McCarthy (R-Calif.) has effectively been arguing that he rolled Biden, forcing him into major concessions on spending and delivering the Republican Party a win. “President Biden claimed he’d never...

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