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Biden kept at distance from McConnell on border deal talks

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2023
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President Biden has kept a distance from Senate negotiations on a border deal critical to securing congressional aid to Ukraine, even as GOP lawmakers repeatedly called for him to enter the talks.

The handling of the talks is now raising eyebrows in Washington, particularly among Republicans who suspect the White House did not want Biden to agree to a deal.

Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have a long history of cutting major deals on seemingly intractable policy problems.  

They worked together to reach deals to temporarily extend the...

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