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Debt ceiling deal appears no closer after high-stakes meeting, but leaders will huddle again Friday


U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to reporters in the Roosevelt Room after holding debt limit talks with U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic congressional leaders at the White House in Washington, May 9, 2023.Kevin Lamarque | ReutersWASHINGTON — Top congressional leaders left a high-stakes meeting with President Joe Biden on Tuesday showing few signs they had moved closer to resolving a debt ceiling impasse and removing the looming threat of a default.The officials plan to meet again Friday as Washington scrambles to lift the debt ceiling with less than a month before the federal government is set to run out of money. Biden met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., along with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.Speaking after the …

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