Biden-McCarthy meeting ends ‘better’ — but with no clear path to deal


Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden ended their face-to-face meeting on Monday still short of a deal to avoid a U.S. debt default that could come as soon as June 1.

Yet McCarthy described the tone of the meeting “better than any other” discussion, adding that negotiators for both parties will continue working.

“I believe we can still get there. I believe we can get it done,” McCarthy said, sounding upbeat for the first time after a weekend of volatile bipartisan talks.