Biden wants McConnell at the debt ceiling table, despite (or because of) their history


Everyone seems to want Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the debt ceiling negotiating table — except McConnell.

As the nation’s deadline to default rapidly closes in, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats have been eager to get the Republican Senate leader in the room.

Their hopes have been relatively quiet so far, driven by the sense that McConnell — a senator not long ago derided by Democrats as a singularly obstinate force — would help resolve an increasingly dire standoff.