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Biden to speak to Senator Manchin on spending bill

CommoditiesOct 18, 2021 04:41PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) pauses during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that he was going to speak with Senator Joe Manchin, the centrist Democrat from coal-rich West Virginia whose vote is crucial to the passage of the budget reconciliation bill pending in Congress.

Asked by reporters at the White House how he planned to get Manchin to agree to support his agenda, Biden pointed at the Oval Office and said: "We're doing that right now. That's what I'm doing."

Biden to speak to Senator Manchin on spending bill
 

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Tom Sc
Tom Sc Oct 18, 2021 7:42PM ET
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Trump would've just golfed instead
Roger Miller
Roger Miller Oct 18, 2021 5:52PM ET
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Do people honestly believe that Biden is capable of having a worth while conversation with anyone?  Obviously it will be others in his administration doing the talking beyond pleasantries.
Michael Mcdonough
Michael Mcdonough Oct 18, 2021 5:15PM ET
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Did Biden follow him into the men’s room with a camera
Felipe Daniel
Felipe Daniel Oct 18, 2021 4:57PM ET
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Biden will say to Manchin that they will extort him unless he folds
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Frank Taylor Oct 18, 2021 4:53PM ET
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JoeB can't discern the difference between how and when.
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reza meyqani Oct 18, 2021 4:46PM ET
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A doomed presidency.
 
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