Biden’s G-7 summit shadowed by debt limit drama at home


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The president’s trip to Asia was rife with dualities. Biden opened his closing press conference in Hiroshima by staking out a firm position in the debt talks. Republicans, he said, cannot strike a bipartisan deal “solely on their partisan terms.” He pivoted briefly to outline the foreign policy developments that emerged from meetings here, declaring that the summit “showcased the unity of purpose” within the G-7. “We’re addressing the challenges that matter most to the world,” he said. But the question-and-answer session that followed focused largely on the mess in Washington. Presidents are often required to juggle several things at...