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Is Mitch McConnell Playing Chess or Just Getting Played With Debt Limit Deal?

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens during a news conference following a weekly Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 08 October 2021 06:57 AM EDT

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s last-minute debt limit deal with Democrats has left many conservatives wondering whether the master of upper chamber maneuvers has lost his political touch — or if the surprising concession is merely a cunning strategy to win in the long run.

While he’s publicly taking heat from his own party for seemingly gifting Democrats a win on the contentious debt limit without getting any big-ticket items in return, political strategists say McConnell got more out of this deal than it appears.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's last-minute debt limit deal with Democrats has left many conservatives wondering whether the master of upper chamber maneuvers has lost his political touch...
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Friday, 08 October 2021 06:57 AM
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