The highly anticipated meeting between President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping took place overnight; a shooting at the campus of the University of Virginia left three dead; and Democrats maintained control of the Senate with a key win over the weekend. These stories highlight the Daily Rundown for Monday, Nov. 14, 2022.
Biden, Xi meet – President Biden met with President Xi in person for the first time with Biden as president Monday. The goal of the meeting, held on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit, was to “manage” differences between the two countries.
“As the leaders of our two nations, we share responsibility, in my view, to show that China and the United States can manage our differences, prevent competition from becoming anything ever near conflict, and to find ways to work together on urgent global issues that require our mutual cooperation,” Biden said at the meeting. “I believe this is critical for the sake of our two countries and the international community.”
Virginia campus shooting – A shooting at a parking lot on the University of Virginia campus late Sunday has left three dead and another two injured. According to a statement from the university’s president, the suspect, a student, was still on the loose as of early Monday morning.
“This is a message any leader hopes never to have to send, and I am devastated that this violence has visited the University of Virginia,” university President Jim Ryan said in the statement. “This is a traumatic incident for everyone in our community.”
Democrats hold Senate – With Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s (D-Nev.) win in a tight reelection race called Saturday night, Democrats secured at least a 50-50 majority in the Senate following the 2022 midterm elections. Democrats could gain a seat in the Senate depending on the results of next month’s runoff election in Georgia.
As of early Monday, House control was still up in the air, with Republicans holding a 212-204 advantage. Republicans need to get to 218 to take control from Democrats.