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CNN---Reid: Senate closer to deal on shutdown, debt ceiling
CNN ^ | CNN updated 1:18 PM EDT, Mon October 14, 2013 | By Tom Cohen and Matt Smith,

Posted on 10/14/2013 10:51:27 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

[Breaking news update 1:15 p.m.]

President Barack Obama said Monday there had been some progress in Senate negotiations on a possible compromise to reopen the federal government and avoid a U.S. default as soon as Thursday. And he added that the partial shutdown of the government for the past two weeks was "completely unnecessary," and he blamed the use of "brinksmanship as a strategy time and time again to try to extract extreme or partisan concessions."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debtceiling; harryreid; shutdown

1 posted on 10/14/2013 10:51:27 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m amazed at the way Reid can lie - this guy is the embodiment of Satan ...


2 posted on 10/14/2013 10:53:31 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: All
H.T to the Drudge Report:

Related thread:

Report: Reid offers McConnell deal that would end fiscal standoff

3 posted on 10/14/2013 10:54:02 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The liberal media keeps pushing this

the media keep saying the lie that the USA will default if the debt ceiling is not raised and the gov is kept shut down.

Hold the line Republicans. don't fall for the media lies

4 posted on 10/14/2013 10:54:13 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
<"And he added that the partial shutdown of the government for the past two weeks was "completely unnecessary,"

We agree, now Mr President, stop shutting down the government.

5 posted on 10/14/2013 10:55:13 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I ma pretty sure the idea now is to shut the House out of it and use some sort of order to override any House objections. Either that or find some way to get the House to cave one very singe demand from the Senate and WH. Once the House GOP stopped making it about Obamacare they essentially lost the war, at least that is what it seems like.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 10:55:47 AM PDT by freedom462
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To: 11th_VA

See link just above and alternate title offered on the thread.


7 posted on 10/14/2013 10:55:47 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: 11th_VA

I’m amazed at the way Reid can lie - this guy is the embodiment of Yankees...


8 posted on 10/14/2013 10:56:17 AM PDT by chasio649
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

In other words, Reid is the hillbilly and McConnell is Ned Beatty


9 posted on 10/14/2013 10:56:51 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh, harry, ESAD!!!


10 posted on 10/14/2013 10:57:29 AM PDT by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: 11th_VA
"I’m amazed at the way Reid can lie - this guy is the embodiment of Satan ..."

and this goes for Obama also

and Pelosi

and the news media

what do all these have in common? they are all democrats so are pure evil socialists/statists

11 posted on 10/14/2013 10:58:00 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What is old Harry doing — dealing with himself???


12 posted on 10/14/2013 10:58:42 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: freedom462
There was some mention of a procedure the House Democrats could use to get around Boehner stopping any vote on something like the Reid proposal....

Called a Discharge petition...Democrats are busy signing up for it...will need a few Republicans to sign up also.

Apparently if they get enough signatures they can force a vote in the House.

13 posted on 10/14/2013 11:00:31 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
And he added that the partial shutdown of the government for the past two weeks was "completely unnecessary," and he blamed the use of "brinksmanship as a strategy time and time again to try to extract extreme or partisan concessions."

Declaring your opponents "jerks" on national TV, before the deal is done, is not the best negotiating tactic...

14 posted on 10/14/2013 11:01:56 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
if the deal includes funding obozocare, forget it. The repubs are going to be alot worse off if they agree to fund obozocare than they will be if they don't. The MSM is against them but the people are not and they need to realize that fact and stand for the people.
15 posted on 10/14/2013 11:03:00 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: 11th_VA

the “deal” is total capitulation by the GOPe


16 posted on 10/14/2013 11:04:51 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They are in a panic to “reopen” the government before people figure out that they can live without “nonessential” services.


17 posted on 10/14/2013 11:05:06 AM PDT by marron
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That doesn’t sound good for the House GOP at all - at this point getting a few Republican Senate votes should be fairly easy for the Democrats. They can sadly probably find a handful of GOP Senators who have caved by now.


18 posted on 10/14/2013 11:05:32 AM PDT by freedom462
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To: freedom462

I bet that bastard Peter King’s dirty prints will be all over this.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 11:07:25 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: GeronL

“the “deal” is total capitulation by the GOPe”

Not so sure they were ever on opposite sides of the issue.


20 posted on 10/14/2013 11:11:21 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So they sell-out with Barry badmouthing the GOP every step of the way.
Stevie Wonder saw this coming.


21 posted on 10/14/2013 11:12:59 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Peter King already signed up for the Dim plan.


22 posted on 10/14/2013 11:13:37 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Hey Harry ... NUTS!!!
23 posted on 10/14/2013 11:14:10 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: GeronL

See my post #23


24 posted on 10/14/2013 11:15:03 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
See, Obama is giving the GOP some bandages after the beatings. He is training them.
25 posted on 10/14/2013 11:15:41 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: MichaelCorleone

me either

Many GOPers just want to look conservative when people are watching closely


26 posted on 10/14/2013 11:16:28 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Cvengr

Harry uses “partisan” like a dirty word,
in reality it means, “freedom fighter”.


27 posted on 10/14/2013 11:17:07 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

sorry, it don’t matter cause ya gotta get it through the House FIRST!!


28 posted on 10/14/2013 11:17:23 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (am in the process of not complying)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Reid needs to accept the fact that the House holds the keys to the vault on spending matters.

Boehner understands that if caves and pisses off the Tea Party wing, he will be a former Congressman next year.


29 posted on 10/14/2013 11:23:29 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Kay Bailey Hutchison; @kaybaileyhutch
Hope Mitch McConnell can find a way to put a credible option on the table to keep spending at budget control act levels and open government”

Hopes Harry gets everything he wantsLOL!
That talk of breaking the sequester levels was such an obvious ploy: “look we quit asking for the moon- we’re compromising!”

I hope Mitch decides he wants to get reelected and holds out for the House debt limit bill.
That bill is what has Harry and Barry desperately scuttling around.


30 posted on 10/14/2013 11:26:21 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: freedom462
With the Obama care bill IIRC the senate found some obsolete rule that Louise slaughter of NY found, that when the bill reached the senate they would ‘deem’ it passed,with out voting on it, or something to that effect..
31 posted on 10/14/2013 11:34:50 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Democrat_media
the media keep saying the lie that the USA will default if the debt ceiling is not raised and the gov is kept shut down.

"Freedom of depress".

32 posted on 10/14/2013 11:43:14 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: Uncle Chip
Robert Costa ‏@robertcostaNRO 7m McConnell on floor now: "discussions continue and I share Reid's optimism"
33 posted on 10/14/2013 11:46:52 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And, of course, any revenue bill that originates in the Senate is black-letter unconstitutional.


34 posted on 10/14/2013 11:48:38 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: GIdget2004

McConnell and Reid can gnaw on that bone all day long if they want to but the Republicans in the House are not biting.


35 posted on 10/14/2013 12:00:11 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: marron

Amen! The longer the shutdown continues, the less government we have (I hope), and perhaps the Little Red Hen criers, “The Sky is Falling!” will be exposed and ignored.


36 posted on 10/14/2013 12:10:07 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

LOLOLOL.


37 posted on 10/14/2013 12:17:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
What??!!

I am in front of my TV and they say the plan will be presented to the other senators at 11 am EDT tomorrow.

And it is wonderful.

So stop your scoffing...

38 posted on 10/14/2013 2:23:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Cowboy Bob

They believe they ,...with the help of the media////own the high moral ground....cause people are being hurt.


39 posted on 10/14/2013 2:47:34 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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