October 3rd, 2013
09:01 PM ET

Harry Reid: Tea party members are anarchists

Day three of the government shutdown, and still no end in sight.

Wednesday night's meeting between President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders went nowhere.

GOP legislator: Boehner won't let government default on its debt

So, today, each side was back where it started: blaming the other.

Dana Bash is on Capitol Hill where she spoke exclusively with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Filed under: Government Shutdown • News • Politics
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  1. Brian

    The most painless solution to all this drama
    Is for the GOP and The President to agree
    To raise the debt ceiling and the looming Budget Battle
    BY -–

    For a specific amount of time
    agreed to by both Parties.
    But may also address an end the GOP"s
    Future brinksmanship strategy
    as a tactic for capitulation.

    It gives the GOP their Govt. spending cuts
    And gives Obama a solution, that the Country,
    has seemingly adapted, to without Catastrophe.
    Its also fairer – in that everybody feels the pain.

    October 10, 2013 at 10:40 am | Reply
  2. Prof M H Settelen

    One really has to wonder whether anyone of the Patricians in the Mad Hatter's Tea Party has ever contemplated what Pericles has handed down to us over the Millenia? They should watch Bettany Hughes PBS programme on the Athens creation of Democracy, which clearly explains that only the inclusion of the middle, ensures the prosperity of the whole State!
    Of course the MHTP when continually mentioning the Founding Fathers, demonstrate that they are only living in the 18th Century & can't possibly countenance the VP (already in the Senate) transforming into a PM surrounded by Cabinet Members leading debate on their Portfolios from the Floor, rather than outside on the Lawn; which their counterparts in the other serious 21st Century evolved Democracies can't possibly fathom. Indeed China as a really major creditor, has asked that the Secretary of the Treasury take command of his portfolio, not just comment from the Lawn, but demand under an emergency instant amendment, entry to the Senate with his VP, as do all his G8 counterparts in their own chambers & deal with the bloody problem!

    October 9, 2013 at 12:09 am | Reply
  3. TJeff1776

    If "William" is a Democrat, I am a Werewolf. Come to think of it, I need someone to bite on !!!!

    October 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Reply
  4. Dean

    I would like to see somewhere on CNN a detailed report or study on the potential costs in the tax credits that may be incurred with the ACA. I keep hearing from the Democrats that premiums will be around $60 per month for a family of 4. So what is the actual cost to that family at the start? Do they get the tax credit right away or does the insurance company get it? Either way someone pays the full premium before the tax credit kicks in. And even with the tax credit what will that family pay for a yearly deductible? To get a affordable plan I have still seen deductibles around $6,000 per year plus 20 percent of costs after the deductible is met. The one good thing I see in the ACA for the customer so far is the prohibition for insurance companies to deny reasonable priced coverage for pre-existing conditions. I don't like the tax (PENALTY) if I don't buy insurance. Please don't presume that if I don't buy insurance because I may not be able to afford it and don't qualify for Medicaid that I am gaming the system and using a ER for a primary care facility. I pay my way when I go to the doctor. Anyone stating the blanket statement that all uninsured people are using ERs should be wary of using that line, each individual case is different. This country has lost the ability to discuss issues like this in detail since it needs to be in a Twitter post or a 1 minute news segment. Plus no decent Internet forum that doesn't involve a company collecting metadata just because you signed up to use them.

    October 4, 2013 at 11:53 am | Reply
  5. William

    It is the Democrats who have forced the shutdown, Senator Ted Cruz is right about ObamaCare it is a train wreck.
    Reid and the Senate democrats will not sign on to the House bill because, they have been told that if Obama has to Veto the bill, he would have to accept responsibility for the shutdown.

    October 3, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Reply
    • William

      As usual Obama is hiding behind someone.
      Furthermore, Pelosi, Reid, Obama and the democratic (I am a Democrat) congress rammed the ObamaCare act through congress in the middle of the night.
      Then Pelosi says “But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what’s in it....” how moronic, finally the president, who demanded the bill so urgently, sat on it for a few days before he signed it.
      If you can’t do it right, don't it at all.

      October 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Reply

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