October 14th, 2013
04:53 PM ET
1 year ago

For Senate leaders, bitter history morphs into working relationship on deal

Washington (CNN) - Two opposing Senate leaders with a tense history are emerging as the key players in the latest deal to end the shutdown and extend the debt ceiling.

With talks between House Republicans and the White House at a standstill, the negotiating spotlight's firmly on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • Harry Reid • Mitch McConnell
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  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    "For Senate leaders bitter history morphs into working relationship on deal."

    For most Americans, media shutdown coverage morphs into soap opera feeding frenzy.

    October 14, 2013 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  2. Ol' Yeller

    I really don't buy this 'friends' stuff. I see in McConnel a man whose mother probably needed to be physically restrained from strangling him at birth.
    Too bad, there were people there to stop her....

    October 14, 2013 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    The House is simply going to respond, by not bothering to have a discussion.........which is what the Senate does with everything the House sends to the Senate.

    October 14, 2013 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  4. Ol' Yeller

    ooohhh I hope they do Ricky, It will show the American people (the small minority who has not caught the clue yet) just what the republicants really are all about... obstruction, lies, and corruption.

    October 14, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  5. O'drama ya Mama

    Rick McDaniel

    The House is simply going to respond, by not bothering to have a discussion.........which is what the Senate does with everything the House sends to the Senate.
    October 14, 2013 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
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    What a mature way of handling things, Rick. Let the house be spiteful, maybe they can get their approval rating down to 0. I think herpes have a better approval rating then the GOP right now.

    October 14, 2013 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  6. All aboard the shutdown express....

    let's impeach the entire congress for failure to perform the duties of the office they have sworn to uphold....

    October 14, 2013 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  7. Winston Smith

    If a republican came to my door looking for a handout, he/she would be laughed at. It wouldn't matter if they were without shoes, homeless, without any funds, or so hungry that they were on the edge of passing out, they'd be laughed at. They have made their beds, let them lay in them and never come out.

    October 14, 2013 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  8. Evergreen

    Hopefully, there won't be a "Green Eggs and Ham" repeat this time around.

    October 14, 2013 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  9. J.V.Hodgson

    The house will not be in a position to vote until 18:30 Monday.
    So the Senate still has a bit of time to present them with a problem
    My guess is the honorable Harry Reid will not let any solution go to the Senate floor until lunch time earliest Tuesday, possibly Wednesday. He will hope the House then votes down his compromise. harry is not going to get anywhere near the Tea Party version of an acceptable negotiation... He is aiming well left of center of the mainstream GOP and Only need 20 House Republicans to go with him... he may target 25-30 to ensure victory we'll see.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    October 14, 2013 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  10. Thomas

    Why won't the house speaker put a clean spending bill on the floor for a vote ?

    You can't save ones bee hind and ones face at the same time !

    October 15, 2013 03:22 am at 3:22 am |