October 14th, 2013
07:52 PM ET
11 months ago

Reid urges patience, remains optimistic over deal prospects

Washington (CNN) - Two steps forward, one step back.

A surge of optimism on Monday for a possible compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a U.S. default as soon as this week got jolted by the sudden postponement of a White House meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders.

In a brief statement, the White House said the meeting announced earlier in the day was put on hold "to allow leaders in the Senate time to continue making important progress" toward a solution.

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  1. Winston Smith

    Who cares if they strike a deal or not. Mitt's got his elevator for the cars. In every republicans mind the world is now right, with the sun shining brighter ever day.

    October 14, 2013 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Do not accept any thing that extort ACA healthcare.

    October 14, 2013 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  3. Evergreen

    You can do this guys. It is not that hard. Those who don't to compromise should do everyone a favor and leave the room. They can even consider it a form of protest. The shut down is costing us more money...and we are not getting the services.

    October 14, 2013 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  4. Laurie

    One solution to stop this shutdown is stop giving food stamps to people in our jails. The tax payers money pays for the daily housing for an inmate. Why does the government still add monthly payments to their food stamp card? This happens in a lot of states if not all of them. If a person goes to jail for 3 months they have three months of money added to their card when they get out. So if 10,000 people get monthly amount of 200.00 of food stamps, that is 2 million that could have been saved. If someone goes to jaiil stop paying and let them reapply.

    October 14, 2013 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  5. Thomas

    Put a clean spending bill on the floor for a vote !

    October 15, 2013 03:57 am at 3:57 am |
  6. taytye

    Here it is folks! On October 31, 2013 the world as we know it is gone. They did what none of our enemies could. Destroyed the US. Its economy, democracy and its people. The mega rich will step in through the World Bank and complete the deal to have a total Oligarchy. You will indeed be a slave to their capitalist system. And many so called "Patriotic Americans" followed blindly like sheep to assist these madmen in their mission.

    October 15, 2013 06:10 am at 6:10 am |