Senator: Deal could be announced soon
October 16th, 2013
10:52 AM ET
10 months ago

Senator: Deal could be announced soon

(CNN) – Senate Republican leaders met Wednesday before a gathering of the full GOP caucus, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire said the announcement of a deal to reopen the government and avoid a possible U.S. default could be coming, CNN's Ted Barrett and Dana Bash reported.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    You last second legislators better hurry up and get this done!!! This was never a game and it still isn't a game. DO YOUR JOBS!!!

    October 16, 2013 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  2. A True Conservative

    Let me guess...if it isn't EXACTLY what Obama wants he will say no....again....then blame somebody else. How about trying to be a leader for once?

    October 16, 2013 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire said the announcement of a deal to reopen the government and avoid a possible U.S. default could be coming, CNN's Ted Barrett and Dana Bash reported."

    Friday is was Paul Ryan (R-WI) day on the ticker. Over the weekend it became Ted Cruz (R-Canada) day on the ticker. Today? Looks as if it we'll be getting Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) talking points all day.

    Not as if these aren't the very same folks who, well ... shut the United States government down to begin
    with ... yes?

    October 16, 2013 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  4. wendel

    the senate is not the problem both dems and repos in the senate seem to have half a brain with the exception of cruz . but the house is on a sugar overload and somewhere in la la land. these crazies don't care it's not their paychecks or retirement in question. Vote them all out every tea baggen one of them . Fix the gerry mandering so this will not continue every few years.

    October 16, 2013 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  5. Thomas

    Cruz isn't doing this because of Ideology , Theological or Political belief .

    He is to smart for that , he is doing this for the Money . He , his wife and other investors could benefit financially by manipulating the market for monetary reward .

    Mrs. Cruz is a VP for Goldman Sachs Houston , ether she is crazy or crazy smart .

    Want to profit on declining stocks? This trading strategy does just that. SHORT SELLING !

    October 16, 2013 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    -A True Conservative

    Let me guess...if it isn't EXACTLY what Obama wants he will say no....again....then blame somebody else. How about trying to be a leader for once?
    *************
    if you want someone to act like a leader for once, tell that to Boehner. I have never seen a more limp, flaccid, pathetic excuse for a Speaker. Had he run his caucus properlly, we never would be in this mess.

    October 16, 2013 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  7. ST

    I can see how the stock markets are reacting to this good news. My worries are still with the Talibans in congress. God forbid, they might pull off their last bomb they have been hiding.

    October 16, 2013 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Thomas

    Cruz isn't doing this because of Ideology , Theological or Political belief .
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    I would strongly disagree with that opinion. I would say that it is combination of all three. While, yes, some significant money is involved, the inspiration for his message is not the money. When your political ideology rises to the level of being theological, then compromising on your beliefs becomes a sin. The 'never compromise" attitude of the Tea Party has risen to the level that compromising is a sin, one worthy of ostrascizing those committing the acts.

    October 16, 2013 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  9. jinx9to88

    What makes this so comical, is that these are bills that the Repub controlled Congress has already agreed one or have already spent the money. People need to get out of the Faux bubble once in awhile to see whats going on in the real world.

    October 16, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  10. A True Conservative

    Thomas, has it ever occured to you that Cruz is acting on principle? I know that's a foreign concept to many – but some Americans still do have principles – and not ones that change based upon the day of the week or the hour of the day.

    October 16, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  11. jinx9to88

    @ A True Conservative
    Let me guess...if it isn't EXACTLY what Obama wants he will say no....again....then blame somebody else. How about trying to be a leader for once?

    ----

    LMAO!! Repubs gambled and lost and 70% of America knows its the GOP fault. See the polls lately, or are you still in the faux bubble? You should come out once in awhile the weather is great here in the real world.

    October 16, 2013 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  12. Marie MD

    Send Rafael Ted bin laden back to his country of birth.
    We don't need terrorists running our country.

    October 16, 2013 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  13. jinx9to88

    Well if no deal is reached, I may have to contact Romney to see where and how I can hide money over in the Cayman Islands.

    October 16, 2013 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  14. Rick McDaniel

    Kicking the can down the road, until after the holidays.

    Basically, they just want their own lives to be hunky dory........and the heck with the people of America.

    October 16, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  15. rs

    A True Conservative

    Let me guess...if it isn't EXACTLY what Obama wants he will say no....again....then blame somebody else. How about trying to be a leader for once?
    ____________________________
    First- The President has been leading- the GOP will never follow someone they swore to take out in his first term
    Second- The GOP doesn't have or want a leader. it is all about the chaos
    Third- The House has a very specific set of job roles- they should fufill them- this isn't grade school and the President should give the children gold stars for simply showing up
    Finally- Note- your party is in flames and you popularity is cratering.

    October 16, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  16. rs

    Thomas, has it ever occured to you that Cruz is acting on principle? I know that's a foreign concept to many – but some Americans still do have principles – and not ones that change based upon the day of the week or the hour of the day.
    _____________________________
    And has it occured to you his "principles" have nothing to do with anything benefiting America?

    October 16, 2013 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  17. Tampa Tim

    True conservative – Ever read the conservative Houston Chroinicle?

    October 16, 2013 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  18. Thomas

    We will see what Cruz's response will be , if he holds up the bill.

    When you look at those such as Palin and Cruz , It's not principle , its about fame , power , wealth .

    Principle is debatable with facts , not Fractured Fairy Tales.

    October 16, 2013 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  19. Larry in Houston

    If 'ol Cruz has anything to do w/ it, it won't pass...... I'll bet a dime to a dollar that it will go on till Nov 1 – – –
    why do I say that ?
    The Cruz people don't want to kick the can down the road... like till Jan or Feb...the same 'ol problem will still exist, is why......same ol, same ol....but it will be in Jan or Feb.....

    October 16, 2013 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  20. miguel

    just in time to delay our tax refunds.

    October 16, 2013 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  21. ThinkAgain

    @A True Conservative: "Let me guess...if it isn't EXACTLY what Obama wants he will say no....again....then blame somebody else. How about trying to be a leader for once?"

    How about a small group of idiots (tea baggers) stop messing around with our economy and DO THEIR FREAKING JOBS?

    October 16, 2013 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |