Reid is standing next to the clock counting down the time "until Republicans shut down the government," slamming "Tea Party anarchists" for "hostage-taking" of the Senate and the American economy. Reid calls on Speaker Boehner to bring the Senate bill with the Nov. 15th continuing resolution before the House for a full vote.
Meanwhile, it's not just Democrats who are venting about factions of Republican intransigency, as per this report of an overheard conversation between two Republican senators who did not join Cruz's bloc that sought to deny cloture on the Senate bill:
Yikes: As Sens. Barrasso and Ayotte walked by, overheard Barrasso unloading about "those crazy people in the House"— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) September 27, 2013
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would send ideas to Washington within a week to follow up his talks with U.S. President Joe Biden on the Ukraine crisis.