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July 22 2011 12:58 PM

Did We Say "Everybody's" Working for the Weekend? Well...

Harry Reid yesterday, knocking the House for not sticking around this weekend.

I think this is a very bad picture for our country to have the House of Representatives out this weekend when we have to likely wait for them to send us something. So I think it is just untoward -- and that’s the kindest word I can say -- for the House of Representatives to be out this weekend.
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Harry Reid today, explaining why the Senate's headed out of town anyway.

Earlier this week, it looked like we needed to go to that fallback plan as soon as possible. During the course of the week, circumstances have changed. The speaker of the House and the president have been working to reach agreement on a major deficit-reduction measure. I wish them both very well. That’s very important to our country.

Fine by me. There's actually not much they can do!

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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