03/15/2011 02:34 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Harry Reid: 'Tea Party Extremists Seem To Think Compromise Is A Dirty Word'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, Nev.) blamed "tea party extremists" on Tuesday for blocking a compromise that would allow Congress to keep the government running through September, the latest move by Senate Democrats to deflect responsibility for a partial government shutdown.

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