Watch Harry Reid's First TV Appearance Of The Day

The trite soundbites:

  • Senator Reid holds news conference on debt limit talks, says Democrats have compromised on debt limit, time for Republicans to “face facts.”
  • Says Senate bill can reach $2.4 trillion cut
  • “Confident” final bill will raise debt limit through 2012
  • Schumer says it is time for Boehner to pull the plug on his plan
  • Schumer says block of republicans can't lead nation off a cliff
  • Says Reid's plan offers potential to break impasse
  • Says Senate bill "is the better bill"

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