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Reid Pleased To See GOP 'Regaining Their Grip On Sanity'

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"It is encouraging that some of my Republicans colleagues seem to be regaining their grip on sanity this week," he said.

Reid attacked Senate Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), for threatening to filibuster the House-passed debt ceiling hike.

"Unfortunately, Republicans on this side of the Capitol are forcing us to jump through procedural hoops to alleviate the threat of default," he said.

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