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Nancy Pelosi Whips Dems On Budget Deal: 'Embrace The Suck'

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“We need to get this off the table so we can go forward,” Pelosi said in a closed-door meeting of House Democrats, an anonymous source who was present told Politico.

Pelosi expressed disappointment that the budget agreement hammered out between Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) did not include an extension of unemployment benefits, but said it wasn't worth holding up the deal, according to Politico.

Instead the minority leader told the caucus there were better fights to pick and Democrats could focus on the "do-nothing GOP message" if they allowed the budget bill to move forward, the anonymous attendee told Politico.