Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) said at a press conference on Thursday that he likes House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio), but feels sorry for him and asked him at a meeting on Thursday morning what he could do to help him pass a continuing resolution in the Republican-majority House of Representatives that funds the government and that does not defund Obamacare.

Reid was speaking with reporters after he and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had met with Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.).

Reid described the meeting as one in which he expressed his sympathy for Speaker Boehner and offered him his help in circumventing Tea Party activists in enacting a bill to fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30 that does not include the demand of Tea Party activists that Obamacare be defunded.

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