Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Thursday put the kibosh
on prospects of a deficit-reduction "grand bargain," instead making
clear this his priority in upcoming negotiations will be to get rid of
"That's all happy talk," he told KNPR Nevada Public Radio. "I would hope that were the case but we're not going to have a grand bargain in the near future."
"I hope that we can do some stuff to get rid of sequestration and go on to do some sensible budgeting," he said.