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Reid: Tentative deal reached to avoid Senate showdown

The Senate has reportedly reached a tentative deal to avoid a showdown over filibuster rules, following Democrats' threats to employ the "nuclear option" to break filibusters of executive nominations.

"We may have a way forward on this, I feel fairly confident,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Tuesday on the Senate floor, the Washington Post reports. Though the deal will not be finalized until later on Tuesday, Reid added that “I think everyone will be happy."

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