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The No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin, said senators in his party are ready to accept the deal.
He is the second-highest-ranking member of the Senate.
Obama says he'll cede ground in his positions in order to help Congress reach bipartisan compromise.
The plan by Obama's budget commission fell short of the necessary votes for consideration by Congress.
The Senate rejected a GOP bid to ban the practice of larding spending bills with pet projects.
Democrats are on the road, hoping to minimize game-changing losses around the country.
At least 54 senators are worth a $1 million or more, according to a new analysis by Roll Call.
Whichever party controls Congress after the election probably will install the same leaders.
President Obama's interim chief of staff replaced Rahm Emanuel.
Pelosi, Axelrod, and Durbin disagreed Sunday on whether a quick tax-break vote was likely.