The second update of the day is here, and this one is far less jovial and optimistic than that coming from the seemingly quite cluless Lindsey Graham:
•REID SAYS HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO COME UP WITH COUNTEROFFER
•REID SAYS `WE'RE APART ON SOME PRETTY BIG ISSUES'
•REID SAYS `I WISH THEM WELL' REGARDING MCCONNELL-BIDEN TALKS
•MCCONNELL SAYS HE CALLED BIDEN TO TRY TO `JUMP START' TALKS