Less than an hour before a scheduled showdown vote over the first nomination, the Nevada Democrat said that he and Republican leaders might have found a compromise.
Reid provided no details. But he said he believed both sides would get what they wanted and added, "That's not a bad deal."
Reid's remarks came the morning after nearly the entire Senate held an extraordinary, private session in which members searched for a way past their fight over the nominations.
Reid has been threatening to change Senate rules to prevent Republicans from filibustering the nominations.
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