How's this for a double-barreled political victory to brighten your Monday?
Win #1: Harry Reid's Senate Democrats will reportedly unveil a debt plan of their own this week. Finally. (This is not a budget, mind you. Why break the 817-day streak on that front?)
Win #2: The new (rumored) Democratic plan overwhelmingly adheres to Republicans' key demands on the debt ceiling:
While little has congealed on the Democratic side, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is working on a plan to cut $2.7 trillion from the deficit over the next decade and extend U.S. borrowing authority into 2013. The plan, so far, would not raise revenue and does not appear to tackle entitlements, though aides said more details will be available later Monday.