Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (center) and his Republican counterpart are expected to negotiate on majority Democrats' attempts to weaken the filibuster rules before the Senate returns to work after the presidential inauguration. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (center) and his Republican counterpart are expected to negotiate on majority Democrats' attempts to weaken the filibuster rules before the Senate returns to work after the presidential inauguration. (Associated Press)