Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, says the GOP super committee members' offer of about $300 billion in new tax revenue is a “breakthrough,” The Washington Post’s Felicia Sonmez reports.
“I assume good faith,” Durbin told reporters. “I think that’s the best starting point. And I assume that what we heard from Republicans is a breakthrough that can lead to an agreement, and that’s what we need.”