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Harry Reid: Mitch McConnell is letting Ted Cruz 'set the agenda'

So much for all the talk of bipartisanship in the new Congress.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) spokesman says the lawmaker who will likely take over the upper chamber next year, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), is already caving to the demands of the GOP's right wing.

McConnell is "letting Senator [Ted] Cruz set the agenda," Reid's press secretary, Adam Jentleson, wrote in a press release Thursday morning. "Conspicuously absent from Senator McConnell's vision for the next Congress: the word 'compromise'," he added.

McConnell, along with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), on Thursday published a general outline in The Wall Street Journal about how Republicans would govern in the next session of Congress.