Reid/Heller minuet

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic floor leader, had a mutual nonaggression pact with Republican Sen. Dean Heller’s predecessor, Republican John Ensign, but the relationship between Reid and Heller has been more prickly. But Reid keeps trying.

“Remember, Dean Heller is not some maverick that is out spewing socialism,” Reid said on CBS's Face The Nation. “Here's a guy who is really a conservative person, and he wants to extend unemployment benefits. I admire him for doing that. And can't we get four Republicans to agree with the American people that we should do that? I would certainly hope so.”