THE HILL: Reid Plan Splits Dems: “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has split the Democratic front opposed to drilling with a plan that would open new areas for exploration. Reid’s proposal was meant to insulate Senate Democratic candidates from public anger over gas prices. Instead, it has created a divide with liberal colleagues and drawn fire from senior House Democrats.”

Plus, more problems: Sen. Reid Thwarted On Bundle Of Bills. Reid hasn’t had a good year.