Senate Gets Cloture On Stimulus
It was a 61-36 vote, with Collins, Snowe and Specter voting to end debate, Gregg recusing, Cornyn not there for some reason, and all over Republicans opposed. Absolutely no surprises.
After tomorrow's vote on final passage, which will have the same margin, the action now moves to the conference committee, and we'll see if the House stands up for those 600,000 jobs the Senate slashed. The Axis of Centrism doesn't have logic on their side, just the self-masturbatory congratulations of each other for being so wise and judicious. But in Washington, that's often enough.