This Just In…
MSNBC is reporting that the President and the Senate have reached some sort of agreement, allowing for a temporary extension of the Patriot Act so that civil liberties can be ironed out over the holiday recess. Guess it’s tough to keep that game of chicken going when people are pissed at you on so many fronts at once. Especially when several of them are in your own party.
Also, the cloture vote on the ANWR issue didn’t go well for Sen. Ted Stevens. The Senate is contemplating ways to strip the ANWR provision from the defense spending bill now in order to get it passed.
At least Dick Cheney got to be the tie-breaker for the budget vote today — I’m sure he enjoyed casting that vote to cut services for the poor. Talk about your Christmas spirit!