Just when I start thinking I'm too inside-the-beltway, I get en email like this reminding me how mainstream my sensibilities are.
Republican Cloakroom Hotline:
Because Republican Senators have been blocked from offering -- and getting votes on -- amendments, Senators Frist, Martinez, Hagel, McCain, Specter, Graham and McConnell will be voting NO on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to commit w/an amendment this morning. If all time is used, that vote will occur at approximately 9:45 am.
OK everybody, remember: that's a no vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to commit with an amendment. Everybody clear?