Thursday, September 13, 2007

The WaPo reports on how Congressional Democratic leaders have now shifted to more "incremental" measures for proposed Iraq legislation in order to attract uncertain Republicans to their side. Some are hopeful of passing Webb's troop rotation amendment to the defense bill. Last time, it got 56 votes. Now that Sen. Johnson (D-SD) is back, supporters of the amendment are at 57. They need 3 more to break a filibuster. Webb says that he is in talks with Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Voinovich (R-OH). If he can get them, he's at 59. Vote 60?