Update, 7:15am, Christmas Eve: Senate has passed the bill 60-39. Had been rumors Feingold and Sanders would vote no on fill bill due to lack of public option (only simple majority needed for final passage). I think Hutchinson is the one who didn't vote. Update: It was actually Sen. Bunning of Kentucky who didn't vote.
The Senate is going to vote at 7am on Christmas Eve on the bill.
Dave Leonhardt on some cost saving notions and other issues for a conference. Latest from CBO on HI trust fund and overall deficit. Ezra Klein on the tax on high cost insurance.
I am taking a bit of break, so unless something notable takes place I won't be blogging for few days.