Well, that was quick.
As I noted yesterday
, the White House offered a "compromise" to the FEC deadlock -- except that they refused to withdraw the centerpiece of the conflict, Hans von Spakovsky. Oh, and the offer also included replacing the sitting Republican commissioner David Mason, who's been creating trouble for the McCain campaign. The only aspect of the offer that could be characterized as a compromise was the promise from White House officials that Senate Republicans would now agree to have a vote on Spakovsky separately from the other uncontroversial FEC nominees.
But now Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says they won't
. It's either a vote on all the nominees together or nothing. So... no progress has been made. The FEC will remain shut down.