A Breakthrough Within An Impasse Wrapped In A S**tshow

After all that, it appears — as clearly as anything can appear with this House majority — that the Senate-passed fiscal cliff deal will get a straight up or down vote in the House this evening.

No amendments to the deal. Just a straight vote.

Late Update: The final vote is expected between 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET.

Later Update: House business moving more quickly. Latest word is a final vote between 10:30 and 10:45 p.m. ET.