We’ll have a fuller explanation of this shortly. But something kind of big just happened in the Senate. Reid and McConnell have been jousting all week as Reid tries to find a way to bring some form of President Obama’s jobs bill to the floor and McConnell struggles to prevent that and embarrass the Dems. They were going back and forth tonight on arcane procedure. McConnell appeared to find a way to outwit Reid with another 60 vote filibuster when Reid essentially said enough and pulled the plug on McConnell’s attempt to pull yet another filibuster. This provoked a stammering “but, but, but … ” from the Republican side of the aisle. And that’s where we are.
Here is Brian Beutler’s report on what happened tonight — and what it could portend.