Majority leader Steny Hoyer has announced that a Democratic bill which authorizes wiretaps- but under the sole authority of the Foriegn Intelligence Surveillance Act courts, and with no immunity for the telecoms- will be put to a vote on Thursday.
As I type this the fourth vote is being taken on whether or not to adjourn the House for lack of quorum. Considering that there are nearly 300 votes against adjournment, I can only conclude that Boehner's walkout is not particularly successful.
What annoys me is that none of my regular sources of news is covering this story- not CNN, not MSNBC, not the Houston Chronicle, none of my preferred blogs, NOBODY. Not even Fox News.
I should have thought that Republicans trying to shut down the federal government again would be news, dammit... but all I can find is goddamn Eliot Spitzer crap.
UPDATE: The fourth motion to adjourn got only four votes versus well over three hundred in opposition. The reason I flipped over to C-SPAN in the first place- an attempt by the House to override Bush's veto of a ban on torture- will go forward, and almost certainly fail against united Republican support of