Six amendments and six votes to table. The seventh was Senator Baucus' amendment to scrap REAL ID and low and behold the motion to table fails and debate proceeds. So that's the end of debate for today. Tomorrow morning will be the key vote to end debate and 60 votes are needed. If that passes, the remaining amendments will be considered and a final vote on the bill would happen on late Friday.



If you ask me to lay odds, I'd say the cloture vote will pass in a squeaker - 62 votes is my prediction. We'll see how close I am.



UPDATE: Maybe I'm off if you believe reports that several Senators have changed their views in the last few hours. But this bill has been pronounced dead many times in the past so I wouldn't count it out yet.