Just talked to a GOP senate aide. His guess is that Democrats in the Senate will allow a few amendments at the margins of the stimulus bill and maybe even accept a few. But it will be largely the same bill as in the House. He estimates it will get just north of 60 votes. Then, it will go to conference and some more sweeteners will be added before it passes on largely party-line votes in both houses. He can’t believe how well the debate has been going for Republicans (“I want to pinch myself”). Every day, they find another howler in the bill, which is why Democrats originally wanted to slam this thing through on Inauguration Day.