How key Democrats are voting on tonight’s cloture vote:
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D., Ark.) – Yes
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) — Yes
Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.) — Yes
So, by 3 p.m., it looks like Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) has reached the 60-vote threshold he needs to approve the procedural motion that will move his health-care bill to the floor for a final debate. Having 60 also enables Reid to prevent a GOP filibuster on the motion to proceed.
Keep watching C-SPAN 2, and stay on The Corner of course, until 8 p.m. tonight. In politics, and especially in the fickle Senate, a lot can happen in a few hours.