11:00 PM Eastern

I was out for a few hours at a meeting -- a meeting that had nothing to do with the farm bill. It was quite refreshing, actually.

I walked back into my office where I had left my video stream of the Senate running, and it was still running. Your distinguished Senators are hard at work, late at night debating the Mukasey nomination. It looks like there are a lot of Senators there, so maybe they are actually going to vote yet tonight.

The farm bill? Maybe they'll get to that sometime after midnight. Me? I'll be asleep.

Update (11:35 PM Eastern): The Senate just approved Mukasey as your next Attorney General. Senator Reid has announced that the next roll call vote will be next Tuesday morning.

Update (11:40 PM Eastern): Senator Durbin just asked for unanimous consent that the Senate return to morning business.

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