ABC News' Jonathan Karl Reports: John McCain made an urgent appeal to House Republicans at their 9:30 leadership meeting Friday morning.
A senior House GOP leadership aide involved in the negotiations described McCain's message this way, "We need a deal. We need a deal. We need a deal."
[snip about how the debate is a factor, and how McCain needs progress on this it - I'm trying to keep to fair use here, and I don't want to try to obscure what is a fair point - Moe Lane]
House Republicans seem poised to cave on this (says one House Republican, "We don't want to be seen as obstructionists"), although they have been assured that some of their ideas can be incorporated into the final deal.
Also, Rep. Boehner has sent a letter to Pelosi, which includes the phrase "serious consideration;" that means precisely what you think it means.
So, let's see how this plays out. I need food. Badly.