If you just can't fall asleep tonight, switch on CSPAN: http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/11/11/senate.talkathon.ap/index.html The Senate plans to be in session for 30 straight hours, from 6 tonight until midnight Friday (or late Thursday night, depending on how you look at it), basically just to yell at each other. Republicans will yell at the Democrats for holding up 4 of Bush's judicial nominees (out of 172), and the Democrats will yell about how Bush is handling, well, everything. Logistically, the Senate will not have all members present for the entire debate, though I would think people will stay close. CNN is describing a plan where a Republican would speak for a half hour, with a Democrat watching, and they would then reverse roles. Afterward 2 new members would take their places and the dance resumes again. There is the possibility that one party may try and force a vote through the Senate, assuming that the other party has stopped paying attention, though I'm not sure I see that happening.