At long last, it looks like something resembling an agreement might happen soon among members of the Senate who had been previously having trouble finding any middle ground when it came to the proposed stimulus plan.

“The Oval” in USA Today:

Update at 6:08 p.m. ET. Roll Call reports that:

Bipartisan negotiators appear to have reached a compromise on cutting as much as $140 billion from the Senate economic stimulus bill, but the plan needs to be vetted with rank-and-file Democrats before an official deal can be announced.

Update at 6:04 p.m. ET. More from the AP:

Democratic officials say key senators and the White House have reached tentative agreement on an economic stimulus measure at the core of President Barack Obama’s recovery plan.

Two officials said Friday evening that the emerging agreement is for a bill with a $780 billion price tag.

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