50-49. I’m informed by an e-mailer that Chuck Hagel was among the kill votes.

Mary K is apoplectic. Keep your eye on this page for the vote count.

Earlier immigration post is here. Two hours forty-five minutes and counting until the president’s comprehensive immigration photo op at the border.

Update: Here are the “Republicans” who voted to kill it; our friend Senator McCain naturally is among them. The lone abstention was Jay Rockefeller, so it probably wouldn’t have affected the outcome.

Brownback (R-KS)
Chafee (R-RI)
DeWine (R-OH)
Graham (R-SC)
Hagel (R-NE)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Voinovich (R-OH)

Update: Reuters reports. Note the choice of accompanying photo.