While we were over at Texas Land & Cattle for Meatfest, our office building’s annual holiday brunch, the U.S. House had the nerve to begin consideration of the standalone measure to repeal “don’t ask don’t tell.” We managed to scarf down our food and grab a fudge brownie to go, and it looks like the House is now voting on the rule for debate of the measure. This is not the actual vote on the bill, which will come later. Debate on the bill will continue after this vote. Watch live on the CSPAN website, and stay tuned for updates. Time to go reheat that brownie.

UPDATE: The House has voted to approve the rule for debate, 232-180. It is a closed rule, meaning no amendments will be allowed.