Speculation abounds, from The NY Times on down (or is it, on up?):

The Obama administration has informed Democratic Congressional leaders that President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner were starting to close in on a major budget deal that would enact substantial spending cuts and seek future revenues through a tax overhaul, Congressional officials said Thursday.

In the meantime, it looks like the House Cut-Cap-Balance Bill will come up for a vote on closure this Saturday.  Protein Wisdom (h/t Pasadena Phil) has a list of Senatorial contact information.  Most of them are lost causes, but perhaps these few could be influenced by public reaction:

Sen Baucus (202) 224-2651
Web Form: baucus.senate.gov/contact/emailForm.cfm?subj=issue

Sen Begitch (202) 224-3004
Web Form: begich.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=EmailSenator

Sen Landrieu (202) 224-5824
Web Form: landrieu.senate.gov/about/contact.cfm

Sen Lieberman (202) 224-4041
Web Form: lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/contact/email-me-about-an-…

Sen Manchin (202) 224-3954
Web Form: manchin.senate.gov/contact_form.cfm

Sen McCaskill (202) 224-6154
Web Form: mccaskill.senate.gov/?p=contact

Sen Ben Nelson (202) 224-6551
Web Form: bennelson.senate.gov/contact-me.cfm

Sen Bill Nelson (202) 224-5274
Web Form: billnelson.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

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