Highly Anticipated Vote on Doomed Bill Delayed

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) addresses the Economic Club of New York on May 9, 2011 in New York City. Boehner, is demanding that President Obama and Senate Democrats agree to spending cuts of $2 trillion in exchange for lifting the limit on federal borrowing to finance the government’s deficits. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John Boehner; Photo: Spencer Platt

GOP leadership is apparently having a lot of trouble wrangling 218 Republican votes for Speaker John Boehner's budget plan (which every Democratic senator has vowed to oppose) because the vote, which was expected to take place around 6 p.m. tonight, has been delayed. Now they're just doing busywork. NBC News reports: "Boehner's bill has been pulled off the floor for the time being. The House is now re-naming post offices." [WP, First Read/MSNBC]