The White House Will Get Its Labor Secretary

According to labor and Senate sources, there will be a vote later this afternoon on the confirmation of Hilda Solis as labor secretary. It's an up or down vote (thank Republicans, you guys, for agreeing to one), and so Solis is slated for confirmation. Republicans held up the vote as a way to protest "card check" legislation down the pike; they've made their point; given that 'card check' is not on deck, there's no reason to delay her anymore.