— From NBC's Mike Viqueira and Ken Strickland
NBC News is reporting that a deal has been struck between the White House and Sen. John McCain (R) on the legislation concerning military tribunals for terrorist suspects. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), one of the Republican holdouts on the tribunal legislation in addition to McCain, tells NBC that the deal is "good, I think" Graham gave a thumbs up as he got on an elevator to go to meet with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and McCain. Graham also said I"m a very happy man."
According to a spokeswoman for Frist, language exists for an agreement, and this is a positive step forward. "Once everyone looks at it, we hope to come to an agreement."