Democrats Tell Republicans to "Wake Up"

Think Progress was at the Capitol building, live-blogging the all-night conservative filibuster of Iraq withdrawal legislation.

12:27 AM: 1,000 people gathered outside the Capitol tonight for a rally and candlelight vigil. A highlight video of speeches from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Iraq war veteran Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), and Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Patty Murray (D-WA) is to your right:

12:10 AM: Sen. Joseph Lieberman's (I-CT) metaphor bites:

Some have said that [Levin/Reed] is the only amendment with teeth. It does have teeth but I think we've got to ask: who's it bite? I think it bites our hope for success in Iraq. It bites our troops as they proceed day in and day out courageously, compassionately, effectively. It bites our hope for keeping al Qaeda and Iran out of controlling Iraq. This amendment mandates a retreat. Watch it:



1:17 PM: Just in: 57 House members and 25 senators -- fully a quarter of the Senate -- attended the candlelight vigil and rally outside the Capitol tonight. We'll have a highlight video soon. Speaker Pelosi's speech is HERE.

10:49 PM: Take action. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) urges you to make a call to wavering senators. See his personal "all-nighter" call sheet.

10:25 PM: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA):
And finally, improving the image of the United States and repairing the damage done to our credibility around the world. Does anyone believe truly that this war has gained us respect in the council of world nations? Does anyone believe that? Because if they do, they're smoking something. Because it hasn't. There has never been a time when America has less credibility abroad than today.


10:06 PM: Huffington Post is staying up tonight too. There's a live chat tonight tomorrow with Tom Matzzie from Americans Against Escalation.

9:49 PM: More from the Iraq rally outside the Capitol: Sen. Patrick Leahy addresses the crowd, "Thank you, you're a lot nicer to me than Dick Cheney."

9:41 PM: Americans Against Escalation In Iraq, MoveOn.org, and others are holding a candlelight vigil and rally right now across the street from the Capitol:

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