ABC News' Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) reports:
Speaker of the House John Boehner just quietly ventured over to the Senate side and dropped in on a closed lunch of Senate Republicans.
The lunch – pizza, again – was in the Strom Thurmond room.
I am told Boehner got a standing ovation from his Senate Republican colleagues.
That feel-good moment comes before a bigger test: Will Senate Republicans remain united in opposition to Harry Reid’s debt ceiling bill. If they do, we are left at a standstill – the House passing a bill that has no chance in the Senate; and Senate Democrats pushing a bill that can’t pass in the Senate either (and, maybe, the House, too).
The obvious end game here is for the two sides to actually compromise on a bi-partisan plan. Maybe once they are done with pizza that can happen …