By Margaret Talev and Renee Schoof
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
WASHINGTON — Cots for senators to nap on were trucked in. Anti-war veterans planned to pack the Senate gallery after dark. And the leadership of the self-styled "world's greatest deliberative body" gave senators round-the-clock assignments so that the chamber would always be manned.
"I'm going to be presiding at 4 a.m.!" said freshman Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Democrats moved ahead Tuesday with the Senate's first official all-nighter in four years, hoping that the publicity would make Republicans look extra bad for using their procedural powers to block a vote on an amendment forcing troop withdrawals from Iraq.
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