Rep. Culberson Twittering from Darkened House Floor

Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) is broadcasting text and video updates to the web of House Republicans' efforts--launched from a a darkened House chamber--to continue the debate over comprehensive energy legislation.

Republican leaders stayed in the House chamber today after a resolution passed at approximately 11:30 a.m. adjourning the House for the August recess. They continued to blast Democratic leadership for not scheduling a vote on allowing offshore drilling, remaining on the floor even after the lights, microphones, and C-Span cameras were cut.

Since Republicans refused to adjourn Friday, Culberson has been posting sentence-long updates to his Twitter page more or less constantly.

One entry, dated at approximately noon on Friday, encourages readers to