It was reported earlier that the particle physics in the US is getting some "lifeline", based on the initial report to be submitted to the Dept. of Energy. The panel, known as P5, has now submitted its final report to the DOE.
Various reports on this seems to indicate a reason for optimism, even when the panel gave a lukewarm support for the ILC. Unless there's some serious infusion of cash, I can't see how anyone can be optimistic about the situation, especially when another continuing resolution is almost a certainty for the 2008 Fiscal Year, where science in the US will be saddled with continuing the most devastating budget in recent memory.