Bipartisan Senate Group Unveils Immigration Bill
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As President Obama prepares for tomorrow's memorial service in Boston, the FBI has denied reports of an arrest in Monday's bombing. But videotape from department-store cameras is said to show an individual leaving a package at the place where one of Monday's explosions occurred.
Meanwhile, despite gridlock on so many other issues, Republicans and Democrats could be ready to make political history on immigration reform. We hear the details and continued controversy about an 800-page proposal made public today in the Senate. Also, a letter sent to White House tests positive for Ricin, and the wife of a Texas Justice of the Peace has been arrested and charged in the murders of a District Attorney, his wife and an assistant DA.
Banner image: (L-R) US Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) attend a news conference on comprehensive immigration reform at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters
Letter Sent to White House Tests Positive for Ricin ()
CNN and other news agencies report that two suspects have been identified in the Boston Marathon bombing. Authorities plan to brief the media later this afternoon. Meantime, in Washington, authorities are investigating a letter addressed to President Obama that tested positive for Ricin, a highly toxic substance. Rachael Smolkin is deputy managing of Politico.
Will the Senate Make History with Immigration Reform? ()
Early this morning, the so-called "Gang of 8" Senators from both political parties released an 800-page proposal that could lead to comprehensive immigration reform. Authors include Democrat Charles Schumer, Republicans John McCain and Lindsay Graham and, perhaps most important of all, the tea-party favorite, Republican Marco Rubio. Will a political compromise lead to historic legislation?
- Brian Bennett: Los Angeles Times, @bybrianbennett
- Matt Barreto: Latino Decisions, @LatinoDecisions
- Steven Camarota: Center for Immigration Studies, @wwwCISorg
- Marielena Hincapie: National Immigration Law Center, @MarielenaNILC
Arrests in Texas DA Shootings ()
There have been two arrests in the murders of a District Attorney, his wife and an assistant DA in Texas. Kim Williams has allegedly confessed to authorities that she and her husband, former justice of the peace Eric Lyle Williams, killed the two prosecutors in Kaufman County earlier this year. Jennifer Emily is criminal courts reporter for the Dallas Morning News.
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