- Making News: Immigration Bill Moves Toward Senate Vote
The US Senate is likely to pass an immigration reform bill as soon as tomorrow. It's one that President Bush may welcome, but if the Congress has its way, it may never get to his desk for signature. Rachel Swarns, who's in the Senate Press Gallery for the New York Times, says the guest worker program and provisions for immigrants to become naturalized citizens are the two biggest obstacles.
- Reporter's Notebook: Capitol Hill Corruption and Constitutional Separation of Powers
After FBI agents raided the Capitol office of Democrat William Jefferson this week, Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert and other Republicans complained that the FBI had violated the constitutional separation of powers. Conservatives like John Podhoretz say Republicans ought to be happy that a Democrat has been caught up in scandal. Maura Reynolds reports on Capitol Hill for the Los Angeles Times.
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