A Farm Bill; Immigration and Obama Abroad

The House votes down the farm bill and looks longingly toward an immigration bill. Has Congress lost site of the Good Samaritan Law? Will a border-surge immigration bill be more successful? Anxiety over a Fed pullback. President Obama travels abroad and joins other G8 leaders in isolating Russian leader Vladimir Putin for his position on Syria. Plus, the deaths of two stars -- journalist Michael Hastings and actor James Gandolfini. Finally, a rant in favor of saving "Chain Reaction," the anti-nuclear weapons sculpture by the late Paul Conrad. (Joining us with the conservative view today is Matthew Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon.)

Banner image: US President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, 2013. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters