Politico has the story. The U.S. Senate yesterday agreed to begin debate on the immigration bill by an overwhelming margin, 82-15. This does not mean the bill will garner 82 votes for passage, to be sure. But it does mean Republicans realize they cannot look like they are simply rejectionists on this measure. Of course, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, who recently received a cameo on EWTN's "The World Over," was one of the 15. He distinguished himself yesterday by citing a thoroughly discredited report from the Heritage Foundation about the cost of immigration reform. I suppose this is a more morally upright way to distinguish himself than, say, finding himself in the middle of a prostitution scandal, but not by much.
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