There’s a palpable eagerness among Republicans here to like Marco Rubio, but questions about his views on immigration remain, even among those voters who come out to see the Florida senator on a weekday afternoon.
A new poll from Rasmussen Reports finds that 50 percent of Americans say they support the Senate's recently passed immigration reform bill, and when told that the Congressional Budget Office has figured that the plan would only cut illegal immigration by half, only 39 percent of those same Americans say they still support the plan.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on today's cloture vote in the U.S. Senate on immigration reform, and its uncertain future in the House of Representatives.Read more
“The best place to be in public life is voting ‘no’ on something that passes,” said Peter Roskam, the Illinois Republican and chief deputy whip in the House of Representatives. “Right? Because you go to everybody, the people who were opposed to it, you say, ‘Well, I was opposed to it.’ The people who were in favor of it, you say, ‘It wasn’t good enough.’ Voting no on something that passes is a very good life.”Read more
Paul Ryan has been pro-immigration since he worked for Jack Kemp and Bill Bennett two decades ago at Empower America, a now-defunct conservative think tank. When National Review ran a cover story, “Why Kemp and Bennett Are Wrong on Immigration” in 1994, Ryan wrote a 4,000-word rebuttal. It defended their opposition to Proposition 187, which denied any social services for illegal immigrants in California.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the future of comprehensive immigration reform, and President Obama's European trip.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on immigration reform's long, hot summer ahead.Read more
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