The environment in the House for immigration reform is 'exceedingly difficult,' Rep. Goodlatte says at a Monitor breakfast with reporters. First, Obama must show 'some leadership.'
No one seems to like to bring up arguments in favor of taxes -- except perhaps policy makers -- but the Tax Policy Center notes there are ways of making taxes simpler to implement and fairer to those who pay them.
Some members of Congress argue that the Senate immigration reform bill should be broken up and considered piecemeal. But only comprehensive legislation will pull together the strange-bedfellow coalition necessary to secure enough votes to pass both the House and Senate.