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Russia's business amnesty kicks off with a handful freed

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An amnesty for Russia's jailed entrepreneurs, ordered by President Vladimir Putin, has begun with 13 people freed so far, the country's business ombudsman said on Tuesday.Full story

Conservative motivation: The immigration bill

  A Meet the Press panel of experts looks at what's happening with the immigration bill in the House and how the bill will progress in that chamber.

Glimmer of hope for Russia's jailed entrepreneurs

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Sergei Bobylyov once ran a successful chain of computer shops in Russia called Sunrise. Now, the 43-year-old father of two is serving nine years for fraud in a case his family blames on a corrupt legal system abused by people out to steal his business. Full story

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  GOP leaders square off over immigration

Immigration has always been a hot button issue, but it’s now pitting Republican against Republican as politicians including senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham argue over when and how undocumented immigrants could gain legal status and citizenship. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.

  Top Lines: Coulter, Hannity, Alan Alda, Boehner and Rubio

Fox and Friends makes a hunch; Ann Coulter calls immigration a total fraud; then she out-flanks Hannity’s right – and hopes Rubio gets primaried; John Boehner says immigration is important .. but also difficult.

  The tortured logic of Iowa Rep. Steve King

Republican Congressman Steve King says Obama has Reagan to thank for his election. How? King takes it all the way back to the 1986 Amnesty Act, which granted immigrants who came to the U.S. before 1982 amnesty. Chris Matthews highlights the ridiculousness of these claims.

  Toure: ‘There is no reason to fear immigration’

Toure strips away the fear surrounding the immigration debate – saying that all arguments against immigration are “bankrupt.”

  Not everyone’s on board with the Gang of 8

While the bipartisan Senate Gang of 8 has made significant progress on advancing a plan for comprehensive immigration reform, not everyone is on board - especially on the issue of amnesty. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Rep. Joaquin Castro, Nia-Malika Henderson, and Josh Green discuss Marco Ru

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