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Let Me Start: Take it to the House

Despite immigration reform passing in the Senate, GOP leaders in the House aren't impressed: They say they'll work on their own, narrower bill. This and more political stories driving our day.
/ Source: hardball

Despite immigration reform passing in the Senate, GOP leaders in the House aren't impressed: They say they'll work on their own, narrower bill. This and more political stories driving our day.

Immigration reform passed the Senate by a vote of 68 to 32. That’s more than two-thirds of the Senate voting for the most comprehensive immigration reform package in a generation.

Still, Republican leaders in the House aren’t impressed: They say they’ll work on their own, narrower bill that doesn’t provide a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants in the country illegally.

Testimony will continue today in the trial of George Zimmerman, with the prosecution calling more witnesses to testify about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

A state lawmaker in Pennsylvania was censured for speaking out about gay rights on the state’s House floor. Republicans said that State Rep. Brian Sims — who’s openly gay — was in “rebellion against God’s law.”