Right Turn: Gang of 8


Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Immigration reform, after all this?

Immigration reform might survive if hardliners take a beating in the CR and debt-ceiling fight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dream Act, Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Look who loves the Senate immigration bill

Immigration reform is popular in some interesting places.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:32 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Immigration politics

Doing nothing on immigration reform is a career-killer for Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Imigration reform, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Immigration reform grinds to a crawl

Immigration reform faces a steep uphill climb in the House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, House GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Who is out of step on immigration?

The loudest anti-immigration reform voices are entirely out of touch with real GOP primary voters, a new poll confirms.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Ten silly anti-immigration reform arguments

The anti-immigration reform arguments are thin and shopworn.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:34 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Calling the House's bluff on immigration

The House Republicans will need to put up or shut up on immigration reform as their hysterics about an unsecure border meet reality.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Fighting back

The pro-immigration right fights back -- hard.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, GOP 2016, Immigration reform

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Winners and losers on immigration

Who won and lost in the immigration fight?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:24 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, GOP, immigration

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 06/27/2013

A speech for all times

Sen. Marco Rubio gives a speech of a lifetime.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:41 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Getting Hispanic support by voting against immigration reform?!

The idea that Republicans can win Hispanics by opposing immigration reform is nutty.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Hispanics, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/26/2013

The anti-immigrant crew goes off the rails

Immigration reform opponents have gone beyond the pale in their attacks on colleagues, the press and Senate protocol.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Ten things we learned from the Gang of Eight

Ten bits of conventional wisdom from the right and left have been disproved by the Gang of Eight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 06/25/2013

The 'No's' who should know better

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cloture, Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 06/23/2013

Distinguished pol of the week

Who punched above his weight?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Distinguished pol, distinguished pol of the week, Gang of 8, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 06/21/2013

If the Gang of Eight gets a big majority

If the Gang of Eight plan wins a large majority of support in the Senate, at least six important developments may follow on the right.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Sen. Jeff Flake on Gang of 8 prospects

Sen. Jeff Flake says a deal on border security is in the works.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:50 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Cruz: So much heat, so little light

Sen. Ted Cruz shows his true stripes on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Here comes the border security amendment

The moment of truth arrives with a negotiated amendment on border security.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Rubio is doing fine

Contrary to critics, Sen. Marco Rubio's support for immigration reform isn't dragging him down.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:17 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 06/19/2013

CBO: Immigration reform is pro-growth

Congressional Budget Office's report confirms conservative pro-growth arguments on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:05 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBO, Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Immigration poll gives Rubio a boost

Immigration polling boosts Sen. Marco Rubio's efforts to beef up the Gang of Eight plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Gang of Eight borders on success

Sen. Marco Rubio is in the final lap on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:47 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Border security is the key

Can Dems take yes for an answer on immigration reform?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:41 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Immigration comes down to border security and gay marriage

Will Democrats try to sink immigration reform?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Not even close on cloture

The Senate will begin debate on an immigration reform bill.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:07 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Experts: Cornyn amendment is no posion pill

Liberals' attack on Sen. Cornyn's border security amendment is politically and factually untrue, revealing an effort to sink their own bill so as to blame the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 06/07/2013

A score card for the immigration lineup

A look at the players -- and what they want -- in the immigration reform debate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Who wants to sink immigration reform?

Troubling signs suggest the left is now trying to kill off the only bill that can pass.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Schumer, Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Actually, it is just not so

Ideologues on the right and left are prone to premature and false assumptions that conform to their policy preferences.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Media bias, Obama scandals

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Is immigration reform on track?

The "amnesty" mongers reveal their dishonesty.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:03 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amnesty, Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 06/05/2013

BREAKING: Cornyn presents solution for Gang of Eight

Sen. John Cornyn breaks with anti-immigration reform crowd to offer a breakthrough proposal on border security.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:04 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Can Rubio make a deal on border security?

More Republican Senators than Gang of 8 critics imagine may be interested in making a deal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Johnny Isakson

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/31/2013

More facts for Gang of Eight

Yet another study supports the fiscal benefits of immigration reform, but to die-hard opponents, any legalization plan is unacceptable.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Tom Coburn

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Anti-immigrant advocates have it wrong on the labor market

Immigration reform is consistent with free-market labor principles; anti-immigration voices are not.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Why immigration reform has a shot

The anti-immigration reform forces aren't what they used to be.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Gang of Eight: Building a bigger majority

The Gang of 8 is still assembling support so the bill remains in flux.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 05/28/2013

Immigration opponents' arguments are really poor

Opponents of immigration reform are spouting arguments that make little sense.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Immigration jostling

Immmigration elbowing between House and Senate Republicans suggests a long road to immigration legislation awaits.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, House GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/23/2013

111 conservative economists and Rubio fight for Gang of Eight

Immigration reformers battle on.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immmigration reform

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Gang of Eight's immigration bill passes Judiciary [Updated]

The Gang of Eight's comprehensive immigration reform passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and heads for the floor.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Breakthrough on immigration reform?

The Gang of 8 claims support of a critical GOP senator.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Orinn Hatch

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Immigration exclusionists: Not so conservative

Immigration exclusionists' rhetoric has gotten extreme and is revealing of their true disposition, which is anything but conservative.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:55 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Gang of Eight moves forward

The Gang of Eight is picking up support while opponents are defined by anti-immigration extremists.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:46 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Why is 2013 different than 2007?

In six years, pro-immigration advocates have learned lessons, mastered new media and figured out how to work together.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, immigration, Immigration reform

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Immigration reform advances, Heritage on defense

The Gang of 8 plan adopts Republican amendments, while Heritage is under assault.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:32 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Heritage, Immigration reform

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 05/09/2013

What the anti-immigrant movement really believes

The mind-set behind some of the opposition to the Gang of Eight's ideas is revealing.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:34 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, immigration

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Heritage stumbles, again and again

Heritage's scholarship takes more blows in the immigration battle.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Heritage, immigration, Immigration reform

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Rubio choreographs immigration reform

Sen. Marco Rubio is gathering allies and chiding opponents in his effort to get an immigration bill that will pass the Senate with bipartisan support.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:16 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Where immigration reform is heading

Sen. Marco Rubio's path to immigration reform

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:38 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/07/2013

What we learned about immigration reform yesterday

The immigration reform debate revelas much about the divisions on the right and who is really in the mainstream of the conservative movement.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Conservative leaders slam Heritage for shoddy immmigration study

With surprising frankness a group of conservative free market scholars and activists slam Heritage for its immigration reform study.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:06 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, Heritage Foundation, Immigration reform

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Beware of right-wingers peddling snake oil on immigration reform

Immigration reform opponents are resorting to half-truths and stale arguments.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:11 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Grover Norquist, Immigration reform

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Immigration exclusionists' arguments don't hold up

The Gang of 8 plan critics advance specious arguments on economics and assimilation.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:49 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 05/02/2013

What's the Gang of Eight outlook?

What is going on in the immigration reform effort, and who is most critical?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:31 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Immigration reform proponents on offense, Rubio quarterbacks

Rubio is leading the charge against feeble oppposition to Gang of 8 plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:46 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration refrm, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Put up or hush up on immigration reform

Sen. Rubio swats down complaints about immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Can the Gang of Eight plan get passed?

Six hurdles loom for the Gang of 8 plan to make it through the Senate and House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:16 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Strength in numbers on immigration reform

It's getting hard to find a serious Republican 2016 contender who opposes comprehensive reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, immigration, Immigration reform

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Call immigration exclusionists' bluff

Hitting back at half-truths and out-and-out misrepresentations on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:59 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Immigration exclusionists out of touch

A new poll shows strong support for the "Gang of Eight's" bill.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:03 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, immigration, Immigration reform

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Who matters and who doesn't in immigration reform

Senators who want no immigration bill now are at a disadvantage.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Eight reasons for optimism on immigration reform

Eight reasons why immigration reform may actually get passed.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:37 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/21/2013

Rubio team's view of the rollout

How the Rubio team viewed its roll out of the Gang of 8 plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/18/2013

How did Rubio's immigration rollout go?

Sen. Marco Rubio had an impressive rollout of the Gang of 8 legislation.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Immigration goodies for conservatives

Republicans on the Gang of 8 got tough border security measures and a long, difficult road to citizenship.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, immigration, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio