House GOP moves closer to immigration deal

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio). (Reuters)

A day after pulling a border security bill because of lack of support, House Republicans moved closer to consensus Friday on legislation that would do little to solve the immediate crisis but would allow them to make the argument that they did what they could before the start of a five-week recess.

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So long, Congress!

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