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Immigration moves forward: The Senate voted 82 to 15 on Tuesday to move forward with debate on the immigration bill, setting the stage for a contentious amendment process. Meanwhile, President Obama held an event where he said Congress "needs to act and the moment is now.”

Tim Kaine, en Español: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who was once a missionary in Honduras, delivered a speech in favor of the immigration bill on the Senate floor — and he did so without the use of the English language. He is the first senator in the modern era to deliver a floor speech entirely in Spanish.

Marco Rubio says no Español: For illegal immigrants seeking permanent residency, that is. The Florida GOP senator and Cuban-American is introducing an amendment that would require illegal immigrants seeking legal status to learn English. Alternatively, they would need to provide proof that they are learning the language.

Making the Hastert Rule an actual rule: That's what conservatives want, with a bunch of them sending a letter to House Republicans on Tuesday urging them to codify the rule, which requires a majority of the majority party's members (the GOP, in this case) to support a bill before it comes to a vote. It seems quite possible House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would have to break the Hastert Rule to pass immigration reform, which is why these groups are speaking out now.

The Bush is back: George W. Bush's image keeps getting better the longer he's out of office. A new Gallup poll shows, for the first time since 2005, that slightly more people have a favorable view of Bush (49 percent) than an unfavorable view (46 percent).

Redford stars in climate change ad: Actor Robert Redford, in a new ad, urges Obama to take action on climate change. In the Natural Resources Defense Council ad, Redford says, "The good news is that President Obama has pledged to act. I just hope the president has the courage of his convictions.”

Tough words for Snowden: "Coward," "traitor" and "treason" were all used to describe NSA leaker Edward Snowden over the past 24 hours. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), Boehner and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are responsible for the three words used, respectively. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) meanwhile, is "reserving judgement" on Snowden's actions.


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