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BREAKING: Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill, 68-32

lorr Wrote: Jun 27, 2013 8:28 PM
Coats: good for you. Donelly: your career in Congress is on its last leg. Next election, you're out.
-CALOHAN Wrote: Jun 27, 2013 8:33 PM
Not quite. Coats voted yes in the first amnesty vote. Do not fall for that hat trick: now you see me, now you don't.

This outcome has been an inevitability ever since Monday's cloture vote, but now it's official.  The amended 'Gang of Eight' immigration framework has been adopted by the United States Senate, and is headed to the House of Representatives for consideration.  In a rare scene, Senators sat at their desks and voted one by one as the roll was called. Vice President Biden presided over the chamber.  Before the result was announced, Biden admonished the gallery against overt expressions of approval or disapproval.  They chanted "yes we can" anyway.  The final vote was 68-32 in favor, several tallies shy of...