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The White House, Arm-Twisting on Capitol Hill

Someone following the immigration issue closely says White House representatives have been up on Capitol Hill in force today, trying to arm-twist as many “no” votes as possible. (Either the White House’s claim of having 61 “yes” votes for closure is bunk, or they want a few extra for insurance.) For wavering senators, it’s the phone lines ringing off the hook vs. the administration men sitting in their office lobbies.


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