Jeff Flake

Dreamers in limbo

Dreamers in limbo

Here’s a question for a civics debate: Which of the following bills has the best chance of becoming law — the one that failed to win a veto-proof majority in the Senate on a 54-45 yea vote or the one that couldn’t even win a simple majority, having gotten deep-sixed by a 60-39 nay vote? Most Americans would see this as a no-brainer, as Example 1 received 15 more votes than Example 2. Just don’t tell that to the White House.

Thursday’s immigration vote debacle proves that with or without Stephen Bannon, the far-right has captured President Donald Trump on this issue. The president who once said he’d sign whatever Congress gave him on the subject as a “bill of love” and take the...

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