Immigration Reform Really, Truly Happening

Remember all of those hard line positions you had to take to get nominated? Ha-ha, forget it. Photo: Gerardo Mora/2012 Getty Images

Senate Republicans are coalescing around a bipartisan immigration reform plan. Okay, you say — but they're Senate Republicans, not the truly crazy variety. John Stanton reports that House Republicans also have an immigration reform plan. A bipartisan one, not a round-up-all-the-Mexicans kind of plan.

It's pretty amazing how fast this has happened. Republican leaders recognized an electoral weakness, figured it was on an issue they didn't want to fight on anyway, and are cauterizing the wound as fast as they can.