FROM THE BLOGS:
Portman misses chance to change bill
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) declined the opportunity to insert his own language into the new immigration bill and could now be stuck voting for a bill he does not approve of, says Right Turn's Jennifer Rubin.
America must learn from the mistakes of other empires
The National Review's Victor David Hanson thinks the polarized political landscape is reminiscent of the declining Roman Empire, held together only by popular culture.
Republican rumors out of control
Republicans spreading rumors about the new "Obamacar" system are grievously overstating their fears about the new program, according to Asawin Suebsaeng of Mother Jones.
Weiner's impressive comeback
After an embarrassing social media scandal, Democrat Anthony Weiner is making a strong push to be the next mayor of New York City, reports The Daily Beast's David Freedlander.
OTHER NEWS STORIES:
Senate votes overwhelmingly to end debate on immigration
The Senate decided to end immigration debate today after a 68-32 vote, reports The Hill's Alexander Bolton.
Climate change could have some positive effects
IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has said that climate change will create many disasters, but it will also help create a large number of new job opportunities, writes The Hill's Ben Geman.