Senior Republicans are aware they are out of step with America and need to make significant changes to policies and their public image if they are to stand a chance of winning the mid-terms in 2014 or the White House in 2016.
So, if senior Republicans and Republican donors and a majority of all Americans want to do a deal on immigration, who stands in their way? The party’s rank and file.
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