The GOP Spin Wars

If the battle over immigration reform in Congress is any indication, the final 18 months of George W. Bush's presidency may be marked by pitched--and very public--skirmishes between Republicans on the Hill and the Republican White House.

On immigration, Republican Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina accused the President of trying to "ram [reform] down America's throat," but the White House was quick to fire back. It held a conference call to emphasize support (albeit mostly Democratic) for the bill, which then cleared a major hurdle on June 25 in the Senate. "The status quo is unacceptable," a White House aide...

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