Immigration deal reached. “A bipartisan group of senators are expected to announce they have reached an agreement to strengthen border security in the Senate’s immigration bill, a breakthrough that could pave the way for a significant number of GOP senators to support the comprehensive legislation. Senate aides from both parties tell NBC News that the agreement would double the size of the border patrol and require 700 miles of border fencing. The group has also compromised on a serious of other issues, including the E-Verify program for businesses and benefits. “
Bank on it. Campaign committees are beginning to stockpile ahead of the 2014 midterms, and on Thursday the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will announce they’ve raised $22.2 million so far for the 2014 cycle, and last month, the Democratic campaign committee had their best ever off-year May, raising $4.9 million and ending with $10 million in the bank. Roll Call reports the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $6.1 million in May, bringing their yearly total to $34.1 million and leaving them with $11 million cash on hand.