1. Deal or No Deal

    Gang of 8 to Unveil Immigration Plan

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gives a thumbs up as he emerges from a private dinner with President Barack Obama and Republican senators at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Sen. McCain after dinner with Pres. Obama and Rep. Senators on Wednesday. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

    The Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of 8” says it is planning to announce a proposed immigration deal within a week, and possibly as soon as Thursday. The group, which includes legislative power players like John McCain, Marco Rubio, Chuck Schumer, and Richard Durbin, has been charged with drafting comprehensive immigration legislation. The committee markup is not expected before May 6, which will give the Senate time for unlimited debate and amendments to the proposal.

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