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Congress: When losing is winning

"Rarely have Senate Democrats been so calm about losing a vote. And that's what it looks like will happen in Monday's showdown with Republicans over financial regulatory reform," Roll Call reports. "With continued uncertainty about whether they can avoid a filibuster of the measure, Democrats said they are prepared to either excoriate Republicans for blocking needed Wall Street reforms or hold hands with them around a compromise bill heading into a two- to three-week floor debate."

Reuters: "Democrats in Congress plan to unveil tough proposals this week to counter a Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts on U.S. elections."

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Saturday sought to quell growing anger from environmentalists and liberal Democrats frustrated by his decision to focus on comprehensive immigration reform at the likely expense of climate legislation," Roll Call says. "In a statement released by his office Saturday, Reid not only backed away from hints that immigration could preempt the climate measure, but he also committed to putting the immigration reform bill through the Judiciary Committee before floor consideration, a process that could add weeks to the debate and significantly hurt a bipartisan compromise." 
 
Joe Lieberman is "encouraged" after talking with Majority Leader Harry Reid that climate change legislation will come to the floor this year. He pointed to needing to get Lindsey Graham on board. Graham doesn't want immigration to go first. 
 
Politico: "Backers of a bipartisan climate change bill are scrambling to revive efforts to pass legislation before the November midterms — even as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sticks by plans to slow-walk the measure behind immigration reform. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham's decision to pull out of the high-stakes energy negotiations Saturday dealt a major blow to prospects that the once-in-a-generation legislation will be passed before the midterms. But as tempers cooled Sunday, the White House and Senate Democrats who back the effort worked behind the scenes to defuse tensions between the South Carolina Republican and Reid (D-Nev.) over the bill's timing, according to people close to the talks."

On immigration, Chuck Schumer is targeting Republicans Scott Brown, Lisa Murkowski, George LeMieux, Dick Lugar, and Judd Gregg -- "all of whom President Barack Obama reached out to last week on the issue," Roll Call reports. 
 
Roll Call writes, ""Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) acknowledged Friday he has been subpoenaed in the federal trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D)."