U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations reach deal on massive trade accord

Lou Barletta

Are Republicans ready to try again on immigration reform?

A year ago, congressional Republicans meeting at a private retreat revolted over their leaders’ ideas for immigration reform. This year, they're ready to try again. Republicans wrapped up their meeting at this chocolate-rich company town with rank-and-file lawmakers expressing renewed interest in tackling what many consider a broken immigration system. What's changed between last year and this? Republicans acknowledge "we have not handled the issue well," said California Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), who is among those nudging his party to get beyond harsh rhetoric that can be perceived as anti-immigrant. "It will be important before the 2016 election...