The magical compromise from heaven, aka the Bush-Kennedy amnesty, has been defeated for now. The bill failed a cloture vote in the Senate on Thursday. Of course, it could reappear at any time. Still, its backers seem to have lost their best chance to pass a bill in this session of Congress.
Michelle Malkin chronicles the debate in the Senate and lists how Senators voted.
The heroes here are the conservatives (and more) who rose up to defeat this bill.
The Senate's three conservatives, Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, and Jeff Sessions deserve great credit for their work to defeat this bill. Another hero is Democrat Byron Dorgan, who proved that at least one Democrat sincerely cares about American workers.
As for the other side, see the last section of this article.
Next up: defeating the Law of the Sea Treaty.