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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arrives at the Senate chamber for a vote, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 6, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arrives at the Senate chamber for a vote, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 6, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The Senate is moving forward with an immigration overhaul bill, and appears to be on track to have a vote from the full Senate by July 4.

Senator Marco Rubio and other Republican members of the "Gang of Eight" senators have been working on a border security amendment to the immigration overhaul bill.

In an opinion piece for Politico, conservative talk radio host Steve Deace said Senator Rubio shouldn't even bother coming to Iowa in 2016:

Sure, if you ask state party officials and some other big names they’ll say all the politically correct things about Rubio’s chances publicly to preserve the process, plus Iowans are nice. But privately I’ve heard “Rubio is dead to me” from plenty of conservatives.

We ask NPR's Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving whether that sentiment is widespread, and check with him about the G8 summit, Syria on the agenda and President Obama facing questions about NSA surveillance.

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This segment aired on June 17, 2013.

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