Republicans are struggling to get away from a reputation that one of their own, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, pinned on them: "the stupid party." Having lost more than 70 percent of the Hispanic vote in the last election, they have dropped their opposition to comprehensive immigration reform in the Congress, but the party remains divided between those who insist the focus on immigration should be greater border security and those who seek a way to integrate the millions who are already here and help the find a path to citizenship.
The GOP remains deeply divided on this and other issues between what Ronald Reagan once called "our right hand and our far right hand." Read this week's Washington Watch column, The Republican Party at War, for more.
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