Jeb Bush is still busily making the rounds and the case for immigration reform today, telling Face the Nation that "if we can get immigration right, imagine, there's possibilities of cats and dogs living with one another in other policy areas as well." Calling it a "gateway" issue, Bush pitched an "opportunity society," in which everyone has "the right to rise," reports Politico. "The incentives that exist today are for people to come illegally because there's no path to come legally," he said, which leads to "lines that are so long, in fact there are no lines." Elsewhere on your Sunday dial, as per Politico:
- Bush on a run in 2016: "I've decided to defer any consideration of it until the proper time to make those kind of considerations, which is out more than a year from now, for sure."
- Bush on baggage from the family name: "I don't think there's any Bush baggage at all. I love my brother, I'm proud of his accomplishments. I love my dad. I am proud to be a Bush. If I run for president, it's not because of something in my DNA that compels me to do it. It would be that it's the right thing to do for my family, that the conditions are right, and that I have something to offer. If I don't run, I have a blessed life."
- Paul Ryan on lunch with President Obama: "This is the first time I've ever had a conversation with the president that lasted more than two minutes, or televised exchanges. I've never really had a conversation with him on these issues before. We had a very frank exchange. We come from different perspectives."
- Nancy Pelosi on a government shutdown: "We certainly are not going to have the government shut down. When we weigh the equities of the value of the bill the Senate has, it's almost impossible for it not to be a better bill than what is written by the House Republicans. But they will have to send a bipartisan bill in order to get the 60 votes. And I'm sure it will be stronger. Again, depending on what it is, and how many Republican votes it has, I've said very clearly: the Democrats will not allow government to shut down."
- Tom Coburn on Obama: "I think he gets it. I think he's genuinely reaching out. But you've got a lot scabs and sores on people that's going to take a while for that to heal."