"Senate Democratic leaders scrambled yesterday to untangle the political puzzle hindering efforts to move comprehensive energy and climate change legislation, but the impasse with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) remains.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pledged to give higher priority on the floor to the global warming bill crafted by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Graham, saying that measure has progressed down the legislative track faster than the hot-button immigration issue he would also like to take up this year. ...
Graham said Reid's plan to put the climate bill up first was a nonstarter so long as immigration also remained on the table."