Shields and Brooks on Immigration Reform and NCAA Upsets

BY Hari Sreenivasan  March 19, 2010 at 8:01 PM EST

While most of the political attention in Washington in focused squarely on the fate of the health reform bill, demonstrators are planning rallies in Washington this weekend to bring more attention to the seventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and immigration reform.

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks talk about the reasons behind those rallies, the legislative agenda beyond health reform, President Obama’s knack for picking winners in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament and the stunning defeat of Shields’ Georgetown Hoyas to the 14-seeded Ohio University Bobcats.

Brooks said he wouldn’t bet on seeing Congress take up immigration reform after a protracted health reform fight, and Shields said much of President Obama’s future effectiveness in Congress is riding on the fate of his effort to sign health reform legislation. Watch the full discussion: