Bipartisan Betrayal Or Tween Fiction? Hard-Hitting Journalism At Its Finest In The NYT

From the front page of NYTimes.com:

2 Friends Reach Across the Aisle on Immigration 

If there is a way to unlock the immigration stalemate in Washington, colleagues say that Esther Olavarria, a Democrat, and Rebecca Tallent, a Republican, might find it.

Is this a news article, or the blurb for a new Sweet Valley High novel for tweens?

The article isn`t much different in tone:

The two women might at first seem more like political rivals than a reminder of the way things used to work in Washington. 

Esther Olavarria, a Democrat, left Cuba as a child, worked as Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s top immigration lawyer and now holds a post in the White House. Rebecca Tallent, a Republican, left suburban Arizona and became Senator John McCain’s chief of staff, briefly advised Sarah Palin in 2008 and is now a top policy aide to Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio. 

But if there is any way to unlock the immigration stalemate in Washington, colleagues say these two might find it.

Has Carlos Slim gotten his money`s worth out of the Times` immigration coverage, or what?