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12:15 PM ET, January 27, 2013


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Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
McCain: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Must Include Path To Citizenship  —  Senator John McCain (R-AZ) confirmed on Sunday morning that he that he and a bipartisan group of senators will roll out a comprehensive immigration reform effort in Congress.  Speaking on ABC's “This Week,” McCain …
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Durbin: Senate immigration plan will be comprehensive, include citizenship path  —  Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin (D) on Sunday revealed key details about a bipartisan immigration-reform plan, saying the legislation would be comprehensive and would include a pathway to citizenship.
Discussion: Politico
David Rogers / Politico:
Paul Ryan: Obama 2nd term 'won't be pretty'
Discussion: Associated Press and The PJ Tatler
Samuel Knight / Washington Monthly:
Four years later, Paul Ryan wants more of the same
Discussion: The Hill and Booman Tribune
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Sen. Feinstein: Passing gun-control legislation is ‘hardest’ challenge  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she will push her assault-weapons ban as an amendment if it doesn't get into the package that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) allows on the floor.
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama says he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time’ at Camp David  —  President Obama says he regularly skeet shoots at Camp David and called on gun-control proponents to “do a little more listening” to gun owners in the national debate over firearms.  —  In an interview with The New Republic posted …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
For The Sixth Time In One Week, Man Shot At Gun Show  —  Gun activists designated last Saturday “Gun Appreciation Day” in an attempt to highlight their opposition to gun safety laws.  The PR stunt proved to be more of an embarrassment, however, when 5 people were shot at 3 different gun shows on Gun Appreciation Day.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Secret Donors Finance Fight Against Hagel  —  A brand new conservative group calling itself Americans for a Strong Defense and financed by anonymous donors is running advertisements urging Democratic senators in five states to vote against Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee to be secretary of defense …
Stephen K. Bannon / BREITBART.COM:
PALIN: 'WE HAVEN'T YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!'  —EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BREITBART NEWS  —  In my research for the film I made on Governor Palin, The Undefeated, I was constantly amazed at the anti-establishment stands she took at every step in her rise to power.
Joel Stonington / Spiegel Online:
Wake-Up Call: A Disastrous Week for Carbon Trading  —  The European cap-and-trade system has slid into near meaninglessness as Germany bickers on the sidelines.  Hopes that the election in Lower Saxony might resolve the high-level bickering were misguided.  Now Europe's carbon market has hit a new low.
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
McChrystal: Women will serve in, improve special-forces units  —  Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal predicted Sunday that women will eventually become part of special operations units like the Navy SEALs and Army Rangers, saying that including female servicemembers could improve the elite groups' operations.
Discussion: Politico
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama would think ‘hard’ before letting a son play football, cites head-injury fears  —  President Obama said he would have concerns as a parent allowing a son to play football because of the threat of brain injuries.  —  “I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son …
Discussion: CNN
Mike McIntire / New York Times:
Selling a New Generation on Guns  —  Threatened by long-term declining participation in shooting sports, the firearms industry has poured millions of dollars into a broad campaign to ensure its future by getting guns into the hands of more, and younger, children.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Ontario Gets Its First Woman Premier And Canada's First Out LGBT Premier  —  Kathleen Wynne now leads Ontario's liberal party and becomes the province's first female premier.  She also is married to a woman, making her Canada's first out LGBT premier.  —  Kathleen Wynne was elected …
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Dan Williams / Reuters:
Israel threatens Syria strike if rebels get chemical arms
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Obama discusses media influence
Discussion: Hot Air
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Swartz didn't face prison until feds took over case, report says
Colin Freeman / Reuters:
Revealed: how Saharan caravans of cocaine help to fund al-Qaeda in terrorists' North African domain
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Jerusalem Post:
Barak: US has ‘surgical operation’ plan against Iran
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