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9:10 AM ET, January 29, 2013

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Joshua Green / Business Week:
Obama's Parting Gift to Hillary Clinton  —  Last week campaign disclosure reports revealed that Hillary Clinton had finally retired the debt from her 2008 presidential campaign—with a little help from the guy who beat her, Barack Obama.  Clinton's debt once totaled more than $20 million …
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Super PAC to back Hillary Clinton  —  Fans of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have launched a super PAC on her behalf as speculation continues to swirl about her 2016 ambitions.  —  “Ready for Hillary” on Friday filed with the Federal Election Commission, following on the heels of another group called “HILLARYCLINTONSUPERPAC.”
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Love has no pride  —  The thought that love has no pride is an old one.  Indeed, it has become something of a cliché.  Yet it is achieved the status of cliché by virtue of the truth in it.  —  CBS's venerable 60 Minutes show brought us an example of the cliché in action over the weekend.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Steve Kroft's ‘Softball’ Obama Interviews Diminish 60 Minutes  —  All 14 questions the award-winning correspondent posed in his recent sit-down were glaringly flawed.  Jon Stewart is more hard-hitting.  —  CBSNews.com  —  On 60 Minutes, the news magazine show that prides itself on …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Kroft: Obama-Clinton interview request a surprise
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
What did Republicans win in the immigration deal?  —  It's has been widely assumed this morning by some immigration advocates (and by yours truly, too) that the new immigration reform plan's process of citizenship for the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants is contingent on a commission …
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Ed Payne / CNN:
Obama to pitch immigration reform
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Politico:
Immigration tough sell in GOP House
Discussion: msnbc.com, Scared Monkeys, Reuters and CNN
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
The U.S. Border Is More Secure Than Ever Before
Jordan Fabian / ABCNEWS:
Transcript: Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Fox News:
Obama wades back into immigration debate as senators pitch new blueprint
Discussion: Donklephant
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Obama Will Include Same-Sex Couples In Immigration Plan  —  The Senate is silent on bi-national couples divided by law.  —  WASHINGTON — Same-sex couples will be a part of the proposal for addressing immigration reform that President Obama is scheduled to unveil Tuesday in Las Vegas …
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Rush Limbaugh:
Fear Rules the GOP on Immigration
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS and Hullabaloo
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:   Prominent House Dem: “Madness” To Pass Immigration Reform Without LGBT Protections
Marsha Blackburn / CNN:
TRENDING: Skeptical congresswoman challenges Obama to skeet shooting match  —  (CNN) - It's about time for some bipartisan...skeet shooting?  —  Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, joined a chorus of skeptics who questioned President Barack Obama's recent comments about his hobby of skeet shooting …
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David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Bay Buchanan quits TV punditry, takes online real estate class after Romney's ‘brutal’ loss  —  A former top aide to Mitt Romney says that she quit her career as a television pundit and began taking online real estate classes after the former Republican presidential nominee's “brutal” loss to President Barack Obama.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Rumproast
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
I Was Quite Surprised By Some Things On My American Airlines International ‘Economy Class’ Flight  —  Everyone's always complaining about how horrible flying is—especially “economy class” flying.  —  And compared to other ways that one can spend one's time, flying is indeed often unpleasant and aggravating.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Investor's Business Daily:
Subsidies Create Glut Of College Grads  —  Higher Education: A new study finds almost half of Americans with college degrees are working at jobs that don't require one.  It's the latest example of how federal subsidies are creating a massive higher-education bubble.
nbclosangeles.com:
Doctor Fatally Shot at Office in Newport Beach  —  A doctor was fatally shot and the suspected gunman was in custody on Monday after a shooting at a doctor's office in Newport Beach, police said.  —  The shooting happened at 2:45 p.m. in a second floor patient room at 520 Superior Avenue …
Associated Press:
Report: Treasury approved excessive pay for executives at bailed-out AIG, GM and Ally  —  Robert Miller/THE WASHINGTON POST - The U.S. Treasury Department building October 22, 2012 in Washington, DC.  The Treasury Department disregarded its own guidelines by allowing large pay increases …
The Atlantic Wire:
The Truth About Little Women Carrying Big Wounded Men in Combat  —  One of the recurring arguments against women serving in combat appears on its face to be just good common horse sense: women just don't have the upper body strength to carry a heavy male soldier out of combat.
Pauline Jelinek / Associated Press:
Official: US May Set up Drone Base in Niger  —  A U.S. military official says the Pentagon is considering setting up a drone base in northwest Africa to increase intelligence collection on Islamic militants in the region.  —  The official says the U.S. signed an agreement Monday that would set …
Discussion: Politico
Chuck Bennett / New York Post:
NYC's real enemy is illegal handguns, Police Commissioner Kelly says  —  The nation's looming assault-weapons ban is plain common sense, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said yesterday — but the city's real enemy is illegal handguns.  —  “For us in New York City, and I believe …
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Raymond W. Kelly / New York Post:
Scourge of NYC's streets
Fox News:
Draft UN climate report shows 20 years of overestimated global warming, skeptics warn  —  The predicted temperature changes (darker red indicating greater change) due to global warming, based on data that scientists, policymakers and the public are now questioning.
Discussion: Right Wing News
 
 
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David Brooks / New York Times:
A Second G.O.P.  —  On the surface, Republicans are already doing …
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Wyoming House Committee Defeats Marriage Equality Bill, Advances Domestic Partnerships
Discussion: Advocate
Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post:
Roxanne Rubin, Nevada Republican, Accepts Plea Deal After Committing Voter Fraud
Discussion: Truthdig and The Maddow Blog
Shane L. Windmeyer / The Huffington Post:
Dan and Me: My Coming Out as a Friend of Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Rand Paul Will Propose Ban On Sending F-16s To Egypt
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Obama, Out of the Closet
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Bill would legalize cohabitation in Virginia
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Poliglot
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Leccese / Gatekeeper:
Scott Brown's Twitter trouble
Discussion: msnbc.com, Ballot Box and The Fix
TMZ.com:
20/20 Co-Anchor Chris Cuomo — I'm Moving to CNN!
Mark Pazniokas / ctmirror.org:
An elusive consensus on guns after Newtown
Discussion: New York Times and The Raw Story
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Office Working to Close Guantánamo Is Shuttered
Alistair Dawber / The Independent:
Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent
Pete Williams / U.S. News:
Exclusive: Boy Scouts close to ending ban on gay members, leaders