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9:45 AM ET, January 28, 2013

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Manu Raju / Politico:
Senate group reaches immigration deal  —  A powerful group of senators from both parties has reached a deal on the outlines of a comprehensive immigration overhaul, a development that will drive an emotional debate on a hot-button issue unseen in Washington for more than half a decade.
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Julia Preston / New York Times:
Senators Offer a New Blueprint for Immigration  —  A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a set of principles for a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system, including a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants that would hinge on progress in securing the borders …
Los Angeles Times:
Senators agree on immigration overhaul plan  —  The bipartisan group's proposal would grant legal status to most of the country's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants.  —  A pier in Imperial Beach, Calif., marks part of a new border fence extending farther into the surfline.
CBS News:
Key senators agree on sweeping immigration reform
Manu Raju / Politico:
Senate group reaches immigration deal
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
CBS News:
Obama and Clinton: The 60 Minutes interview  —  The following script is from “The President and the Secretary of State” which aired on Jan. 27, 2013.  Steve Kroft is the correspondent.  Michael Radutzky, Maria Gavrilovic and L. Franklin Devine, producers.  —  There are few people …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama and Clinton Appear on ‘60 Minutes’
Discussion: msnbc.com, The Week, TalkLeft and The Caucus
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Obama, Clinton defend record in Middle East
Discussion: Politico and Israel Matzav
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Makers, Takers, Fakers  —  Republicans have a problem.  For years they could shout down any attempt to point out the extent to which their policies favored the elite over the poor and the middle class; all they had to do was yell “Class warfare!” and Democrats scurried away.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Daily Kos
Yaakov Lappin / Jerusalem Post:
Ex-CIA man: Iran blast largest sabotage case in decades  —  Former Revolutionary Guards member tells ‘Post’ that such a blow to Fordow nuclear facility would harm Iran drastically; says Tehran “has decided to retaliate against Israel from Lebanon.”  —  Iranian dissident-turned CIA operative …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Israpundit
Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
Why Obama picked Hagel  —  Bob Woodward is an associate editor of The Post.  His latest book is “The Price of Politics.”  Evelyn M. Duffy contributed to this column.  —  In the first months of the Obama presidency in 2009, Chuck Hagel, who had just finished two terms as a U.S. senator …
Discussion: msnbc.com
Keith Koffler / Politico:
The perils of invoking ‘absolutism’  —  A nation should be concerned when it seems its leader has tired of the grueling work of democracy.  —  One of the most remarkable and frightening aspects of President Barack Obama's inaugural address was his dismissal of his opposition …
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Jessica Yellin / CNN:
Obama to talk guns with police chiefs, sheriffs
Discussion: Politico
Manu Raju / Politico:
Democrats, tea party unite vs. Mitch McConnell  —  Tea party activists looking to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a GOP primary may get some help from an unlikely source: Democrats.  —  Big Democratic donors, local liberal activists and a left-leaning super PAC in Kentucky …
New York Times:
Beyond Selma-to-Stonewall  —  By including gay rights in the arc of the struggle for civil rights — the road “through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall” — President Obama linked his presidency to ending antigay discrimination and underscored the legal wrong of denying gay people the freedom to marry.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Paul Ryan Embraces Spending Cuts He Said Would Devastate The Country  —  During an interview on Meet The Press on Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) predicted that the sequester cuts are “going to happen” and made no concrete proposals for how to avoid the reductions.
Michael Isikoff / Open Channel:
Obama campaign gives database of millions of supporters to new advocacy group  —  President Barack Obama's presidential campaign has turned over its most valuable asset — a massive computer database containing personal data on millions of American voters — to a new advocacy group created …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Taylor Marsh
Yeganeh Torbati / Reuters:
Iran launches monkey into space: state news agency  —  DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has successfully launched a live monkey into space, the state news agency IRNA said on Monday, touting it as an advance in a missile and space program that has alarmed the West and Israel.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Paul Krugman: U.S. has ‘running room’  —  Paul Krugman on Monday said the deficit isn't his top concern and called for President Barack Obama to stay focused on job creation.  —  “We still have substantial running room,” Krugman, the economist and New York Times columnist, said on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.”
Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Gun control’ doesn't survive Christmas  —  Number of mentions of the term “gun control” in the news, according to Nexis.  —  On the day of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., we published a chart showing the Sisyphean nature of the national gun control discussion.
Discussion: Wonkblog
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Unreal... ABC's “This Week” Has Sen. Menendez On For Entire Segment - Forgets to Ask About Underage Hooker Scandal  —  It's an Obama world.  —  ABC's This Week invited Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on the show this weekend to discuss current issues.  —  On Friday the news broke that the FBI …
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Doug Ross and Ed Driscoll
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters:
ABC Gives Sen. Menendez Six Minute Interview With No Questions About FBI's Hooker Investigation
 
 
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Jonathan Martin / Politico:
New GOP mantra: Be positive and prudent
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Wall Street Journal:
Treasury Gets a Citibanker
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Eric Cantor, the G.O.P. Majority Leader, Looks Beyond Debt
Discussion: Business Insider
William Wan / Washington Post:
Police visit Chinese blogger who exposed sex scandal
Derek Khanna / The Atlantic Online:
The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013 (So Far): It Is Now a Crime to Unlock Your Smartphone
Discussion: AMERICAblog and The Daily Caller
Justine Sharrock / BuzzFeed:
Promises Of Charity Won Tax Breaks for Tech Companies
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:
Some advice on women in combat from a female veteran
David Nather / Politico:
The quiet liberal plans for entitlement reform
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BBC:
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Lori Ziganto / Twitchy:
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Discussion: Power Line, JustOneMinute and The Hill
Associated Press:
Fire at Brazil club kills more than 230 as partiers stampede toward exit, choke on toxic smoke
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
President Obama names Fox? …
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Divided by Abortion, United by Feminism
Paul Krugman:
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