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10:25 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.
Manu Raju / Politico:
Senate group reaches immigration deal
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
CBS News:
Key senators agree on sweeping immigration reform
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
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 …
BBC:
Iran ‘successfully sends monkey into space’  —  Images of the monkey being prepared for lift-off were shown on Iranian television  —  Iran says it has successfully sent a monkey into space.  —  The primate travelled in a Pishgam rocket, which reached an altitude of some 120km (75 miles) …
Discussion: Althouse
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Yeganeh Torbati / Reuters:
Iran launches monkey into space: state news agency
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.”
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.
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
Charlie Brennan / Daily Camera:
JonBenet Ramsey grand jury voted to indict parents in 1999, but DA refused to prosecute  —  Legal expert: Alex Hunter may have been legally obligated to sign indictment  —  John Ramsey looks on as his wife, Patsy, holds an advertisement promising a reward for information leading to the arrest …
Discussion: The Latest Word and The Reaction
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
New York Magazine:
Madam Would-Be Mayor  —  “The Council is made up of middle-class people representing middle-class people,” says Duane.  “And the consensus that Chris has been able to create on the widest variety of issues is a wonder to behold.  And it's by the person who represents Hell's Kitchen …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Reading the new New Republic  —  Last week, I attended a panel in New York City on “the unexpected future of media” hosted by The New Republic.  Chris Hughes, the 29-year-old owner, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the magazine, said a few introductory words.
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.
Bate Felix / Reuters:
Islamist rebels torch Timbuktu manuscript library: mayor  —  DAKAR (Reuters) - Islamist fighters fleeing Mali's ancient Saharan city of Timbuktu as French and Malian troops closed in set fire to a South African-funded library there containing thousands of priceless manuscripts, the city's mayor said on Monday.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force
Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Gun control’ doesn't survive Christmas
Discussion: Wonkblog
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
New GOP mantra: Be positive and prudent
Discussion: First Read
Wall Street Journal:
Treasury Gets a Citibanker
Michael Isikoff / Open Channel:
Obama campaign gives database of millions of supporters to new advocacy group
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Taylor Marsh
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
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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
BBC:
Egypt unrest: Morsi declares emergency in three cities
Discussion: Theo Spark
Lori Ziganto / Twitchy:
Bitter clinger! Obama claims that he totally goes secret skeet shooting all the time, guys
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? …
 

 
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