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10:35 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
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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 …
Discussion: OpenSecrets.org
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
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: Israel Matzav and msnbc.com
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
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.
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
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.
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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Steve Friess / Politico:
GOP digital divide may take years to bridge
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force
Bate Felix / Reuters:
Islamist rebels torch Timbuktu manuscript library: mayor
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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
William Wan / Washington Post:
Police visit Chinese blogger who exposed sex scandal
 Earlier Items: 
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
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
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
President Obama names Fox? …
Paul Krugman:
From Welfare Queens to Disabled Deadbeats
Discussion: Sky Dancing and Eschaton
 

 
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