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11:35 AM ET, January 28, 2013

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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 …
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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.
Los Angeles Times:
Senators agree on immigration overhaul plan
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’
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Obama, Clinton defend record in Middle East
Discussion: CNN, Israel Matzav and Politico
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.
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Christine Haughney / New York Times:
The New Republic Reimagines Its Future
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.
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: Guardian, Gawker and Althouse
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Yeganeh Torbati / Reuters:
Iran launches monkey into space: state news agency
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 Reaction and The Latest Word
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.
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.”
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: Israel Matzav and msnbc.com
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
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 …
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
New GOP mantra: Be positive and prudent  —  The fractious GOP hierarchy seems to have finally settled on a message when it comes to President Barack Obama: take a deep breath and don't take the bait.  —  Overtly in speeches and more subtly with their actions, GOP leaders …
Discussion: msnbc.com, Hot Air and First Read
 
 
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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
Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Gun control’ doesn't survive Christmas
Discussion: Wonkblog
Wall Street Journal:
Treasury Gets a Citibanker
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Paul Ryan Embraces Spending Cuts He Said Would Devastate The Country
Michael Isikoff / Open Channel:
Obama campaign gives database of millions of supporters to new advocacy group
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Prairie Weather
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Eric Cantor, the G.O.P. Majority Leader, Looks Beyond Debt
Discussion: Business Insider
 Earlier Items: 
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
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? …
 

 
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Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin's biggest critic

David Carr / New York Times:
Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood's Failings, Too

Adrian Chen / MIT Technology Review:
A group of Swedish journalists and researchers wade into ugly corners of the Internet to expose trolls, racists, and creeps

 
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