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3:45 PM 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.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
The Morning Plum: The ground shifts on immigration  —  Today a bipartisan group of Senators will unveil the framework for a major new immigration reform bill.  You can read the framework right here.  The most important fact about the plan is that it articulates as a policy goal the need …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Rep. Gutierrez says immigration reform on target for passage
Discussion: CNN
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Immigration Reform Framework Includes Citizenship, Drones, Dreamers
Discussion: Unfogged
Eric Ostermeier / Smart Politics:
The Price of Palin: $15 per Word Spoken During FOX Contract  —  Sarah Palin uttered more than 189,000 words over 150 appearances on various FOX broadcasts during her three years as an analyst at the network, or $15.85 per word  —  With the three-year contract now expired between FOX News and Sarah Palin …
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Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
We'll Miss You, Sarah Palin  —  It seems like such a long time now, but it was only four and half years ago that America was introduced to Sarah Palin, who came down from the wilds of Alaska to set conservative hearts aquiver.  Long after she ceased to be listened to for any other reason …
Pete Williams / U.S. News:
Exclusive: Boy Scouts close to ending ban on gay members, leaders  —  The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation's largest private youth organizations, is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts or scout leaders, according to scouting officials and outsiders familiar with internal discussions.
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Associated Press:
Boy Scouts may soon welcome gay youths, leaders
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
What Hillary Clinton's saying about 2016  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has repeatedly been asked about a second run at the White House, and her answers have changed over time - from flatly denying she intended to run to evading the question - culminating in Sunday night's joint …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama and Clinton Appear on ‘60 Minutes’
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.
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 …
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 …
Jonathan Van Meter / New York Magazine:
Madam Would-Be Mayor  —  Hanging out with the crude, playful, openhearted front-runner, Christine Quinn.  —  Christine Quinn, Irish to the core, is possessed of the booming voice of a concrete-truck operator, the bada-bing timing of an outer-borough wiseguy, and the laugh of a pirate.
WHOTV:
The Insiders: Republicans Come Out  —  Dave Kochel, a veteran Iowa Republican strategist and 2012 Romney Iowa Campaign Senior Adviser, is now behind a new effort that could prove controversial with some Republican activists.  —  Kochel helped to organize an event for the Iowa Republicans for Freedom.
Mary Beth Marklein / Associated Press:
Study: Nearly half are overqualified for their jobs … Nearly half of working Americans with college degrees are in jobs for which they're overqualified, a new study out Monday suggests.  —  The study, released by the non-profit Center for College Affordability and Productivity …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
New York Post:
Beyonce has yet to apologize to Chuck Schumer for lip-syncing at inauguration  —  Her phony warbling made Chuck Schumer look like a fool — but she hasn't apologized to him for it.  —  The New York senator angrily admitted yesterday that the pop queen has not called him to say sorry …
ABCNEWS:
White House Condemns Wave of Violence in Egypt  —  The White House says it “strongly condemns” the wave of violence in Egypt and says Egyptian leaders should make clear that violence is not acceptable.  —  White House press secretary Jay Carney says President Barack Obama's administration welcomes …
Discussion: Politico
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Keith Koffler / Politico:
The perils of invoking ‘absolutism’
Discussion: CNN
Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:
GOP Congressman Offers Plan To Impeach President Over Budget Deficits  —  Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) on Monday offered up a constitutional amendment which would make failure to balance the nation's budget an impeachable offense.  —  Brooks' outlandish proposal calls for a balanced budget within five years …
Ben Goad / The Hill:
Washington and business brace for an Obama wave of regulations  —  President Obama has begun to wield the power of the executive to press forward with a second-term agenda that delights the left and terrifies the right.  —  When he said “we must act” in his inaugural address last week …
Discussion: Hot Air
 
 
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Markey challenges potential opponents to refuse outside money
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Chris Good / Reuters:
Tancredo Won't Smoke Pot, After All
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Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
The history Obama needs to make
Discussion: Firedoglake and Daily Kos
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Top Conservative Publication: God Wants You To Have An Assault Rifle
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Paul Krugman: U.S. has ‘running room’
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