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10:15 PM ET, January 28, 2013

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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
What did Republicans win in the immigration deal?  —  It's has been widely assumed this morning by some immigration advocates (and by yours truly, too) that the new immigration reform plan's process of citizenship for the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants is contingent on a commission …
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Rush Limbaugh:
Fear Rules the GOP on Immigration  —  RUSH: Daniel in Sierra Vista, Arizona.  Welcome, sir, to the EIB Network.  Hello.  —  CALLER: Hey, Rush.  Thanks for taking my call.  —  RUSH: Yes, sir.  I'm a long-time listener and first-time caller.  —  RUSH: Well, it's great to have you here.
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS and Hullabaloo
CNN:
Sources: Congressional Hispanic Caucus members urged Obama not to unveil immigration bill  —  Washington (CNN) - Some senior Democratic members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus used a private White House meeting Friday to urge President Obama not to unveil his own immigration legislation …
Discussion: The Hill, Hot Air and BuzzFeed
Politico:
Immigration tough sell in GOP House
Discussion: CNN and americanthinker.com
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
The House Has Its Own Bipartisan Immigration Plan In The Works, Republicans Say
Discussion: Ross Douthat and Hot Air
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
The U.S. Border Is More Secure Than Ever Before
Discussion: The Plum Line
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Senators Offer a New Blueprint for Immigration
Joshua Green / Business Week:
Obama's Parting Gift to Hillary Clinton  —  Last week campaign disclosure reports revealed that Hillary Clinton had finally retired the debt from her 2008 presidential campaign—with a little help from the guy who beat her, Barack Obama.  Clinton's debt once totaled more than $20 million …
Discussion: Truthdig and Booman Tribune
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Marc Ambinder / The Week:
Hillary SuperPAC readies launch
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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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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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Carney ‘not sure how often’ Obama goes skeet shooting  —  White House press secretary Jay Carney says he's not “sure how often” President Obama goes skeet shooting.  —  In an interview with The New Republic, the president was asked if he had ever fired a gun.
Discussion: Jammie Wearing Fools
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Marsha Blackburn / CNN:
TRENDING: Doubting congresswoman challenges Obama to skeet shooting match
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Hill
Donovan Slack / Politico:
White House takes credit on immigration deal
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Bay Buchanan quits TV punditry, takes online real estate class after Romney's ‘brutal’ loss  —  A former top aide to Mitt Romney says that she quit her career as a television pundit and began taking online real estate classes after the former Republican presidential nominee's “brutal” loss to President Barack Obama.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
The Atlantic Wire:
The Truth About Little Women Carrying Big Wounded Men in Combat  —  One of the recurring arguments against women serving in combat appears on its face to be just good common horse sense: women just don't have the upper body strength to carry a heavy male soldier out of combat.
Alistair Dawber / The Independent:
Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent  —  NOTE: WE DO NOT STORE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) BUT YOUR IP ADDRESS WILL BE LOGGED TO PREVENT ABUSE OF THIS FEATURE.  PLEASE READ OUR LEGAL TERMS & POLICIES  —  Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving …
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 …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Office Working to Close Guantánamo Is Shuttered  —  FORT MEADE, Md. — The State Department on Monday reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy for closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and will not replace him, according to an internal personnel announcement.
TMZ.com:
20/20 Co-Anchor Chris Cuomo — I'm Moving to CNN!  —  I'm Moving to CNN!  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Chris Cuomo is calling it quits at “20/20” — TMZ has learned ... he's moving to CNN very soon.  —  Sources connected with CNN tell us ... Cuomo will host a morning show.
Wynton Hall / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: JOURNALIST ACCOSTED BY SECURITY OVER MAYOR BLOOMBERG GUN CONTROL QUESTION  —  In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network …
Mark Pazniokas / ctmirror.org:
An elusive consensus on guns after Newtown  —  Not even among parents of the dead was there a consensus Monday on how the General Assembly should respond to the murder of 26 students and staff last month at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  —  Among the 1,300 people who lined up to testify on gun control …
Discussion: New York Times and The Raw Story
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
nbclosangeles.com:
Doctor Fatally Shot at Office in Newport Beach  —  A doctor was fatally shot and the suspected gunman was in custody on Monday after a shooting at a doctor's office in Newport Beach, police said.  —  The shooting happened at 2:45 p.m. in a second floor patient room at 520 Superior Avenue …
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Prominent House Dem: “Madness” To Pass Immigration Reform Without LGBT Protections  —  “I feel certain that Democrats would not move forward with a bill that was not fully inclusive,” Nadler says.  Pressure mounts on Democrats.  —  Nadler  —  WASHINGTON — The leading House advocate …
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.
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.
 
 
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Scott Brown's Twitter trouble
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
I Was Quite Surprised By Some Things On My American Airlines International ‘Economy Class’ Flight
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David Carr / New York Times:
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Lee Smith / Weekly Standard:
Israel Shores Up Its Defenses, While Iran Remains Quiet
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Timbuktu library is treasure house of centuries of Malian history
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