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4:45 PM ET, January 29, 2013

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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep Says He Opposes Immigration Reform Because Latinos Are Uneducated, Will Never Support Republicans  —  Republican senators in the so-called Gang of 8 working to enact comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship argue that repairing the broken system would attract Latino voters to the GOP.
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Obama Will Include Same-Sex Couples In Immigration Plan  —  The Senate is silent on bi-national couples divided by law.  —  WASHINGTON — Same-sex couples will be a part of the proposal for addressing immigration reform that President Obama is scheduled to unveil Tuesday in Las Vegas …
Jordan Fabian / ABCNEWS:
Obama Immigration Plan: More Direct Path to Citizenship Than Senate's  —  President Barack Obama is expected to lay out his principles for immigration reform in a speech in Las Vegas today that will include a potentially quicker path to citizenship than the bipartisan plan a group of senators unveiled earlier this week.
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Here's How Obama's Immigration Position Differs From The Senate's  —  In a speech, the president mostly backs the bipartisan framework on the Hill with two key exceptions: treatment of same-sex couples, and the inclusion of a border security “trigger.”  —  Image by Jason Reed / Reuters
Discussion: The National Memo
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Marco Rubio wins big praise from Rush Limbaugh  —  Sen. Marco Rubio went into Rush Limbaugh's lion's den on Tuesday and came out with a rousing praise and support from the conservative radio show host for the Florida Republican's effort to reform the country's immigration system.
Discussion: CNN, The Week and Scared Monkeys
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
READ: President Obama's immigration proposal  —  Here's the White House's immigration framework, which is similar to the Senate's Gang of 8 framework, and to the White House's May 2011 plan.  If anything, their May 2011 plan was more detailed.  —  In his speech in Las Vegas this afternoon …
Discussion: Immigration Equality
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Poll: 51% back path to citizenship
Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
Rush Limbaugh Bashes Immigration Proposal, Awaiting Marco Rubio Interview
Washington Post:
Obama to announce his immigration reform plan, said to be more liberal than Senate effort
Erick Erickson / RedState:
Moving On  —  I was not going to say anything, but rather just fade away.  I suppose though with rumors and reports I should say something.  —  My voicemail and inbox are, as I type, filling up.  I have turned my phone off as the only way to get it to stop ringing.  —  Yes, I can confirm I am leaving CNN.
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Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
CNN Parts Ways With Major Contributors  —  Pundit power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin will not be continuing their contracts with CNN, according to FishbowlDC sources.  In addition, Bill Bennett and Maria Cardona are also parting ways with the network, although CNN Espanol will keep Cardona on board.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
James Carville, Mary Matalin leaving CNN  —  CNN contributors and political power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin are leaving the network, Carville told POLITICO today.  —  The decision was CNN's, Carville said: “I was told that they wanted the contributors to be more available — essentially, closer to Washington.
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
James Carville, Mary Matalin Leaving CNN
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:
Big Shakeup At CNN
Discussion: Politico and CNN, more at Mediagazer »
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Erick Erickson leaving CNN for Fox News
Discussion: Deadline.com and FIRST DRAFT
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Mark Whitaker Leaving CNN
Dallas Morning News:
Supreme Court Justice Scalia offers perspective on the law at SMU lecture  —  “The judge who always likes the results he reaches is a bad judge,” said Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (right), with law professor Bryan A. Garner on Monday.  —  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia …
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Antonin Scalia: The Constitution is ‘dead’  —  Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the Constitution is “dead, dead, dead,” rather than a “living document.”  —  “It's not a living document,” Scalia said on Monday while speaking at Dallas-based Southern Methodist University, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News.
Talking Points Memo:   Scalia: The Constitution Is ‘Dead, Dead, Dead’
David Brooks / New York Times:
A Second G.O.P.  —  On the surface, Republicans are already doing a good job of beginning to change their party.  Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana gave a speech to the Republican National Committee calling on Republicans to stop being the stupid party, to stop insulting the intelligence of the American people.
Washington Post:
President Obama unveils his proposals for immigration reform (Transcript)  —  Susan Walsh/AP - President Obama waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on Jan. 29.  Obama is traveling to Las Vegas to deliver a speech on immigration. … PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you.
Discussion: National Review and Guardian
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CNN:
Transcript: Obama says ‘the time has come for’ for comprehensive immigration reform
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Hitler Alive and Well, Owning Liberal Magazine  —  The Washington Free Beacon has a report, sourced to “Washington Free Beacon Staff,” that Chris Hughes is purging Jews from The New Republic.  (Occasionally the Free Beacon publishes stories too embarrassing for any staffers to be associated with by name.)
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Kirsten Powers / Fox News:
Obama vs. Fox News — behind the White House strategy to delegitimize a news organization  —  Jan. 14, 2013: President Obama gestures during his final news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington.AP  —  There is no war on terror for the Obama White House, but there is one on Fox News.
Paul Alster / Fox News:
Aide to Egyptian President Morsi claims Holocaust a US hoax  —  A top deputy of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi calls the Holocaust a myth, part of a troubling pattern, according to the Simon Weisenthal Center.AP  —  HAIFA, ISRAEL - A key figure in Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's government called …
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New York Times:
Chief of Egypt's Army Warns of ‘Collapse’ as Chaos Mounts
Discussion: The Week
Mike Dash / History & Archaeology:
For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II  —  In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga  —  The Siberian taiga in the Abakan district.  Six members of the Lykov family lived …
Discussion: The Raw Story and Boing Boing
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Georgia man guns down immigrant after GPS sends him to wrong driveway  —  A 69-year-old war veteran and former missionary was arrested over the weekend on the suspicion of killing a 22-year-old Cuban immigrant who mistakenly arrived in his driveway because of faulty GPS directions.
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Hispanic group to GOP congressmen: Watch your language  —  One top GOP Hispanic group has a message for Republicans as Congress begins debate on immigration: Watch your language.  —  The Hispanic Leadership Network, a center-right group looking to woo Latinos to the GOP …
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David M. Drucker / Roll Call:
GOP Group Urges ‘Tonally Sensitive’ Immigration Messaging
Discussion: msnbc.com and Talking Points Memo
 
 
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Ray LaHood leaving Obama administration
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