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11:05 AM ET, January 29, 2013

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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 …
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McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
John McCain: Immigration Rights For Same-Sex Couples “Not Of Paramount Importance”  —  While Obama will include same-sex couples in his immigration proposal, the Senator calls it “a red flag.”  A potential roadblock to reform.  —  Arizona Sen. John McCain said Tuesday morning that protections …
Washington Post:
Obama to announce his immigration reform plan, said to be more liberal than Senate effort  —  The Obama administration has developed its own proposals for immigration reform that are more liberal than a separate bipartisan effort in the Senate, including a quicker path to citizenship for illegal immigrants …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Sen. McCain: We need border drones to get a deal on immigration reforms  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Monday that he would like to see the implementation of high-tech border solutions — including drone aircraft — as part of a comprehensive immigration reform deal.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Politico:
Obama, McCain, Rubio begin immigration dance
Discussion: CNN, First Read, Reuters and The Hill
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
McCain: GOP will back plan offering ‘tough road’ to citizenship
Discussion: Politico and americanthinker.com
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
McCain: Binational Same-Sex Couples Are ‘Not Of Paramount Importance’ To Immigration Reform
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Congress Faces Deep-Seated Resistance to Immigration Plan
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Bipartisan immigration plan faces deep skepticism
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Carrie Budoff Brown / Politico:
Obama to offer immigration specifics
Discussion: Hot Air, The Daily Caller and Twitchy
Politico:
Immigration tough sell in GOP House
Discussion: msnbc.com, Scared Monkeys and CNN
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Steve Kroft's Softball Obama Interviews Diminish ‘60 Minutes’  —  All 14 questions the award-winning correspondent posed in his recent sit-down were glaringly flawed.  Even Jon Stewart is more hard-hitting.  —  CBSNews.com  —  On 60 Minutes, the news-magazine show that prides itself on …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Caller
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Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Love has no pride  —  The thought that love has no pride is an old one.  Indeed, it has become something of a cliché.  Yet it is achieved the status of cliché by virtue of the truth in it.  —  CBS's venerable 60 Minutes show brought us an example of the cliché in action over the weekend.
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.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Super PAC to back Hillary Clinton  —  Fans of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have launched a super PAC on her behalf as speculation continues to swirl about her 2016 ambitions.  —  “Ready for Hillary” on Friday filed with the Federal Election Commission, following on the heels of another group called “HILLARYCLINTONSUPERPAC.”
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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: Rumproast
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Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Bay Buchanan trades politics for real estate
Marsha Blackburn / CNN:
TRENDING: Skeptical congresswoman challenges Obama to skeet shooting match  —  (CNN) - It's about time for some bipartisan...skeet shooting?  —  Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, joined a chorus of skeptics who questioned President Barack Obama's recent comments about his hobby of skeet shooting …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
I Was Quite Surprised By Some Things On My American Airlines International ‘Economy Class’ Flight  —  Everyone's always complaining about how horrible flying is—especially “economy class” flying.  —  And compared to other ways that one can spend one's time, flying is indeed often unpleasant and aggravating.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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.
Discussion: Hot Air, National Review and Mediaite
Investor's Business Daily:
Subsidies Create Glut Of College Grads  —  Higher Education: A new study finds almost half of Americans with college degrees are working at jobs that don't require one.  It's the latest example of how federal subsidies are creating a massive higher-education bubble.
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 …
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
New York Removes ‘No Honking’ Signs  —  And should a fellow driver commit the cardinal sin of hesitating at a light just turned green, anyone — from brain surgeons to criminals to the kindliest of grandmothers — can be expected to smack a palm against the steering wheel.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Gothamist
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Rand Paul Will Propose Ban On Sending F-16s To Egypt  —  The senator from Kentucky told a group of conservatives at an off-the-record meeting Monday.  Beefing up his pro-Israel credentials.  —  Image by J. Scott Applewhite / AP  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul told an off-the-record meeting …
Discussion: Daniel W. Drezner
Fox News:
Draft UN climate report shows 20 years of overestimated global warming, skeptics warn  —  The predicted temperature changes (darker red indicating greater change) due to global warming, based on data that scientists, policymakers and the public are now questioning.
Discussion: Right Wing News
 
 
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Steve Kornacki / Capital New York:
Exit everyman: How the Jersey Democratic bosses destroyed Dick Codey and unleashed Chris Christie
Discussion: Daily Kos
Fox News:
Iranian officials purportedly unveil machine to amputate fingers of thieves
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
The Boston Globe:
Special election to be on June 25
Hugh Carnegy / Financial Times:
L'austérité à la française: city sells prized wines
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Wyoming House Committee Defeats Marriage Equality Bill, Advances Domestic Partnerships
Discussion: Advocate
Associated Press:
Report: Treasury approved excessive pay for executives at bailed-out AIG, GM and Ally
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post:
Roxanne Rubin, Nevada Republican, Accepts Plea Deal After Committing Voter Fraud
Discussion: Truthdig and The Maddow Blog
 Earlier Items: 
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Obama, Out of the Closet
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Bill would legalize cohabitation in Virginia
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Poliglot
Mark Leccese / Gatekeeper:
Scott Brown's Twitter trouble
Discussion: msnbc.com, Ballot Box and The Fix
nbclosangeles.com:
Doctor Fatally Shot at Office in Newport Beach
The Atlantic Wire:
The Truth About Little Women Carrying Big Wounded Men in Combat