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12:50 PM 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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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.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
McCain: Binational Same-Sex Couples Are ‘Not Of Paramount Importance’ To Immigration Reform  —  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) — one of the architects of the bipartisan Senate plan to reform the immigration system — told CBS on Tuesday morning that including binational gay and lesbian couples whose relationships …
First Read / NBCNews.com:
First Thoughts: Obama to embrace Senate deal
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 and msnbc.com
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
John McCain: Immigration Rights For Same-Sex Couples “Not Of Paramount Importance”
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Sen. McCain: We need border drones to get a deal on immigration reforms
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:
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.
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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 …
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: The Daily Caller, Hot Air and CBS News
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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.
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.
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.)
Discussion: Brad DeLong and The Daily Dish
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Washington Free Beacon:
Hughes Drops Jews
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Wonkette
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 …
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.”
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
Bonnie Kavoussi / The Huffington Post:
Paul Krugman: Obama Won't Be Able To Pass Major Legislation In His Second Term  —  Paul Krugman, Video, Chris Hayes, Krugman Obama, Paul Krugman Barack Obama, Paul Krugman 92Y, Paul Krugman 92nd Street y, Paul Krugman Chris Hayes, Paul Krugman Obama, Paul Krugman Obama Legislation …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The PJ Tatler
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.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Streaming Shakes Up Music Industry's Model for Royalties  —  Like plenty of music fans, Sam Broe jumped at the chance to join Spotify two summers ago, and he hasn't looked back.  —  Spotify, which began streaming music in Sweden in 2008, lets users choose from millions of songs …
Discussion: Business Insider
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.
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Kerry nomination confirmed by committee  —  Washington (CNN) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday confirmed Sen. John Kerry as secretary of state.  The panel approved the nomination unanimously, by a voice vote.  —  Kerry, the longtime senator from Massachusetts …
Discussion: Politico
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
Kyle Trygstad / Roll Call:
Shop Talk: NRSC Announces Senior Staff  —  Dayspring, left, the new National Republican Senatorial Committee communications director, formerly worked for Cantor.  (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)  —  The National Republican Senatorial Committee announced its senior staff Tuesday …
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
Charles Lane / Washington Post:
Collective action is overrated  —  Of the 2,000-plus words in President Obama's second inaugural address, surely the most provocative were “collective action.”  —  He presented American history as a “journey,” during which, at every crucial turn, we discovered “together” that …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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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U.S. to Expand Role in Africa
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Reihan Salam / National Review:
The Gang of Eight's Emerging Immigration Deal
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Courier-Journal:
Mitch McConnell opponents outnumber supporters
Robin Van Daalen / Wall Street Journal:
Dutch Queen to Abdicate in Favor of Her Son
Discussion: The Week
Steve Kornacki / Capital New York:
Exit everyman: How the Jersey Democratic bosses destroyed Dick Codey and unleashed Chris Christie
Discussion: NorthJersey.com, Politico and Daily Kos
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
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Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post:
Roxanne Rubin, Nevada Republican, Accepts Plea Deal After Committing Voter Fraud
Discussion: Truthdig and The Maddow Blog
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Rand Paul Will Propose Ban On Sending F-16s To Egypt
Discussion: Daniel W. Drezner
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Obama, Out of the Closet
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Bill would legalize cohabitation in Virginia
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