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5:20 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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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
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.
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 …
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 …
Jodi Arias / Associated Press:
Details of Obama, Senate Immigration Proposals
Discussion: Politico
Sarah Kliff / Wonkblog:
Immigration reform could add 7 million people to Obamacare
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Poll: 51% back path to citizenship
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Marco Rubio Suggests He Won't Vote For Immigration Reform Without Stricter Enforcement
Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
Rush Limbaugh Bashes Immigration Proposal, Awaiting Marco Rubio Interview
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:
Big Shakeup At CNN  —  Just a week into CNN president Jeff Zucker's tenure, the network's managing editor and a number of prominent on-air contributors are on their way out.  —  Longtime Democratic strategist James Carville and his wife Mary Matalin are leaving CNN, Carville told TPM Tuesday.
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’
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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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
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.
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.
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
Sdesprat / Twitchy:
Outrageous: How the left-wing media lied about Newtown ‘hecklers’  —  National and international media are up in arms today over the story of Neil Heslin, father of slain Sandy Hook student Jesse Lewis, being heckled yesterday during a Connecticut legislative meeting.
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Jane C. Timm / msnbc.com:
Emotional father of Sandy Hook victim heckled by gun nuts
Discussion: Hullabaloo and CBS New York
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
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.
 
 
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
MSNBC Contributor And Guest Host Rails Against ‘Crazy Crackers On The Right’ Who Use ‘Hateful Language’
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Steve Benen / The Maddow Blog:
‘Ardent fans of the U.S. military’
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John Bresnahan / Reuters:
Wayne LaPierre: NRA won't accept ‘blame’ for criminals
Discussion: CNN
Charles Stile / NorthJersey.com:
Democrats' hopes for savior from Christie unfulfilled
Josh Barro / Bloomberg:
Sorry, Ramesh Ponnuru. Conservatism Is Doomed.
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Mag Pushes Fake Picture of Obama Skeet Shooting
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