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10:40 AM ET, January 30, 2014

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Laura Meckler / Washington Wire:
Former Speaker Hastert Calls for Immigration Overhaul  —  Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has a message for his former colleagues: Pass an immigration overhaul.  —  In an interview, he said there are two imperatives: secure the border and give legal status to the estimated 11.5 million people living in the U.S. illegally.
Discussion: Post Politics
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ABC News:
House GOP Leaders Urge Obama, Dems to Act on Bills  —  House Republican leaders challenged the White House and Democrats to work “without further delay” on four bills that are stalled in the Senate, saying their passage would constitute a good start on President Barack Obama's call for a year of action in his State of the Union address.
Discussion: Politico
Damian Paletta / Washington Wire:
GOP Has Choices - None Easy - on Debt Ceiling  —  House Republicans are meeting Thursday at a hotel in Cambridge, Md., to map out their legislative strategy for the year, but they face a near-term decision that could dictate everything else that follows - what to do with the debt ceiling.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate
Laura Meckler / Washington Wire:
Rep. Ryan: GOP Looking at Legal Status, Chance for Citizenship
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Liberaland
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Unpopularity of the House Could Turn Senate Races
Discussion: Liberaland
Wall Street Journal:
Liberal vituperation makes our letter writer's point.  —  Five days on, the commentariat continues to drop anvils on Tom Perkins, who may have written the most-read letter to the editor in the history of The Wall Street Journal.  The irony is that the vituperation is making our friend's point …
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Ben White / Politico:
Why the rich are freaking out  —  NEW YORK — The co-founder of one the nation's oldest venture capital firms fears a possible genocide against the wealthy.  Residents of Manhattan's tony Upper East Side say the progressive mayor didn't plow their streets as a form of frosty revenge.
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  January 30, 2014 - Crist Tops Florida's Scott On Almost Every Measure, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters See Crist Better On Top Priority - Economy  —  Watch Video: Assistant Director Tim Malloy discusses poll results  —  Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist …
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Tal Kopan / Politico:
Florida poll: Charlie Crist tops Rick Scott  —  Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is leading incumbent Gov. Rick Scott in his campaign to retake the governor's mansion as a Democrat.  —  Crist tops Scott 46 percent to 38 percent in a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Anthony Weiner / NY Daily News:
Anthony Weiner's advice to Rep. Michael Grimm on how to get along with reporters  —  Help from a former embattled congressman to a current one.  —  Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is no stranger to strife between policians and the press — giving him unique insight into the brouhaha …
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Dustup could hurt Michael Grimm's reelection
Paige Lavender / The Huffington Post:
Michael Grimm Gets In Reporter's Face: ‘I Will Break You In Half’ (VIDEO)
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
Gallup Obama approval numbers suggest shifting Electoral College map  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL BARACK OBAMA POLLS CAMPAIGNS APPROVAL RATINGS ELECTORAL COLLEGE  —  Gallup has released President Obama's approval numbers for 2013 for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Hot Air
Hanna Rosin / Slate:
You know that “women make 77 cents to every man's dollar” line you've heard a hundred times?  It's not true.  —  How many times have you heard that “women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men”?  Barack Obama said it during his last campaign.
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Scott Johnson / Power Line:
77 cents not worth a plug nickel
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
No Smoking Guns Yet, But the Noose is Tightening Around Chris Christie  —  The New York Times is pretty clearly expending a lot of resources on the various Chris Christie scandals.  So far they haven't produced any smoking guns, but they're sure digging up some stuff that doesn't look good for Team Christie.
Discussion: ABC News, NewsBusters and Guardian
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New York Times:   How Pressure Mounted for Development in Hoboken
Washington Post:
For 2016, Hillary Clinton has commanding lead over Democrats, GOP race wide open  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a commanding 6 to 1 lead over other Democrats heading into the 2016 presidential campaign, while the Republican field is deeply divided with no clear front-runner, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Rumors of Obamacare's Death (Spiral) Are Greatly Exaggerated  —  In the world of Obamacare hate, the law's failure is imminent and inevitable.  Only old and sick people are signing up, the thinking goes.  Eventually insurers will have to raise rates, causing what's known as an insurance …
Derrik J. Lang / Associated Press:
JOHANSSON STEPPING DOWN AS OXFAM AMBASSADOR  —  You are here  —  Home » SodaStream International Ltd. » Johansson stepping down as Oxfam ambassador  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticized over her support …
S.E. Cupp / CNN:
Editor's note: S.E. Cupp is co-host of the new “Crossfire,” which airs at 6:30 p.m. ET weekdays on CNN.  She is also the author of “Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity,” co-author of “Why You're Wrong About the Right,” a columnist at the New York Daily News …
Doug Powers / Twitchy:
‘Self unaware overload’: Despicable MSNBC pounded by reality after saying ‘right wing will hate’ biracial family [pics]; Update: MSNBC deletes its tweet and apologizes (for the tweet, not the article)  —  MSNBC has been crazier than usual lately, and that's saying something, but check out this slimewad tweet about a new ad for Cheerios:
CBS Miami:
Jeb Bush Still Undecided On 2016 Presidential Run  —  HIALEAH (CBSMiami) - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has been rumored to be a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016 and Wednesday he did nothing to end the speculation when asked about a possible run.
Nielsen:
33.3 MILLION TUNE IN TO WATCH PRES. OBAMA'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS  —  On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 President Barack Obama delivered his second State of the Union address of his second term in office.  The address was carried live from 9:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. on 13 networks and tape-delayed on Univision.
The Huffington Post:
Snowden Docs: U.S. Spied on Negotiators At 2009 Climate Summit  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency monitored the communications of other governments ahead of and during the 2009 United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, according to the latest document from whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Joe Sterling / CNN:
Was Atlanta asleep at the wheel?  —  Atlanta (CNN) — We're world-class, Greater Atlanta boasts.  We're home to the world's busiest airport, to the Braves and Georgia Tech.  To CNN and the Weather Channel.  We're a mecca for conventioneers.  —  But today, that solid rep is going south, thanks to the “rush hour from hell.”
Discussion: Voxxi and Washington Monthly
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Shell Global:
New Shell CEO Ben van Beurden sets agenda for sharper performance and rigorous capital discipline
Discussion: ThinkProgress and BBC
Damon Linker / The Week:
Is National Review doomed?
Discussion: Balloon Juice
John Fund / National Review:
Totalitarian Troubadour
Discussion: Crooked Timber
Dylan Matthews / Wonkblog:
Everyone likes the idea of equal opportunity. This economist thinks it's a fantasy.
Discussion: Spectator
Lee Davidson / Salt Lake Tribune:
Possible new tax form check-off: fight same-sex marriage
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Republicans make overtures to middle class in effort to counter Obama, Democrats
Discussion: Politico
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
11-year-old girl's cupcake business shut down by Madison County officials
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Hitting Mitch McConnell over health care in Kentucky
Fortune:
Fortune 50 CEO pay vs. our salaries
Discussion: Shakesville and ABC News
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
Capitalism vs. Democracy
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