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8:15 AM ET, January 31, 2014

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John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Some Republicans See Racism As a Factor in Immigration Stalemate  —  “I hate to say this, because these are my people — but I hate to say it, but it's racial,” says a Republican congressman.  —  Jason Reed / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — For more than a year House Republican leaders have insisted …
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Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE - TED CRUZ: HOUSE GOP'S AMNESTY PUSH WILL RUIN HOPES OF RETAKING SENATE  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) thinks that the House GOP leadership's renewed push this week to grant amnesty to illegal aliens would destroy the Republican Party's chances at retaking the Senate in 2014.
Politico:
House leaders sell immigration blueprint  —  CAMBRIDGE, Md. — The House Republican leadership is trying to sell their colleagues on a series of broad immigration principles, including a path to legal status for those here illegally.  —  Speaker John Boehner's leadership team introduced …
Daniel Newhauser / Roll Call:
Boehner Releases Immigration Principles (Updated)  —  Updated 6:13 p.m. |  CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio released his long-awaited immigration overhaul principles Thursday afternoon, for the first time laying out a broad GOP-backed pathway to legalized status for undocumented immigrants.
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
Republicans Admit Racism Is Big Obstacle To Passing Immigration Reform
Discussion: The Raw Story
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
MSNBC Fires Employee Responsible for Cheerios Tweet  —  “The tweet was outrageous and unacceptable,” says MSNBC president Phil Griffin.  —  MSNBC has fired the employee who sent out a controversial Tweet involving a Cheerios commercial that features a biracial family.
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Sandra Fluke may seek Henry Waxman House seat  —  Sandra Fluke, who became an instant celebrity when she was denied the opportunity to testify at an all-male hearing on Obamacare's contraception requirements, is “strongly considering” a bid for Rep. Henry Waxman's congressional seat …
Discussion: Capitol Alert, Taylor Marsh and CNN
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Josh Kraushaar / NationalJournal.com:
Will Nancy Pelosi Be the Next to Retire?
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
U.S. Is Seeking Death Penalty in Boston Case  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Thursday that it would seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, the man accused of killing and maiming people with homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line last year.
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CNN:
Feds seek death penalty for Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev
Discussion: Voxxi and Mediaite
Washington Post:
U.S. to seek death penalty in Boston bombing case
Discussion: NPR and Lawfare
Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
Why I Was Wrong About Chris Christie  —  He wasn't so smart or post-partisan, and may pay the price as a presidential hopeful.  —  A year ago, I wrote: “The smartest move in politics today is to move against Washington and the two major parties.  And the smartest man in politics may be Chris Christie.”
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Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
Giuliani Says ‘Fifty-Fifty’ Chance Christie Knew About Bridge Lane Closures
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Reid Pillifant / Capital New York:   Giuliani: ‘Fifty-fifty’ whether Christie knew of bridge orders
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Fox News once again most and least trusted name in news  —  PPP's 5th annual poll about trust in TV news continues to find what it does every year: Fox News is both the most trusted and least trusted name in news.  —  35% of Americans say they trust Fox News more than any other TV news outlet …
Mitchell Byars / Daily Camera:
Jed Udall, son of Sen. Mark Udall, arrested on heroin, vehicular-trespassing charges  —  Sheriff: Udall, 26, broke into cars in Eldorado Springs  —  Jed Udall, the 26-year-old son of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, was arrested Wednesday after Boulder County sheriff's deputies say he broke …
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Maher Wants His Show to Decide a House Race  —  Bill Maher makes little effort to hide his own contempt for many politicians, most of them Republicans.  Now, he wants to take it to the next level: finding one he might be able to help oust from office.  —  On his weekly HBO talk show …
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Businessweek:
Facebook Turns 10: The Mark Zuckerberg Interview  —  Mark Zuckerberg doesn't usually observe sentimental anniversaries.  This year he's confronted by three of them.  On Feb. 4, Facebook (FB), the company he co-founded in a Harvard University dorm, turns 10 years old.  The prodigy himself turns 30 in May.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
More Uninsured Planning to Get Insurance From Exchanges  —  Fifty-six percent plan to use an exchange, first time above majority  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Fifty-six percent of uninsured Americans who plan to get health insurance say they will do so through a government health insurance exchange.
Discussion: Daily Kos and CBS DC
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Jordan Rau / capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org:
Health Law Is A Tough Sell To Uninsured
Sherisse Pham / CNN:
CNN exclusive: Obama says Walmart, Apple, others to help jobless  —  Program note: Watch the entire exclusive interview with President Barack Obama on CNN's “New Day” Friday at 6 a.m. ET and “The Lead With Jake Tapper” at 4 p.m. ET  —  (CNN) — The White House has secured commitments …
ThinkProgress:
The Inside Story Of The Charlatan Who Duped The Nation's Top Conservatives  —  On New Year's Eve, I learned FEMA's “Dirty Little Secret.”  —  It was the title of a fascinating email, one that had somehow dodged my spam filter.  The message was suffused with breathless concern …
Discussion: Liberaland
Sdswanson / CBS Minnesota:
‘U’ Students Want Crime Alerts To Avoid Using Racial Descriptions  —  MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - School officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school's president about the racial descriptions given in crime alerts.
Kyle Whitmire / AL.com:
Bestiality one step closer to being a crime in Alabama  —  MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Bestiality is one step closer to being illegal in Alabama after the Alabama Senate today passed a bill to criminalize sexual contact with animals.  —  Senate Bill 151 would criminalize sexual contact with animals …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
 
 
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Simon Hattenstone / Guardian:
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