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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Obama To Announce His Immigration Reform Proposal Today - President Obama is expected to provide some details of the White House plans during a Tuesday appearance in Las Vegas, where he will call for broad changes to the nation’s immigration laws. The speech will kick off a public push by the administration in support of the broadest overhaul of immigration law in nearly three decades.  The Washington Post has more here.


51% Support "Pathway To Citizenship" - the CBS poll shows a majority support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants with only 24% saying they should leave the United States.  CBS News has more here.


Kerry Receives Approval from Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) is expected to be confirmed later today as the next Secretary of State when the full senate will vote. 


LaHood, Latest to Leave Obama Administration - AP is reporting Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is the latest cabinet member to step down. has more here.


First Hillary Clinton Super Pac Forms - A super PAC supporting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, “Ready for Hillary,” was registered with the Federal Election Commission on Friday.

The group is chaired by Allida Black, founder of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project at George Washington University and Roosevelt Institute.

“Our purpose is simple: We are ready to work for Hillary to be president when she is ready to run,” Black told the Center for Public Integrity, which first noticed the filing. “When our Web site launches in a few weeks, we plan to reach out to our grass-roots networks and contributors to mobilize them to support her.”  You can read more here.


Egypt Army Chief Warns of Collapse - Reacting to Egypt's growing chaos, the head of the army warned on Tuesday of the “collapse of the state” if political forces in the country did not reconcile, reflecting growing impatience with the crisis from Egypt’s most powerful institution.

“The continuation of the conflict between different political forces and their disagreement on running the affairs of the country may lead to the collapse of the state and threatens the future of the coming generations,” said Gen. Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi, who is also the defense minister, adding that “the attempt to affect the stability of the state institutions is a dangerous matter that harms Egyptian national security.”  The NY Times has more here.


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