Morning Must Reads

In the news: nuclear North Korea, busy Democratic Senators, a Fox immigration poll, safe commercial jets, and the State of the Union.

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  • North Korea goes nuclear, sparks worldwide condemnation
  • Senate Democrats plan to pass the Violence Against Women Act, confirm SecDef nominee Chuck Hagel, and have a sequester bill ready by the end of the week.
  • Fox News released a poll showing that the country is divided on how to best approach immigration reform.
  • Media love: the New Republic profiles the Washington Post‘s Ezra Klein
  • Gov. Perry, an Aggie, wages war with the University of Texas
  • Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew to be grilled by the GOP in his confirmation hearing Wednesday
  • Flying a commercial jet has never been safer. According to the NYT, you could fly every day for an average of 123,000 years before being in a fatal crash.
  • State of the Union is at 7pm tonight. Here’s a 2 minute mashup of previous addresses, and a look at the speechwriter.