Morning Must Reads: January 31

In the News: The American 1%; Obama talks weed, Sochi with CNN; Why the War on Terror is Far From Over; and Confessions of an ex-TSA agent

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • The 1% as victims? That’s Rich. [Washington Post]
  • “House Republican leaders released a long-awaited set of principles Thursday to guide the chamber’s debate on immigration, a balancing effort aimed at drawing a majority of Republicans without alienating Democrats who also would be needed to pass a bill.” [WSJ]
  • John Kerry Now Has the President’s Legacy in his Handes [National Journal]
  • Dear America, I Saw You Naked: Confessions of an ex-TSA Agent [Politico Magazine]
  • “The State Department is set to release a final environmental analysis of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline as soon as Friday, according to several sources, setting the stage for a months-long endgame in one of the Obama administration‚Äôs most intractable environmental controversies.” [Politico]
  • CNN Interview with Obama: President talks Sochi, Marijuana, the Unemployed, and Bypassing Congress [CNN]
  • The U.S. has no idea how much aid to the Afghan government is being stolen and more on why the country is a long way from ending the War on Terror [TIME]
  • Republicans’ Immigration Blueprint Leaves Party at Odds and Democrats Hopeful [NYT]
  • “Campaigns for secretary of state, often relegated to the back burner of American politics, are drawing increasing attention from Democratic and Republican groups that hope to influence how elections are overseen in a number of presidential battleground states.” [AP via Washington Post]
  • Sandra Fluke ‘Strongly Considering’ Run for Henry Waxman’s Seat [National Journal]

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