...immigration tops the agenda
(Tuesday, 29 January, 4:00am EST) - Immigration dominates the media this morning with President Obama heading to Nevada to begin campaigning for one of his big second term issues - and there are signs that Republicans, at least some of them, will cooperate. Also: British enters the war on terror in Africa, and a never-before seen look at North Korea. Brought to you by West Wing Reports and NewsRoom America: http://www.westwingreports.com/ and http://www.newsroomamerica.com/
Reuters: President Obama travels to Nevada today seeking to cautiously build momentum for a new immigration. At the heart of his proposal: citizenship for the country's 11 million illegal immigrants. Meantime, CNN reports that undocumented immigrants (called "illegals" by some") would be able to seek legal status without first going home under a compromise framework floated Monday by a bipartisan group of senators.
SANDY AID CLEARS SENATE
Relief is finally coming to thousands of Americans hurt by Superstorm Sandy, which devastated parts of the Northeast three months ago. The Senate has approved a $50.5 billion emergency aid bill - this after recent House approval. President Obama is praising the bipartisan action - but says it took too long. More in USA Today.
PENTAGON MOVING DRONES TO AFRICA
The New York Times says that the U.S. is making preparations to install unarmed drones in North Africa. The drones would monitor Islamist extremists who pose a growing menace to the region. It appears to be a coordinated Allied effort: British Prime Minister Cameron is sending a "sizeable amount" of British troops to North Africa - that report from the Guardian - to help French troops who are already fighting in Mali.
GOOGLE MAPS NORTH KOREA
If you've ever been to North Korea, you know that the secretive police state doesn't allow you to take pictures of very many things. But it can't control Google - which has rolled out an incredibly detailed look at things North Korea tries to cover up - like exact locations of its network of concentration camps. More in the Washington Post.
CHINA: BREATHING IS BAD FOR YOU
CBS takes a look at the pollution in China's capital, Beijing, which is getting worse and worse. Sidebar: many of California's bad air days are now linked to China's pollution - thanks to thick smog crossing the Pacific.
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