01/20/2013 01:34 pm ET Updated Mar 22, 2013

Jan Brewer Displaying Kinder, Gentler Tone

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who has earned a reputation as one of the nation's most ardent hard-liners on illegal immigration, is noticeably softening her tone on the issue.

While she remained consistent in her message -- secure the border, then reform the nation's broken immigration system -- last week's State of the State address contained no hint of the angry, finger-wagging Jan Brewer scolding the federal government.

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