GQ Magazine named House Majority Leader Eric Cantor the most powerful person in Washington. Congrats, dude. [GQ]

• founder (and Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy alum!) Jared Kleinstein will have some free time now that Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos are out of the NFL playoffs. [Time]

• Gilad Shalit has joined Facebook. [JTA]

• Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun, currently appealing his 50-game suspension for violating drug rules, will accept the award for National League MVP this weekend. [NJ Jewish News]

• An op-ed highlights the close ties between the Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank, and the Obama administration. [NY Post]

• More thoughts on Matt Gross’ trip to Israel. [NJ Jewish News]