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3:25 PM ET, January 11, 2011

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Daniel Carty / CBS News:
Poll: Most Americans Feel Rhetoric, Tucson Shooting Unrelated  —  Nearly six in 10 Americans say the country's heated political rhetoric is not to blame for the Tucson shooting rampage that left six dead and critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to a CBS News poll.
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Sarah Netter / ABCNEWS:
Ariz. Sheriff Tours Crime Scene, Blasts Limbaugh  —  Sheriff Clarence Dupnik tell ABC News' Diane Sawyer Gunman Fired ‘As Fast As He Was Capable’  —  The Arizona sheriff investigating the Tucson shooting that left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded had harsh words today …
David Weigel / Weigel:
Poll: Americans Don't Blame “Political Tone” for Tucson Killings
Discussion: Big Government, CNN and RedState
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Politicized Mind  —  Before he allegedly went off on his shooting rampage in Tucson, Jared Loughner listed some of his favorite books on his YouTube page.  These included: “Animal Farm,” “Brave New World,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” “Through the Looking Glass” and “The Communist Manifesto.”
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The “Politicized Mind” Of Gabrielle Giffords  —  David Brooks is astonished, sickened, appalled that an attempted assassination of a sitting congresswoman should be immediately regarded as something possibly ... wait for it ... political.  In fact, Loughner must be seen in a context in which politics does not exist:
Discussion: Swampland and National Review
Jacob Weisberg / Slate:
The Tea Party and the Tucson Tragedy  —  How anti-government, pro-gun, xenophobic populism made the Giffords shooting more likely.  —  There's something offensive, as well as pointless, about the politically charged inquiry into what might have been swirling inside the head of Jared Loughner.
New York Times:
In Giffords's District, a Long History of Tension
Discussion: CNN, The Caucus and AMERICAblog News
The Huffington Post:
Peter King, Leading Republican, To Introduce Strict Gun-Control Legislation  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION? … Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, is planning to introduce legislation that would make it illegal to bring a gun within 1,000 feet of a government official …
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Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Rep. Peter King Says Muslims Aren't ‘American’ When It Comes To War
Discussion: CAIR
New York Times:
Palin, Amid Criticism, Stays in Electronic Comfort Zone  —  Under criticism that her political rhetoric had helped create a climate for political violence, Sarah Palin addressed the issue in trademark fashion: via e-mail to the conservative commentator Glenn Beck.
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Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Tim Pawlenty jabs Sarah Palin over ‘cross hairs’
Washington Examiner:
Paul Krugman's totalitarian temptation
Discussion: protein wisdom
First Read / msnbc.com:
First Thoughts: The right pushes back
Discussion: Mother Jones and The Plum Line
Mary Katharine Ham / The Daily Caller:
Mark Halperin: Conservatives should turn the other cheek when scapegoated for murder  —  During a discussion on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” Tuesday, the panel conceded that conservatives and Tea Party activists were unfairly scapegoated in the wake of Jared Lee Loughner's shooting spree in Tucson …
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Arizona Republic:
Pima County sheriff should remember duty  —  On Saturday afternoon, with his friend Gabby Giffords in surgery fighting for her life, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik railed against the tense partisan politics - “the anger, the hatred, the bigotry” - that prompted the mass murders outside Tucson, in his view.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Reid praised Arizona sheriff in 2008 speech
Michael Barbaro / City Room:
Blizzard Mystery Solved?  Air Bloomberg Was Seen in Bermuda  —  On the day after Christmas, a request came into the Bermuda airport: a private plane needed to be pulled out of its hangar and readied for takeoff.  —  The pilots seemed a bit anxious to depart.
Dylan Smith / TucsonSentinel.com:
Doc: Giffords ‘100 percent’ certain to survive  —  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is “100 percent” certain to survive, said Dr. Peter Rhee, a surgeon treating her for a gunshot wound to the head.  —  “As a physician I'm going to get into a lot of trouble for this, but her prognosis for survival is 100 percent …
Discussion: TPMDC, The Hill, Guardian, Gawker and Feministing
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“On Extreme Right And Left” Ctd  —  This goes back to my debate with Pejman.  David Corn insists that the difference between right and left rhetorical extremism is that the right has “institutionalized their side's craziness.”  Juan Cole is blunt.  George Packer concedes that George W. Bush …
Discussion: Phronesisaical and Balloon Juice
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Quote of the Day: No, Both Sides Aren't Equally Guilty
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
And Speaking Of Krugman And Double Standards At The Times...  OK, I am back in Arizona.  Pejman has a great piece on inflamed rhetoric which reminds me of this jaw-dropper - a Democratic Congressman who last fall said a Republican candidate for Governor should be shot has a guest piece in today's NY Times talking about civility.
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Paul E. Kanjorski / New York Times:
Why Politicians Need to Stay Out in the Open
Discussion: Hit & Run
CNN:
Arizona lawmakers plan to block protesters within 300 feet of funerals  —  For more information, visit CNN affiliates KGUN, KOLD, KVOA, KPHO and KMSB.  Read the federal charges against Jared Lee Loughner (PDF).  —  Tucson, Arizona (CNN) — The Arizona Legislature is expected …
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Judson Berger / Fox News:
Arizonans Rally to Prevent Westboro Church Disruption of Shooting Victims' Funerals
Discussion: Verum Serum and Blog For Arizona
Charles Forelle / Wall Street Journal:
Father of Shooting Suspect May Issue Statement  —  TUCSON, Ariz.—The father of shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner has prepared and may release a public statement, according to a neighbor who met with Mr. Loughner's parents Monday.  —  Randy and Amy Loughner disappeared from view shortly …
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
The State of American Business 2011  —  Address by Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO  —  U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Foundation … The Economic Outlook  —  Thank you very much and good morning ladies and gentlemen.  —  Let me thank the National Chamber Foundation …
Sudeep Reddy / Wall Street Journal:
Downturn's Ugly Trademark: Steep, Lasting Drop in Wages  —  In California, former auto worker Maria Gregg was out of work five months last year before landing a new job—at a nearly 20% pay cut.  —  In Massachusetts, Kevin Cronan, who lost his $150,000-a-year job as a money manager in early 2009 …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Kerry warns against a government ‘too limited to have invented the Internet’  —  Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity.  —  “Do they want a government too limited …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Weasel Zippers
Warren Richey / Christian Science Monitor:
Supreme Court: Did it just hint at stance on a health-care law challenge?  —  The Supreme Court refused to take up a case examining Congress's authority under the commerce clause, a key issue in a legal challenge to Obama's health-care law.  Two justices dissented.
 
 
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