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9:30 PM ET, December 14, 2012

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Matt Higgins / CBS Connecticut:
CBS News: 27 Dead, Including 20 Children, In Elementary School Shooting  —  NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — CBS News is reporting that at least 27 people are dead, including 20 students, after a mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.  The gunman is among the dead.
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New York Times:
18 Children Killed in Grade School Shooting in Connecticut  —  Eighteen children were killed on Friday morning in a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., about 65 miles northeast of New York City, according to a person who had been briefed on the shooting.
Hartford Courant:
One Confirmed Dead In School Shooting In Newtown  —  State police responding to a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.  —  At least one person is dead after a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dickinson Drive.  —  Police said there are multiple shooting victims.
Pete Yost / bigstory.ap.org:
AP SOURCE: SUSPECT DROVE TO MOTHER'S SCHOOL  —  You are here  —  Home » United States government » AP source: Suspect drove to mother's school  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is Adam Lanza, 20, the son of a teacher at the school …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Huckabee Says Connecticut School Massacre Occurred Because We ‘Removed God From Our Schools’  —  Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee attributed today's deadly massacre in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut to the lack of God and religion in public schools.
Rep. John Frey / CNN:
Gunman dead, two adults killed in Connecticut school shooting  —  [Updated at 12:27 p.m. ET] The mom who spoke to CNN's Meredith Artley said she heard “at least 100 rounds” being fired.  —  The shooting began about 9:35 a.m., the parent said.  There was a “pop pop pop” in the hall outside the room.
Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
LIVE UPDATES: Newtown, Conn., School Shooting  —  7:53 p.m.: Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance said at a news conference that would be no more pressers tonight and they will not be releasing the identities of the victims tonight.  “We've never seen anything like this.
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
Obama, silent about union violence in Michigan, immediately reacts to Connecticut school shooting
Discussion: Wonkette
Washington Post:
School shooting: President Obama's remarks on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown …
Discussion: ABCNEWS, The Daily Dish and ABCNEWS
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:   Bloomberg On CT Shooting: Calling For Meaningful Action Is Not Enough
Reuters:
Connecticut gun rampage: 28 dead, including 20 schoolchildren
BuzzFeed:
Gun Control Org Sees “Huge” Influx Of Donations After Sandy Hook Shooting
Discussion: Daily Kos
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Thoughts on the Newtown Elementary School Tragedy
Discussion: Hartford Courant and U.S. News
David Frum / david-frum:
Every Day is the Day to Talk About Gun Control  —  I have a daughter in a public elementary school in the District of Columbia.  When I read news of a school shooting, it touches a particularly intimate place in me.  To be a parent is to be haunted by fears.
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Twelve facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States  —  When we first collected much of this data, it was after the Aurora, Colo. shootings, and the air was thick with calls to avoid “politicizing” the tragedy.  That is code, essentially, for “don't talk about reforming our gun control laws.”
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
Hours After Connecticut Kindergarten Shooting, Michigan GOP Calls For Allowing Guns In Schools  —  A statement attributed to Press Secretary Ari B. Adler shrugged off any link between guns in schools and school shootings: … The vast majority of mass killers in the United States use legally acquired weapons.
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
Talking Points Memo:
Huckabee: Schools ‘A Place Of Carnage’ Because We ‘Systematically Removed God’  —  Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee attributed the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in part to restrictions on school prayer and religious materials in the classroom.
Discussion: Mock, Paper, Scissors
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
McCarthy: I will embarrass Obama on gun control  —  In the wake of the deadly Connecticut school shooting, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy said she has warned the White House “the gloves are off” if President Obama fails to act on the issue.  —  McCarthy (D-N.Y.), the foremost gun control advocate in Congress …
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
American Exceptionalism: The Shootings Will Go On  —  Insane rampages are, sadly, not confined to the United States.  One happened this very day in China, where a cruel madman attacked a group of children at school.  —  Here's the difference:  —  Twenty-two children injured.
Discussion: Wonkblog and The Volokh Conspiracy
Allison Benedikt / Slate:
President Obama, Today Is the Day To Politicize This Tragedy  —  We don't need you to cry at the podium.  We need you to do something.  —  President Obama:  —  Twenty-seven people are dead, 20 of them children, and you just told the nation that we're all going to have to “extend a hand to those in need.”
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Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Carney On Gun Control: “Today Is Not The Day” (VIDEO)
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:   Barack Obama's Only Comments On Gun Control During The 2012 Campaign
Denver Post:
Hickenlooper shifts position on more gun control measures
Discussion: Politico and Post Politics
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
White House: “Today Is Not The Day” To Debate Gun Control
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Marijuana Not High Obama Priority  —  President Obama says recreational users of marijuana in states that have legalized the substance should not be a “top priority” of federal law enforcement officials prosecuting the war on drugs.  —  “We've got bigger fish to fry,” Obama said of pot users …
Bobby Jindal / Wall Street Journal:
The End of Birth-Control Politics  —  Over-the-counter sales of oral contraceptives will cut off a disingenuous attack line.  —  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists announced its support last month for selling oral contraceptives over the counter without a prescription in the United States.
 
 
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