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9:20 AM ET, December 15, 2012

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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: CANNONFIRE
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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.
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 …
Dr. Keith Ablow / Fox News:
Tragedy in Connecticut: How do children, parents move forward?
Discussion: NewsHounds blog
BuzzFeed:
Gun Control Org Sees “Huge” Influx Of Donations After Sandy Hook Shooting
Discussion: City Desk and Daily Kos
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 …
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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.
Dana Davidsen / CNN:
Obama: ‘Our hearts are broken’  —  (CNN) - With broken hearts, President Barack Obama said that America grieves for those lost and the families affected by the mass shooting in Connecticut.  —  In his weekly address, Obama mourned the 20 children and six adults killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown on Friday morning.
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Fischer: God Didn't Stop CT School Shooting Because He's a ‘Gentleman’ Who Doesn't Go Where He Is Not Wanted  —  Bryan Fischer spent the first hour of his radio program today discussing this morning's truly horrific shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut, which he, of course …
David Taintor / Talking Points Memo:   Bloomberg On CT Shooting: Calling For Meaningful Action Is Not Enough
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
Obama, silent about union violence in Michigan, immediately reacts to Connecticut school shooting
Discussion: Wonkette
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Thoughts on the Newtown Elementary School Tragedy
Discussion: Hartford Courant and U.S. News
Washington Post:
School shooting: President Obama's remarks on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown …
Discussion: ABCNEWS, ABCNEWS and ABCNEWS
Hartford Courant:
One Confirmed Dead In School Shooting In Newtown
This Just In:
Children and adults gunned down in Connecticut school massacre
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
MSNBC's Alex Wagner: Hopefully CT School Shooting Will Result In ‘Political Capital’ To Reform Gun Laws
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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
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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.
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.”
Matt Higgins / CBS Connecticut:
CBS News: 27 Dead, Including 20 Children, In Elementary School Shooting
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
American Exceptionalism: The Shootings Will Go On
Allison Benedikt / Slate:
President Obama, Today Is the Day To Politicize This Tragedy
Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Carney On Gun Control: “Today Is Not The Day” (VIDEO)
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Gun Advocacy Group Responds: ‘Gun Control Supporters Have The Blood Of Little Children On Their Hands’  —  While citizens and advocates of gun control are responding to Friday's horrific school shooting in Connecticut by calling on Congress to enact sensible gun regulations …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Column: Gun-free zones provide false sense of security  —  Killers aren't stopped by these policies.  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  “After a shooting spree,” author William Burroughs once said, “they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it.”
John Barnes / MLive.com:
Sweeping changes in Michigan's concealed handgun law go beyond allowing weapons in ‘gun free zones’  —  The most sweeping rewrite of Michigan's concealed handgun law in more than a decade includes details that go well beyond opening so-called “gun free zones” to hidden weapons.
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Most Governors Refuse to Set Up Health Exchanges  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday that more than half the states had rejected its pleas to set up their own health insurance exchanges, dealing a setback to President Obama's hopes that Republicans would join a White House campaign …
Discussion: The Raw Story
 
 
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