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12:10 AM ET, December 17, 2012

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Washington Post:
President Obama's speech at prayer vigil for Newtown shooting victims (Full transcript)  —  Full transcript of President Obama's remarks at a Dec. 16 prayer vigil for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.  —  OBAMA: Thank you.  —  Thank you, Governor.
Discussion: The Fix, Gawker, The Raw Story and Guardian
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Newtown school shooter's mother collected guns, was loath to let people inside home  —  NEWTOWN, Conn. — Adam Lanza lived among guns.  —  His mother, Nancy, collected them.  She showed them off to her landscaper.  —  “Guns were her hobby,” said Dan Holmes, the landscaper of Nancy Lanza's sprawling yard here on the edge of town.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker wishes Sandy Hook principal was armed with assault rifle  —  Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican from Texas, says he wishes Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, was armed with an M-4 assault rifle when she confronted Adam Lanza, the shooter who killed 20 children.
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Connecticut school shooting reignites gun control debate
Discussion: Althouse and Right Turn
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Texas congressman: Principal should have been armed for self-defense
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Connecticut governor wants tougher federal laws
Discussion: This Just In and Business Insider
Washington Post:
Boehner offers to take debt limit off the table  —  House Speaker John A. Boehner has offered to push any fight over the federal debt limit off for a year, a concession that would deprive Republicans of leverage in the budget battle but is breathing new life into stalled talks over the year-end “fiscal cliff.”
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Liza Long / Gawker:
I Am Adam Lanza's Mother  —  Three days before 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, then opened fire on a classroom full of Connecticut kindergartners, my 13-year-old son Michael (name changed) missed his bus because he was wearing the wrong color pants.
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Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
Every Single Pro-Gun Rights Senator Declined To Appear On Meet The Press Today  —  In the wake of the Newtown, CT shooting, all of the Sunday shows are dominated by gun control politics.  —  Meet The Press producer Betsy Fischer Martin tweets the following...  Please follow Politics on Twitter and Facebook.
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Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep Suggests Teachers Should Be Armed With Assault Rifles
BuzzFeed:
How The NRA Twitter Handles A Mass Shooting: Silence  —  The model is to go silent for at least a day, depending on the scope of the tragedy.  —  Andrew Kaczynski  —  a few minutes ago  —  respond
Discussion: Moe Lane
The Week:
The media should be ashamed of its Connecticut coverage  —  What journalistic rationale could compel a reporter to interview young children at a mass-murder scene?  —  I  —  t's time to have a national conversation... about the media.  —  But first, let's recount how they've blown …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Politico:
Schumer, Feinstein push changes on gun laws  —  In the wake of the horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, two senators took to the Sunday morning shows to advocate reforms to the country's gun control laws.  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she plans to reintroduce …
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Durbin: Assault weapons ban more likely in wake of Newtown school shootings
Discussion: American Power and Politico
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Democratic Senator Will Introduce New Assault Weapons Ban In January
Jonathan Allen / Politico:
After Connecticut school shooting, Washington quiet on gun control
Discussion: CNN, The Moderate Voice and Reuters
David Lauter / Los Angeles Times:
Three lessons from the near-final popular vote  —  Here's what the near-final tally reveals:  —  The election really wasn't close.  —  On election night, President Obama's victory margin seemed fairly narrow - just slightly more than 2 percentage points.
Garrett Epps / The Atlantic Online:
To Judge Richard Posner, Gun Control Is a Joke  —  Days before Newtown, the Seventh Circuit extended the Second Amendment beyond even the Supreme Court's decisions.  —  Cody Miller, 9, fires a machine gun with help from a range worker in West Point, Kentucky.  (Aaron Bernstein/Reuters)
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
MSNBC Guest: If CT Mass Shooter Was Not White, Public Debate Would Be ‘Much Uglier’  —  David Sirota, a columnist for Salon.com, appeared on Up with Chris Hayes on Sunday for a discussion about the possible policy recommendations that could be adopted in the wake of the mass shooting …
Timothy Burke / Deadspin:
Tonight's Saturday Night Live Cold Open: The New York Children's Chorus Singing “Silent Night”  —  Given yesterday's devastating events in Connecticut, it seemed impossible for NBC to put together a Saturday Night Live cold open that could be seen in any way as appropriate for the mood.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and The Raw Story
Reuters:
Egyptians narrowly back constitution, say rival camps  —  (Reuters) - Egyptians voted narrowly in favor of a constitution shaped by Islamists but opposed by other groups who fear it will divide the Arab world's biggest nation, officials in rival camps said on Sunday after the first round of a two-stage referendum.
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