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1:15 AM ET, December 17, 2012

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Washington Post:
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.
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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.
Associated Press:
IND. MAN WITH 47 GUNS ARRESTED AFTER SCHOOL THREAT  —  CEDAR LAKE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man who allegedly threatened to “kill as many people as he could” at an elementary school near his home was arrested by officers who later found 47 guns and ammunition hidden throughout his home.
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Texas congressman: Principal should have been armed for self-defense
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Connecticut school shooting reignites gun control debate
Discussion: Right Turn and Althouse
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.
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.
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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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
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
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 …
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.
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
Associated Press:
Egypt Islamists claim majority in referendum  —  A narrow majority of Egyptians who voted in the first round of a referendum on a proposed Islamist-backed constitution have approved the document, according to unofficial tallies compiled by the Muslim Brotherhood and released early Sunday.
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