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8:55 PM ET, April 16, 2007

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ABCNEWS:
Massacre at Virginia Tech: 29 Confirmed Dead  —  Fatalities Expected to Rise; Suspected Gunman Among the Dead  —  Apr. 16, 2007— At least 29 people are dead in what may be the biggest mass killing on a college campus in American history — and the death toll may rise.
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
THIS IS AWFUL: "At least 20 people were killed this morning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University after a shooting spree at two buildings on the campus."  Nobody seems to know much yet on what happened.  These things do seem to take place in locations where it's not legal for people …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Report: At least 20 29 32 dead, 28 wounded in shooting at Virginia Tech; Update: Chinese man on student visa?  Update: Two suspects?  —  Good lord.  I've been peeking at this story for hours and until a few minutes ago there was one reported dead and the gunman was in custody.
Washington Post:
At Least 20 Killed in Virginia Tech Shooting  —  At least 20 people were killed this morning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University after a shooting spree at two buildings on the campus.  —  The unidentified shooter was among the dead, according to officials …
Associated Press:
Suspect reported held in fatal Va. Tech shooting  —  One person dead; 2nd assailant may be at large; 7-8 others may be victims  —  BLACKSBURG, Va. - A shooting at a Virginia Tech dormitory on Monday left at least one person dead, a state government official with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press.
The Blotter:
Lapse of Federal Law Allows Sale of Large Ammo Clips  —  Brian Ross and Dana Hughes Report:  —  High capacity ammo clips became widely available for sale when Congress failed to renew a law that banned assault weapons.  —  Web sites now advertise overnight UPS delivery of the clips …
Larry Johnson / NO QUARTER:
Now Do You Understand?  —  Breaking news!  At least 22 Virginia Tech students gunned down.  Cable news channels are wild with activity as they pump up the coverage a focus on the latest "crisis".  The media is commenting that this shooting is overwhelming the local medical facilities.
Liza Porteus / Fox News:
Virginia Tech Campus Reels From Shooting That Leaves at Least 32 Dead  —  Students and faculty at Virginia Tech University were in shock Monday after a gunman shot and killed at least 32 people and injured 21 during the most deadly shooting spree in U.S. history.
Pajamas Media:
MASSACRE: SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT VIRGINIA TECH — 32 PEOPLE KILLED — GUNMAN COMMITS SUICIDE  —  Was it a single gunman?  Donald Sensing is still not sure a lone gunman was responsible for the mayhem.  —  "The real travesty is that no one who might have put a stop to this was armed, because they'd been stripped by good intentions."
ABCNEWS:
Massacre at Virginia Tech: 33 Confirmed Dead  —  Gunman's Body Disfigured; Hard to Identify  —  A tranquil college campus in Virgina became a killing field Monday morning.  At least 33 people are dead in the worst mass shooting in modern American history.
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
White House:   President Bush Shocked, Saddened by Shootings at Virginia Tech
Shaun Mullen / The Moderate Voice:
Another Tragically Predictable Tragedy?
Adam Zagorin / Time:
Conservatives to Bush: Fire Gonzales  —  In what could prove an embarrassing new setback for embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on the eve of his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a group of influential conservatives and longtime Bush supporters has written a letter to the White House to call for his resignation.
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Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
DOJ Fails to Comply with House Judiciary Subpoena  —  From the Judiciary Committee: … This entry was posted on Monday, April 16th, 2007 at 3:33 pm by Jesse Lee and is filed under Oversight, Draining the Swamp.  You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Is Attorney General's Testimony a Bad Idea?
Discussion: Daily Kos
ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: Gonzales Contradicts His Own Testimony
Discussion: Pacific Views
Nico / Think Progress:
VIDEO COMPILATION: Bush Fear-Mongering Reaches Fevered Pitch In Iraq Speech  —  In a speech this morning, President Bush again condemned Congress for failing to give him a blank check for the war in Iraq.  —  Increasingly desperate, and facing broad public opposition, Bush tried his best …
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White House:
President Bush Discusses the Iraq War Supplemental
Discussion: Redstate
Matt Stoller / MyDD:
Paying for America  —  I just paid my taxes, and I have to say, I always take pride when I do so.  I don't like having less money to spend, of course, and the complexity of the process is really upsetting.  But I am proud to pay for democracy, and I feel when I do send money to the DC Treasurer …
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Deacon / Power Line:   ABSURD THOUGHTS FROM A PROGRESSIVE THOUGHT LEADER
Pew Research Center:
Public Knowledge of Current Affairs Little Changed by News and Information Revolutions  —  What Americans Know: 1989-2007  —  Summary of Findings  —  Since the late 1980s, the emergence of 24-hour cable news as a dominant news source and the explosive growth of the internet have led …
 
 
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