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11:00 PM ET, April 16, 2007


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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.
Glenn Reynolds /
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 …
Michelle Malkin:
Carnage at Virginia Tech; Readers point to campus ban on self-defense; More video, plus student e-mail  —  Scroll for updates...  All the latest.  (Update: Cell-phone video added, Bush video, more eyewitness reports, and questions about campus management of the crisis)  —  Virginia bloggers tracking the story here.
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.
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 and
The Roanoke Times:
At least 22 killed in shootings at Virginia Tech  —  At least 22 people died this morning in a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech.  The shooter is dead, either by his own hand or shot by police.  Details are still coming in.  —  Virginia Tech police Chief Wendell Flinchum said it's unclear what could have prompted today's shootings.
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.
White House:   President Bush Shocked, Saddened by Shootings at Virginia Tech
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Is Attorney General's Testimony a Bad Idea?  —  Justin Rood Reports:  —  Ignoring calls for his ouster over the firing of several U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is set to testify before Congress tomorrow.  It's a move experts say could rescue his political career, or cost him his job — even send him to jail.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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 …
White House:
President Bush Discusses the Iraq War Supplemental
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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 …
Little Green Footballs:
The Protocols of the Daily Kos  —  Now featured in a diary at Daily Kos, a video clip from the neo-Nazi site Vanguard News Network ( Daily Kos: Portrait of a Great Taboo: The Power of the Israel Lobby in the United States.  (Hat tip: Killgore Trout.)
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ and Hot Air
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.
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