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9:15 PM ET, November 5, 2009


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Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
12 Soldiers Killed and 31 Wounded in Fort Hood Shooting  —  Suspected Gunman Is Identified by ABC News as Major Malik Nadal Hasan  —  Twelve people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting spree at a Texas military base by what officials believe was possibly carried out by an Army officer.
NBC: 7 dead, 12 injured in Fort Hood shooting  —  No word from the military base whether the victims are military or civilians  —  At least seven people are dead and 12 wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, the base's public affairs office told NBC News on Thursday.
12 dead at Fort Hood; gunman was U.S. Army major  —  (CNN) — A soldier opened fire on a military processing center at Fort Hood in Texas on Thursday, killing 12 people and wounding 30, officials at the Army base said.  —  The gunman also was killed, Col. Benton Danner said.
Fox News:
At Least 7 Dead, 20 Wounded in Shootings at Ft. Hood in Texas  —  DEVELOPING: A pair of mass shootings at Ft. Hood military post in Texas left at least 7 dead and 20 wounded Thursday, and one suspected gunman is on the loose, the Army said.  —  A massive manhunt was under way for the suspect at large …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Massacre at Fort Hood; Update: Dead gunman identified; Update: Feds tracked Hasan's posts online for six months?  —  No word yet on motive, but the fact that at least three gunmen are involved already has Shuster and Miklaszewski mentioning similarities to the Fort Dix Six plot on MSNBC.
T.J. Aulds / The Galveston County Daily News:
Local soldier: Fort Hood shooting ‘a bloody mess’  —  SANTA FE — The parents of a Fort Hood soldier were relieved the first word they got about the mass killings at the U.S. Army base near Killeen was their son was OK.  —  Were it not for a mended broken foot, however, Pvt. James Hunt …
CBS News:
Soldier Opens Fire at Ft. Hood; 12 Dead  —  31 Others Wounded; Shooter Killed by Police; Two Other Soldiers Held as Suspects  —  A soldier opened fire at a U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas on Thursday, unleashing a stream of gunfire that left 12 people dead and 31 wounded.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   This is Going to Get Very Dark  —  Multiple news organizations …
Maria Newman / New York Times:
12 Dead, 31 Wounded in Base Shootings
Discussion: Truthdig
Houston Chronicle:
Shooter among 12 dead in Fort Hood rampage
Discussion: American Power
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama mourns ‘horrifying’ attacks at Ft. Hood
Discussion: The Swamp
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Gunmen in uniforms kill at least 7 at Fort Hood in Texas
Discussion: The Blotter
CBS News:
Ft. Hood Suspect ID'd as Army Psychiatrist
Discussion: The Blotter and MyDD
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Discussion: Sadly, No!
KWTX-TV:   Fort Hood Lockdown Lifted, Students At Post Schools Released To Parents
William Branigin / Washington Post:   At least 12 killed in shooting at Fort Hood, Tex.; U.S. soldier among the gunmen
The Politico:   Obama: Fort Hood shooting ‘horrific’
The Politico:
Tea partiers descend on Capitol  —  The Tea Party holds no seat in Congress, but at least 10,000 of the party's members descended on Capitol Hill Thursday to rally against a Democratic-written health care overhaul.  —  A plan first hatched and heralded on FOX by iconic conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann …
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Strange Scene: 10 Arrested As Tea Partiers Heckle Police  —  U.S. Capitol Police arrested 10 people this afternoon after the Capitol Hill Tea Party crowd stormed Congressional office buildings.  —  Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, public information office for the Capitol Police …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
It's On and IT'S MASSIVE- “Kill the Bill Rally” …
Discussion: American Power
Ezra Klein:
Congressional Budget Office Thrashes Republican Health-Care Plan  —  Republicans are learning an unpleasant lesson this morning: The only thing worse than having no health-care reform plan is releasing a bad one, getting thrashed by CBO and making the House Democrats look good in comparison.
Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
CBO: Republican health plan would reduce premiums, cut deficit  —  The Congressional Budget Office Wednesday night released its cost analysis of the Republican health care plan and found that it would reduce health care premiums and cut the deficit by $68 billion over ten years.
Larry J. Sabato / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Sabato's Fun Facts—Election '09  —  The following “fun facts” are presented as instant analysis of the November 3 election for the Crystal Ball's readers, straight from the mouth of U.Va. Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato, with the editorial assistance of Isaac Wood:
Lisa Lerer / The Politico:
Climate bill passes without GOP  —  TAGS: - Republicans, - Max Baucus, - Arlen Specter, - Democrats, - Climate Change, - Climate Change Bill, - Lindsey Graham, - Barbara Boxer, - Senate Environment And Public Works Committee, - Environmental Protection Agency
Discussion: MyDD and The Swamp
Lisa Lerer / The Politico:
Graham: I would have voted no on Boxer bill
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Darren Samuelsohn / New York Times:
EPW Dems End-Run Boycotting GOP, Vote 11-1 for Climate Bill
Discussion: Coal Tattoo and Wonk Room
Faiz Shakir / Think Progress:
Right-wing protesters at GOP rally display prominent sign tying health care to the Holocaust.  —  ThinkProgress' Lee Fang snapped this photograph of a prominent sign being displayed at today's GOP anti-health care rally.  It's unclear whether this sign is one of the many being handed …
Matt Yglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Scenes From a Tea Party
Discussion: TPMDC, MyDD and Daily Kos
GOP Leader Blog:
Speaker Pelosi's Government-Run Health Plan Will Require a Monthly Abortion Premium  —  Follow @GOPLeader on Twitter for updates.  —  Health care reform should not be used as an opportunity to use federal funds to pay for elective abortions.  Health reform should be an opportunity to protect human life - not end it.
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:   Pelosi Breaks Pledge to Put Final Health Care Bill Online for 72 Hours Before Vote
Michael Getler / PBS Ombudsman:
Pox or Fox?  We Report.  You Decide.  —  One of the most interesting aspects of this peculiar job is that you hear from viewers about lots of things that surprise you.  I expect to hear regularly about The NewsHour, Frontline, Bill Moyers Journal, NOW, Tavis Smiley or Washington Week and all the high-profile documentaries.
The Note:
Steele to Republicans Who Support Obama: 'We'll Come After You'  —  ABC News' Rick Klein reports: RNC Chairman Michael Steele has been endorsing a “big tent” approach to recruiting candidates for 2010, emphasizing the need to find candidates who fit the needs of individual districts.
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Playing Hooky: Olbermann Catches World Series Instead Of Hosting Show  —  Let's get the facts out of the way first - Keith Olbermann went to see Game 6 of the World Series, watching the Yankees close it out, instead of hosting his 8pmET MSNBC show Countdown last night - the day after the first elections of the Obama administration.
Discussion: TVNewser, Gawker and Olbermann Watch
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