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2:40 AM ET, November 6, 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.
Shooting at Fort Hood leaves 12 dead, 31 wounded  —  (CNN) — A solider suspected of fatally shooting 12 and wounding 31 at Fort Hood in Texas on Thursday is not dead as previously reported by the military, the base's commander said Thursday evening.  —  A civilian officer who was wounded …
Philip Sherwell / Telegraph:
Fort Hood shooting: Nidal Malik Hasan ‘said Muslims should rise up’  —  Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who allegedly killed 11 people before being shot and wounded by police at Fort Hood, had said Muslims should “rise up” and attack Americans in retaliation for the US war in Iraq, a former army colleague said.
Discussion: The Nation
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
MUSLIM TERROR ATTACK: ‘TWELVE shot dead’ 12 30 Wounded, Mass Shooting at Fort Hood, US Army Base  —  UPDATE: Shlep Smith has the jihadi's cousin on the phone, Nader Hasan, and Schlep is lapping up the lies and he is doing the taqiya.  Nader is saying the Malik was a great American.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
This is Going to Get Very Dark  —  Multiple news organizations are reporting that one of the suspected gunman, apparently the one who fired most of the shots, at Fort Hood is Major Malik Nadal Hasan, 39.  He was shot dead during the shooting.  —  Late Update: The most recent statements seem …
Discussion: Raw Story
James Dao / New York Times:
Suspect Was ‘Mortified’ About Deployment to War  —  WASHINGTON — Born and reared in Virginia, the son of immigrant parents from a small Palestinian town near Jerusalem, he joined the Army right out of high school, against his parents' wishes.  The Army, in turn, put him through college …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Massacre at Fort Hood; Update: Feds tracked Hasan's posts online for six months?  Update: Surveillance video added  —  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.
Maria Newman / New York Times:
12 Dead, 31 Wounded in Base Shootings  —  An Army psychiatrist about to be deployed to combat zones overseas killed 11 soldiers and wounded 31 others on Thursday afternoon at Fort Hood in Texas, the authorities said.  The gunman, who was identified as Major Nidal Malik Hasan, was then killed by police forces.
Discussion: New York Magazine, MyDD and Truthdig
Kevin Whitelaw / NPR:
Massacre Leaves 12 Dead At Fort Hood  —  text sizeAAA  —  A mass shooting rocked one of the nation's largest military posts on Thursday after a U.S. Army psychiatrist allegedly opened fire inside Fort Hood in Texas.  —  At least 12 people were killed and 31 people were injured according to U.S. military officials.
Roxana Tiron / The Hill:   Armed Services panel wants ‘detailed accounting’ of Fort Hood tragedy
Scott McCabe / Washington Examiner:
Local psychiatrist ID'd as Fort Hood gunman worked at Walter Reed
William Branigin / Washington Post:   At least 12 killed in shooting at Fort Hood, Tex.; U.S. soldier among the gunmen
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 …
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Pelosi Breaks Pledge to Put Final Health Care Bill Online for 72 Hours Before Vote
Darren Samuelsohn / New York Times:
EPW Dems End-Run Boycotting GOP, Vote 11-1 for Climate Bill  —  Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Democrats quashed a three-day-long Republican boycott and passed global warming legislation today using a procedural move that could undermine support from moderate senators if the bill reaches the floor.
Discussion: Wonk Room, Coal Tattoo and The Politico
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.
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.
Ramesh Ponnuru / Time:
Republican Revival: Moderates on Rise After Election
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and The Page
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
GOP's special elections losing streak  —  Lost amid the Republican euphoria surrounding Tuesday's elections is this inconvenient fact: The GOP just got its clock cleaned, again, in another high-stakes House special election.  —  It shouldn't have come as a surprise, since Republicans …
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
AT THE CAPITOL: 10,000 Rally Against ObamaCare.  Here's a pic:  —  UPDATE: Another pic from reader Dan Anderson.  —  Also, Gateway Pundit has a roundup.
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:   It's On and IT'S MASSIVE- “Kill the Bill Rally” …
The Huffington Post:
Wall Street Banks Getting Swine Flu Vaccine Before Many High-Risk Groups (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION? … While thousands of at-risk Americans wait, some big Wall Street banks have already secured the hard-to-find H1N1 vaccine for their employees.  —  Building on a story that BusinessWeek broke …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Dem to hold hearing on H1N1 vaccine distribution to Wall St. firms
Jeffrey Jena / Big Hollywood:
Exclusive: Behind the ‘V’ Controversy  —  I missed the series premiere of “V,” but not the ongoing flap afterwards.  The remake of the 1984 sci-fi classic seems to have hit a lot of nerves on the left and found an audience on the right.  Left-wing media types are outraged that the series …
John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
The Madness of Queen Nancy  —  It's one thing to be serene under fire, it's another to be delusional.  —  More than a few Democrats in Congress are perplexed and worried that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is insisting on ramming through a 1,900-page health care bill on Saturday …
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 and MyDD
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.
Paterson Empowered By Obama's Election Woes  —  Gov. Still Plans To Run Despite President's Request He Not  —  Brings President Clinton's Former Deputy Chief Of Staff On Board  —  NEW YORK (CBS) ― Embattled Gov. David Paterson is pulling out all the stops to save his job.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
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