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8:05 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.
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 …
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.
Associated Press:
AP sources: Authorities had concerns about suspected Fort Hood shooter, reviewed Web postings  —  WASHINGTON - The Army psychiatrist suspected of carrying a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, had come to the attention of authorities six months ago because of Internet postings …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Patterico's Pontifications:
Coverage of the Fort Hood Shooting: Hot Air vs. the L.A. Times …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Roxana Tiron / The Hill:   Armed Services panel wants ‘detailed accounting’ of Fort Hood tragedy
Washington Post:
Suspect, devout Muslim from Va., wanted Army discharge, aunt said
Discussion: PoliGazette
Scott McCabe / Washington Examiner:
Local psychiatrist ID'd as Fort Hood gunman worked at Walter Reed
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Garance Franke-Ruta / Washington Post:   Shooting at Fort Hood
William Branigin / Washington Post:
At least 12 killed in shooting at Fort Hood, Tex.; U.S. soldier among the gunmen
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Mass Shooting at Fort Hood
Discussion: Gawker and The Blotter
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 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 …
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama delays meeting with House Dems until Saturday
Discussion: The Swamp and The Politico
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Pelosi Breaks Pledge to Put Final Health Care Bill Online for 72 Hours Before Vote
Discussion: Commentary and
The Politico:
Tea partiers descend on Capitol
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Other McCain
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
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 …
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.
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