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5:00 PM ET, January 8, 2011


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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona  —  U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday.  —  The Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November …
Arizona congresswoman among 12 shot at Tucson grocery  —  (CNN) — At least 12 people were shot at a Tucson grocery store on Saturday, and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among them, a Democratic party source told CNN.  —  Giffords, 40, was holding a constituent meeting at the grocery store …
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Congresswoman Giffords Shot in Tucson  —  A congresswoman from Arizona was shot on Saturday along with several others during at public event at a grocery store in Tuscon, according to her spokesman, C.J. Karamargin.  The Tucson Citizen reported that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, had been shot at close range in the head.
The Huffington Post:
Gabrielle Giffords Shot: Congresswoman Shot In Arizona (LIVE UPDATES)  —  What's Your Reaction: … Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic congresswoman from Arizona, was shot in the head today at a public event outside a grocery store.  —  A spokesman for the Pima County sheriff says that at least 12 people were shot.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot at Grocery Store Event  —  At Least 12 People Reportedly Wounded in Shooting at Grocery Store  —  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head at point-blank range today outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store where she was holding a campaign event, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
On the tragedy in Arizona  —  My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today's tragic shooting in Arizona.  —  On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice.  — Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin's Hit List  —  U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot and killed* in Tucson: … F**k it.  I'm going there...  Back in September: … Sarah Palin: … Metaphor, no more...  *This seems to be in dispute.  Reportedly she is still in surgery at this time.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Arizona Congresswoman Shot Outside Grocery Store  —  A gunman shot U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords during an event outside a Safeway in Tucson Arizona this morning.  At least 12 others were wounded.  Following is an eyewitness report from a man who helped hold the suspect down.
The Politico:
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords recovering after surgery  —  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords survived a gunshot to the head on Saturday afternoon after being shot in the head outside a grocery store in Tucson, Ariz.  —  “I am very optimistic about recovery,” Dr. Peter M. Rhee, head of trauma at the University …
Discussion: The Nation and FrumForum
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Giffords Opponent, Jesse Kelly, Held June Event to “Shoot a Fully Automatic M16″ to “Get on Target” and “Remove Gabrielle Giffords”  —  Per Puppethead in the comments, Giffords' 2010 Congressional opponent Jesse Kelly held a June 12 gun event that was billed as follows on the Pima County Republican website:
Discussion: Gawker
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Congresswoman, five others shot in Tucson, AZ; Update: NPR reports six dead; Update: Federal judge dead; Update: Gunman identified; Update: Giffords expected to pull through; Update: Second suspect arrested?  Update: Gunman may have left video manifesto  —  Insanity.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
AZ Democratic Congresswoman, 6 Others Shot At Event, 5 Reported Killed UPDATED  —  NPR: … An MSNBC producer at the event tweeted that Giffords was shot in the head, which has yet to be confirmed.  Fox News is reporting that three staffers have also been shot.  —  UPDATE: CNN is reporting that witnesses heard 15-20 gunshots.
Discussion: NPR and The Daily Caller
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Reports: Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shot at public event  —  Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot on Saturday morning while hosting an event outside a Tucson grocery store.  —  Dr. Peter Rhee, a trauma surgeon at University Medical Center in Tucson …
Fox News:
Rep. Giffords in Critical Condition After Being Shot in the Head at Public Event  —  Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is in critical condition after being shot in the head at close range by a lone gunman Saturday morning while holding a public event, Fox News has confirmed.
Discussion: Dean's World
Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
Congresswoman in surgery after being shot
Discussion: AmSpecBlog and RedState
Giffords in surgery after being shot; 5 dead
Discussion: Little Green Footballs and TPMDC
BBC:   US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot in Arizona
Congresswoman, 6 Others, Killed By Gunman
Discussion: Firedoglake
Associated Press:
Arizona Rep. Giffords shot, several wounded
Discussion: Reuters and The Page
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
BREAKING: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shot
Discussion: FrumForum
The Politico:
A conservative civil war over the Conservative Political Action Conference  —  Friction between parts of the social conservative and libertarian wings of the conservative movement has escalated into a shooting war in the run-up to the 28-year old Conservative Political Action Conference …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
Some right-wing groups to skip GOP event
Discussion: Mediaite, Truthdig and Joe. My. God.
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
US tells Twitter to pass on messages  —  Icelandic MP to fight attempts by the US department of justice to access her private information  —  A member of parliament in Iceland who is also a former WikiLeaks volunteer says the US justice department has ordered Twitter to hand over her private messages.
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