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9:40 PM ET, January 8, 2011

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NPR:
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 …
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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.
CNN:
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 …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Alleged shooter left social media hints  —  The police have named a suspect in the shooting of Gabriel Giffords, Jared Loughner.  A person under that name has a YouTube account that includes suggestions of anti-government political views.  —  “You don't have to accept the federalist laws …
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:
Tim Steller / Arizona Daily Star:
Man linked to Giffords shooting called ‘very disturbed’  —  The man linked to the shooting today of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others is 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, the Associated Press reported.  —  Police have surrounded a house at 7700 N. Soledad Ave., which is the address listed …
Matt Lewis / Politics Daily:
Sarah Palin Blamed by Bloggers for Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords … Some prominent liberal bloggers wasted little time before politicizing the horrific and tragic shooting of a congresswoman in Arizona on Saturday.  —  Almost immediately after the nation learned of the shooting …
TBogg:
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.
The Huffington Post:
Jared Lee Loughner Identified As Gabrielle Giffords Shooter (INFO, VIDEOS)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION? … Jared Lee Loughner has been identified as the man suspected of shooting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).  —  Loughner was described by eyewitnesses at the Arizona shooting …
Robert Naiman / The Huffington Post:
Is Palin's “Crosshairs” Map Relevant?  Giffords Thought So  —  What's Your Reaction:  —  Is the target map that Sarah Palin published, showing Gabrielle Giffords' Congressional District under the cross hairs of a gun, relevant to press coverage of the shootings today in Arizona?
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
Washington Post:
Hospital: Rep. Giffords expected to recover from Tucson shooting that killed six including a child and federal judge  —  Tucson - The surgeon who operated on Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said he was “optimistic” she would recover from being shot in the head by a man with a semi-automatic weapon outside a grocery store.
Paul Krugman:
Assassination Attempt In Arizona  —  A Democratic Congresswoman has been shot in the head; another dozen were also shot.  —  We don't have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was.  She's been the target of violence before.  And for those wondering why a Blue Dog Democrat …
Michelle Malkin:
Horror: Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shot at Tuscon event, 4 5 dead; Update: Reports that Giffords still alive, in surgery; President Obama, Speaker Boehner, Palin, Brewer react; shooter ID'd as Jared Loughner  —  Scroll for updates...Conflicting reports on Giffords' status in post-shooting chaos …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
An Assassination?  —  When a congresswoman is shot in the head in the very act of democracy, we should all pause.  This is fundamentally not a partisan issue and should not be.  Acts of violence against political figures destroy democracy itself, for both parties.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Congresswoman, five others shot in Tucson, AZ; Update …
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Jane Fonda Blames Giffords Shooting on Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and the Tea Party
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
Giffords staffer Gabe Zimmerman among the dead
Discussion: TPMDC
ABCNEWS:
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot at Grocery Store Event
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Alleged shooter raged about ‘illiteracy’ in 8th District
Discussion: The Politico and TalkLeft
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Jared Loughner alleged to be shooter, sources say
Discussion: AOL News
The Huffington Post:
Judge John Roll Dead: Killed In Arizona Shooting
Discussion: Daily Kos and FrumForum
Robert Anglen / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot: Suspect posted …
NPR:
Congresswoman, 6 Others, Killed By Gunman
Discussion: Firedoglake
Arizona Republic:
U.S. District Judge John Roll faced death threats in 2009  —  The killing of U.S. District Judge John M. Roll comes two years after he received death threats while he presided over a $32 million civil-rights lawsuit filed by illegal immigrants against an Arizona rancher.
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Edward A. Adams / ABA Journal:
Federal Judge John Roll Killed in Attack that Targeted Congresswoman
 
 
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