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12:50 AM ET, January 9, 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.
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 …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
FOX News cuts away from ‘Giffords vigil’ when Sarah Palin's name is mentioned  —  [Ed. note: Better-quality video below.]  —  Fox News started covering a vigil that was happening at the steps of the capitol in Arizona in honor of Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot earlier today.
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
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.
New York Times:
Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Vitriol in Politics  —  WASHINGTON — The shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others at a neighborhood meeting in Arizona on Saturday set off what is likely to be a wrenching debate over anger and violence in American politics.
Discussion: The Politico and American Power
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:
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
The Politico:
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was target of shooter; accomplice suspected  —  POLITICO Slideshows require the Adobe Flash Player.  —  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and federal District court Judge John Roll were shot when a gunman opened fire outside a congressional event at a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store Friday, killing six people.
Discussion: The Nation, The Huffington Post and CNN
Jesse Lee / White House.gov Blog Feed:
The President Speaks on the Shootings in Tucson: “We Are Going …
Robert Naiman / The Huffington Post:
Is Palin's “Crosshairs” Map Relevant? Giffords Thought So
Michelle Malkin:
Horror: Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shot at Tuscon event …
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
Gabrielle Giffords staffer Gabe Zimmerman remembered
Discussion: KIDK-TV, Michelle Malkin and CNN
Robert Anglen / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot: Suspect posted …
The Huffington Post:
Jared Lee Loughner Identified As Gabrielle Giffords Shooter (INFO, VIDEOS)
Fox News:
Arizona Suspect Likely Facing Death Penalty for Fatally Shooting Federal Judge
Daniel Gonzalez / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords: The victims
Walter Shapiro / Politics Daily:
After the Arizona Massacre, Will Congress Ever Be the Same?
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
Giffords staffer Gabe Zimmerman among the dead
Discussion: TPMDC
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Jared Loughner alleged to be shooter, sources say
Discussion: AOL News and Newshoggers.com
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:   A Passionate Politician With a Long List of Friends
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Federal judge shot and killed in Arizona shooting
Discussion: The Politico
Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
Pima Sheriff Clarence Dupnik Calls Out Vitriolic, Hateful Rhetoric  —  In one of the most remarkable press conferences I've ever seen, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik called out for an end to the violent rhetoric that leads to acting-out by people who are ‘unbalanced’ not once, but three times.
Discussion: Firedoglake and KTAR.com
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
The Cloudy Logic of ‘Political’ Shootings  —  After this horrible news from Tucson....  ... let me amplify something I said half-coherently in a live conversation with Guy Raz on All Things Considered a little while ago.  My intended point was:  —  Shootings of political figures are by definition “political.”
 
 
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