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8:25 PM ET, January 9, 2011

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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The shame — and hypocrisy — of CNN  —  Yesterday's horrific and senseless shooting of more than a dozen people in Tucson, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords, provided a look into the biases of much of the American media — and it was not just an ugly sight, but a shamefully hypocritical peek as well, as Byron York points out.
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Jack Shafer / Slate:
The awesome stupidity of the calls to tamp down political speech in the wake of the Giffords shooting.  —  The attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the killing of six innocents outside a Tucson Safeway has bolstered the ongoing argument that when speaking of things political …
NY Daily News:
Daly: Gifford's blood is on Palin's hands  —  Sarah Palin should've known what she was doing when she put a target on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (below).  Palin might as well have said, ‘Fire!’  —  Here is what Sarah Palin said on the Facebook page where she depicted Gabrielle Giffords …
Arizona Republic:
Daniel Hernandez, intern, stays by Gabrielle Giffords' side  —  UA student pulls her into lap, holds head to stop bleeding  —  Daniel Hernandez had been U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' intern for five days when she was shot Saturday outside Tucson.  —  The junior at the University of Arizona …
Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
House Dem calls for ‘beefed up’ security, special treatment for members by TSA  —  A top House Democrat said the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) should change how members of Congress are screened at airports.  —  “I really believe that that is the place where we feel the most ill at ease …
Amanda Coyne / Alaska Dispatch:
Palin staffer calls using tragedy to score political points ‘obscene’  —  The news was barely out today when social networks were erupting, blaming Sarah Palin and the tea party for inciting the 22-year-old alleged gunman who shot U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat from Arizona …
Howard Kurtz / Blogs and Stories:
Should We Blame Sarah Palin for Gabrielle Giffords' Shooting?
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
A 'SURVEYOR'S SYMBOL'?.... On March 22, the day before the …
Tammy Bruce:
Special Public Podcast: Intv w Rebecca Mansour
New York Times:
U.S. Cites Evidence of Assassination Plot  —  TUCSON— Prosecutors accused Jared Lee Loughner, a troubled 22-year-old college dropout, of five serious federal charges on Sunday, including the attempted assassination of a member of Congress, for his role in a shootout that left 20 people wounded, six of them fatally, on Saturday morning.
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Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post:
Sheriff Dupnik's criticism of political ‘vitriol’ resonates with public  —  Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik, who is overseeing the investigation of Saturday's mass shooting that critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D), became an overnight sensation with his remarks that the …
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Carolyn McCarthy readies gun control bill
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Andrea Stone / AOL News:
Until Saturday's rampage against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords left …
Discussion: Politics Daily and Guardian
David Frum / FrumForum:
Did Pot Trigger Giffords Shooting?
Discussion: TBogg
New York Times:
Arizona Suspect's Recent Acts Offer Hints of Alienation
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:   After Attack, Focus in Washington on Civility and Security
Patrick O'Connor / Washington Wire:
House to Honor Giffords, Other Victims on Wednesday
Discussion: FrumForum
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Jared Lee Loughner's statements tied to conspiracy theory  —  Jared Lee Loughner's rants about grammar and mind control track closely to the writings of a conspiracy theorist who believes that is how the government controls the populace, one leading group says - and the man tells POLITICO he agrees with some of Loughner's statements.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Hullabaloo
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
DHS probing shooter's ties to fanatical group  —  The feds are reportedly probing whether shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner has ties to an anti-Semitic, anti-government hate group that has ads for tea party organizations on its website.  —  A Department of Homeland Security memo quoted …
George Packer / News Desk:
It Doesn't Matter Why He Did It  —  Judging from his Internet postings, Jared Lee Loughner is a delusional young man whose inner political landscape is a swamp of dystopian novels, left- and right-wing tracts, conspiracy theories, and contempt for his fellow human beings.
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Jared Loughner's behavior recorded by college classmate in e-mails  —  In early June, Lynda Sorenson, 52, had gone back to community college in Tucson in hopes of getting back on the job market.  One of her classes was a basic algebra class—and one of her classmates was Jared Loughner …
Discussion: Power Line and The Gateway Pundit
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Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
Latest on shooting of Congresswoman Giffords...motivation: anti Semitic and she was the target  —  Below is a note from my FNC colleague Jennifer Griffin: (by the way, the fact that my blogs focus on Congresswoman Giffords in no way is meant to take away from the other victims and their families.
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Joseph Berger / New York Times:
9-Year-Old Victim Was a 9/11 Baby, a ‘Face of Hope’  —  Christina Green was on the student council of her elementary school, so on Saturday her mother's friend thought she might enjoy seeing government in action — the local congresswoman meeting with constituents outside a supermarket near Christina's home.
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HillBuzz.org:
BRACE YOURSELVES: Democrat Fred Phelps and Westboro Hate Group …
Michael Shear / The Caucus:
Live Blog: Latest Developments on Arizona Shooting  —  Representative Gabrielle Giffords remains in critical condition after being shot in the head at a meet-and-greet in her Tucson area neighborhood Saturday.  Police now say that 20 people in total were shot and that six people were killed in that shooting …
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Shooting prompts legislation to protect lawmakers, officials  —  Washington (CNN) - Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pennsylvania, said he will introduce legislation making it a federal crime for a person to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a Member of Congress or federal official.
Discussion: The Hill and Donklephant
 
 
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No More Security  —  I imagine in the wake of this Arizona shooting …
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
2 pols say they'll be armed back home
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