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8:50 AM ET, January 10, 2011


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Wall Street Journal:
Suspect Fixated on Giffords  —  Accused Gunman Went to Congresswoman's Event in 2007; ‘I Planned Ahead’  —  TUCSON, Ariz.—Accused gunman Jared Lee Loughner appeared to have been long obsessed with U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.  —  A safe at Mr. Loughner's home contained a form letter …
New York Times:
Suspect's Odd Behavior Caused Growing Alarm  —  TUCSON — In a community college classroom here last June, on the first day of the term, the instructor in Jared L. Loughner's basic algebra class, Ben McGahee, posed what he thought was a simple arithmetic question to his students.
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Carolyn McCarthy readies gun control bill  —  One of the fiercest gun-control advocates in Congress, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), pounced on the shooting massacre in Tucson Sunday, promising to introduce legislation as soon as Monday targeting the high-capacity ammunition the gunman used.
Associated Press:
Shooting suspect's nihilism rose with isolation  —  TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — At an event roughly three years ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords took a question from Jared Loughner, the man accused of trying to assassinate her and killing six other people.  According to two of his high school friends …
The Caucus:
Live Blog: Latest Developments on Arizona Shooting  —  The flag flew at half-staff at the Capitol on Sunday.  —  Representative Gabrielle Giffords remains in critical condition after being shot in the head at a meet-and-greet in her Tucson area neighborhood Saturday.
Jana Winter / Fox News:
Suspected Arizona Gunman Reportedly Planned Shooting in Advance
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Climate of Hate  —  When you heard the terrible news from Arizona …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Jack Shafer / Slate:
The awesome stupidity of the calls to tamp down political speech …
John Schwartz / New York Times:   A Judge Who Did Not Shy From Controversy
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Wall Street Journal:
The Arizona Tragedy and the Politics of Blood Libel  —  Those who purport to care about the tenor of political discourse don't help civil debate when they seize on any pretext to call their political opponents accomplices to murder.  —  Shortly after November's electoral defeat for the Democrats …
Obama London:
Inexplicable Edits on Sarah Palin's Facebook Page  —  Sarah Palin has a reputation for being an agressive editor of comments on her Facebook page - a reputation that has always seemed likely accurate to me, given the tedious consistency with which all comments on the page are along the lines of “I love you SARAH!”
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Tragedy marks turning point for Palin  —  With a long list of enemies, a taste for incendiary rhetoric and responsibility for a campaign website graphic that placed gunsight logos on a map of targeted congressional districts, it didn't take long for Sarah Palin to get pulled into the orbit of Saturday's massacre in Tucson.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Mr Kurtz, He Dead Wrong  —  If one were to try and muster the most pious response to the attempted Giffords assassination - and actual assassination of a federal judge - it would be hard to beat this: … I have yet to read or hear anyone who has both decried the violent rhetoric …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Should We Blame Sarah Palin for Gabrielle Giffords' Shooting?
David Frum / FrumForum:
Can We Tone Down the Political Rhetoric?
Discussion: Alas, a blog and The BRAD BLOG
Marc Lacey / New York Times:
Evidence Points to Methodical Planning
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The shame — and hypocrisy — of CNN
Kevin Tripp /
Aide's quick thinking helps to save Giffords' life  —  TUCSON, Ariz. - It's an incredible story of quick thinking and courage under fire.  That's what people are saying about Daniel Hernandez.  —  Hernandez is an aide who started working with Giffords a week ago.
Darren Samuelsohn / The Politico:
Gabrielle Giffords's ‘green’ question riled right
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Holly Bailey / Yahoo! News:
Meet Daniel Hernandez, the intern who likely saved Gabrielle Giffords' life
Matt Schneider / Mediaite:
Megyn Kelly Takes On Sheriff Dupnik Over His “Political Spin” On Shooting  —  On Fox News, Megyn Kelly interviewed the man in charge of the Arizona shooting investigation, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik.  Kelly introduced the interview saying, “it is always a difficult task to try …
Fox News:
Pima County Sheriff Sets Off Debate on Price of Free Speech
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Within GOP, Huckabee Most Liked, Palin Best Known  —  Palin, Romney, and Gingrich trail Huckabee on Gallup's net favorable dimension  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has the highest net favorable score among Republicans nationwide in a field of potential GOP candidates for 2012 …
Monica Von Dobeneck /
Dick Winters, of ‘Band of Brothers’ fame, dies  —  Dick Winters, the former World War II commander whose war story was told in the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died.  —  Dick Winters led a quiet life on his Fredericksburg farm and in his Hershey home until the book and miniseries …
History of Murder and Assassination Attempts on U.S. Congressmen  —  When a single gunshot to the head wounded Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson on Saturday, Jan. 8, it marked only the fifth assassination attempt on a politician serving in Congress.  Giffords was one of nine members …
Wayne Slater / Dallas Morning News:
Poll says Texans like Rick Perry as governor, but not as president  —  —  AUSTIN - Texans say Rick Perry is doing a better job as governor but don't want him to run for president, a new poll shows.  —  Although Perry, a Republican, has emerged as a tea party favorite …
Discussion: The Fix and Taegan Goddard's …
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In WikiLeaks fight, U.S. journalists take a pass
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Keith Koffler / The Politico:
President Obama must rise above politics
Discussion: The Note
Sam Dolnick / New York Times:
At Giffords's Synagogue, Prayers for Recovery
Mark Finkelstein / blogs:
Dem Leader Clyburn Ties AZ Shooting To Sharron Angle Statement
 Earlier Items: 
Myglesias / Yglesias:
No More Security  —  I imagine in the wake of this Arizona shooting …
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
Latest on shooting of Congresswoman Giffords...motivation …