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12:35 AM ET, January 11, 2011

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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Jared Lee Loughner was a registered independent, didn't vote in 2010 election … THE FIX NEWSLETTERS … THE LIVE FIX … POLITICS & PINTS
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Sarah Netter / ABCNEWS:
Ariz. Sheriff Tours Crime Scene, Blasts Limbaugh  —  Sheriff Clarence Dupnik tell ABC News' Diane Sawyer Gunman Fired ‘As Fast As He Was Capable’  —  The Arizona sheriff investigating the Tucson shooting that left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded had harsh words today …
The Cholla Jumps:
Jared Loughner is a product of Sheriff Dupnik's office  —  This is the report that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has been dreading since the tragic event on Saturday January 8.  —  The sheriff has been editorializing and politicizing the event since he took the podium to report on the incident.
Arizona Republic:
Family of suspect in Giffords shooting blocked access to house  —  FBI agents working on the Gabrielle Giffords shooing encountered trouble gaining entry to the suspect's family home Monday morning.  —  Family members of Jared Loughner apparently had put on 4-by-4 double-thick plywood …
Discussion: USA Today and Washington Post
Brett Coughlin / The Politico:
Patrick Kennedy rebuffs Sarah Palin's words  —  Patrick Kennedy, who lost two uncles to assassins' bullets, says there's an obvious connection between the violent rhetoric of today's politics and the massacre in Tucson.  —  “When Sarah Palin puts targets on people's districts?
Discussion: The Hill and Weasel Zippers
David Frum / FrumForum:
What Palin Needed to Say After Giffords' Shooting  —  The shooting in Arizona shocked the nation into grief - and presented Sarah Palin with an immediate political problem: her now-notorious gunsight map.  —  Palin scrubbed the map from her Palin PAC website, and then issued the following statement on her Facebook page:
Nick Baumann / Mother Jones:
Exclusive: Loughner Friend Explains Alleged Gunman's Grudge Against Giffords  —  In a MoJo interview, the friend shares a message sent hours before the massacre.  —  Post Comment  —  At 2:00 a.m. on Saturday—about eight hours before he allegedly killed six people and wounded 14 …
ABCNEWS:
Accused Tucson Shooter Jared Loughner Smirks in Court, Smiles for Mug Shot  —  Jared Loughner, the man accused of the Tucson massacre that left six dead and injured 14 others, appeared in a packed courtroom today shackled and in khaki prison garb, appearing to smirk as he stood before the judge.
New York Times:
Palin, Amid Criticism, Stays in Electronic Comfort Zone  —  Under criticism that her political rhetoric had helped create a climate for political violence, Sarah Palin addressed the issue in trademark fashion: via e-mail to the conservative commentator Glenn Beck.
The Right Scoop:
Glenn Beck reads email from Sarah Palin  —  This is probably the closest thing we'll get to hear from Sarah Palin this soon on this weekend's unfortunate events.  Glenn Beck reads part of an email from Sarah Palin to him in light of the massive smear job the Left is perpetrating against her.
Washington Post:
Carnage in Arizona  —  THE SHOOTING in Arizona, which left six people dead and gravely injured Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is a horrifying tragedy.  The temptation will be, as Arizona and the nation mourn the dead and hope for the recovery of the wounded, to infuse the terrible attack …
Arizona Republic:
Suspect in Giffords shooting smirks in court appearance  —  Jared Loughner, the Tucson man accused of shooting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others Saturday, appeared in federal court Monday afternoon with a smirk on his lips and a red strawberry bruise on the right side of his forehead.
Discussion: The Hill
Ben Dimiero / Media Matters for America:
Shameless: Jim Hoft Falls For Fake Facebook Profile In Attempt …
Juan A. Lozano / Associated Press:
Judge sentences Tom DeLay to 3 years in prison  —  AUSTIN, Texas — A judge ordered former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to serve three years in prison Monday for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.  —  The sentence comes after a jury …
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Laylan Copelin / Austin American-Statesman:
DeLay lawyers argue over punishment  —  UPDATED: Travis County prosecutors argued that Tom DeLay should go to prison today.  —  “He needs to go to prison, your Honor, and he needs to go today,” said prosecutor Steven Brand.  —  Brand said the judge could send a message that no one is above the law.
Laylan Copelin / Austin American-Statesman:
DeLay sentenced to 3 years in prison
James C. McKinley Jr / New York Times:   DeLay Sentenced to 3 Years in Conspiracy and Money-Laundering Case
RushLimbaugh.com:
An Embarrassment for the Media and Sick, Desperate American Left  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  RUSH: What an embarrassing weekend it has been for the media.  I mean, utterly, childishly, silly embarrassing.  I knew it was going to happen the minute I heard about the shooting.
Discussion: Politics Daily
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Mchapman / CNSNews:
Sheriff Who Suggested Talk Shows Incited Attack Was Asked by Dems to Apologize for ‘Inflammatory’ Immigration Remarks  —  (CNSNews.com) - Arizona's Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who on Saturday suggested radio and television talk shows were somehow responsible for inciting a man …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
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Katherine Benton-Cohen / The Politico:
Even Tombstone had gun laws
Discussion: Above the Law and Daily Kos
Ezra Klein:
The deficit doesn't care what you say, only what you do  —  The occasion of Rep. Paul Ryan winning an award for fiscal responsibility has left a lot of people wondering where the Paul Ryan who seemed to care so much for fiscal responsibility has gone.  In recent months, Ryan has refused …
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David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Crushing State Budget Cuts Wiping Out Stimulative Effects of Tax Deal
Los Angeles Times:
Soldier's inhumane imprisonment  —  For five months, Pfc. Bradley Manning is confined to his cell for 23 hours a day, with no sheets and without exercise, while he awaits trial on charges of providing documents to WikiLeaks.  —  Pfc. Bradley Manning, the 23-year-old Army intelligence analyst suspected …
Discussion: Balkinization and Boing Boing
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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced preliminary unaudited results indicating that the Reserve Banks provided for payments of approximately $78.4 billion of their estimated 2010 net income of $80.9 billion to the U.S. Treasury.
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Felix Salmon:   Fed profitability datapoint of the day
Ryan Alessi / cn|2 Politics:
Giffords called for toning down ‘rhetoric and partisanship’ in email to Grayson on Friday  —  Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona said she wanted to promote ways to “tone our rhetoric and partisanship down” in a note she sent Friday to Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The charlatans' response to the Tucson tragedy  —  It would be merciful if, when tragedies such as Tucson's occur, there were a moratorium on sociology.  But respites from half-baked explanations, often serving political opportunism, are impossible because of a timeless human craving and a characteristic of many modern minds.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Feds arrest person suspected of threatening Sen. Bennet's Denver office  —  Authorities responded Monday to a threat against Sen. Michael Bennet's (D-Colo.) Denver office, Bennet's spokesman said.  —  The FBI and U.S. Capitol Police arrested an individual suspected of making a threat …
 
 
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Paul Krugman:
Economics and Morality  —  Mark Thoma directs me to Eric Schoeneberg …
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Drawing The Line  —  I see that Senator Rand Paul has weighed …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Manchin comments on gun ad
The Note:
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