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8:40 AM ET, January 11, 2011

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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 …
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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.
Mchapman / CNSNews:
Sheriff Who Suggested Talk Shows Incited Attack Was Asked by Dems …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Katherine Benton-Cohen / The Politico:
Even Tombstone had gun laws
Discussion: Daily Kos and Above the Law
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.
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Brett Coughlin / The Politico:
Patrick Kennedy points finger at Sarah Palin  —  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: Weasel Zippers
Jess Levin / Media Matters for America:
Brock to Murdoch: Your Network Must Take A Stand
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
The Hill:
Suspect in Rep. Giffords shooting is held without bail
Discussion: The Politico
Charles Forelle / Wall Street Journal:
Father of Shooting Suspect May Issue Statement  —  TUCSON, Ariz.—The father of shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner has prepared and may release a public statement, according to a neighbor who met with Mr. Loughner's parents Monday.  —  Randy and Amy Loughner disappeared from view shortly …
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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: Crooks and Liars and USA Today
Washington Post:
Carnage in Arizona  —  THE SHOOTING in Arizona, which left six …
David Weigel / Weigel:
The Insanity Defense Begins
Discussion: Law Blog
Arizona Republic:
Suspect in Giffords shooting smirks in court appearance
Discussion: The Hill
Amy Davidson / News Desk:
Holding Giffords's Hand
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: The Politico
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John Ingold / Denver Post:
Man arrested in threats to Bennet staffers
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Crushing State Budget Cuts Wiping Out Stimulative Effects of Tax Deal  —  California Governor Jerry Brown (D).  —  Today, Jerry Brown announced his fiscal plan for the next 18 months, and it's not pretty at all.  He'll make an effort to save current tax increases which are set to expire …
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Ezra Klein:
The deficit doesn't care what you say, only what you do
TwitLonger:
WikiLeaks  —  “WikiLeaks: treat incitement seriously or expect more Gabrielle Gifford killing sprees.”  —  Wikileaks today offered sympathy and condolences to the victims of the Tucson shooting together with best wishes for the recovery of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
Yahoo! News:
Steve Jobs to join Murdoch on stage to unveil iPad paper  —  Rupert Murdoch will unveil News Corp.'s much-anticipated iPad newspaper onstage this month with Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, The Cutline has learned.  —  The two media moguls will appear together at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art …
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Steele in striking distance of second RNC term  —  Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus remains the front-runner for the Republican National Committee chairmanship, which some observers predicted could spell trouble for his bid.  —  Priebus leads the field with 36 RNC members publicly backing him …
The Politico:
Missing from Arizona shooting debate: Guns  —  In the wake of the attempted assassination of a member of Congress, politicians on both sides of the aisle are passionately debating the role of incendiary rhetoric.  —  Very few of them are talking about guns.
Guardian:
Banks given go-ahead to pay unlimited bonuses  —  Ministers cave in to City and reject calls to tackle highest earners as No 10 seeks face-saving deal  —  Britain's banks have been given the go-ahead to pay unlimited bonuses, drawing to a close a two-year political battle to rein in the City.
Discussion: Mother Jones
 
 
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Telegraph:
Hillary Clinton compares Gabrielle Giffords shooting to 9/11 attacks
CNN:
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Los Angeles Times:
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TMZ.com:
New Fears Over Sarah Palin's Stalker
Paul Krugman:
Economics and Morality  —  Mark Thoma directs me to Eric Schoeneberg …
Discussion: Alas, a blog and DownWithTyranny!
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Drawing The Line  —  I see that Senator Rand Paul has weighed …
Discussion: Corrente
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Manchin comments on gun ad
Discussion: Right Turn