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4:35 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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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
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.
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: Weasel Zippers
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 …
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.
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 …
Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Jared Loughner's Anti-War Views  —  Now that Caitie Parker has been confirmed as a friend of Jared Lee Loughner's, it seems relevant to ask whether Loughner was still a left wing radical, as he was when Caitie last saw him over two years ago.  Among the clues are his apparent postings under the name Erad3 at Above Top Secret (ATS).
Arizona Republic:
Suspect in Giffords shooting smirks in court appearance
Discussion: The Hill
Amy Davidson / News Desk:
Holding Giffords's Hand
Discussion: New York Times, ABCNEWS and BlogPost
The Hill:   Suspect in Rep. Giffords shooting is held without bail
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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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:
Jess Levin / Media Matters for America:
Brock to Murdoch: Your Network Must Take A Stand  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  jlevin@mediamatters.org  —  Media Matters CEO calls for Beck, Palin to be reined in after AZ shooting  —  Washington, DC — Today, in response to the tragic shooting in Arizona and the increasing focus …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
TMZ.com:
New Fears Over Sarah Palin's Stalker
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
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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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
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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John Ingold / Denver Post:
Man arrested in threats to Bennet staffers
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
Lobbyist Is Found Dead in Burned Car  —  A lobbyist for the energy industry was found dead in her sport utility vehicle early Monday.  The lobbyist, Ashley Turton, 37, a regulatory affairs analyst for Progress Energy, which is based in North Carolina, appeared to have been backing out of her garage when her car hit it and caught fire.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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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
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 …
Eli Lake / Washington Times:
Israel, U.S. push back estimates of nuclear Iran  —  Technical difficulties cited for new timeline  —  Israel and the United States recently revised their estimates of when Iran will field a nuclear weapon, reflecting difficulties inside Tehran's program of building large numbers of centrifuges to enrich uranium.
 
 
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Dana Kennedy / AOL News:
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Telegraph:
Hillary Clinton compares Gabrielle Giffords shooting to 9/11 attacks
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CNN:
Obama to travel to Tucson Wednesday in wake of weekend rampage
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Steele in striking distance of second RNC term
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Los Angeles Times:
Soldier's inhumane imprisonment
John Stanton / Roll Call:
Sen. Paul Offers Diagnosis for Accused Shooter
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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 …
Discussion: Corrente
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Manchin comments on gun ad
The Note:
Post-Tucson Tragedy, Sen. Joe Manchin Discusses Use of Gun Imagery in Campaign Ad