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4:35 PM ET, January 10, 2011

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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Climate of Hate  —  When you heard the terrible news from Arizona, were you completely surprised?  Or were you, at some level, expecting something like this atrocity to happen?  —  Put me in the latter category.  I've had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach ever since the final stages of the 2008campaign.
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.
Discussion: Salon and Washington Post
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.
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Sarah Palin to Glenn Beck: “I hate violence”  —  Sarah Palin reached out to Glenn Beck over the weekend, and Beck read some of their email exchange on his radio show this morning.  —  “Sarah, as you know, peace is always the answer.  I know you are felling the same heat, if not much more on this,” Beck wrote.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Official: DHS has not determined any possible ties between Arizona shooter and right wing group  —  For the last 24 hours, the Web has been alive with speculation that the Arizona shooter has some sort of ties to a right-wing group called American Renaissance.
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 …
David Frum / FrumForum:
What Palin Needed to Say After Giffords' Shooting
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Marbury
City Journal:
The Hateful Left  —  Where incendiary political rhetoric truly resides in America
Discussion: Big Journalism
NY Daily News:
Cupp: The left's sick Palin blame game
Discussion: Althouse
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Sarah Palin Responds To AZ Shootings Through Glenn Beck …
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 …
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NY Daily News:
Gabrielle Giffords shooting: Frightening, twisted shrine in Arizona killer Jared Lee Loughner's yard  —  A sinister shrine reveals a chilling occult dimension in the mind of the deranged gunman accused of shooting a member of Congress and 19 others.  —  Hidden within a camouflage tent behind …
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.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Manchin: ‘I have never targeted an individual’
Discussion: The Note
Wall Street Journal:
Suspect Fixated on Giffords
Christopher Beam / Slate:
Jared Lee Loughner's philosophy professor reflects on the shooting in Arizona.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
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.
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Laylan Copelin / Austin American-Statesman:
DeLay sentenced to 3 years in prison  —  UPDATED: Judge Pat Priest sentenced Tom DeLay to three years in prison.  —  The three-year sentence was on the charge of conspiring to launder corporate money into political donations during the 2002 elections.  —  On the charge of money laundering …
Marissa Calhoun / CNN:
DeLay sentenced to three years
Discussion: The Politico
Houston Chronicle:
Tom DeLay sentenced to 3 years in prison
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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.
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Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Giffords Expressed Concern with Rhetoric
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Ahead of shooting, Giffords wrote of need to 'tone our rhetoric …
Discussion: CNN, New York Times and The Caucus
The Politico:
Ashley Turton, ex-Congressional aide, found dead in burning car  —  A veteran Congressional aide who worked most recently as a lobbyist and was married to White House legislative affairs senior official was found dead in her car Monday behind the couple's Capitol Hill home following a low-speed car crash and subsequent fire.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Government-created climate of fear  —  One of the more eye-opening events for me of 2010 occurred in March, when I first wrote about WikiLeaks and the war the Pentagon was waging on it (as evidenced by its classified 2008 report branding the website an enemy and planning how to destroy it).
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 …
 
 
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The Politico:
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
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Jeb Bush / MiamiHerald.com:
Conservative movement must commit to a long-term outreach strategy
Discussion: CNN
Arizona Daily Star:
Giffords' husband releases first statement since shooting
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Roll Call:
Bitter Blue Dogs Ready to Cut Deals
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Monica Von Dobeneck / PennLive.com:
Dick Winters, of ‘Band of Brothers’ fame, dies