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10:10 AM ET, January 11, 2011

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Daniel Carty / CBS News:
Poll: Most Americans Feel Rhetoric, Tucson Shooting Unrelated  —  Nearly six in 10 Americans say the country's heated political rhetoric is not to blame for the Tucson shooting rampage that left six dead and critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to a CBS News poll.
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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 …
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
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).
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.
Ronald J. Hansen / Arizona Republic:
Arizona shooting: Blame, gun politics in aftermath
Discussion: Yglesias and Blog For Arizona
Mchapman / CNSNews:
Sheriff Who Suggested Talk Shows Incited Attack Was Asked by Dems …
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
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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Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Tim Pawlenty jabs Sarah Palin over ‘crosshairs’  —  Possible Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty took a jab at Sarah Palin, saying he wouldn't have used gun crosshairs to target Rep Gabrielle Giffords and others.  —  “I wouldn't have done it,” the former Minnesota governor told …
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?
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Politicized Mind  —  Before he allegedly went off on his shooting rampage in Tucson, Jared Loughner listed some of his favorite books on his YouTube page.  These included: “Animal Farm,” “Brave New World,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” “Through the Looking Glass” and “The Communist Manifesto.”
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Pawlenty jabs Palin over 2010 crosshairs map  —  Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) said Tuesday he wouldn't have used crosshair images to refer to candidates for Congress, as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's (R) PAC had done.  —  Pawlenty, a likely Republican candidate for president in 2012 …
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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The Politico:
Missing from Arizona shooting debate: Guns
David Weigel / Weigel:
The Insanity Defense Begins
Discussion: Law Blog
Washington Post:
Carnage in Arizona  —  THE SHOOTING in Arizona, which left six …
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.
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Jess Levin / Media Matters for America:
Brock to Murdoch: Your Network Must Take A Stand
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Mike Murphy / Ricochet.com:
The Inside Politics of the RNC Election  —  RNC elections are very hard to predict.  They run under special rules of gravity based nearly as much on personal relationships as ideology.  My handicapping — a partially informed guess at best — is as follows.
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Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Steele in striking distance of second RNC term
Barry Rubin / RubinReports:
If One Extremist Gunmen Can Do So Much Damage in America, How About Ten Million Such People In The Middle East?  —  Please be subscriber 18,340 (and daily reader 20,340).  Put your email address in the upper right-hand box of the page at http://www.rubinreports.blogspot.com  —  We rely on your contributions.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and YID With LID
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Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Dems pass buck on debt ceiling hike  —  Relegated to the minority, Democrats are hinting they might vote against raising the ceiling to force the GOP's hand.  —  Democrats relegated to minority status in the House say Republicans are now the ones responsible for raising the federal debt ceiling …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Sudeep Reddy / Wall Street Journal:
Downturn's Ugly Trademark: Steep, Lasting Drop in Wages  —  In California, former auto worker Maria Gregg was out of work five months last year before landing a new job—at a nearly 20% pay cut.  —  In Massachusetts, Kevin Cronan, who lost his $150,000-a-year job as a money manager in early 2009 …
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
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 …
 
 
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In Giffords's District, a Long History of Tension
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