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6:15 PM 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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Mary Katharine Ham / The Daily Caller:
Mark Halperin: Conservatives should turn the other cheek when scapegoated for murder  —  During a discussion on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” Tuesday, the panel conceded that conservatives and Tea Party activists were unfairly scapegoated in the wake of Jared Lee Loughner's shooting spree in Tucson …
Global Grind:
Previous Headlines  —  Roger Ailes, the President of Fox News …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Halperin: Hey, why did conservatives defend themselves from being smeared?
Washington Examiner:
Paul Krugman's totalitarian temptation
Discussion: protein wisdom
Sarah Netter / ABCNEWS:
Ariz. Sheriff Tours Crime Scene, Blasts Limbaugh
The Huffington Post:
Peter King, Leading Republican, To Introduce Strict Gun-Control Legislation  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION? … Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, is planning to introduce legislation that would make it illegal to bring a gun within 1,000 feet of a government official …
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Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Rep. Peter King Says Muslims Aren't ‘American’ When It Comes To War
Discussion: CAIR and Religion Dispatches
Dylan Smith / TucsonSentinel.com:
Doc: Giffords ‘100 percent’ certain to survive  —  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is “100 percent” certain to survive, said Dr. Peter Rhee, a surgeon treating her for a gunshot wound to the head.  —  “As a physician I'm going to get into a lot of trouble for this, but her prognosis for survival is 100 percent …
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BBC:
Bill Clinton: Politics must change after Arizona attack  —  Mr Clinton said there was a need for care in political discourse  —  Former President Bill Clinton has told the BBC the US political climate must change after the shooting of a US Congresswoman and others in Arizona.
Discussion: Althouse
New York Times:
Loughner Grew More Paranoid in Last Year, Friend Says
Discussion: FrumForum
William Branigin / Washington Post:   Doctors: Gabrielle Giffords able to breathe on her own
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Sanders Fundraises Off Arizona Murders  —  There has been no shortage of individuals and institutions that have sought to capitalize on the shootings in Tucson.  Add Vermont senator Bernie Sanders to that list.  —  This afternoon Sanders sent out a fundraising appeal …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:   Mixing fundraising and tragedy
The Note:   Sen. Sanders Sends Out Fundraising Email Citing Arizona Tragedy
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The “Politicized Mind” Of Gabrielle Giffords  —  David Brooks is astonished, sickened, appalled that an attempted assassination of a sitting congresswoman should be immediately regarded as something possibly ... wait for it ... political.  In fact, Loughner must be seen in a context in which politics does not exist:
Discussion: New York Times and Swampland
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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.”
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Quote of the Day: No, Both Sides Aren't Equally Guilty  —  From George Packer, who notes (correctly) that he called out the left for its ugly rhetoric in the runup to the Iraq War, on where today's ugly rhetoric mostly comes from: … This is too obviously true to need much defense.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“On Extreme Right And Left” Ctd  —  This goes back to my debate with Pejman.  David Corn insists that the difference between right and left rhetorical extremism is that the right has “institutionalized their side's craziness.”  Juan Cole is blunt.  George Packer concedes that George W. Bush …
Michael Barbaro / City Room:
Blizzard Mystery Solved?  Air Bloomberg Was Seen in Bermuda  —  On the day after Christmas, a request came into the Bermuda airport: a private plane needed to be pulled out of its hangar and readied for takeoff.  —  The pilots seemed a bit anxious to depart.
First Read / msnbc.com:
First Thoughts: The right pushes back  —  The right pushes back on the Arizona tragedy... So does the left... Why are partisans playing the victim card when they're not really the victim?... Obama to speak in Arizona on Wednesday... John Kerry discusses political gridlock …
Discussion: Mother Jones
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
The Morning Plum  —  * Obama steps up: The President is set …
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Weigel
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
And Speaking Of Krugman And Double Standards At The Times...  OK, I am back in Arizona.  Pejman has a great piece on inflamed rhetoric which reminds me of this jaw-dropper - a Democratic Congressman who last fall said a Republican candidate for Governor should be shot has a guest piece in today's NY Times talking about civility.
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Michael Riley / Bloomberg:
Glock Pistol Sales Surge in Aftermath of Arizona Shootings  —  After a Glock-wielding gunman killed six people at a Tucson shopping center on Jan. 8, Greg Wolff, the owner of two Arizona gun shops, told his manager to get ready for a stampede of new customers.  —  Wolff was right.
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Jared Loughner's supremacists tie debunked
Discussion: The Plum Line
CNN:
Arizona law would block protesters from funerals  —  For more information, visit CNN affiliates KGUN, KOLD, KVOA, KPHO and KMSB.  Read the federal charges against Jared Lee Loughner (PDF).  —  Tucson, Arizona (CNN) — The Arizona legislature is expected to pass legislation Tuesday targeting …
Arizona Republic:
Pima County sheriff should remember duty  —  On Saturday afternoon, with his friend Gabby Giffords in surgery fighting for her life, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik railed against the tense partisan politics - “the anger, the hatred, the bigotry” - that prompted the mass murders outside Tucson, in his view.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Poison Of Limbaugh  —  Very very very few people have contributed more poison and hatred and extremism to the culture than Rush Limbaugh.  As every single conservative commentator joins ranks in calling the Tucson assassination a completely apolitical act, and as the right discovers …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Defending CPAC  —  An ally of CPAC organizer David Keene and of Grover Norquist pushed back hard this morning against the boycott move that Rep. Jim Jordan joined last night.  —  “A certain kind of social conservative has had an absolute veto over what social policy should be among conservatives …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Lbentzterp / CNN:
CPAC knocked for inviting Mitch Daniels
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and TPMDC
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 …
The Note:
Chafee to Issue Talk Radio Ban  —  ABC News' Steven Portnoy reports:  —  State officials in Rhode Island will soon be ordered to stay off the airways, provided the interviewer happens to be a talk show host.  —  A spokesman for Gov. Lincoln Chafee tells the Providence Journal that talk radio …
 
 
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
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What Obama Should Say  —  I find the contrast between Palin's emails …
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 Earlier Items: 
Krissah Thompson / Washington Post:
Tucson tragedy ‘a real opportunity’ for nonpartisan groups No Labels, Third Way
Discussion: Hot Air, Hit & Run and FrumForum
Paul Krugman:
More Thoughts on Equality of Opportunity
Discussion: Yglesias
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Kerry warns against a government ‘too limited to have invented the Internet’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Michelle Malkin
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Bill Maher: Jared Loughner's Chalkboard Likely Looks Like Glenn Beck's Chalkboard