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8:45 PM ET, January 15, 2011


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Death threat at ABC-TV Town Hall event Saturday  —  Reporter: Forrest Carr Web producer: Sheryl Kornman  —  TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -The meeting room at St. Odilia's Catholic Church on the city's northwest side was packed with local dignitaries, witnesses to the mass shooting Jan. 8 …
Arizona survivor blames Palin's ‘crosshair’ posting for shooting mayhem  —  Eric Fuller, a 63-year-old veteran who survived the Arizona shootings after being shot in the knee and the back, has blamed US potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin, House Speaker John Boehner …
John Hayward / Human Events:
Meet Eric Fuller  —  The Left finds a new icon.  —  Trackback Link (Loading. . .)  —  You might be seeing a lot of Eric Fuller over the weekend.  He's one of the people injured in Jared Loughner's shooting rampage, taking rounds in the knee and back.  He's also a vicious bigot …
Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Wingnut Blogger Jim Hoft Mistakes Closed Caption for Applause Prompt at Tucson Memorial  —  Just when you think popular right wing blogger Jim “Dim” Hoft (Gateway Pundit) couldn't possibly post anything more stupid than his last post, he finds a way to take it to the next level of numbskullitude.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice, TBogg and Doug Ross
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
If White House Was Surprised by Applause at Tucson Pep Rally... Why Did They Ask For It On Jumbotron?  —  On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that they were surprised by the applause at the pep rally on Wednesday for the victims of the Tucson shootings. … Oh really?
Discussion: Pajamas Media and
Monte Kuligowski / American Thinker:
Gibbs ‘surprised’ at pep-rally atmosphere of ‘memorial speech’
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Glenn Davis / Mediaite:
Bill Maher To “Teabaggers”: “The Founding Fathers Would Have Hated Your Guts”  —  Bill Maher closed out tonight's season premiere of Real Time with one of his go-to bits: Tea Party (or, as he'd say, Teabagger) bashing.  He hit on his usual points on the subject, like what he sees …
Mark Rudd / Washington Post:
An ex-Weather Underground radical on the Tucson shootings and political violence  —  In 1970, when I was 22 years old - the same age as Jared Loughner - I was a founder of the Weather Underground, an offshoot of the antiwar group Students for a Democratic Society.
Discussion: The Mahablog and Pajamas Media
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Power Again Changes Hands in Tunisia as Chaos Remains  —  TUNIS — Power in Tunisia changed hands again Saturday morning in the aftermath of President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali's flight from the country as soldiers kept the city under a tight lockdown, sporadic nighttime riots simmered …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Eschaton
Scarecrow / Firedoglake:
Tunisians Help “Expand Our Moral Imaginations”
Anthony Shadid / New York Times:
Joy as Tunisian President Flees Offers Lesson to Arab Leaders
Sarah Palin / MediaCurves.Com:
Americans View Sarah Palin as more Sincere and Believable after Watching Speech  —  Speech does little to increase voter support for potential run in 2012  —  Flemington, NJ, January 14, 2011 - A new national study among 1,437 self-reported Democrats, Republicans and Independents revealed …
Michael Shields / Reuters:
Schwarzenegger says governorship cost him $200 million  —  VIENNA (Reuters) - Serving as California governor cost Arnold Schwarzenegger at least $200 million, the bodybuilding star turned actor and politician told a newspaper in his native Austria, insisting 'it was more than worth it.
Los Angeles Times:
School releases YouTube post from Loughner  —  Jared Lee Loughner, now accused in the shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, walked through campus last fall rambling about his ‘genocide school.’ The video led Pima Community College to suspend him.
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Poll: Americans Split on What to Cut from Government  —  CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.  —  A new CBS News poll finds that Americans strongly prefer cutting spending to raising taxes to reduce the federal deficit.
Maryclaire Dale / Associated Press:
Woman fights bank fees, missed final house payment  —  PHILADELPHIA - An elderly New Jersey woman billed $5,800 after missing the final payment on her 30-year mortgage can pursue her lawsuit against the debt collectors.  —  Lawyers for 85-year-old Dorothy Rhue Allen say the fees charged …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Doug Powers / Michelle Malkin:
Call for Bipartisan Seating at the State of the Union  —  If they're not careful, the “We are the World” people are going to sue for copyright infringement: … This could be the first State of the Union to end with a loud reminder from the Sergeant at Arms: “Everybody's invited to a pajama party at Olympia Snowe's place!”
Washington Post:
GOP picks Reince Priebus to lead as it regroups  —  GOP leaders began a weekend of strategizing Friday as the Republican National Committee voted out its controversial chairman, Michael S. Steele, in favor of Reince Priebus, the Wisconsin Republican Party chairman, and House members plotted their future at a party retreat in Baltimore.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Library clears its shelves in protest
Will We Remember Tucson? Was It Enough? Is Anything?
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Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Rep. Giffords off ventilator after doctors perform tracheotomy, still critical
Discussion: The Politico
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Obama Administration Eases Travel, Remittance Restrictions With Cuba
Evgeny Morozov / Foreign Policy:
First thoughts on Tunisia and the role of the Internet
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Discussion: Prairie Weather
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Homeland Security's laptop seizures: Interview with Rep. Sanchez
Alix Spiegel / NPR:
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Discussion: Pajamas Media
Jesse Lee / White Blog:
Weekly Address: “Before We are Democrats or Republicans, We are Americans”
Discussion: Althouse, Politics Daily and CNN
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
‘How to be Civil’: The Finale!
Discussion: Prairie Weather