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12:00 PM ET, January 16, 2011

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KGUN-TV:
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 …
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
No One Listened to Gabrielle Giffords  —  OF the many truths in President Obama's powerful Tucson speech, none was more indisputable than his statement that no one can know what is in a killer's mind.  So why have we spent so much time debating exactly that?  —  The answer is classic American denial.
Associated Press:
Tucson victim arrested for threat  —  TUCSON, Ariz. — In an unexpected twist to the Arizona shootings, a man wounded in the attack was arrested and taken for a psychiatric exam after an outburst at a town hall meeting, during which he took a picture of a tea party leader and yelled “you're dead,” authorities say.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Gothamist
Doug Powers / Michelle Malkin:
Tucson Shooting Victim Charged for Death Threat to Tea Party Leader
Myglesias / Yglesias:
A Public Option for Banking  —  Chase says that unless it goes unregulated, the poor will suffer: … Read on for why this is false (and see also Felix Salmon) but note as well that if you're concerned about poor people not having bank accounts there are a number of more straightforward ways …
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
10,000 GMAC Foreclosures Stopped in Maryland  —  (Photo Illustration: Lance Page/truthout; Adapted From: woodleywonderworks/Flickr)  —  In a major ruling Friday, a coalition of nonprofit defense lawyers and consumer protection advocates in Maryland successfully got over 10,000 foreclosure cases managed …
Discussion: Eschaton and Foreclosureblues
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Rethinking Obama's political performance in Tucson  —  Pundits and politicians alike praised President Obama's speech at the Tucson memorial service last Wednesday.  “A wonderful speech,” wrote the New York Times' David Brooks.  “A magnificent performance,” wrote National Review's Rich Lowry.
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Mark Rudd / Washington Post:
An ex-Weather Underground radical on the Tucson shootings and political violence
Discussion: Pajamas Media and The Mahablog
Diane / cab drollery:
Help Needed  —  I find myself in deep financial trouble.  My hours have been cut once again, which means I'm done, ruined, forked, at least for the short term while I try to find another source of income.  It appears, given the current job market and my age, that the other source will have to be early Social Security.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
David Gibson / Politics Daily:
Is the Black Church Dead?  Debate Flares Among African-American Christians … LITHONIA, Ga. — Under a sparkling blue sky, thousands of worshipers in cars and SUVs streamed into the mall-like parking lots at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a sprawling campus just off I-20 in this suburb of Atlanta.
Annie Groer / Politics Daily:
Michael Reagan Rips Half-Brother Ron Over Book and Alzheimer's Claim … Michael Reagan blasted as “falsehoods and lies and conspiracy theories to sell books,” the suggestion by half-brother Ron Reagan that their father may have had Alzheimer's disease while still in the White House.
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James Hohmann / The Politico:
Michael Reagan calls brother an ‘embarrassment’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Hamil Harris / Washington Post:
Obama attends church services in D.C. on Sunday  —  Credit: Hamil Harris, The Washington Post  —  Updated 9:25 a.m.:  —  Metroplian AME was filled with people who are waiting to see the Obama family.  —  “We have been waiting to see this for two years,” said one church member as he passed through a line of metal detectors.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and The Page
Tyler Durden / zero hedge:
Guest Post: How Many Senators Does It Take To Screw A Taxpayer?  —  How Many Senators Does It Take To Screw A Taxpayer? … - Ron Paul  —  When bipartisanship breaks out in Washington DC, check to make sure your wallet is still in your pocket.  Every time you fill up your car this winter …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Allan Hall / Daily Mail:
EU sends out £4.4m diaries to schools which list Muslim, Chinese and Hindu holidays... but miss out Christmas and Easter  —  The European Union has sent millions of diaries to schools which list the dates of Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Chinese festivals - but omit any mention of Christian celebrations.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and theblogprof
 
 
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Thomas H. Maugh II / Los Angeles Times:
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Speaking at the memorial service in Tucson, Ariz., President Obama …
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