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8:10 PM ET, January 16, 2011

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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.
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
ABC's This Week Airs Alleged Death Threat From Shooting Victim to Tea Party Leader  —  On Saturday, we reported that 63 year-old Tucson mass shooting victim Eric Fuller had been arrested for allegedly making a threatening comment to Tucson Tea Party co-chair Trent Humphries at the taping …
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
There's more evidence that the liberal media influenced Eric Fuller than there is that Palin influenced Jared Loughner  —  On the left-wing “Democracy Now” radio show Friday, Fuller, a survivor of the Tucson shooting, said the following: … This is indistinguishable from the sort of irresponsible …
ABCNEWS:
‘This Week’ Transcript: After the Tragedy
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
Don Surber:
I do not want civil discourse  —  For a decade, from the election of Bush 43 forward, the Left has lied and cheated as it tried to return to power.  Al Gore made a mockery out of the American electoral system by being a spoilsport over Florida, which Bush indeed won by 537 votes.
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Schumer to Obama: Close loophole that let Ariz. suspect buy a gun  —  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the Army should have notified the FBI of Loughner's rejection for “excessive drug use.”  —  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that he is penning a letter to President Obama asking …
Discussion: The Note and JammieWearingFool
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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 …
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.
Hamil Harris / Washington Post:
Obama family attends church services at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in D.C.  —  Credit: Hamil Harris, The Washington Post  —  Updated 1:59 p.m.:  —  Last year President Obama stood in the pulpit and delivered a five-page address on Martin Luther King, but after a week in which he attempted …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and The Page
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
House panel wants Homeland Security documents  —  WASHINGTON - A House committee has asked the Homeland Security Department to provide documents about an agency policy that required political appointees to review many Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a letter obtained Sunday by The Associated Press.
Discussion: The Hill and Weasel Zippers
Andrew Browne / Wall Street Journal:
Hu Highlights Need for U.S.-China Cooperation, Questions Dollar  —  BEIJING—Chinese President Hu Jintao emphasized the need for cooperation with the U.S. in areas from new energy to space ahead of his visit to Washington this week, but he called the present U.S. dollar-dominated currency system a …
Discussion: Clusterstock and The Hill
New York Post:
Topics  —  HEAR!  HEAR!  Spot ON!  —  DarthVader  —  It's amazing how you seem to be able to focus on the “left leaning media” yet totally ignore the brain trust at Fox News who go on the air (each and every one of them) pusching an uncorraboated story that the president's trip to India would cost the taxpayers over $2M/day.
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Rendell calls for ‘early detection system’ for mentally ill  —  Two high-profile politicians today called for sweeping reforms to the nation's mental health system that would prevent individuals deemed ill from legally purchasing firearms.  —  Had numerous concerns about alleged gunman Jared …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
 
 
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Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Lawmakers call for hearings, help for the mentally ill after Giffords shooting
Discussion: CNN
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Arutz Sheva:
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Ed Vulliamy / Guardian:
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Thomas H. Maugh II / Los Angeles Times:
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