TODAY IN POLITICS: Palin charges critics with ‘blood libel’
Congress Meets to Honor Victims of Shootings
Lawmakers to Discuss Security Issues
By ALEXANDER BURNS | 1/12/11 7:44 AM
The president will arrive in Arizona Wednesday to address a memorial gathering for the victims.
By MOLLY BALL | 1/12/11 8:00 AM
The GOP’s presidential hopefuls are faced with the delicate task of finding an appropriate response.
Brewer signs bill establishing buffer zone.
Also, Clinton calls for change in political climate.
By MIKE ALLEN | 1/12/11 7:45 AM
They will attend a security briefing today.
By SCOTT WONG | 1/12/11 8:16 AM
Democrats and Republicans unite to honor Gabrielle Giffords and commemorate those who were slain.
By MEREDITH SHINER | 1/12/11 6:53 AM
They find comfort in the public outpouring as they continue to work for the district’s constituents.
By DAVID CATANESE | 1/12/11 8:26 AM
The senator wonders whether all can “participate freely” in the democratic process there.
By SHIRA TOEPLITZ | 1/12/11 8:30 AM
Rep. Peter King is hoping to use the Tucson shooting to spark tougher gun control legislation.
By JAKE SHERMAN | 1/12/11 6:58 AM
By JUANA SUMMERS | 1/11/11 11:14 PM
He calls accused shooter “a disgrace to democracy” and advocates changes in federal gun policy.
Postings of a Troubled Mind – Berzon, Emshwiller & Guth, Wall Street Journal
Police Visited Killer’s Home Before Rampage – Becker & Johnson, NY Times
Massacre, Followed by Libel – Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post
Hate Speech in Arizona – Rev. Jesse Jackson, Huffington Post
A Phony Climate of Hate – David Harsanyi, Denver Post
Loughner’s Insanity Defense – Dahlia Lithwick, Slate
The Perils of Letting Lunatics Drive Public Policy – Jacob Sullum, Reason
How Do Brain Injuries Heal? – Michelle Bryner, Life’s Little Mysteries
In Book, Pawlenty Touts Achievements, Humility – Conroy & McPike, RCP
Payroll Tax Cut Will Create Jobs – Vice President Joe Biden, USA Today
Governor Brown’s Budget Plan: Pain Everywhere – Tim Rutten, LA Times
Obama Can’t Show Weakness on China – David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy
The Real Problem With China – David Leonhardt, New York Times
The Authoritarian Media – James Taranto, Wall Street Journal
When Congress Was Armed And Dangerous – Joanne Freeman, NY Times
Hateful Words Have Consequences – Joe Scarborough, Politico
Debate on ‘Tone’ Designed to Vilify Tea Party – Michael Moynihan, Reason
A Year Later, Haiti Still in Misery’s Grip – St. Petersburg Times
Too Soon for Lessons, Lectures From Arizona Shooting – The Oklahoman
Ending Illinois Death Penalty an Historic Moment – Chicago Sun-Times
Obama Insults the United Kingdom. Again – Investor’s Business Daily
By CHARLES POSTEL | 1/12/11 8:22 AM
Opinion: History shows political violence creates many unintended repercussions.
By JOE SCARBOROUGH | 1/12/11 6:30 AM
Opinion: People should ask political leaders and cable news cheerleaders to start showing restraint.
Arizona lawmakers have passed emergency legislation to outlaw picketing by an anti-”gay” church near the funeral for the nine-year-old girl who was killed during Saturday’s shooting in Tucson.
Second Amendment rights advocate Larry Pratt says the liberal media and Democratic politicians are trying to blame conservatives and talk radio for the recent shooting in Tucson, even though the shooter is likely “a man of the left.”
The new requirement by the U.S. House of Representatives that bills cite supporting portions of the Constitution is being described as somewhere between symbolic and meaningful.
The State Department has backed away from a suggestion that would have changed the “mother” and “father” titles in American passports to make them more “inclusive.”
A freshman member of the 112th Congress says the GOP-controlled House needs to stop playing the “what-if” game and move forward with the bill to repeal ObamaCare.
OneNewsNow talked with a young Haitian concerning the anniversary of a catastrophe that left Haiti forever changed.
Christian broadcaster Norm Nelson is taking part in a four-day crisis delegation that is looking into the violence against Iraqi Christians.
One congressman does not plan to vote “yes” on raising the debt ceiling, despite the fact that some of his fellow Republicans will likely do so.
As the new Congress is in the early stages of putting together an amendment to defend parental rights, one advocate of home education hopes it will keep the government from making more “poor decisions.”
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ordered that a home-schooled youngster attend a government-run school.
California’s former governor continues to come under fire for a controversial decision he made before leaving the job which involved granting a reduced prison term for the son of a former lawmaker.
A conservative political organization in encouraging pro-lifers to take action in ensuring that the next chairman of the Republican National Committee boldly promotes the right to life.
A leading tea party group activist’s call for a mainline Christian denomination to close down has provoked response from The Huffington Post and several liberal bloggers.
The Episcopal Church is bearing the brunt of the controversy stemming from the “wedding” of two clergy in Massachusetts.
An immigration reform organization thinks it is a good strategy for individual states to pass legislation that targets birthright citizenship.
A Christian police officer is defending the California Supreme Court’s recent decision to support authorities’ rights to search an arrested person’s cell phone.
A U.S. Senate Finance Committee member has asked a national accreditation organization for churches and other religious organizations to lead an independent national effort to review and provide input on major accountability and policy issues that affect such groups.
A Florida attorney says the misconduct complaint filed against him is a frivolous motion from a disgruntled opposing lawyer for his legal representation of a Christian who converted from Islam.
By MICHAEL KINSLEY | 1/11/11 4:47 PM
Opinion: Sure, NPR tilts to the left. But not the way Fox News tilts toward the right.
By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 1/12/11 7:21 AM
By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 1/12/11 5:26 AM
On Sarah PAC map: “I wouldn’t have done it.”
Few politicians are talking about tougher laws in the wake of the Tucson tragedy.
By JAKE SHERMAN | 1/11/11 11:22 AM
Back in Washington Tuesday, the House speaker plans to huddle with the sergeant at arms.
The president, the first lady, Holder, Napolitano and Kennedy will fly to a memorial service.
“Our political discourse would be elevated if she would just be quiet.” What’s your take?
A judge tossed the AP’s copyright suit against “HOPE” poster creator Shepard Fairey.
By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 1/12/11 9:38 AM
Fifty-three percent of Americans surveyed say they approve of how the president is doing his job.
By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 1/12/11 7:02 AM
She calls critics “dangerous and ignorant” for blaming the political right for the Arizona shooting.
By CAROL E. LEE | 1/12/11 6:29 AM
He will discuss anti-terrorism and the war.
By JOHN BRESNAHAN | 1/12/11 6:04 AM
His alums are populating the upper reaches of Republican leadership jobs in the House.
By JUANA SUMMERS | 1/12/11 9:49 AM
By DAN HIRSCHHORN | 1/12/11 6:25 AM
Survey shows his strength statewide and nationally.
By ALEX ISENSTADT | 1/12/11 8:52 AM
“We are going to have to prepare for a different kind of election,” he says in e-mail.
By ROBIN BRAVENDER | 1/12/11 5:24 AM
GOP has prioritized unraveling climate rules.
By DARREN GOODE | 1/12/11 8:13 AM
The president asks his staff to determine whether he can use executive orders to bypass Congress.
By JOHN MAGGS | 1/12/11 8:48 AM
Officials say they’re already losing traders to hedge funds in anticipation of the new regulations.
By JOHN MAGGS | 1/12/11 6:34 AM
Rep. Paul Ryan joins Sen. Kent Conrad in defending the Democratic CBO chief.
By JOSH GERSTEIN | 1/12/11 10:01 AM
Federal agents will assist police looking into the death of the former Hill staffer.
By JIM HARPER | 1/12/11 6:53 AM
Opinion: Republicans can use the Internet to do better than the president’s run at transparency.
By KEACH HAGEY | 1/12/11 6:04 AM
By FRANK FAHRENKOPF & JIM NICHOLSON | 1/12/11 7:14 AM
Opinion: In 2010, under the chairman’s leadership, the committee failed to meet its obligations.
By DAVID CATANESE | 1/12/11 5:31 AM
Ted Kennedy’s widow: “No elective office for me”
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- House Resolution Text Regarding Arizona Tragedy
The House of Representatives will call up a resolution today to honor the six people killed as well as those injured in the shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona. The resolution honors Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) who remains in critical condition following the massacre and will also recognize acts of heroism by first responders on the scene. The resolution is expected to be passed by unanimous consent.
Speaker Boehner (R-OH) will call up the resolution followed by remarks by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House leaders. Members are scheduled to break for a prayer service at 12:30pm and will return after the service to finish remarks.
At a medical update yesterday, doctors indicated that Rep. Giffords is breathing on her own. The breathing tube will remain in place though she is capable of breathing without assistance. Doctors also said that she is alert and responsive. An update on her condition is expected at noon today. More »
Political Boundaries to be Drawn
Updated 3 hr., 51 min. agoLast month. the U.S. Census Bureau unveiled the first official population numbers for the 2010 census. The population of the United States rose 9.7% percent since the 2000 census. Today, the Census department will release more census data, this time detailing redistricting data. More » | Robert Groves: C‑SPAN3 at 1pm ET
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I have no sympathy for what Loughner did. Nonetheless, as someone with a mild form of mental illness, I can speak from personal experience about how badly America deals with its mentally ill.
Still though, I can’t be the only one who, when constantly accused of fetishizing the Constitution, pictures a very old piece of parchment decked out in a black leather merry widow and stiletto-heeled boots, right?
Do mere words have the power to ignite acts such as Saturday’s shooting?
Making language or symbols that are perceived as “threatening” against the law is a bad idea.
Obama has temporarily jettisoned his liberal agenda for seemingly no agenda.
It is long past time for our media figures to pay attention to the “hate speech” prosecutions of our brethren in Denmark.
The left-wing jabs at the Palin piñata in the wake of a horrible tragedy ought to be enough to convince more Americans of the moral vacuity of the “progressive” community.
A question for the metaphysicians and cultural pathologists: just how low can former-economist Paul Krugman, hysteric-in-chief for the New York Times, go?
The status quo hands the president a Mideast defeat.
Let’s put our cards on the table and have a nice clean game.
by Ed Driscoll
A horrific shooting incident on Saturday has left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) critically wounded, Federal Judge John M. Roll and five others dead, and 11 others wounded. For Pajamas Media’s coverage of the incident, don’t miss:
- Ed Driscoll: Horrific: Arizona Congresswoman Shot, Federal Judge Killed
- Richard Fernandez on suspected gunman Jared Lee Loughner
- Zombie with Loughner’s video manifesto and a transcript
- Michael Ledeen on The MSM’s rush to judgement
- Driscoll on “Putting the Narrative Before the Horse”
- And continuous updates on Instapundit
Having lost legitimacy in the eyes of their own people, Iran’s leaders lash out at real and imagined enemies.
by Jazz Shaw
She can raise a ton of money and has national name recognition, but has no legislative record and carries a reputation as a bomb thrower.
by Ed Driscoll
The movie and music industries are both rapidly aging mediums with record low sales in 2010. Aging stars and contempt towards their audiences aren’t helping their woes.
Is it better to have a tired doctor, or no doctor at all?
by Rick Moran
Senator DeMint wants to play the game with a slight variation: load five chambers with bullets while leaving only one empty, and pull the trigger.
by Barry Rubin
Those who mock the Constitution have it backwards.
Americans oppose ObamaCare by huge margins.
Without quite realizing it, Western liberals have turned out the lights; they should rightly fear what lurks in the shadow.
The Republicans should welcome the fight. UPDATE: Link to the Democrats’ talking points added.
President Obama promised his administration would have an “unprecedented level of openness.” Perhaps the readers of PJM and the viewers of PJTV can lend a hand.
If my uncertainties about looming healthcare, Internet and environmental regulations are in any way typical, then a lot of working Americans are living with a staggering degree of uncertainty right now.
An outstanding new volume explains the sources of its success.
The mustache weighs in.
A strategy to advance freedom by keeping President Obama and his radical appointees on the defensive.
Laws protecting children may be in need of revision.
Who is really to blame for wrecking Greece, ruining California, subverting the climate change movement, and discrediting mega-deficit spending? (Update: Don’t miss Ed Driscoll and Richard Fernandez, for their takes on VDH’s latest post.)
by Myra Adams
It’s all in the math — and the numbers aren’t looking good for the GOP.
by AWR Hawkins
High gas prices don’t bother our president.
by Ed Driscoll
PJM Political sadly concludes its run, with a look back at the man of the year of 2010, and highlights from the show’s guests over the past three years.
Amazing predictions of major events that will almost certainly, probably, mostly occur in 2011 unless nothing happens.
Pace the unintentionally ironic USA Today headline quoted above, it is impossible to understand the politics of the Left without grasping that it is all about deniable intimidation.
Why are big-name American retailers putting money into the hands of the Iranian mullahs?
by David Solway
There is probably no one more qualified for the White House than Sarah Palin. But is she electable?
I can remember when 66 seemed almost venerable. It seems absurdly young now for the editor of the renowned Arts & Letters Daily website to have passed away this week.
by Ron Radosh
The second time as farce.
Model Student, Sports Star Suspended for Paring Knife Mix-Up (Updated: School Press Statement Added)
Zero tolerance common sense. UPDATE: School responds, I Google.
I believe that the president was born in Hawaii. But am I the only curious cat who thinks it’s rather odd for that state’s newly-elected governor, plus Chris Matthews of MSNBC, both liberal Democrats, to have just forced the “Birther” issue to rise again?
by Ryan Mauro
Brace yourself for a slick sensitivity roadshow.
Yet another study says biology may lurk in our political beliefs.
Roll back the government worker three-day weekend bonanza.
Why their comments on Michael Vick and school lunches make us queasy.
How did villains become heroes, global warming become “climate change,” and the most liberal senator become a “bipartisan” president?
An ex-Soviet immigrant goes Socratic on his liberal American critics.
by Ed Driscoll
A special Christmas-themed edition of PJTV’s Poliwood, featuring Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwynd. Plus the return of the prodigal blogger, Bill Whittle, to the virtual set of Trifecta. And Joe Hicks on the Pigford Settlement. Hosted by the VodkaPundit himself, Stephen Green.
by Ron Radosh
Kissinger to Soviet Jewry: Drop Dead.
Special undercover interviews of a Nazi officer, one of Himmler’s inner circle, who was at the trigger point of the Holocaust in 1941. This exclusive video is from the PJ Institute, the education and research arm of Pajamas Media and PJTV.
Domestic political considerations far outweighed any scientific basis for the Copenhagen Accord.
Trying to get to the bottom of this week’s events, with the aid of a Ouija board.
Is the reason liberals obsess about Sarah Palin their need to be dominated in a psycho-sexual way?
by Ed Driscoll
Congratulations to Jennifer Rubin, formerly of PJM, PJTV, Commentary and the Weekly Standard, now the WaPo’s newest blogger.
Pajamas Media makes it to five years old … with mistakes and some successes too.
by Ed Driscoll
England’s Green Police takes capital punishment for heretical thinking seriously.
by Ed Driscoll
Or even Nixonologist-style: a modern-day equivalent of Woodward and Bernstein would have lots of fun tying together all of the strange stories that have circulated recently from the former home of Ben Bradlee and Katharine Graham.
by Ed Driscoll
Radical Chic: The Next Generation. (Also see PJTV: J. Christian Adams: NAACP Lobbied Obama Administration to Dismiss New Black Panther Case.)
Saul Anuzis wants to alter the way we elect presidents by supporting the Soros-financed National Popular Vote movement.
The Basque terrorist group ETA promises to refrain from violence (while keeping its weapons) in exchange for negotiations.
by AWR Hawkins
A handgun is the best defense against criminal evil.
by Dan Miller
We have other tools available besides taking hard stances on the debt limit and repealing Obamacare in the House.
by Kim Zigfeld
The Russian opposition journalist — whom Obama has personally met — did not receive a word of support after his recent jailing for speaking against Putin.
The evidence shows that more regulations aren’t the answer.
Reflections on the source of our partisan divide.
by Moshe Dann
Don’t believe the hocus pocus demography.
Keeping tabs on America’s favorite topic.
Haiti: One Year Later
Updated 25 min. agoOn the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern will discuss what has happpend over the past year in aid to the victims.
More » | Red Cross CEO:c -span.org at 1pm ET
Updated 1 hr., 3 min. agoMoment of silence at the White House from Monday
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Tucson, Arizona today to attend a memorial service for the victims of this past weekend’s shooting. The President, along with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) and others will speak to an audience at the University of Arizona Tucson.
C‑SPAN’s coverage of the event will begin at 7pm ET with a simulcast of the KGUN, Tucson newscast.
On Saturday, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) along with 19 other victims were injured during a shooting outside of a Safeway supermarket in Tucson, Arizona. The suspect, Jared Lee Loughner, has been charged with attempting to assassinate a member of Congress, killing federal government employees and attempting to assassinate federal employees. More »