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9:15 AM ET, December 17, 2012


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Washington Post:
President Obama's speech at prayer vigil for Newtown shooting victims (Full transcript)  —  Full transcript of President Obama's remarks at a Dec. 16 prayer vigil for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.  —  OBAMA: Thank you.  —  Thank you, Governor.
Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep Suggests Teachers Should Be Armed With Assault Rifles  —  A Republican Congressman suggested that had the teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary been armed with assault rifles, they could have prevented Friday's massacre and saved lives.  —  Appearing on a special Fox News Sunday dedicated …
Washington Post:
Newtown school shooter's mother collected guns, was loath to let people inside home
Alan Duke / CNN:
Remembering the victims  —  Editor's note: is listing …
Discussion: and Towleroad News #gay
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Connecticut school shooting reignites gun control debate
Discussion: Althouse and Politico
Schumer, Feinstein push changes on gun laws
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
Every Single Pro-Gun Rights Senator Declined To Appear On Meet The Press Today
Nikki Haley / CNN:
Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon  —  (CNN) - Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina will announce GOP Sen. Jim DeMint's successor at noon EST on Monday, her spokesman posted on Twitter. … DeMint announced earlier this month he would resign his from his Senate seat …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Post Politics
Associated Press:
Nikki Haley to announce Jim DeMint's successor  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is announcing a replacement for U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.  —  Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says Haley will make the announcement at noon Monday at the Statehouse.
Discussion: The Hill
Tim Brown / Freedom Outpost:
Liberals Call For Murder Of NRA President, Members & Repeal Of Second Amendment  —  When I wrote yesterday about the liberals coming out against guns, I had no idea just how some people would react.  What once would have been unthinkable to blast out into public seems to be becoming more normal via things like Twitter and Facebook.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dukakis seen as possible Senate replacement if Kerry tapped for State  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, may be headed back to the political spotlight as he's considered a likely interim replacement for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Detroit Free Press:
Top Republican official Ron Weiser's comments about Detroit on videotape are causing a stir  —  LANSING — The finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, who also was Michigan's former GOP chairman, was captured on video telling a tea party meeting that voters in Detroit get picked …
John Fund / National Review:
The Facts about Mass Shootings  —  A few things you won't hear about from the saturation coverage of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre:  —  Mass shootings are no more common than they have been in past decades, despite the impression given by the media.  —  In fact, the high point …
Washington Post:
Boehner offers to take debt limit off the table  —  House Speaker John A. Boehner has offered to push any fight over the federal debt limit off for a year, a concession that would deprive Republicans of leverage in the budget battle but is breathing new life into stalled talks over the year-end “fiscal cliff.”
Reuters:   White House won't accept new tax offer from Republican leader
Timothy Burke / Deadspin:
Tonight's Saturday Night Live Cold Open: The New York Children's Chorus Singing “Silent Night”  —  Given yesterday's devastating events in Connecticut, it seemed impossible for NBC to put together a Saturday Night Live cold open that could be seen in any way as appropriate for the mood.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and The Raw Story
Liza Long / Gawker:
I Am Adam Lanza's Mother  —  Three days before 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, then opened fire on a classroom full of Connecticut kindergartners, my 13-year-old son Michael (name changed) missed his bus because he was wearing the wrong color pants.
Richard Reeves / Guardian:
Coalition, act two: Liberal Democrats must step away from the Tories |  Richard Reeves  —  In 2013 Nick Clegg's party needs to establish a more assertive identity and win voters over for bold, new reasons  —  The coalition will be a play in two acts.  Act one had the parties acting largely in tandem …
Discussion: Telegraph, Spectator and BBC
December 16: Dannel Malloy, Michael Bloomberg, Dianne Feinstein, Bill Bennett, David Brooks, Randi Weingarten, Tom Ridge, Michael Eric Dyson, Pete Williams  —  Below:  —  MR. DAVID GREGORY: This morning, a special edition of MEET THE PRESS, the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Huffington Post
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