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Alan Grayson claims Sarah Palin ‘instigated’ Tucson massacre

Progressive firebrand and former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) recently declared that he held Sarah Palin responsible for stoking a dangerous political climate that led to the tragic shootings of twenty people in Arizona. “There has been a stream of violence and threats of violence by the right wing against Democrats,”…

No shift for US gun control after Tucson shooting

WASHINGTON — There has been no major shift in US public opinion about the role of guns in America after the shooting of a US member of congress in Arizona, according to a poll out Wednesday. A Pew Research Center poll showed that 49 percent of people polled say it…

Loughner indicted in Tucson shooting

TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – A federal grand jury in Arizona indicted Jared Lee Loughner on Wednesday for attempting to assassinate Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords and attempted murder of two of her staff members. Loughner, 22, is accused of going on a shooting spree outside a grocery store in Tucson on…

In wake of Tucson shootings, Palin sees worst poll numbers of her career

Even as most Americans said they did not believe Fox News employee Sarah Palin was in any way responsible for the recent mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, the former Alaska governor’s poll numbers have taken such a significant hit in recent months that they’ve finally reached the lowest point in…

FBI: Bomb placed at MLK Day parade was ‘domestic terrorism’

Device capable of inflicting ‘multiple casualties’ A bomb left in a backpack on the route of a Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane, Washington, has been described as being in the “realm of domestic terrorism” by the FBI. The bomb was found on bench Monday morning at the northeast…

No intention to move Arizona shooting trial: Justice Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – There are no plans to move from Arizona the trial venue of the suspect in the Tucson shooting that killed six and wounded 13 others including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday. After saturation media coverage of the event and federal judges in…

‘Be more careful’ with your words, Gingrich warns Palin

Newt Gingrich wants fellow Fox News employee Sarah Palin to think before she speaks. A Washington Post/ABC News poll (.pdf) showed that Palin’s approval had plummeted following her use of the term “blood libel” in the wake of shootings in Tucson, Arizona that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords…

Ron Paul: Gun control push after Tucson massacre is ‘despicable’

‘Guns and violence are a fact of life,’ Texas Rep. insists Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul assailed as “nonsensical” the recent attempts at stiffening gun control laws in the aftermath of the shooting rampage in Arizona that killed six and left thirteen injured In an op-ed for The Hill published…

Palin defends use of ‘blood libel’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US conservative celebrity Sarah Palin has defended her use of the term “blood libel” to accuse the media of blaming her supporters after the Arizona shooting spree. The use of the term in a video statement last week has drawn criticism from some Jewish leaders because it…

High marks for Obama’s handling of Arizona shooting

WASHINGTON — The vast majority of Americans approved of President Barack Obama’s handling of the Arizona shooting but were divided on the role political rhetoric played in the attack, a poll found Monday. The ABC News-Washington Post poll found that 78 percent approved of Obama’s call for a more civil…

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