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Missouri Lawmakers Find Crosshairs on Doors

Five Democrats and one Republican were targets

(Newser) - Barely a year after Gabrielle Giffords was shot after a controversial ad showed rifle crosshairs over her district and those of other Democrats in Congress, five Democratic Missouri state senators and one Republican member of the state House found similar images on their office doors, reports the Columbia Daily Tribune... More »

Death Threats Against Palin Hit New High

Threat cycle spirals as rhetoric rises

(Newser) - Death threats against Sarah Palin have hit an unprecedented high in the wake of the shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and have so unnerved the former Alaska governor and her staff that they're consulting with private security representatives to beef up protection, reports ABC News . Aides provided no other... More »

Sarah Palin Swings at Media's 'Blood Libel'

Shares first extended comments on the tragedy

(Newser) - Sarah Palin called it "incomprehensible why a single, evil man took the lives of peaceful citizens that day" in her first extended statement about the Arizona shootings—and then moved from addressing the tragedy to addressing the blame game surrounding it. "Within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists... More »

Palin's 2012 Odds Plummet After Arizona Shooting

Debate doing serious harm to Alaskan's image

(Newser) - After the weekend shooting in Arizona, fewer people are betting on Sarah Palin 2012. The odds of the Alaskan becoming the Republican nominee plunged on betting site InTrade soon after the shooting, the Huffington Post reports. Analysts say that while no direct link has been made between the shooter and... More »

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