HUFFPOST HILL – Capitol Police Slow To Help Grijlava

With the Verizon-serviced iPhone barely numbing the pain, Americans struggled to cope with this grim news cycle. Bernie Sanders and the Tea Party Express were able to keep it together just long enough to ask for campaign cash. Peter King unv…

With the Verizon-serviced iPhone barely numbing the pain, Americans struggled to cope with this grim news cycle. Bernie Sanders and the Tea Party Express were able to keep it together just long enough to ask for campaign cash. Peter King unveiled a bold gun control bill but still thinks uncooperative Muslim extremists are the only real domestic threat. And Byron Dorgan and Bob Bennett are fleeing the Capitol altogether to get away from the damaging vitriol…and to advise corporate clients on how best to siphon appropriation dollars. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Tuesday, January 11th, 2011:

GIFFORDS UPDATE: OFF THE RESPIRATOR – “Doctors treating Gabrielle Giffords report that the congresswoman is now breathing on her own. At a press conference at Tucson’s University Medical Center, Dr. Peter Rhee said Tuesday that the Giffords is ‘progressing as expected’ with ‘no issues or problems,’ although neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Lemole stressed that her condition remains very serious. ‘She has no right to look this good, and she does,’ Lemole said. ‘We’re hopeful.’ Giffords is expected to remain in the intensive care unit for another week.” [HuffPost’s Liveblog]

Bill Clinton in an interview set to air on BBC World News tonight: “On the 15th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City incident, in April, I wrote an essay in which I said I could see this level of anger rising as it did once before when I was elected, and that no one intends to do anything that encourages this sort of behaviour — and I think it’s wrong for anyone to suggest it. But we cannot be unaware of the fact that, particularly with the internet, there’s this huge echo-chamber out there, and anything any of us says falls on the unhinged and the hinged alike, and we just have to be sensitive to it.”

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