President Barack Obama went to Tucson on January 12th to take part in the memorial service held at the University of Arizona at Tucson to express the nation’s solidarity with the citizens of Tucson and Arizona in paying tribute to the dead and wounded of Saturday’s massacre.

Far from being a tool of the Right, it appears as if Jared Loughner, the notorious mass murderer who killed six persons last week in Arizona, was schooled in a program hatched by that American terrorist par excellence, Bill Ayers. World Net Daily reports that Loughner was a student in one of Ayers' radical education projects. And the man who ran the program, WND adds, is "a former top communist activist who is an associate of Ayers."

The contentious debate over raising the debt ceiling continues to heat up as prominent politicians weigh in on the issue. The latest assertion comes from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who emphasized to Congress that it must increase the federal debt limit before it�s reached. The irony, of course, is that Harry Reid employed a very different stance on the issue just four years ago, under President George W. Bush.

At a Newseum event in Washington on January 12, someone asked Senate Judiciary Chair Patrick Leahy, “In the wake of [the mass shooting in Tucson] last weekend, do you think there should be more talk about gun control and do you foresee any legislative push for that on Capitol Hill?” Leahy responded, “There will be, but I don’t know if much will change it.”

Political organizations and advocacy groups around the country are curtailing or canceling their planned activities and advertisements in the wake of the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the killing of six people at an event in Tucson, Arizona, last Saturday.