After a gunman dressed in body armor and a gas mask opened fire during a midnight screening of “The Dark Night Rises,” killing 12 and wounding 59, Obama and Romney offered soothing words…
and little else. Here are five things from a political week that ends on very tragic note. [
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The nation is responding to the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater just after midnight Friday, which left 12 dead and 59 wounded. A man wearing body armor and a gas mask went into a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" and opened fire on theater goers, killing 12 and wounding 59.
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1. David von Drehle reflects on the character of his hometown of Aurora, Colo.
Portrait of a Suburb: Aurora Gets on the Map — But Not the Way It WantedAurora has always been a town with a chip on its shoulder – something I say with love because it’s my hometown. It’s the biggest suburb i…
2. The flag atop the White House was lowered to half mast.
RT @JaredRizzi: Flag atop the White House just lowered to half mast for victims of the Colorado #theatershooting http://instagr.am/p/NUDEGSLK0z/Elsie Snuffin
3. President Obama said this is a ”reminder that life is fragile, our time is limited and precious.”
President Obama on Shootings in Colorado – C-SPAN Video LibraryPresident Obama commented on the movie theater shootings the previous evening in Aurora, Colorado. In what was to be a campaign stop, he …
4. Mitt Romney said: “This morning, Colorado lost youthful voices which would have brightened their homes, enriched their schools and brought joy to their families.”
GOP 12: Romney: "A few moments of evil in Colorado"Mitt Romney, in Bow, New Hampshire this afternoon, delivering remarks on the Colorado shooting.
5. On today’s
“To the Point”
we hear voices of witnesses and Gregg Lee Carter tells us that shootings with four or more victims happen about 24 times a year in the United States.
KCRW: Mass shooting in Colorado by KCRWCell phones recorded the sound of chaos as the man in the gas mask dropped what appeared to be tear gas and then opened fire in a movie t…