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July 20, 2012


A Break from Politics Today?

First Read: "The tragic shooting in Colorado means that politics and the Obama-vs.-Romney presidential race will take a back seat today -- and probably throughout the weekend... For now, the Romney campaign says the candidate's schedule will go on. As for the president, his first public event is scheduled for later this morning where he's likely to speak about the tragedy for the first time on camera."

Obama statement: "Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time... As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family."

Romney statement: "We are praying for the families and loved ones of the victims during this time of deep shock and immense grief. We expect that the person responsible for this terrible crime will be quickly brought to justice."

Update: Politico reports the Obama campaign has pulled down it's negative ads through the weekend. The Romney campaign quickly followed.














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