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Top Links: Gabby Giffords, Wayne LaPierre, Capitol Hill: Need we say more?

Top story: The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing testimony on future gun control legislation today --
 
Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords testified on Capitol Hill today. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords testified on Capitol Hill today.

Top story: The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing testimony on future gun control legislation today --

  • Watch mass shooting and former congresswoman Gabby Giffords moving testimony on Capitol Hill today:
  • Not all Democrats are convinced that the NRA has the cash ammo to make life miserable for wavering Democrats and Republicans. (Roll Call)
  • Your "totally bogus" GOP anti-gun control talking point of the(Fact Checker)
  • "Using rape as a reason for gun ownership has become an increasingly common for gun rights groups." (John Stanton)

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  • A list of the Republicans who were against immigration reform and now sound kind of, sort of, maybe for it. (The Fix)
  • R.I.P. Virginia's electoral college plan to "redistribute" the GOP to a 2016 presidential win. (The Virginian-Pilot)
  • Wonder why deep blue New Jersey may re-elect a Republican governor this year? Blame Jon Corzine. (Steve Kornacki)
  • That drop in GDP to end 2012? It’s “the best-looking contraction in U.S. GDP you’ll ever see.” (Real Time Economics)