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Obama agenda: Speaking of the rhetoric...

An Ultimate Fighting Champion fighter, Jacob Volkmann, got a visit from the Secret Service after he said he next wanted to fight President Obama. "Someone's got to knock some sense into that idiot," he said. "I just don't like what Barack is doing....I know the health care situation is not good, but he's making it worse."

Politico: [T]he shootings in Tucson on Saturday, which [Obama] has decried as a “national tragedy,” present a critical opportunity to a president at a crossroads, a chance for Obama to elevate the debased tenor of politics, much as President Bill Clinton attempted in the aftermath of the 1995 terrorist attack in Oklahoma City.”

The New York Times adds, "Mr. Obama was considering delivering a speech about the greater context surrounding the shooting, but advisers said it was premature to do so until Ms. Giffords’s condition stabilized and more became known about the gunman’s motives. The shooting could also become a theme of the State of the Union address."