FIRST TICKET: Obama heads to Tucson; Steve King smarting over immigration assignments

Rachel Rose Hartman
January 11, 2011

Welcome to First Ticket, a morning snapshot of the day's political news.

• Obama heads to Tucson, Ariz., today to attend a memorial in honor of those killed in Saturday's shooting. (Politics Daily)

• And the White House is planning how the president should deliver tomorrow's speech on the attack. (Washington Post)

• Arizona will challenge the Westboro Baptist Church's plans to picket the funerals of shooting victims. (TPMDC)

• The 8th District of Arizona has a long history of tension. (New York Times)

• Virginia creates a bipartisan redistricting commission. (The Virginian-Pilot)

• Several senators are pleased that Obama's watchdog for corruption in Afghanistan has stepped aside. (The Hill)

• Newly elected Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled $12 billion in cuts for California. (CNN Money)

• Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is mad at the new Speaker of the House for denying him an immigration chairmanship. (Hotline on Call)

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