Flags will fly at half staff today as President Obama asks the nation to observe a moment of silence later this morning, in honor of the Arizona shooting victims.
Flags will fly at half staff today before a moment of silence at 11 a.m.
Members of Congress are fully aware they, too, are at risk of being targeted.
And now there's debate on whether the tone of politics may be leading to violence.
Congress will consider a resolution Wednesday honoring Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the victims in Arizona.
There will be no business or votes this week, including the much anticipated health care repeal, now put off as Congress considers whether extra security is needed at public events.
No word on whether capitol police plan to step up security here.
President Obama has postponed a trip to New York tomorrow to talk about the economy, saying this is time for the nation to come together in prayer or reflection.