The devastating news coming out of Connecticut makes the fights over Susan Rice or even the fiscal cliff seem small and unimportant.

As a father of two and a Connecticut native, the news coming out of my home state hits even harder.

We won't be posting anything else in this space for the rest of the day other than our "Afternoon Fix" roundup this evening. Go check out the Post's live-blog for the latest on the shooting. And pray for the families affected.

Here's President Obama on the shootings: