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  • Did DWS Prompt Giffords?

    09/07/2012 10:32:56 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 39 replies
    9/7/12 | Original buckeye
    Did anyone else hear Debbie Wasserman Schultz loudly say 'I' just before Giffords launched into her rousing Pledge of Allegiance last night?
  • Gabby Giffords

    09/06/2012 9:01:12 PM PDT · by WomBom · 17 replies
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  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the DNC (video at link)

    09/06/2012 7:33:16 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 27 replies
    The only good thing I got out of the DNC Convention. Politics aside, may God bless Gabrielle Giffords and her continued recovery.
  • Loughner pleads guilty to Arizona shooting

    08/07/2012 10:01:02 PM PDT · by Down South P.E. · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 8, 2012
    The suspect in a shooting that left a U.S. congresswoman wounded pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on the rampage that killed six other people. The plea spares Jared Lee Loughner the death penalty in an attack that gained worldwide attention. The plea came soon after a federal judge had found that months of forcibly medicating Loughner to treat his schizophrenia had made the 23-year-old college dropout competent to understand the gravity of the charges against him and assist in his defense. At one point, Judge Larry A. Burns asked Loughner if he understood the charges against him and what the...
  • Loughner pleads guilty to Ariz. shooting

    08/07/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 7, 2012 | ELLIOT SPAGAT and BOB CHRISTIE
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on a shooting rampage at a political gathering, killing six people and wounding his intended target, then-Congresswoman Gabriele Giffords, and 12 others. Loughner's plea spares him the death penalty and came soon after a federal judge found that months of forcibly medicating him to treat his schizophrenia had made the 23-year-old college dropout competent to understand the gravity of the charges and assist in his defense.
  • Loughner to Plead Guilty in Giffords Shooting, Official Says

    08/04/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT · by sitetest · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 4, 2012 | Evan Perez
    Jared Loughner, the young Tucson man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six people, is set to plead guilty Tuesday, an official familiar with the case said Saturday. A psychologist appointed by the court is expected to say at the hearing that he is competent to plead guilty, the official said. A previously scheduled status hearing has been changed to a change-of-plea hearing. In February, the psychologist said Mr. Loughner, a diagnosed schizophrenic, remained incompetent to stand trial. But she said at the time that the defendant was making progress toward competency, according to federal Judge Larry A....
  • Arizona: Ron Barber wins special election, Gabrielle Giffords' former seat

    06/13/2012 4:31:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    KPHO (CBS Affiliate) ^ | 06/13/2012 | By Lindsey Reiser
    TUCSON, AZ (CBS5/AP) - It's a race for Congress that the entire nation has been watching, and we now know who will fill Gabrielle Gifford's House seat. Ron Barber, who worked as Giffords' aid and was injured in the Tucson shooting, is the winner of the District 8 race. He has about 52 percent of the votes; 86 percent of precincts have turned in their results. This race determines who will be representing Tucson for the next six months in Washington, DC. Right now, Barber has more than a 7 percent lead over Jesse Kelly, who ran against Giffords in...
  • Arizona voters go to polls to fill Gabrielle Giffords’s seat in Congress (Late poll closings?)

    06/12/2012 6:12:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 6/12/12 | Aaron Blake
    Voters in Arizona were set to select a replacement for former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D) in a competitive special election on Tuesday, but late poll closings left the winner undetermined late Tuesday night.
  • Arizona special election: About Gabrielle Giffords or President Obama?

    06/12/2012 4:26:42 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 21 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/11/12 | Lourdes Medrano
    The special election Tuesday to fill the House seat vacated by shooting victim Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is overshadowed by the memory of the tragedy, but the Republican has tried to make it about Obama's policies. Tucson, Ariz. In a closely-watched race, Arizona voters on Tuesday will choose a candidate to complete the remainder of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s term in Congress nearly 18 months after a gunshot wound to the head, which forced her to resign in January. The names on the ballot will be Ron Barber as the Democrat and Jesse Kelly as the Republican. But perhaps the two more...
  • Race for Gabby Giffords’ Old Seat Shapes Up for Hard Fight

    06/10/2012 9:50:53 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 8, 2012 | Elizabeth Hartfield
    The race, which has been under way since April, is between Republican nominee Jesse Kelly, a former Marine who ran against Giffords in 2010, and Ron Barber, Giffords’ former district director. Barber himself was injured in the shooting outside the Safeway grocery store on Jan. 8, 2011. He was shot in the leg and the cheek. Giffords has not been very present in Barber’s campaign. She was featured on a mailer paid for by the Democratic Party of Arizona, and she will be campaigning for the candidate this weekend. However, regardless of Giffords level of involvement, the race was never...
  • PAC Behind GOP Candidate for Gabby Giffords Seat Shows Gun in Email Appeal

    06/08/2012 6:01:06 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | 7 June 2012 | Arnie Siepel
    — Updated at 12:46 pm ET with a statement from Jesse Kelly's campaign. See end of post. — A PAC supporting Jesse Kelly, a former Marine running to replace Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a special election on Tuesday, is using an image Kelly's campaign has avoided thus far — the candidate holding a gun. Kelly, a Republican, ran against Giffords, a Democrat, in 2010. Giffords resigned in January, just over a year after a shooting spree left six dead and the congresswoman critically wounded. Kelly's opponent this time is former Giffords aide Ron Barber, who was shot twice during the...
  • Giffords’s potential successor runs from Obama

    06/04/2012 10:05:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | June 4, 2012 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    When it comes to President Barack Obama and the special House election to succeed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, there’s the personal and then there’s the political. The personal: Days after bullets pierced his thigh and cheek in the shooting rampage last year that nearly took Giffords’s life, Ron Barber was paid a special bedside visit by the president and first lady Michelle Obama. But as Barber seeks the seat of his onetime boss in a June 12 special election, the Democrat is loath to mention Obama’s name let alone tout any bond they formed in the dark days after the shooting...
  • Ron Barber clarifies: he's for Obama

    05/24/2012 3:56:28 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | MAY 22, 2012 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Arizona special election candidate Ron Barber, who talked around a debate question about who he's supporting in the presidential race, released a statement clarifying that he's an Obama guy. Here's the statement from spokeswoman Jessica Schultz: Ron’s point last night was that the election on June 12 isn't about president Obama, or any other national figure--it's about who is going to do the best job fighting for middle class families in southern Arizona. While Ron does not agree with the President on everything, of course Ron has supported and will support President Obama in the election. His primary focus as...
  • Jesse Kelly picked as GOP candidate in Ariz.'s CD8

    04/18/2012 3:58:06 AM PDT · by CanadianYankee · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 18 April 2012 | WALTER BERRY
    Voters in southern Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday night chose Republican Jesse Kelly to face former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber in a special election to replace the wounded ex-congresswoman.........
  • Flags, Ships and Awards – the new lowered standards of honor in the US

    02/15/2012 3:59:18 PM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-15-12 | Mataharley
    If we are to gauge the level of respect and honor in our civil society, we need only look to those we - or our elected representatives - consider deserving of special hero worship. Some of these high honors include the flying of Old Glory at half-staff, the honor of having Naval vessels named for an individual, or perhaps being the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Considering several events of late, I can not help but think that the standards that our society deems iconic have hit some unacceptable lows. Three examples of late have had me shaking...
  • Former military brass ‘shocked,’ ‘angered’ over USS Gabrielle Giffords

    02/15/2012 8:47:49 AM PST · by servo1969 · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/14/2012 | Caroline May
    Retired Rear Admiral George Worthington, former commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, told The Daily Caller that there are many people more worthy of a ship bearing their name. “Here is the issue. There are a lot of dead Marines out there whose names could go on anything that appears to be an amphibious ship,” he said, explaining that a past recipient of the Medal of Honor, Dakota Meyer, might be a good candidate. Worthington added his email “inbox” has been filled with messages from military friends who are “shocked and angered” by the decision. “We think fallen Marines...
  • Navy names USS Gabrielle Giffords

    02/10/2012 12:18:59 PM PST · by ColdOne · 255 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/10/12 | Daniel Strauss and Jeremy Herb
    The Secretary of the Navy announced on Friday that a new littoral combat ship will be named after former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). The announcement comes the same day that President Obama signed the last piece of legislation sponsored by Giffords, a bill aimed at reducing drug trafficking along the American borders with Canada and Mexico. Giffords, who recently stepped down from office, was the target of a shooting rampage in early January 2011. “The name this ship bears and the story represented by that name will inspire all those who come in contact with her,” said Navy Secretary Ray...
  • Ron Barber, wounded in Tucson shooting, to run for Gabrielle Giffords’s House seat

    02/09/2012 10:42:33 AM PST · by crosshairs · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/09/12 | Rachel Weiner
    Ron Barber, an aide to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), will run for the House seat she just left. Barber, 66, was Giffords’ district director until she retired last month. He was shot twice, once in the face and once in the leg, in the massacre that left six dead and nearly killed his boss. “Our community needs someone who will put politics aside and solve problems for the people of Southern Arizona,” he said in a statement. “My commitment is to be honest with the people of this district and help restore civility to our public life.” The special...
  • Former Rep. Gabby Giffords could flip Arizona for Obama in presidential race

    02/02/2012 11:40:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2012 | Russell Berman
    President Obama is eyeing Arizona as one of the few Republican states he might flip in November, but to do that he might need the help of its brightest star: former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D). Whether Giffords will lend her considerable clout to the president’s reelection campaign remains an open — and exceedingly delicate — question.
  • To know what the president plans to say tonight, take a look at the guest list

    01/24/2012 2:32:24 PM PST · by Qbert · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JANUARY 24, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    All we need to know to know that tax reform will be a prominent part of the president’s speech tonight is that Warren Buffett’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek, will be in a box with the First Lady. Bosanek says she couldn’t sleep last night because she’s so excited — even though she knows she’ll have to wake up in time for a dawn flight tomorrow morning to be sure to report to work on time. Bosanek isn’t the only interesting guest on the list, though. The First Lady has also extended invitations to: Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs; outgoing Rep. Gabby Giffords’...