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Gabrielle Giffords paid an emotional visit this afternoon to Newtown, Connecticut, as the former Congressman tragically has something in common with this scarred area.
Giffords, of course, was shot in the head two years ago outside Tucson in an incident that claimed five people.
The brave politician was accompanied by husband Mark Kelly and reportedly met first selectman Pat Llodra, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.
“Our horrible event of Dec. 14 has some of those same tragic elements as experienced in the Tucson event that so harmed Ms. Giffords and took theMore >
In a new interview, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords documents her story of untold strength and resilience after surviving an assassination attempt back in January.
Giffords was shot in the head at an event in her native Arizona and nearly died.
In addition to her recovery, Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, opened up about her new book Gabby: A Story of Hope and Courage, to ABC.
If you don’t mind getting teary-eyed at your desk at work, watch the preview below, which features footage of Giffords’ inspirational and painful road back.
Watch these clips of the Congresswoman, herMore >
It’s the one thing on which voters and politicians from both sides of the aisle can agree: few events this year were more moving than the return of Gabrielle Giffords to Congress last week.
Now, the owners of the Arizona grocery store in front of which Giffords and voters gathered prior to the tragic shooting that left multiple people dead and the Congresswoman hospitalized say they plan on honoring the victims with a monument.
Sources tell TMZ the folks behind the Safeway in Casas Adobes hope to plant a trio of flagpoles at the spot of the January 8 shooting: one displaying the U.S.More >
The path of Gabrielle Giffords has taken her from Congresswoman… to inspiring gun shot victim… to author.
The politician, who was released from the hospital last week, will team with husband Mark Kelly to pen a memoir that chronicles their lives since Giffords was shot in the head by a mad men in January.
Kelly, who is retiring from the U.S. Navy and NASA, told The Associated Press of the book: “We decided it was the right thing to do to put our words and our voices on paper and tell our story from our point of view… Gabby and I are forever grateful for the heartfelt support we’veMore >
Gabrielle Giffords has taken a major step on her path to a full recovery.
The Arizona Congresswoman, who was shot in the head by a crazed gunman in January, was released from a hospital in Houston yesterday. She will soon begin outpatient care.
“We are very excited that she has reached the next phase of her rehabilitation,” said Dr. Gerard Francisco, the hospital’s chief medical officer, who will continue to supervise Giffords.
“Gabby gives her all to everything she does, and that’sMore >
We have an update on wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and it’s nothing but good news:
The Arizona politician, who was one of several victims of a January shooting spree, is recovering at TIRR Memorial Hermann rehabilitation hospital in Houston and has recently regained the ability to speak.
“It’s very good news,” spokesman C.J. Karamargin tells CNN, adding that Giffords asked for a piece of toast this week.
Why that facility?
“The reason for choosing this rehab facility is because of their track record,” Karamargin said. “They are doing a fabulous job and working with herMore >
For the second time since he allegedly shot 19 people, killing six, Jared Lee Loughner appeared inside a courtroom today. He pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to kill Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and two of her aides.
At the moment, the 22-year old faces federal charges of trying to assassinate Giffords and this pair of government officials. He will later face state charges that center on the other victims.
Loughner entered a Phoenix courthouse wearing an orange jumpsuit and glasses. His hair has grown out slightly since his sinister mug shot was snapped two weeksMore >
The status of Gabrielle Giffords continues to improve.
In the latest encouraging news about the Arizona Congresswoman, doctors plan on moving her to a rehab center in Houston in the very near future. This follows yesterday’s significant step, as doctors took Giffords outside for the first time since the January 8 shooting.
“I saw the biggest smile she could gather,” trauma surgeon Peter Rhee said of the politician’s reaction to the hospital’s roof deck. “We are very happy to have her enjoying the sunshine of Arizona.”
Among recent improvements made by Giffords:
- She successfully used an
In a new video, Sarah Palin has decried the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, along with the finger-pointing she believes has made her a scapegoat of sorts.
Slamming critics who say she bears blame, she says “We must reject the idea that [when] a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker.”
Check out her full video response here and comment below:
Sarah drew criticism after it was discovered that Rep. Giffords was targeted in Palin’s crosshairs map of GOP takeover opportunities released last fall.
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Incredibly, and depressingly, it’s possible that Jared Lee Loughner is not the most twisted individual associated with the deaths of six people in Arizona over the weekend.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church – an organization that has protested Adam Lambert and Justin Bieber in the past, while picketing Elizbaeth Edwards’ funeral last month – plan to cause a scene at the funerals of those killed in Loughner’s January 8 shooting spree.
As evidenced by their sign below, these creatons believe the deaths are punishment from God because the nation has taken action against the church. It’sMore >
With his arsenal of YouTube videos, Jared Lee Loughner has already given us a frightening look into his psyche.
Now, the public has received another look at the 22-year old accused of opening fire in an Arizona supermarket parking lot on Saturday, severely wounding Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killing six onlookers.
It’s his mug shot, and it’s equally disturbing.
Loughner, who appeared briefly before a judge today, faces five federal charges: one count of attempted assassination of a member of Congress, two counts of killing an employee of the United States and two counts ofMore >
It turns out that Sarah Palin’s controversial list of “targets” in the 2010 elections, which included U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, is still on Facebook.
Giffords was shot over the weekend and is in critical condition.
No one thinks Palin was responsible or even indirectly to blame for the act of lunacy committed by Jared Loughner, but she been getting flack for her fiery rhetoric and apparent gun imagery in the wake of the shooting. Her response?
A Palin staffer defended the above graphic, saying, “We never ever, ever intended it to be gun sights … It was simply crosshairsMore >
Gwyneth Paltrow and Sophia Bush Reveal Connections to Gabrielle Giffords Shooting, Offer Condolences
For a pair of actresses, Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tuscon was extra personal.
Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Sophia Bush had connections to victims of the incident, as the Country Strong actress is actually cousins with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, although the two have never met.
“Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting congresswoman Giffords, my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family as well as the other victims of this horrible act of senseless violence,” Paltrow told Entertainment Tonight.
Tweeted the One Tree Hill star, who the second cousin of Christina Green,More >