Tag Archives: Gabrielle Giffords

Sarah Palin Sues New York Times For Defamation Over Editorial Linking Her To Shooting Of Gabrielle Giffords

CBS News reports: Former vice presidential nominee and Alaska governor Sarah Palin is accusing The New York Times of defamation over an editorial that linked one of her political action committee ads to the mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona Congressman Gabby Giffords. In the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday, Palin’s lawyers say the Times “violated the law ...

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SHOW SOME COURAGE: Gabby Giffords Rips Louie Gohmert For Ducking Townhalls Because She Was Shot

Raw Story reports: Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert has avoided holding a town hall with his constituents, citing in a recent statement, that he is choosing to avoid the matter because former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords “was shot at a public appearance” in 2011. Former Rep. Giffords responded to Gohmert on Thursday in a statement of her own, essentially telling lawmakers ...

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ARIZONA: Recall Campaign Launched Against Gay Hero Daniel Hernandez

Right Wing Watch reports: Daniel Hernandez Jr., the former intern credited with helping to save Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life when she was shot in 2011 and now an elected member of a Tucson-area school board, is facing a nasty recall election in which anonymous opponents are attacking him for being openly gay and for his advocacy on behalf of gun ...

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They Deserve A Vote

The (non-gay) highlight of last night’s speech.

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Former Rep. Gabby Giffords Speaks At Senate Gun Control Hearing

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Gabby Giffords To Battle NRA

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband have launched a new group and website to battle the gun lobby. From Americans For Responsible Solutions: Dear fellow American,  Two years ago, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head, killed six of my constituents, and wounded 12 others. Since that terrible day, America has seen 11 more mass shootings ...

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Seven Life Sentences For AZ’s Mass Killer

Jared Loughner, the man who shot Rep. Gabby Giffords in the head and killed six others, was sentenced in Arizona today. The facts in the case were never in doubt. Loughner was the only suspect. The key issue focused on whether he would avoid the death penalty because of his mental health. After the shooting, Loughner was diagnosed with schizophrenia ...

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Gabby Giffords Recites Pledge At DNC

You might want to grab a tissue first.

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ARIZONA: Openly Gay State Rep Declares Candidacy For Giffords’ U.S. House Seat

“Moving forward I believe the best thing that we can do is to honor her strength, and conviction, and her leadership, by getting somebody, quickly, because we don’t have much time, into that seat who is going to carry forward in the tradition of moderate, bipartisan, common sense governance that she did so well for Southern Arizona.” – Openly gay ...

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Giffords Resigns To Full U.S. House

Giffords’ resignation letter had to be read by an occasionally sobbing DNC head Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz. I watched this live this morning, you’ll probably need a tissue.

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Resigns

Heartbreaking.

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Photo Of The Day – Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Staffers of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords today posted new photos of the congresswoman. Giffords continues to improve, but reportedly has difficulty forming complete sentences. She faces more cranial surgery.

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Tucson Shooter Found Incompetent

Not very surprising. Jared Loughner is incompetent to stand trial, a federal judge decided today. A psychologist and psychiatrist both found Loughner unable to help in his own defense or understand the proceedings. Doctors say he is schizophrenic. U.S. District Judge Larry A. Burns said doctors report Loughner is unable to help with his defense because of his irrational distrust ...

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ARIZONA: Illegal Gun Sales Continue

Gothamist notes: “One investigator was able to pay cash for a .9 mm semiautomatic even after telling the seller he probably wouldn’t pass a background check. Instead of refusing the sale, as required by federal law, the gun peddler pockets the $500 and directs his shady customer toward the tent with the cheap ammunition.”

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NEW YORK CITY: Bloomberg Taps Daniel Hernandez For Gun Control Campaign

Arizona shooting hero Daniel Hernandez hustled up from last night’s State Of The Union address to join NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial gun control campaign. “It is my hope that President [Barack] Obama and Congress will work together right away to reform our gun background check system so that all records of dangerous people are in the system and all ...

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Utah GOP Rep Proposes Naming Browning Semi-Automatic The Official State Gun

Tea Party-backed GOP state Rep. Carl Wimmer wants the Browning semi-automatic to be named Utah’s official state gun. This model Browning is very similar to the gun used in Arizona’s massacre. The bill to make the Browning M1911 the official gun breezed through a committee hearing this week and is scheduled to be debated by the full House as early ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

This is the first tweet from Giffords’ account since the shooting and was surely made by a staffer, but it’s very nice nonetheless.

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Gay Hero Daniel Hernandez To Attend State Of The Union With Michelle Obama

Openly gay Arizona shooting hero Daniel Hernandez and his father will be seated with the First Lady at Tuesday’s State Of The Union address. “I’m both honored and excited to have the opportunity to travel to our nation’s Capitol for a once in a lifetime event. Also the chance to bring my father along for his first trip to Washington, ...

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AZ Rep. Trent Franks (R) Opposes Bill Banning High-Capacity Gun Clips

“People have tried to politicize this and make everything except the killer responsible.” Guns don’t kill people…etc etc.

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ARIZONA: Teabaggers Demand Recall Of Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik

Pima County, Arizona’s Sheriff Clarence Dupnik became a media sensation when he blamed Tea Party and GOP rhetoric for creating the violent atmosphere that may have led to the Tucson massacre. So rather than engage a bit of self-reflection, the teabaggers are calling for his head. Sheriff Dupnik, who has occupied his post since 1980, won re-election most recently in ...

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