Category Archives: Gabrielle Giffords

Profiles in cowardice? Or, why can’t we have gun reform? (Includes Gabby Giffords’ column and mine)

In the wake of the failed vote to break a GOP filibuster on gun reform on Wednesday, a lot of people are feeling depressed, but even more are getting angry (including President Obama.) on that score, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ … Continue reading

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The good news: Gabby Giffords makes appearance on House floor

The one warm note in the debt ceiling vote today.

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Or… you could just throw a cocktail party

So … House Speaker John Boehner said “thanks, but no thanks” to a ride on Air Force One to the Arizona victims’ memorial. But he did have a really good reason for skipping the event…

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(Video and full text) President Obama’s remarks at the victims’ memorial in Tucson, Arizona

President Barack Obama on Wednesday addressed the nation at a memorial for the victims of the Arizona shooting last Saturday. A greying Obama spoke as a national leader, healer, and as a father of young children himself, in a moving … Continue reading

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**UPDATED: Sarah Palin tapes faux presidential speech, accuses her critics of ‘blood libel’ (then takes the video down)

UPDATE: Amid harsh criticism for her choice of words, including the damning charge by Jim Clyburn that she’s “intellectually unable to understand” what she did, Sarah Palin has taken down the “blood libel” video. Hm… Below is the link to … Continue reading

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Arizona update: the face of madness, Obamas to AZ, Giffords fighting

The president and first lady will travel to Arizona on Wednesday, causing more than a few Americans to hold their breath. Gabrielle Giffords continues her remarkable fight for life, and incredibly, is experiencing no brain swelling at the moment, which … Continue reading

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Andrew Sullivan: ‘the forces of Palin must be defeated’

An important post this morning by Andrew Sullivan, who yesterday took Howard Kurtz to task for his (and frankly, CNN’s) ridiculous “both sides” free pass to the radical right. In the current post, Sullivan breaks down the substantive differences between … Continue reading

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Arizona latest: the victims, the heroes, and a Gifford update

The horrifying picture of what happened outside a Safeway supermarket in Arizona continue to unfold, including a fuller picture of who died, and more about the gunman.

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