Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
- Homepage: http://giffords.house.gov/
January 2012: "In an emotional moment, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat who was wounded in the Tucson shooting last year, returned for the speech before her imminent resignation from the House to concentrate on her recovery. Although the president is often criticized for his aloofness, he embraced Ms. Giffords for a long 10 seconds, rocking and almost seeming to be dancing with her."http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/us/politics/state-of-the-union-2012.html
January 2011: "Some on the left, meanwhile, continued to look for political links to Saturday's shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), noting that Giffords had been the subject of threats because of her support for President Obama's health-care overhaul and her opposition to Arizona's tough anti-illegal-immigration law."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/10/AR2011011007276.html
January 2011: "But after the fatal shooting of six that left Representative Gabrielle Giffords critically injured, Arizona has shifted from a place on the political fringe to symbol of a nation whose political discourse has lost its way."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/us/10arizona.html
March 2010: 'The front door to the Tucson district office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shattered. And Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), whose last-minute negotiations to bar federal funding of abortion helped secure the [health care-Ed.] bill's passage...'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/24/AR2010032402122.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Member of (past or present) Democratic Party / Democratic National Committee (DNC) Organization Mar 25, 2010 Member of (past or present) US House of Representatives Organization Mar 25, 2010
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jan 24, 2012 In Address, Obama Makes Pitch for Economic Fairness
QUOTE: President Obama pledged on Tuesday night to use government power to balance the scale between America’s rich and the rest of the public, trying to present an election-year choice between continued leadership toward an economy “built to last” and what he called irresponsible policies of the past that caused an economic collapse.
New York Times Jul 02, 2011 Some With Histories of Mental Illness Petition to Get Their Gun Rights Back
QUOTE: law passed by Congress after the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech that was actually meant to make it harder for people with mental illness to get guns. As a condition of its support for the measure, the National Rifle Association extracted a concession: the inclusion of a mechanism for restoring firearms rights to those who lost them for mental health reasons.
New York Times Jan 11, 2011 Tucson shootings don't quell debate over political rhetoric
QUOTE: Across the ideological spectrum, officials and activists agreed after Saturday's Tucson killings that it was time to soften the harsh edges of America's raucous national dialogue. But by Monday, a bitter debate had erupted over how to do it - and on whose terms.
Washington Post Jan 09, 2011 Shooting Casts a Harsh Spotlight on Arizona’s Unique Politics
QUOTE: While the individual components of Arizona are shared by other states, the mix of the state’s border proximity, rapid growth and dire fiscal circumstances have combined in the last few years into a riveting and sometimes chilling theater of fiscal, political and cultural tensions.
New York Times Mar 25, 2010 Lawmakers concerned as health-care overhaul foes resort to violence
QUOTE: The pitched battle over health care has unleashed a rash of vandalism and attacks directed at politicians, with at least 10 House Democrats reporting death threats or incidents of harassment or vandalism at their district offices over the past week.
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