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Tucson Remembers Giffords Shooting

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — In the three years since she was severely injured in a mass shooting at a political event, Gabrielle Giffords made an impressive reco...

Mark Kelly Shoots Glock 9mm At Pots And Bottles While Gabby Giffords Looks On

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), is shown shooting a Glock 9mm handgun at planting pots and water bottles for target p...

Jennifer Bendery

Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Confront Jared Loughner At Sentencing: We Are 'Done Thinking About You' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time since she was shot in the head on Jan. 8, 2011, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) on Thursday laid eyes on her...

Suspected Arizona Gunman Called 'A Different Person'

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — With life behind bars now a certainty for Jared Lee Loughner, federal prison officials will have to determine just where to put ...

Loughner Listens To Psychologist

AP | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jared Loughner listened calmly and without expression while a court-appointed psychologist told a judge he was competent to plead gui...

Gunman Enters Plea On Arizona Shooting

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Jared Lee Loughner agreed Tuesday to spend the rest of his life in prison, accepting that he went on a deadly shooting rampage a...

Jennifer Bendery

Frank Antenori, GOP Candidate For Gabrielle Giffords' Seat, Lashes Out At Policeman | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican Arizona state senator running for the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) slammed a local police ...

Loughner Appeals Fall Flat

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX — A federal appeals court Monday denied a request by the Tucson shooting suspect's lawyers to halt their mentally ill client's forced me...

Judge Makes Key Decision In Loughner Trial

Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

By Joseph Schuman SAN DIEGO--A federal judge has granted prison doctors four more months to attempt to restore the mental competency of the man...

Tucson Shooting Survivor Says Gabrielle Giffords Makes Him 'Want To Vomit'

HuffPost Crime | David Moye | Posted 01.11.2012 | Crime

A year after the Tucson shootings that left six dead and 13 injured, one of the survivors has strong feelings about the incident and congresswoman and...

On Shooting Anniversary, Obama Praises Giffords

AP | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has called Gabrielle Giffords on the anniversary of the Arizona congresswoman's shooting and noted her "incredibl...

Giffords, Other Survivors To Commemorate Shooting

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, other survivors of the Tucson shooting rampage and numerous others will come together in the close-knit...

Giffords' 'Hero Intern' Starts New Career

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The former aide who rushed to help U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot last January is starting his own career in politic...

Arizona Gun Club Offering Controversial Christmas Photos

AP | By JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- These aren't exactly the photos you took with Santa as a kid. An Arizona gun club is offering a chance for children and their families to ...

Gabrielle Giffords Gets Her Voice Back

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will read aloud in the audio edition of her upcoming book, allowing many people to hear for themselves for the...

BEAUTIFUL SMILE: First Photos Of Gabrielle Giffords Released

AP | Posted 08.12.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX (Associated Press) -- The first photos of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot in the head in a mass shooting in Tucson about five month...

Lucia Graves

In Arizona, Survivor Of Virginia Tech Massacre Talks Gun Control: 'The Time For Thoughts And Prayers Is Over' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost two months after the shootings in Tucson, Ariz., Colin Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre, is speaking to Arizona students about...

Clinton, Bush Join Arizona's New Civil Discourse Institute

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Two former presidents – one Republican, the other a Democrat – will chair a new national institute to promote civili...

Gabrielle Giffords For Senate? Speculation Runs High For 2012 Race

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jeff Flake made it official this week. Four days after Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona said he would not stand for reelection in 2012, the six...

Judge Approves Moving Loughner Trial To Tucson

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX (Reuters) A federal judge has approved moving court proceedings to Tucson, Arizona from Phoenix for Jared Lee Loughner, the 22-year-old coll...

Surveillance Video Shows Gunman Shooting Gabrielle Giffords

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — John Roll was called a fair federal judge and a loving family man at his funeral. Now, some are also calling him a hero. Survei...

Jason Linkins

Obama's Tucson Speech Fails To Accommodate Cable News's Attention Span: The Mediagasm | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

2011-01-14-h.jpgIf you were a member of the 24-hour cable teevee media, all that can be said about the Way We Mourn Now is that it was such an awful inconvenience!

Sam Stein

Gibbs Noncommittal On Post-Shooting Gun Control Measures | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, briefing reporters for the first time since the Tucson shootings, was noncommittal when asked ...

Jared Loughner's Ex-Girlfriend Kelsey Hawkes Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kelsey Hawkes, an ex-girlfriend of suspected Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner, spoke out this morning on CBS's Early Show, saying the man the world ...

Obama Re-Introduces the Human Element to the Giffords Tragedy

Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Stein

It is when there is a human element to his presidency that Barack Obama tends to stand the tallest. And on Wednesday evening, as he spoke to 20,000-plus at a memorial service at the University of Arizona, there was, if nothing else, an emotional honesty to what he had to say. To a nation looking for clarity, Obama didn't pretend to have all the answers. There is, he noted, a tendency to demand "order" from "chaos," to try and "make sense out of that which seems senseless." Life doesn't always comply.