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Pelosi Thinks Giffords Will Return To Congress

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Rep. Nancy Pelosi on "The Situation Room" if Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in an assasination attempt ear...

When Generosity, Love, and Kindness are Public Policy, the Violence We Saw in Arizona will Dramatically Diminish

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Several of the people who knew Jared Loughner said that they knew that he was acting weird and felt the need to stay away from him. A community college ousted him. No one thought to organize a group of people to reach out to him.

The President's Speech: How Obama's Body Language Defies His Message

Judith Parker Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Parker Harris

Barack Obama struggled in Arizona with his speech impediment, while using words to comfort and strengthen a nation torn by violence, anger and bi-partisanship. And yes, I said speech impediment.

Lucia Graves

Guns In U.S. Politics: 10 Recent Examples

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the Saturday shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Rep. Peter King (D-N.Y) announced he will introduce legislation to make it illegal to bring a g...

Could Social Media Have Helped Prevent the Arizona Shootings?

Andrew Wallenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Andrew Wallenstein

Social media can be an environment where quick intervention can be the difference between life or death. And it doesn't have to come down to some kind of internet-based algorithm, either.

President Obama in Tucson: Yes, He (Still) Can

Eddie Reeves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eddie Reeves

At a time when we seem at greatest peril of ripping ourselves irreparably asunder, Barack Obama's deft rhetorical genius pulled us together yesterday in a way that perfectly symbolizes what the promise of America is all about.

Lucia Graves

Black GOP Official Resigns Citing Arizona Tea Party Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updated: The sole black Republican Party district chairman in Arizona resigned from his post in the wake of Saturday's shooting, citing threats from t...

Tucson: In the Blame Game, We All Lose

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

A mentally unbalanced person took a gun and opened fire on a "town hall" gathering in Tucson, AZ one sunny January weekend at the beginning of 2011. H...

Howard Fineman

With 'Blood Libel,' The 2012 Campaign Has Begun

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Palin has just proven again that she has only one gear -- forward -- and only one mode -- attack. The 2012 presidential campaign has begun, not in Iowa or New Hampshire, but in the bloody streets of Tucson.

World Media Reacts to Giffords Shooting: U.S. Gun Laws Are Nuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

While the shootings in Tucson continue to inflame the debate over violent rhetoric in American politics, the international media's reaction to the tra...

Conservative Explains How To "Fix" Arizona and America (VIDEO)

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

When the economy is strong, conservatives want to cut taxes for the rich. When the economy is weak, conservatives want to cut taxes for the rich. Wh...

Ryan Grim

Leading Republican To Introduce Strict Gun Control Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for updates. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, is planning to introduce legislation that would make it illegal to bring a gun ...

How Gabrielle Giffords Survived (VIDEO)

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The statistics are bleak: Ninety percent of gunshot wounds to the head result in death -- two-thirds of the time before the victim ever reaches a hosp...

Heroism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama is right: It is important to focus on the extraordinary courage shown on the day of the shooting rampage. Because while you can train for what to do in an emergency, you cannot train someone to be heroic.

Elise Foley

Heroic Giffords Intern Could Be Asked For Papers Under Arizona Immigration Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When a gunman attacked Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and others on Saturday, 20-year-old intern Daniel Hernandez ran toward the shot...

Jason Linkins

Jan Brewer Leads Standing Ovation For Daniel Hernandez

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Moments ago, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer spoke out in support of "extraordinary Arizonans who responded with professionalism and saved lives" during this ...

After Arizona, Reconsidering the Second Amendment

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Politics is more than a game, and that fine-sounding theories about "the blood of tyrants" can manifest as "the blood of nine-year-old girls" when troubled people take them too seriously.

Student Who Aided Gabrielle Giffords Says He's Not A Hero

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The University of Arizona student who came to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's aid after she was shot in the head Saturday says he's not a hero. "I don't th...

Lucia Graves

7 Big Events In The Federal Gun Control Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deadly shooting at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's political event in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday is re-energizing gun control advocates. But Paul Helmke,...

Understanding The Arizona Shooter From The Inside Out

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

From listening to many suicidal and rageful/violent people and hearing information similar to what we are beginning to learn about Loughner, I believe that four factors may have contributed to his actions.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords And Gwyneth Paltrow Cousins: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

PREVIOUSLY: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shot Saturday, allegedly by 22-year old Jared Lee Loughner, is cousins with actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Roger Fried...

Tea Party Nation Founder: Arizona Shooter 'A Liberal Lunatic,' We Must 'Push Back'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips described Jared Loughner -- the suspected perpetrator of a fatal shooting in Arizona on Saturday -- as a "lib...

Tucson Demonstrates It Is Time for Real Change

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Harber

A new way to communicate? It is time for a change -- and while it needs to be led by both parties, the real responsibility lies with every individual...

Arizona Shooting 911 Call: 'I Do Believe Gabby Giffords Was Hit' (AUDIO)

AP/The Huffington Post | TERRY TANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A 911 caller witnessing the mass shooting outside a grocery store in Tucson describes a frantic scene and says, "I do believe Gabby G...

Jared Loughner Faces Murder Charges Following Arizona Shooting

AP/The Huffington Post | PAULINE ARRILLAGA and AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Federal prosecutors charged the suspect in shooting of Arizona congresswoman with attempted assassination and four other charges. J...