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Obama Giffords

Amanda Terkel

Obama Hugs Gabby Giffords At State Of The Union | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

As President Barack Obama made his way through the crowd of lawmakers in the House gallery for the State of the Union address Tuesday, he stopped and ...

Obama Praises Giffords, Calls Recovery 'A Genuine Miracle'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has an "incredible spirit," and calls her ongoing recovery from a gunshot to...

What a Tragedy Can Call Us to Do

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

As Gabrielle Giffords opens her eyes, I pray that this will become a moment when we all open our own.

Obama's Finest Moment

Richard Geldard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Geldard

As one who has lost a daughter in her prime of life, I know how hopeless Christina's parents feel in their loss. What President Obama offered was to give Christina's young life a focal point for the whole country.

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.

Howard Fineman

Tucson Tragedy: What Obama Can Learn From Oklahoma City | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The deaths in Tucson are not about politics in the narrow sense, ideology or party. From what we know, Jared Loughner's acts were those of a madman divorced from reality, let alone from public debate. But that doesn't make Tucson politically meaningless.