Gabrielle Giffords Articles

Biden: Gabby Giffords 'Was Shot and Mortally Wounded'

1:31 PM, Mar 21, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden incorrectly stated early today that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been "shot and mortally wounded":

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Axelrod to Fundraise for Dem Who Linked Giffords Shooting with Tea Party

9:15 AM, Sep 24, 2012

President Barack Obama's closest political adviser, David Axelrod, is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser later today for a Democratic candidate for Congress who linked the Tea Party with the shooting in Tucson that injured former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The Democrat that will be joined by Axelrod is former congressman Bill Foster who is running for a House seat in the Illinois.

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Why Did Prosecutors Cut a Deal with the Devil?

Jared Lee Loughner escapes the death penalty.
1:50 PM, Aug 09, 2012

Jared Lee Loughner, who killed six people and injured thirteen others (including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords) last year near Tucson, cut a deal yesterday: By agreeing to plead guilty to perpetrating the massacre, federal prosecutors in return spared the 23-year-old from the death penalty.

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Democrats Hold Giffords's House Seat

1:25 PM, Jun 13, 2012

Democrat Ron Barber defeated Republican Jesse Kelly yesterday in Arizona’s special election for the House seat formerly held by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Barber received 52 percent of the vote—to Kelly’s 45 percent—and will serve out the remainder of Giffords’s term, before coming up for reelection in November.

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Tussle in Tucson

A tight race for the Giffords seat.
Jun 11, 2012

The special election to fill the last six months of Gabrielle Giffords’s term in the Eighth Congressional District of Arizona is rapidly approaching. Although the race looks close, no one can say that the candidates are neck and neck. At 6’8”, Republican Jesse Kelly stands head and shoulders above most people—not just his opponent, former Giffords staffer Ron Barber.

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Death and Politics

On the use and abuse of grief as a partisan weapon.
Feb 28, 2011