Tucson, Arizona (CNN) — When President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had opened her eyes for the first time since being shot on Saturday, an overflow crowd of nearly 30,000 people at a memorial event erupted into cheers that the congresswoman may have heard in her hospital room.
PHOENIX – U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is breathing under her own power and generally “holding her own” in her third day of recovery from a near-fatal gunshot wound, doctors said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), a lawmaker who faced several threats during the heated health care debate, is calling on the country to ratchet down its heated political rhetoric and calling on lawmakers to speak out forcefully and condemn such comments.
Arizona– Even as they unite in grief, Democrats and Republicans are splintering over the role that violent political rhetoric – exemplified by Sarah Palin’s “crosshairs” list – played in Saturday’s shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
Arizona– Last night Keith Olbermann gave a ‘special comment’ on yesterday’s shooting in Arizona, connecting the violence in Arizona to the “ever-escalating, borderline-ecstatic invocation of violence in fact or in fantasy in our political discourse.”