Giffords had history with Palin, Tea Party
January 8th, 2011
11:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Giffords had history with Palin, Tea Party

(CNN) – As of Saturday, Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' name appeared on a website titled "take back the 20" as part of a list originally issued by Sarah Palin of vulnerable House Democrats. A map on the site showed crosshairs over the contested Democratic districts.

Palin first posted the list in March 2010, naming 20 House members who voted for health care reform and represented districts that Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona won in the 2008 presidential election.
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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords • Sarah Palin
Dole back in hospital with fever
January 8th, 2011
09:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Dole back in hospital with fever

Washington (CNN) - Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole was in and out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center earlier this week because of an elevated temperature, but the former lawmaker disclosed Saturday that he has now been admitted to the hospital yet again after the fever returned.

In a written statement obtained by CNN, the 87-year-old Dole revealed that he was admitted to Walter Reed on Tuesday because of the initial fever.
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Dozens gather for Capitol Hill vigil
Vigil held in Washington Saturday night to honor the victims of the Arizona shooting
January 8th, 2011
08:35 PM ET
3 years ago

Dozens gather for Capitol Hill vigil

Washington (CNN) - Some knew Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, others just wanted an outlet for emotions they felt in the wake of the Arizona shooting rampage. In all, more than 50 marchers gathered on Capitol Hill Saturday night to honor the victims.

The group braved sub-freezing temperatures and gusty winds, marching to the Capitol and up the west steps to hold the vigil.
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Filed under: Arizona • Capitol Hill • Gabrielle Giffords
House action postponed next week
January 8th, 2011
08:31 PM ET
3 years ago

House action postponed next week

(CNN) - Following the shootings Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, all legislation on the House schedule for the coming week is postponed, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced in a statement.

Cantor said the decision was made by leaders of both political parties in the House so that "we can take whatever actions may be necessary in light of today's tragedy." The schedule change means the House will not vote next week on the repeal of health care reform.
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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords • House
Giffords staff member among those killed
January 8th, 2011
08:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Giffords staff member among those killed

(CNN) - Gabe Zimmerman, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' director of community outreach, was among those killed Saturday in the Arizona shooting, Giffords' Communications Director C.J. Karamargin told CNN.

Zimmerman was in Tucson with Giffords conducting a "Congress On Your Corner" event, which is an opportunity for constituents to meet their representatives.
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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
'All chaos broke loose,' says witness of Arizona shooting
January 8th, 2011
07:33 PM ET
3 years ago

'All chaos broke loose,' says witness of Arizona shooting

(CNN) - It was a day and an event like so many others - until it wasn't.

Six people were killed and 12 others wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, when a gunman opened fire in front of a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, Saturday morning, authorities said. The congresswoman had been hosting a meeting with constituents when the attack began.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Picture: Obama in Situation Room to discuss Arizona shooting
President Barack Obama takes part in a conference call in the Situation Room of the White House concerning the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson, AZ
January 8th, 2011
07:26 PM ET
A sampling of the Arizona shooting suspect's social-media postings
January 8th, 2011
07:16 PM ET
3 years ago

A sampling of the Arizona shooting suspect's social-media postings

(CNN) - Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in Saturday's shooting at a Democratic congresswoman's meeting with her constituents in Arizona, had a limited life on social-media sites, including YouTube and MySpace. Here's a sampling of some of the messages that CNN found on Loughner's pages:

MySpace

December 26, 2010:

I'm not going to change the mistakes, you don't know – funny! (I think the CIA watches my-space)

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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Leaders react to shootings in Arizona
January 8th, 2011
06:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Leaders react to shootings in Arizona

(CNN) - Many politicians and other national figures have issued statements on the shooting Saturday that killed several people, including U.S. District Court Chief Judge John Roll, and wounded 12 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, at a political event in Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday. Among them were:

President Barack Obama
"This morning, in an unspeakable tragedy, a number of Americans were shot in Tucson, Arizona, at a constituent meeting with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. And while we are continuing to receive information, we know that some have passed away, and that Representative Giffords is gravely wounded.
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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Federal judge among dead in Arizona shooting
January 8th, 2011
06:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Federal judge among dead in Arizona shooting

(CNN) - U.S. District Judge John Roll was one of six people killed Saturday in a shooting at an Arizona supermarket.

President Barack Obama confirmed Roll's death in a public statement hours after the shooting, saying Roll had served the legal system for almost 40 years.

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