(CNN) – Jill Thacker was dying for a cup of coffee when she recently ran into a 7-Eleven convenience store. To her pleasant surprise, the coffee was free - as long as she would commit to drinking it in either a red Mitt Romney cup or a blue Barack Obama cup.
"Which are you going to choose, Mom?" her son asked.
Houston (CNN) – Gabrielle Giffords watched an hour of television from her hospital bed, a development her husband Mark Kelly called "'exciting,' " said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a friend of Giffords who spoke to Kelly Tuesday.
"Last night or the night before she watched television - it was CNN in fact - and the fact that she was able to do that for about an hour, in terms of attention span, they were pretty excited about that," Wasserman said.