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Gabby speaks: Diane Sawyer previews first Giffords interview

In this preview clip, embedded via ABC News, Diane Sawyer talks about her upcoming special interview with Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly. In it, we see footage of Giffords as a young teenager, performing in a school play, as well as photos of the Congresswoman before…

Gabrielle Giffords honors astronaut husband

WASHINGTON — US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head earlier this year, honored her NASA astronaut husband Mark Kelly Thursday, at his White House naval retirement ceremony. Captain Kelly, who commanded one of the final space shuttle missions months after his wife was assaulted by a lone…

Keith slams Fox News chief: Roger Ailes is no moderate

In a Monday night interview with Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas, Current TV’s liberal news host Keith Olbermann tore into a new interview by Daily Beast contributor Howard Kurtz, featuring the insight of Fox News director Roger Ailes. In the interview, Ailes told Kurtz that Fox News has…

Loughner attorneys seek another block on anti-psychotic drugs

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Lawyers for Tucson shooting rampage suspect Jared Loughner filed an emergency petition on Friday with a federal judge who already has twice refused similar requests, asking him again to halt the forcible medication of their client with anti-psychotic drugs. In a 28-page filing, Loughner’s defense team urged…

GOP in Giffords’ district holds raffle for Glock

The Republican Party in Arizona’s Pima County, which is represented by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), is in the midst of a fundraising raffle, $10 per entry. The prize: the same model of gun that delivered a near-fatal blast to the Democratic lawmaker’s skull outside a Tucson grocery store in January.…

Arizona Republican mulls run for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ seat

Arizona State Senator Frank Antenori (R) officially announced Monday afternoon that he was considering to run for Gabrielle Giffords’ seat in Congress — but only if the three-term congresswoman was not running for reelection. “I really hope for the best for her,” Antenori said. “If she able to run and…

Tom Coburn: ‘Good thing I can’t pack a gun on the Senate floor’

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said Thursday that he was only joking when he suggested that he might shoot lawmakers over U.S. financial problems. At a town hall event in Langley, Oklahoma Wednesday, Coburn pushed back on criticism of President Barack Obama and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, placing the blame for…

U.S. Senate to hold 11th hour vote on debt plan

With only hours to go before a deadline, the US Senate is expected Tuesday to approve a massive austerity plan to avert a debt default that would have wreaked havoc through the global economy. The vote comes a day after the polarized US House of Representatives came down on a…

Shot U.S. lawmaker Giffords makes dramatic return for debt vote

Seven months after she was shot in the head, US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords made a dramatic return to the House of Representatives on Monday to vote for a major austerity bill. The House chamber broke into a sudden standing ovation in the midst of voting as word spread that Giffords…

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords released from hospital

LOS ANGELES — US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords was released from hospital Wednesday, doctors said, five months after she was shot in the head at point-blank range in an attack which shocked America. A few days after the first photos of her since the attack were published, doctors said “her cognitive…

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