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Giffords may lose seat under Arizona rules: report

Nine days after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) is once again able to smile, doctors reported Monday, but the three-term representative could find herself out of the US House, thanks to a little-used Arizona regulation. According to a state statute unearthed by the Washington…

Cheney: Don’t blame political class for Tucson massacre

US system ‘designed for political combat,’ former VP says Arguing that the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson was the act of a “lone, crazed gunman,” former Vice President is deflecting blame from the “political class” for the massacre that took the lives of six people and seriously injured Rep. Gabrielle…

After Tucson shootings, Ariz. Republicans push for guns on school campuses

Gun rights advocates aren’t letting a shooting that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in the hospital slow them down. Republicans in the Arizona State Legislature are planning to move forward with several bills that would expand gun rights. One bill aimed to allow college and university faculty…

Schumer: Congress doesn’t have the votes for gun control

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday that Congress lacks the necessary votes to stiffen gun laws, dampening the hopes of various gun-control bills proposed in the aftermath of the Arizona shootings. “Let’s be honest here — there haven’t been the votes in the Congress for gun control,” Schumer said on…

Schumer, Coburn to sit together during State of the Union

Two senators who normally find themselves on opposite sides of the aisle are casting partisanship aside for one night. Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) announced Sunday that they would buck the tradition of sitting only with their own party during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union…

Fox pundit: Palin admitted political discourse can cause violence

Fox News contributor Mara Liasson said Sunday that while defending use of gun imagery, Fox News employee Sarah Palin actually admitted that political discourse can cause violence. Following a shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in the hospital, Sarah Palin attacked critics who…

Business brisk at Tucson gun show week after rampage

TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – Thousands of shoppers browsed for guns at a trade show in Tucson on Saturday, a week after a shooting rampage that killed six people and raised questions about permissive gun laws in the United States. “People see it as either guns are going to get banned,…

Giffords moves from ventilator to breathing tube

TUCSON, Arizona - Doctors performed a tracheotomy on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday, inserting a breathing tube through a hole in her neck and removing her from a ventilator, hospital officials said. It was the first time Giffords was removed from the ventilator since last Saturday, when she arrived at University Medical Center after a…

Obama urges Americans to stay united after AZ shooting

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday to maintain the “spirit of common cause” that arose from grieving over the Arizona shootings and use it to solve the nation’s problems. Legislative work in Washington came to a halt this week while lawmakers and citizens from both parties mourned the victims of a…

Fox News anchor advocates Internet ID system to ‘tone down the viciousness’

The host of the Fox News Channel’s “On The Record With Greta Van Susteren” suggested an identification system for Internet users seeking to post and comment at online venues, predicting it would lighten up the national dialogue. “I guarantee this would tone down the viciousness on the internet (and not…

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