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Clear Channel pulls Limbaugh’s ‘Straight Shooter’ billboard in Tucson

In the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 18 others, the Texas-based parent company of a Tuscon-area talk radio station has removed a billboard referring to a popular conservative talk show host as a “straight shooter.” The black billboard with white typewriter font surrounded by bullet…

9-year-old AZ shooting victim laid to rest

TUCSON, Arizona – The youngest victim of the Tucson shootings was laid to rest Thursday, after Barack Obama hailed the 9-year-old girl as an inspiration to US politicians to heal their poisonous divisions. Christina Taylor Green, who was among six people killed by a misfit gunman last Saturday, has become…

House to take up health care repeal next week, Cantor spokesman tells Raw

The office of Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) confirmed to Raw Story that the House would move forward with its bill to repeal health care reform next week. “As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end we will resume…

Republican prepares bill to let lawmakers carry guns on House floor

In response to gun control bills put forth by members of both parties in the aftermath of the Arizona shootings, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is planning to introduce legislation that permits lawmakers to carry firearms on the floor of the House and in Washington, DC. “There is a rash of…

Speaker Boehner skips Tucson memorial for RNC cocktail party

The new speaker of the House skipped a nationally televised memorial in Arizona honoring victims of Saturday’s shootings, opting instead to host a cocktail party Wednesday night. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) declined an offer to ride to Tucson on Air Force One with President Barack Obama and other lawmakers, Politico…

Tucson tea party founder says Giffords to blame for getting shot

One tea party leader says that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) has herself to blame for getting shot in the head Saturday. The Arizona congresswoman shouldn’t have attended an event “in full view of the public” if she had security concerns, according to Tucson Tea Party co-founder Trent Humphries. Giffords warned…

Tea Party Express fundraises off reaction to Arizona shootings

A leading tea party group is raising funds based upon public reaction to the Tucson, Arizona shootings. In an e-mail sent to supporters Wednesday, the California-based conservative group Tea Party Express invoked the tragic shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and nineteen others, asking for donations to fight back against…

Conservatives praise Obama’s speech on Tucson shootings

The tragic shootings of a Democratic congresswoman and nineteen others Saturday did little to ease the vitriol in the national dialogue, but President Barack Obama’s speech saw liberals and conservatives converge with praise. In a televised memorial address Wednesday night at the University of Arizona, the president called for national…

Obama: ‘Gabby opened her eyes’

While eulogizing the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting, President Barack Obama revealed that just after he left the hospital doctors said that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) “opened her eyes” for the first time since being shot in the head. “Gabby opened her eyes,” he said to cheers. “So I can…

Giffords making “spontaneous movements,” doctor says

TUCSON (Reuters) – Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, gravely injured in a shooting rampage, is “making more spontaneous movements” and is able to feel her bullet wounds with her hands, a doctor treating her said on Wednesday. Giffords was shot through the head by a gunman who raked a meeting with semi-automatic…

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