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  • Did heated rhetoric play role in shooting of Giffords?

    By Ron Kampeas, JTA

    January 9, 2011 | 4:26 pm

    The 8th District in southern Arizona represented by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords comprises liberal Tucson and its rural hinterlands, which means moderation is a must. But it also means that spirits and tensions run high.

    Giffords’ office in Tucson was ransacked in March following...

  • Giffords known for her openness and Judaism

    By Ron Kampeas, JTA

    January 9, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    The event was typical Gabrielle Giffords: no barriers, all comers—Democrats, Republicans, independents welcome to talk about what was on their minds and in their hearts.

    While she was deep in a conversation with an older couple about health care—the issue for which she was willing...

  • Memo notes Giffords’ Judaism in motives of alleged attacker

    JTA

    January 9, 2011 | 12:18 pm

    A U.S. Department of Homeland Security memo reportedly notes that Gabriel Giffords is Jewish in describing the motives of the Arizona congresswoman’s alleged assailant.

    The memo, obtained by Fox News Channel, says that Jared Lee Loughner mentioned American Renaissance, an extremist...

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  • Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords critical after being shot in the head

    JTA

    January 8, 2011 | 7:52 pm

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was in critical condition after being shot in the head.

    Giffords was outside one of her signature “Congress at your corner” events outside a Safeway in Tucson, the district she represented, when a gunman approached and shot her in the head.

    The...

  • Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot in the head

    By Ron Kampeas, JTA

    January 8, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    A gunman shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in the head.

    Giffords was shot outside one of her signature “Congress at your corner” events outside a Safeway in Tucson, the district she represented, when a gunman approached and shot her in the head, according to NPR.

    The network,...

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