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  • Giffords: ‘Shame’ on senators who voted down gun checks

    April 18, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The U.S. senators who defeated a bill that would toughen background checks for gun purchasers "brought shame on themselves," former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said.

    "The senators who voted against background checks for online and gun-show sales, and those who voted against...

  • Loughner’s parents acted on signs of danger before Giffords attack

    March 28, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    The parents of Jared Loughner, concerned by his erratic behavior, confiscated a gun and disabled his car in the months before the killing spree that critically wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

    Documents released Wednesday by the Pima County Sheriff's office in Arizona...

  • Obama pledges to stand with Israel, stop Iranian bomb, in State of the Union

    February 12, 2013 | 11:14 pm

    President Obama pledged to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb and to "stand steadfast" with Israel in his State of the Union speech.

    "The leaders of Iran must recognize that now is the time for a diplomatic solution, because a coalition stands united in demanding that they...

  • Giffords opens Senate hearings on gun control

    January 30, 2013 | 10:47 am

    Gabrielle Giffords, the former congresswoman who survived a shooting that killed six people, opened U.S. Senate hearings on gun violence.

    "OK!" Giffords began brightly at her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning.

    Then, assisted by her husband...

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  • Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords launches gun-control initiative

    January 8, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded two years ago in an Arizona shooting, is launching a group aimed at curbing gun violence and raising enough money to challenge the well-funded gun lobby.

    Giffords, starting the effort called Americans for...

  • Giffords meets with Newtown officials to talk gun control

    January 7, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords traveled to Newtown, Conn., to discuss gun control with local and state officials.

    Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, spoke with the officials last Friday about such issues as gun control legislation and identifying and treating...

  • Jewish groups push for action on gun control

    December 18, 2012 | 9:16 am

    In the wake of the shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., Jewish groups are looking to build alliances and back legislation to strengthen gun control laws.

    Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), said his group is assembling a...

  • Let’s not lose our political voice

    By Sam Yebri

    November 8, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    Something in our DNA inspired Jews to be a voice for social justice and public service in America. Jews have served at all levels of civic leadership since the founding of this country. Whether motivated to advance perceived Jewish interests or to champion social justice issues, a...

  • Gabby Giffords faces Tucson assailant as he is sentenced to life

    November 8, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords stood in federal court to face her would-be assassin on Thursday moments before he was sentenced to life in prison for killing six people and wounding 13 others, including Giffords, last year.

    Jared Loughner, 24, a college dropout...

  • Jared Loughner to plead guilty in Arizona shooting spree

    August 6, 2012 | 12:34 pm

    Jared Loughner, the man accused of killing six people and wounding then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in 2011, is set to plead guilty in a Tucson court on Tuesday, a person familiar with the case said.

    The source confirmed that the federal government believed Loughner was...

  • Livni, Giffords on Newsweek’s influential women list

    March 6, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni and several American Jews, including former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, were included in Newsweek’s 150 “Women Who Shake the World.”

    Livni was the only Israeli woman on the list.

    “They are starting revolutions, opening schools, and fostering...

  • Psychologist: Loughner not yet ready for trial

    February 3, 2012 | 10:44 am

    Jared Loughner is not yet competent to stand trial, according to the court-appointed psychologist in the case of the shooting that wounded Gabrielle Giffords.

    Christina Pietz recommended evaluating Loughner’s competence in another four months, the Arizona Daily Star reported...

  • Rep. Giffords, Health Insurance and Inclusion

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    January 22, 2012 | 11:13 pm

    Like many of you, I have been closely following Rep. Gabby Giffords’ step-by-step recovery from a bullet to her head as part of a horrific assassination attempt last year. Watching the recent video in which she announced her resignation from Congress was a reminder of how far she...

  • Gabby Giffords: a Woman of True Courage

    By Misha Henckel

    January 22, 2012 | 4:27 pm

    It was one of those events of the last year, that we could not get past: the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her remarkable fight to recover from that gunshot wound in the head. Today, Gabby announced that she is resigning from Congress. It is undoubtedly...

  • Video: Giffords announces resignation from Congress

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 22, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    It is amazing that Gabrielle Giffords ever made it back to Congress. But today, a year after being shot in the head by a crazed gunman, Giffords announced in the above video that she would be resigning.

    Via JTA:

    “I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is best for...

  • Giffords attends vigil marking attack anniversary

    January 9, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance at a vigil marking the one-year anniversary of an attack on the congresswoman and her constituents at a political event.

    Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, attended the candlelight vigil Sunday night at the University...

  • 2011’s Top 10 Jews in the news (Like them, or not)

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 26, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    Last year, we started our Top Jew of the Year list by featuring “Jews who embody the best in Jewish values.”  For 2011, however, we had to readjust our thinking a bit. Below, a list of Jews in the News, with the best of the Tribe up top, and the rest…well, you’ll see.


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  • US Rep. Giffords says she feels “pretty good”

    November 15, 2011 | 10:36 am

    Speaking on camera for the first time since she was shot in the head in January, U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords said she feels “pretty good,” in an excerpt of an ABC interview shown on Thursday.

    Asked how she felt, Giffords answered, “Pretty good.” “It’s difficult,” she...

  • Giffords learns identities of shooting victims

    August 21, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) has learned the identities of those killed in a shooting attack during a meet-the-constituents event at which she was also shot.

    Jared Loughner allegedly opened fire Jan. 8 at the event in Tucson, killing 6, including a long-time Giffords aide...

  • Giffords’ doctor OKs her run

    August 4, 2011 | 12:48 pm

    Gabrielle Giffords’ neurosurgeon says that the Arizona congresswoman could run for re-election.

    Peter Rhee, the doctor who operated on Giffords’ brain after she was shot in January, told the NBC affiliate KVOA Tuesday that Giffords’ mental faculties had fully recovered.

    ““There’s...

  • With debt deal, Jews’ fight and worries shift to new ‘super committee’

    August 2, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    Even before the debt deal was signed Tuesday in Washington, U.S. Jewish groups and recipients of government largesse were asking the same question: Who’s going to get cut?

    It’s still too early to say. But the new “super committee” created to hash out the details of $1.2...

  • Giffords votes in House; colleague says preparations readying for re-election run

    August 2, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Following her dramatic return to Congress for the first time since she was shot, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced that she would run for re-election in 2012.

    Giffords (D-Ariz.) made the announcement Tuesday morning on “The Early Show.” The CBS program promptly tweeted the...

  • Zuckerberg, Bibi head list of Top 50 Jews

    July 26, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Mark Zuckerberg and Benjamin Netanyahu head The Jerusalem Post’s second annual list of the world’s 50 Top Jews.

    Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, adds his No. 1 finish in the Post survey to his Person of the Year award from Time magazine. He is followed by Netanyahu, Israel’s prime...

  • Gabby Giffords makes first public appearance

    June 28, 2011 | 11:39 am

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) made her first public appearance since being wounded in a tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona earlier this year in which numerous victims were hurt or had their lives taken, ABC News reports.

    According to the outlet, Giffords attended a ceremony at...

  • Giffords released from hospital

    June 16, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head in January, was released from the hospital.

    Giffords’ release Wednesday came days after the release of photos of the congresswoman taken in May.

    She reportedly will move to her husband astronaut Mark Kelly’s...

  • Photos of Gabrielle Giffords released five months after shooting

    June 12, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Photos of a smiling Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head in January, were released on her Facebook page.

    The photos show Giffords with close-cropped hair.

    According to a statement on the Facebook page, they were taken May 17, the day after her...

  • Suspected Giffords shooter declared unfit for trial—for now

    May 25, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gifford’s alleged assailant, Jared Loughner, has been ruled unfit for trial but will be reassessed in four months.

    U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns, ruling Wednesday in Tucson that Loughner does not “have a rational understanding of the proceedings” at this...

  • Reform cites Giffords shooting in urging clip ban

    April 28, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    The Reform movement cited the attack that seriously wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others in urging Congress to ban high-capacity ammunition clips.

    “The clips can hold 30, 50 or even 100 rounds, enabling shooters to cause serious casualties before needing to reload,”...

  • Rep. Giffords to attend husband’s shuttle launch

    April 26, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in January, will attend the space shuttle launch captained by her husband.

    Giffords (D-Ariz.) was given the go-ahead by her doctors to attend the launch, her husband Mark Kelly said in a CBS interview broadcast Monday.

    Kelly, will...

  • The politicization of everything

    April 12, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    How do you take one of the most shocking and revolting murder sprees in memory and make it even more disturbing? By pouncing on its supposed root causes for transparently partisan purposes.

    Within hours of the Jan. 8 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), U.S. District Judge...

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