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  • 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 announces resignation from Congress

    January 22, 2012 | 1:22 pm

    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot by a gunman in January, announced that she will resign from Congress.

    In a two-minute video released Sunday, Giffords (D-Ariz.) said she will step down as she continues her recovery.

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

  • 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...

  • Palin defends 'blood libel' accusation

    January 18, 2011 | 9:18 am

    In her first interview since the Arizona shooting, Sarah Palin defended her use of the term “blood libel” and said she understands its meaning.

    “Blood libel obviously means being falsely accused of having blood on your hands, and in this case that’s exactly what was going on,”...

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  • Jewish groups join faith call for civility

    January 13, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    Jewish faith leaders joined a call for soul searching in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

    “This tragedy has spurred a sorely needed time of soul searching and national public dialogue about violent and vitriolic political rhetoric,” said the open letter to...

  • ADL: Giffords wasn’t shot because of her Judaism

    January 11, 2011 | 11:38 am

    An analysis of Internet musings by Jared Lee Loughner dismisses speculation that he may have targeted U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords because she is Jewish.

    “In the end, the writings so far revealed seem to indicate no particular leanings about race, and it is difficult to come away...

  • Giffords known for her openness and Judaism

    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...