Gabby Giffords' Hero Intern Hit With Anti-Gay Smear Tactics

Daniel Hernandez Jr., one of Gabrielle Giffords' former interns who performed lifesaving first aid on the Arizona Congresswoman after she was was shot in 2011, is now an elected member of a Tucson-area school board. That's all great news — except now he's being targeted by an anti-gay smear campaign that's several… »8/28/13 11:10am8/28/13 11:10am

Gabrielle Giffords Gives a Moving, Emotional Speech at Senate Gun Violence Hearing

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords doesn't speak in public too often anymore, because she has trouble forming complete sentences ever since she was shot in the head while meeting with constituents two years ago. (She's also partially blind and her right arm is completely paralyzed. Guns are fun.) »1/30/13 1:40pm1/30/13 1:40pm

Gabby Giffords 'Celebrates' the Two Year Anniversary of Her Shooting By Launching a Gun Control PAC

Today marks the second anniversary of the Tucson, Arizona shooting that killed six people and left former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head. Is it the time to talk politics? Giffords certainly thinks so: today she and her husband, Mark Kelly, launched a… »1/08/13 11:10am1/08/13 11:10am

Gabrielle Giffords Enjoys a Moment in the Spotlight

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords receives the 2012 Salute to Women award from Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at the museum's 21st annual 'Salute to Freedom' dinner on May 24, 2012 in New York City. The gala dinner, which looks to honor men and women who have served the nation, is held aboard… »5/24/12 10:30pm5/24/12 10:30pm

Horrible Congressman Suggests Shooting Senators to Get Budget Bill Passed

You know how every time a Republican politician says or does something mindblowingly stupid or offensive, we shake our heads and think it can't possibly get any worse? Well, of course, we're always wrong. GOP legislators seem to have a supernatural ability to constantly come up with new and shittier things to say.… »2/23/12 9:45pm2/23/12 9:45pm

Gabby Gifford’s Adorable Husband to Write Even More Adorable Children’s Book

Gah. Just when you thought Gabrielle Giffords' loving husband Mark Kelly couldn't be any more perfect—he is an astronaut for Christ's sake—he goes and ups the ante. It's just been announced that he is writing a kids book about a mouse who goes up into space. Commence "aww-ing" sequence now. »2/20/12 9:45pm2/20/12 9:45pm

Your Afternoon Cry: Gabrielle Giffords' Farewell Speech

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is resigning from her seat in the US House of Representatives after being shot in the head while meeting constituents. Watch her friend, Florida's Debbie Wasserman Schultz, read her final statement to her colleagues as Giffords looks on, surrounded by friends. And ready the… »1/25/12 2:40pm1/25/12 2:40pm

The Most Glittery Declarations From the State of the Union

Last night, the Powers that Be gathered in Washington DC for the annual Nerd Oscars— the President's State of the Union address. There were ties in primary colors, John Boehner's aggressively orange skin, that hug between the President and Gabrielle Giffords that made everyone cry, plenty of clapping, and more… »1/25/12 12:00pm1/25/12 12:00pm

Gabrielle Giffords Finishes What She Was Doing When She Was Shot

Gabrielle Giffords is basically incapable of doing anything that doesn't pull on the heartstrings, but yesterday she did something that seems especially moving. After announcing that she will resign from Congress, Giffords spent the day, her last in Arizona while still in office, wrapping up unfinished business. Chief… »1/24/12 10:00am1/24/12 10:00am

Man Wounded in Arizona Shooting Hates Gabrielle Giffords

Reporters have finally managed to locate a man who may be the only American that doesn't find Gabrielle Giffords' recovery inspirational. In fact, he's disgusted by Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly and says, "Every time I see them on TV, it makes me want to vomit." George Morris knows firsthand what the couple have… »1/11/12 10:00am1/11/12 10:00am

Giffords Leads Pledge at Arizona Shooting Memorial

One year after a bullet went straight through her head, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led the crowd in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at a candlelight vigil in Tucson. Giffords' recovery has inspired people across the country, but her presence at numerous memorial events today was particularly meaningful for those still… »1/08/12 10:11pm1/08/12 10:11pm

Giffords Will Return To Arizona For Anniversary Vigil

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is still undergoing physical and speech therapy in Houston, but on Sunday she'll return to Arizona to participate in events marking the one year anniversary of the shooting that left her wounded and six people dead. Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, plans to speak during a vigil at the University… »1/05/12 10:40am1/05/12 10:40am