May 16, 2011
The space shuttle Endeavour launched from Cape Canaveral on Monday, successfully starting NASA's second-to-last planned shuttle mission. As Manuel Roig-Franzia reported : • Space shuttle Endeavour vaulted elegantly into the sky Monday, a spectacle of fire and power lent a grace note by the wounded congresswoman watching from below. The appearance here of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) added a new chapter to a remarkable saga of survival and recovery, five months after she was...
July 3, 2013 |
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said that her "Rights and Responsibilities" tour was funded by the Americans for Responsible Solutions super PAC. Organizers said the tour was funded by the organization's 501(c)(4) arm, not the super PAC. This version has been corrected. CHUGIAK, Alaska — It was Day Two of Gabrielle Giffords's whirlwind nationwide tour to revive the push for tougher gun laws. The former congresswoman's husband, Mark Kelly, woke up early, placed his...
June 16, 2011
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' release from a Houston hospital marks a new milestone in her recovery from wounds suffered during the Tucson shooting. The Associated Press reported : Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has moved into her husband's suburban Houston home, beginning a new phase in her recovery that will allow her to blend daily trips to the hospital with a more routine family life. Giffords' departure Wednesday from Houston's TIRR Memorial Hermann indicates she has made...
January 8, 2013 |
Mark Kelly woke up in the middle of the night in his hotel room in China and looked at his BlackBerry: Twenty children in Connecticut, all shot to death. He immediately called his wife thousands of miles away, Gabrielle Giffords. "I said to her, ‘Gabby, we can't just put out a statement anymore,' " Kelly recounted in an interview Tuesday. "Twenty first-graders and their teachers, murdered in a classroom. If we just talk about it, things won't change. We need to try and help.
January 26, 2012 |
At 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, a wave of applause rippled through the House of Representatives. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) had begun making her way up the center aisle, clasping the left hand of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) on her right, pausing every now and then to give an embrace or a kiss on the cheek to the dozens of lawmakers who had come to wish her farewell. By the end of the day, Giffords would no longer be a member of...
August 2, 2011
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords , the Arizona Democratic congresswoman shot in Tucson seven months ago, made her first return to the House floor on Monday to cast a ‘yes' vote on the debt ceiling deal. As David Fahrenthold and Felicia Somnez reported : Usually, casting a vote in the House of Representatives has all the drama of a visit to the ATM. Legislators swipe a plastic ID card, punch a button, and watch a small "N" or "Y" appear alongside their...