Posts tagged: Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords Steps Down: Video and Transcript

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head by a gunman just over a year ago, will give up her seat in Congress this week. She made the announcement in a YouTube video today.

Gabrielle Giffords Is Back in Congress

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords just made her first appearance in Congress since she was shot in the head in January.  To vote on the debt ceiling deal, of all things.

Gabrielle Giffords: An Update, Kind Of

“We do a lot of inferring with her because her communication skills have been impacted the most… What we’ve been able to infer and what we believe is that her comprehension is very good. I don’t know about percentage-wise or not, but it’s close to normal, if not normal.”

Gabrielle Giffords Surgery Update

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had eye socket surgery today, and it wasn’t too simple:The operation involved opening a window in Giffords’ skull through an
incision over her eyebrow, removing the rim of her eye socket, removing
the bone fragments and then reconstructing the socket with the help of
metal mesh, doctors said. She will need another skull repair surgery,
but that will be done later.

Fred Phelps, the Westboro Baptist Church and Tucson

As if crazy religious zealots don’t have a bad enough reputation…
Along comes Westboro Baptist Church patriarch-coot Fred Phelps, Sr., who has jumped into the middle of the Tucson, Arizona shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a lunatic spree that left six people dead.

Gabrielle Giffords: How She Survived a Shot to the Head

The chance of survival for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Saturday’s
shooting increased significantly because of one factor: The single
bullet that struck her traveled in and out of her head.

Gabrielle Giffords Biography (with Photos)

Gabrielle Giffords is the Arizona Congresswoman who was shot by a 22-year-old man at a meet-and-greet in Tucson today.  We’ve just posted a new biography of Gabrielle Giffords, with information taken from her Congressional biography, her official site, news updates, and past reports.