A week after the mass shooting in Arizona, President Obama called Saturday for members of...
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Friday announced the formation of a new Senate Tea Party Caucus, taking a formal step toward uniting members of the movement in the 112th Congress.
The White House issued the following press release on the United States outreach efforts to Cuba:
The Pima County, Ariz.,Sheriff's Office on Friday released this timeline for the actions it says...
Governor Paul LePage (R-Maine) is telling critics to "kiss my butt" over his decision not to attend the state NAACP's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations this weekend.
Sens. John McCain (R) and Jon Kyl (R) announced Friday that they would introduce legislation to name the name the soon-to-be constructed federal courthouse in Yuma the "John M. Roll United States Courthouse."
| January 14, 2011; 2:45 PM ET |
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A plan that would have Republicans and Democrats sit side-by-side during this month's State of the Union address has picked up support from nearly one-fifth of the Senate as well as a handful of House members, including a top House Republican.
The race for Republican National Committee chairman is on. The proceedings will be going on throughout the afternoon, and Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake are live blogging the events. But we're also keeping track of what you have to say in Twitter.
Vice President Joe Biden has announced that Bruce Reed will be named his new chief of staff.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Safari Club International gun convention on Saturday, January 29. According to the organization's website, the event is sold out.
BALTIMORE -- House Republicans have tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to serve as...
Friday will complete a week that, for the White House, was almost entirely removed from politics, following last Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson.
A forum gathered Thursday night on the campus of George Washington University by PBS talk-show host Tavis Smiley generated a lively discussion about the trajectory of President Obama's next two years in office.
First lady Michelle Obama has penned an open letter to parents about how to talk to your children about the shootings in Tucson last weekend. "As parents, an event like this hits home especially hard. It makes our hearts ache for those who lost loved ones. It makes us want to hug our own families a little tighter. And it makes us think about what an event like this says about the world we live in - and the world in which our children will grow up," she writes. "We can teach our children that here in America, we embrace each other, and support each other, in times of crisis. And we can help them do that in their own small way - whether it's by sending a letter, or saying a prayer, or just keeping the victims and their families in their thoughts."
After a week in which she was criticized by both liberals and conservatives, Sarah Palin is planning to appear on Fox News' "Hannity" Monday night. It will be her first extended interview since the shootings in Tucson last Saturday.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and Andrei Sitov of Russia's official news agency ITAR-TASS entered into a somewhat passionate exchange regarding the shooting that took place in Tucson, Arizona Saturday.
President Obama might have a bust of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oval Office, but PBS commentator Tavis Smiley said what the president does in terms of policy is far more important than honoring the slain civil rights leader in the White House.
The House will begin debating the health care repeal bill next week, following a week during which legislative action came to a standstill in the wake of the Tucson shooting tragedy.
Tom DeLay is not letting any jail sentence -- or the tragedy in Tucson --...
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Washington Post reporter David Nakamura attended President Obama's speech in Tucson Wednesday night. He was able to snap some footage from the rope line as the president and first lady Michelle Obama shook hands with members of the audience.
By far the most dramatic moment of President Obama's speech at a Tucson memorial service Wednesday night was when he recounted how Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) had opened her unbandaged eye a short time earlier, urged on by her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, and close friends Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). Here is some of what Wasserman Schultz, Gillibrand and White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters later about the visit.
President Obama's remarks in Tucson lasted a little over 30 minutes. During the speech, the president paid tribute to those who had lost their lives in Saturday's shooting, and provided an update as to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's (D-Ariz.) condition.
Here are Obama's full remarks, as prepared for delivery; we know he deviated from them...
Thousands of people lined up for first-come first-served seating at a memorial service in Tucson that organizers said was expected to draw 17,000 - 12,000 in the auditorium, and the overflow in the football stadium. About 100 seats were reserved for VIPs, including family members of victims. Follow along live here.
Giffords office: "Even during the darkest times, our nation's capacity for kindness and fellowship reminds us of the best in people"
Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's office released the following statement at the start ofWednesday evening's memorial service in Tucson:
As members of the House delivered a long stream of tributes and calls for bipartisanship in the aftermath of the Tucson shooting rampage, over in the Senate, one lawmaker penned a letter to members of both chambers Wednesday urging them to come together at the State of the Union address later this month.
A memorial service for Ashley Turton, the lobbyist and former congressional staffer who was found dead early Monday morning following a fire in her car, has been scheduled for Friday afternoon.
After more than six hours of often-emotional tributes delivered by lawmakers, the House on Wednesday approved a resolution condemning Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson and honoring the victims of the tragedy, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
A watchdog group has filed a formal complaint against the two lawmakers who missed last week's swearing-in ceremony for the 112th Congress, accusing the congressmen of violating House rules, federal law and the Constitution.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) released a statement Wednesday morning denouncing efforts to blame her for Saturday's Tucson shooting rampage.
Addressing a bipartisan prayer service in tribute to the victims of Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed that the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and others at a constituent event would not deter lawmakers from carrying out their civil duties.
A conflict that has been going on between local Arizona Republicans came to an end in the wake of the shooting in Tucson on Saturday. It ended when Arizona's District 20 Chairman Anthony Miller and several others chose to resign.
Like millions of Americans I learned of the tragic events in Arizona on Saturday, and my heart broke for the innocent victims. No words can fill the hole left by the death of an innocent, but we do mourn for the victims' families as we express our sympathy.
Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton, according to an aide, plans to introduce a bill that would encase the House Gallery in "a transparent and substantial material" -- think Plexiglass.
Sarah Palin's video message Wednesday morning, meant to combat accusations that she shared in the blame for the tragic shootings in Tucson last weekend, only sparked new outrage over her assertion that journalists were manufacturing a "blood libel" against her. (The phrase "blood libel" refers to anti-Semitic falsehoods claiming Jews use the blood of Christian children for ritualistic purposes).
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania, Wednesday morening where he is expected to conduct three days of high-level meetings with Lithuanian officials, the Illinois Democrat's office announced.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) released a statement Wednesday morning denouncing efforts to blame her for Saturday's Tucson shooting rampage.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will be in Tucson Wednesday to attend the "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America" event at the McKale Memorial Center on the University of Arizona campus.
The family of Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner handed out a written statement to reporters...
As the House reconvened for the first time since Saturday's rampage in Tucson, staffers and volunteers in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D-Ariz.) Washington office did what they have done since the shooting -- persevere in the face of tragedy.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) plans to introduce legislation making it illegal to carry a firearm within 1,000 feet of lawmakers and some other government officials. "It is imperative that we do all that we can to give law enforcement the tools they need to ensure the safety of New Yorkers and prevent an attack before it happens," said King in an appearance with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "That is why, as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Task Force on Illegal Guns, I will be introducing legislation that would make it illegal to knowingly carry a gun within a 1,000 feet of certain high-profile government officials."
Analysts and commentators around the web are giving the president advice regarding what he should (and should not) say to the American people. We've collected analysis that we have found to be interesting, but the pundits don't own the discussion. We want to know what you think president Obama should say in his speech. We'll be following your comments and all #Obamashouldsay tweets.
Doctors at University Medical Center said Tuesday that the condition of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)...
We asked readers to submit brief answers to whether they have seen changes in conversations...
Sheriff's dept. seeking state murder charges against Loughner in Tucson shooting
Despite mounting concerns about his bizarre and disturbing behavior, local mental health authorities in Pima...
President Obama said "all of us are still grieving" in the wake of the shooting in Tucson in brief remarks Monday afternoon.
The Post's David Nakamura is in Arizona and will be live tweeting on the arraignment of alleged shooter Jared Loughner. Loughner is scheduled to appear in federal court Monday at 4 p.m. ET.
Magistrate Judge Lawrence O. Anderson will preside over Jared Loughner's initial court appearance Monday.
| January 10, 2011; 1:54 PM ET |
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Rightly or wrongly, Sarah Palin has been thrust into the debate over political rhetoric and its possible role in the tragic shooting in Tucson on Saturday. Now, she's weighed in briefly through an email to Fox News personality Glenn Beck.
Credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite President Obama, the Supreme Court justices and NASA observed a...
In the message, obtained by The Associated Press, the Democratic on Friday congratulated Republican Secretary of State Trey Grayson on his new position at Harvard University.
Bryce Tierney, a friend of alleged shooter Jared Loughner tells Mother Jones magazine that Loughner had always had a grudge against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), and that it was a missed voice mail message Loughner left on his phone that led him to believe Loughner was involved in the mass shooting. In the message Loughner said, "Hey man, it's Jared. Me and you had good times. Peace out. Later."
Clinton, during the first stop in a four-day Middle Eastern tour, also expressed solidarity with Arabs in battling against domestic extremists, citing Saturday's attempted assassination of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D)
The shocking gundown of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has left NASA reeling: Her astronaut husband was due to rocket away in just three months as perhaps the last space shuttle commander, and her brother-in-law is currently on the International Space Station.
Legislative action in the House will come to a standstill this week following Saturday's shooting of 20 people, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), at a "Congress on Your Corner" event in Tucson.
On Saturday morning, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) did something she had done dozens of times...
A 911 caller witnessing the mass shooting outside a grocery store in Tucson describes a frantic scene and says, "I do believe Gabby Giffords was hit." In a tape of the call released Sunday by the Pima County Sheriff's Office, a person putting up a display for a pill bottling company was among the first to report the crime.
(AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat) In early June, Lynda Sorenson, 52, had gone...
House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (Conn.) told reporters at a Capitol briefing after Sunday's...
Updated: 8:30 p.m. Some 800 Republican and Democratic Congress members and spouses took part in...
Overheated political rhetoric is as much a staple of American democracy as Lincoln Day Dinners and rubber-chicken fund-raisers.
An aide to Sarah Palin is defending the former Alaska governor, who came under criticism this weekend for putting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) on a map of campaign targets. The map puts crosshairs over Giffords' district, only with the districts of 19 other Democratic lawmakers who voted for the health-care bill. After posting the map on her Facebook page, Palin told her Twitter followers to go there with the message "Don't Retreat -- Instead RELOAD!"
Lawmakers weighed in on the economy, the postponed health-care repeal vote and the shooting in Tucson, Arizona.
Accused gunman Jared Loughner grew up in a modest neighborhood of one-storey ranches and split-level...
Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in Saturday's mass shooting in Tucson, was rejected from enlistment in the U.S. Army because of issues related to his history of drug use, military officials said Sunday.
A community college instructor who taught Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner was so disturbed by...
Doctors say they are "cautiously optimistic" about the recovery of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) after Saturday's tragic shootings. Michael LeMole Jr., chief of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona and Peter Rhee, the university's trauma director, told reporters early Sunday afternoon that Giffords was responding to simple commands.
Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) were asked to comment on Saturday's shooting, which left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) critically wounded and a 9-year-old girl and a federal judge dead. Both senators appeared on CNN's "State of the Union with Candy Crowley."
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's (D-Ariz.) synagogue has scheduled a vigil at 9 a.m. local time. Giffords belongs to the reform synagogue Congregation Chaverim.
Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik, who is overseeing the investigation of Saturday's mass shooting that critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D), became an overnight sensation with his remarks that the "vitriol" in today's political discourse contributed to the incident and that Arizona has become "a mecca for prejudice and bigotry."
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on Sunday decried the shooting rampage that injured a Democratic congresswoman and killed one of her aides, saying that "an attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve."
Authorities have released a photo of an unidentified male whom they believe to be involve in the shooting outside a Tucson, Arizona supermarket on Saturday that left 6 dead, including a nine-year old child and a judge, and 18 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).