Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords resigns from Congress

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Gabrielle Giffords, U.S. Congresswoman

This morning, Gabrielle Giffords offered her official resignation from Congress to Speaker John Boehner.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returns to vote on debt ceiling

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Gabrielle Giffords, U.S. Congresswoman

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the bill to raise the debt ceiling. While the bill itself may not have made everyone happy, the appearance of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords sure did!

What We Missed: June Link Roundup

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Is it just me, or did June fly by? Here are some things that happened:

We celebrated, discussed, and lamented the reality of women in the workplace:

Mid-May link roundup

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Update: Rep. Giffords opens her eyes, sees strong women friends and mentors

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Representatives Gabrielle Giffords (left), Kirsten Gillibrand (center), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (right)

In what is one of the most heartwarming moments of this whole tragedy, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes for the first time yesterday. The first thing she saw was her husband and two strong women -- her friends and mentors, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. They had been sitting with her, holding her hands, and encouraging her. According to CNN:

Arizona's first Jewish Congresswoman with attitude

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Gabrielle Giffords, U.S. Congresswoman

The lead story in the first edition of the New York Times yesterday began this way: “Unusual is a relative term in American political life, but Representative Gabrielle Giffords fits the bill: avid equestrian and motorcycle enthusiast, repository of arcane health care data, successful Democrat elected three times in a Republican Congressional district, French horn player and wife of an astronaut.” Only near the end of the article did the Times mention another unusual fact about Gabrielle Giffords: that she was the state’s first Jewish congresswoman.

Jewish Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot, may pull through

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Gabrielle Giffords, U.S. Congresswoman

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