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Update: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Moving to Rehab Friday

Good news for U. S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, she will be moving into a Texas rehabilitation clinic on Friday.   This is great new for her husband and parents who are excited about her recovery.  CNN reports her parents had long been worried about her safety.

Mark Kelly, Giffords husband and astronaut claims he had many discussions with her about what could occur, before the day of the shooting.   There had been many threats against she and other members in Congress.   Kelly also says he does not have time to think about the shooter, but just remain positive about his wife’s condition.  He says she is showing clear signs of recovery, doing things she used to do to reveal her love for him, by touching and playing with his wedding ring.

Update: Gabrielle Giffords No Longer in Critical Condition

This is really a clear sign of miracles still occur in the 21st century. U. S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords is showing positive signs, eight days after being shot in the brain says CNN.

In a public release statement, released on Sunday, a spokesperson of University Medical Center in Tuscon said Rep. Giffords is continuing to do well.

Miraculously, Giffords has been off of the ventilator and breathing on her own through a through a tracheotomy tube.

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand who is a friend of Rep. Giffords says she is moving on both sides of her body today.

First Lady Michelle Obama Pens Letter About Tucson Tragedy

We just received news that First Lady Michelle Obama just penned a letter to parents across the nation about the tragedy in Tucson that took the lives of 6 victims including a 9 year old girl on Saturday.

It was appropriate that the First Lady take time to address the families of America about what this tragedy as caused in the eyes of young people, children and all Americans. She tries to shed some hope to parents and everyone across America of we can encourage one another.

Two Ex-Girlfriends, One Says Jared Loughner Went ‘Mad’ After Break Up

Ex-Girlfriend Says Jared Loughner Went ‘Mad’ After Break Up

Jared Loughner had a typical life as a teenager when he met his high school girlfriend in 2004. She, Kelsey Hawkes stated that when they were together in high school, Jared had goals and aspirations until she broke up with him and it seemed as if  life was over for him. Plus, below we found another girlfriend, Ashley Figueroa who describes Loughner in a similar bout different fashion.

These are her words about their relationship and how she felt about him:

Tucson Arizona Memorial: President Obama’s FULL Speech [VIDEO]

President Obama Remarks at Tucson Victims Memorial

President Obama Remarks at Tucson Victims Memorial

President Obama actually gave some encouraging and appropriate words at the memorial of all six victims of the Tucson shooting attack. We have provided you with excerpts of the remarks he made at the memorial on Tuesday thanks to AOL News.

Tribute to the Victims

“It’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.”

His visit to see Gabrielle Giffords at Hospital

WBC Protest Called Off For Publicity But Exploited Arizona Victims

WBC Protest Called Off For Publicity But Exploited Arizona Victims

News has stated that the Westboro Baptist Church that planned to protest the 6 victims of the Arizona shooting on Saturday has called off the protest. Well, its not all because they came to their senses of course but only for an exchange for publicity. What?!

On Tuesday, daughter of founder of WBC Shirley Phelps-Roper has been promised an interview with 102.1 The Edge in Toronto, Canada if they agreed to call off the protest. We found that this is not the first time they have “called a bluff” on a protest. We did some research and found in 2006, Shirley Phelps-Roper called off a similar protest planned for the funerals of Amish schoolgirls who were shot to death in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in exchange for publicity.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Opens Her Eyes for the First Time

Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ husband who is an astronaut, Mark Kelly told President Barack Obama the miraculous news, the congresswoman opened her eyes for the very first time since the shooting.  As President Obama gave the news at the memorial in Tuscon, the crowd cheered to her recovery. Although, Gifford is still listed in critical condition at the University of Arizona’s University Medical Center, this is a clear sign,  she is a survivor.

According to CNN news, the president spoke his thoughts at the memorial  “She knows we’re here, and she knows we love her,and she knows that we will be rooting for her throughout what will be a difficult journey.”

Names Emerged of Six Arizona Death Victims in Shooting

Names Emerged of Six Arizona Victims in Shooting

Christina Taylor Greene - She was the  9-year-old who was shot at the event because she had just been elected to the student council and was interested in government.

She was born Sept. 11, 2001 and attended Mesa Verde Elementary School. Christina was also involved in ballet, baseball and her church.

U.S. District Judge John M. Roll- Roll, 63, was appointed to the federal bench by George H. W. Bush in 1991.

He was named Arizona’s chief federal judge in 2006. His church bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Roman Catholic Church’s Tucson Diocese said he was a faithful servant for justice.

Church Will Protest Arizona Memorial Despite New Bill Passed

What is the world coming to? There seems to be no regard or care for the victims in this horrible tragedy of several deaths and assassination attempt of Congresswoman Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that happened on Saturday morning in Tucson.

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) plans to picket the funeral of the deceased victims, which  include the 9 year old girl Christina Taylor Green on Wednesday.  President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama plan to attend the memorial.

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