The husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, an advocate of stricter gun laws, warned a fellow Arizonan of repercussions at the ballot box if he votes against a gun control measure to expand background checks. A lot of senators, said Mark Kelly, want a reason 'to get to no.'
Gabrielle Giffords shooting suspect: Jared Lee Loughner has been charged with the murders of US District Judge John Roll and Gabrielle Giffords aide Gabe Zimmerman, as well as causing the deaths of four others.
As the Justice Department decides whether to seek the death penalty for Jared Lee Loughner, the brutality of the Tucson shooting may reinvigorate US support for capital punishment.
If Jared Lee Loughner's defense attorney, Judy Clarke, decides on an insanity plea, many experts believe it will fail. The burden of proof that the defense bears in such cases has grown in recent years.
Gabrielle Giffords would want the work of her congressional office to continue, her staff says. But reminders of change are all around as people pay tribute to Gabrielle Giffords and the others shot Saturday.
At a memorial for the victims of the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, President Obama sought to move beyond finger-pointing to healing. He said of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, who was killed: 'I want to live up to her expectations.'
In the halls of Congress, the Arizona shooting has prompted calls to tone down violent rhetoric. But it will take more than reformed lawmakers to change politics' tough-talking culture.
Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of attempting to assassinate Gabrielle Giffords, makes his first appearance in federal court in Phoenix. A judge orders him held without bond.