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Photo Shows Giffords a Minute Before Shooting

Rep talks with constituents in only photo released from that day

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords' hands are clasped, and she's listening to two of her constituents at a "Congress on Your Corner" event, just moments before a gunman walked up and opened fire. Giffords' office released the image—the only one it's released of that day—yesterday via Facebook, reports the AP,... More »

Cop: O'Keefe Wanted to Cut Phone Lines, Not Tap Them

They wanted to test Landrieu's out-of-touch reputation

(Newser) - James O'Keefe and his crew of intruders did not intend to tap Mary Landrieu’s phones, but rather disrupt service and gauge the office’s response to being cut off from constituents, a law enforcement official tells MSNBC . They were motivated by allegations that constituents had a hard time getting... More »

Senators See Upcoming Vote on Obama—Not Health

Eye constituents' votes in 2008, not polls on health care

(Newser) - The upcoming Senate debate on health care reform, like the House vote before it, will be more a referendum on President Obama than a reflection of constituents’ concerns, Andrew Gelman, Nate Silver, and Daniel Lee write. What happened in the House is clear: 31 of 39 Democrats who voted no... More »

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