President Obama just spoke publicly on the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, saying that the full resources of the federal government have been offered to the state of Arizona in handling the situation. Furthermore, he asked all Americans to keep Giffords in their prayers.
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"Gabrielle Giffords was a friend of mine. She is not only an extraordinary public servant, but she is also somebody who is warm, and caring, she is well liked by her colleagues, and well liked by her constituents," said Obama. "Her husband, Mark Kelly, is a Navy captain and one of America's valiant astronauts. It's not surprising that today Gabby was doing what she always does - listening to the hopes and concerns of her neighbors. And this is the essence of what our democracy is all about.
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