Obama Speaks on Shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

President Barack Obama has spoken from the White House on the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona a few hours ago.

Giffords, 40 years old, is in her third term as the Democratic Party representative of Arizona’s 8th District in the House of Representatives. She was one of 18 people shot by a gunman in Tuscon, Arizona. At least 5 people have died, including a 9-year-old child and a Federal judge. Giffords was shot in the head. [Read more…]

John Boehner Becomes Speaker Of The US House Of Representatives

John Boehner has taken over as the new Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Boehner was introduced by Nancy Pelosi, the outgoing Democratic Speaker.

The new Speaker then addressed the House. [Read more…]

Democrats Respond To State Of The Union Address

Following President Bush’s State of the Union Address, the House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid delivered the Democratic response.

  • Listen to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi (15m)

This is the text of the joint address by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. [Read more…]

Democratic Response To The State Of The Union Address 2004

This is the response to the State Of The Union Address by Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic Leader, and Tom Daschle, the Senate Minority Leader. [Read more…]