January 12, 2011

At Arizona memorial, Obama urges a discussion that heals

President Barack Obama played the part of "healer in chief" Wednesday night, honoring the victims of Saturday's mass shooting while seeking to calm an increasingly angry political debate, urging all Americans to stop pointing fingers and "make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds." He also told the crowd of 26,000 gathered in Tucson, Ariz., that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords "opened her eyes for the first time."

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