As the nation observed a moment of silence on Monday for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and other victims of the tragedy in Tucson, Yeas & Nays discovered some good in the wake of the weekend's brutality. » Colleague and friend Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., was seen delivering food, soda and water to Giffords' Hill staffers on Saturday. Crowley and Gifford are close; they had lunch together on Thursday.

» Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., created a distinct e-mail account,, to send prayers and positive sentiments so that Giffords' Capitol Hill account wouldn't be overwhelmed.

» A Facebook group has been created to try to snag hero-intern Daniel Hernandez (widely credited with saving Giffords' life) an invite to the president's State of the Union address at the end of the month.