03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Weiner Battles McCaughey In Explosive Health Care Debate

If you like partisan combat, the New York University/Langone Medical Center in Manhattan was the place to be Monday night. Betsy McCaughey, former lieutenant governor of New York and the leading purveyor of discredited right-wing health-care rumors, squared off against U.S. Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, a once and future mayoral hopeful who's called for a complete federal takeover of health care.

The results were as explosive as advertised, bringing the virulence of a summer town hall meeting--complete with heckling, shouts of "liar!" and signs conjuring socialism to one of America's most liberal zip codes.

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