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Obama Town Hall Meetings

Harold Hodge v. SCOTUS: Has the First Amendment Become an Exercise in Futility?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Clearly, the government has no interest in hearing what "we the people" have to say. Yet if Americans are not able to peacefully assemble outside of the halls of government for expressive activity, the First Amendment has lost all meaning.

Obama Answering Lots Of Questions, But Not From Press

The New York Times | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the last two weeks, President Obama has taken questions from unemployed workers in Ohio, students in Florida and a cancer survivor in New Hampshi...

Whether Gates or Health Care, Race Matters

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Discussions of race are not merely a distraction from more important matters; they are essential to understanding political mobilization around many of the significant policy issues facing us today.

Obama To Take On Health-Care Critics

Washington Post | Anne E. Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is embarking on a final public relations push on health care Friday before heading off on vacation, wading into the same kind of often...

Macaca Day 2009: From George Allen to Claire McCaskill, Video Trackers to Town Haters

Dan Manatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Manatt

Town Halls -- perhaps they should be renamed "Town Hates" -- have become the front lines of an anti-government revolt by various groups, including health care reform opponents.

Obama Readies Campaign-Style Approach To Sell Stimulus Package

Washington Post | Michael D. Shear and Anne E. Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Beset by criticism of an alleged ethical double standard over some of his Cabinet choices and an intensifying partisan debate over his economic recove...