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GOP Lawmaker Won't Attend Town Halls Because 'Giffords Was Shot At A Public Appearance'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) invoked the shooting of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) on Thursday to explain why he doesn’t want to meet his con...

An Open Letter To My Former Colleague, And Current Representative, Pat Tiberi

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

Dear Pat,We missed you last night at the packed town hall meeting at the Unitarian Church. In case you have not heard, even the overflow area was over...

Constituents Shame GOP Lawmakers Who Are Ducking Town Hall Meetings

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

Rather than face angry, frustrated and raucous crowds of constituents at town hall meetings this recess, a large number of GOP lawmakers are skipping ...

GOP Millennial Task Force Chair Ignores Her Own Advice About Town Halls

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As chairwoman of the House GOP’s millennial task force, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) issued a report last week urging her Republican ...

Constituents Shout Down Republican When She Ducks Question About Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

Constituents at a veterans’ town hall for Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) angrily drowned her out on Tuesday when she couldn’t say what GOP lawmakers pla...

Constituents Flood Another GOP Lawmaker's Town Halls To Confront Him

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics

Constituents of Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) flooded two town hall meetings on Saturday to confront and boo the congressman over the GOP’s vows to repeal ...

When Will Coffman Hold his Promised Town Hall Meeting on Obamacare?

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.01.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The day after 9News broke the story about U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) exiting early out the back door of a library filled with people wanting to...

On the Culture Front: Kings of War, Wilderness and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.10.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Regina Spektor has a knack for turning simple chord progressions into ethereal expressions of joy, longing and sadness - sometimes all three in the sa...

During The Debate, These Two Did The Unthinkable And United The Country

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.10.2016 | Good News

During an extremely divisive campaign season, people across America have seemed to unite over the two clear winners of Sunday’s second Presidential ...

Trump's Horrendous Attitude Towards Women Is On Full Display

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump may be toast.

Obama Hopes Military Members, National Anthem Protesters Will Consider Each Others' Pain

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Wednesday addressed the ongoing protests occurring during the national anthem at sporting events, saying he hopes those prot...

Hannity Fails At Journalism During Trump Town Hall

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics


Can You Imagine Donald Trump Hosting A Town Hall On Race In America?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics

On Thursday, President Barack Obama held a “National Conversation” on race, and even though it left much to be desired, his comments about policin...

Eric Garner's Daughter Says ABC News Silenced Her During Race Symposium With Obama

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices

The daughter of Eric Garner, the man who died two years ago after New York City police placed him in a chokehold, walked out of an ABC News taping of ...

Merle Haggard and Me....

Neil J. Kirk | Posted 04.06.2016 | Entertainment
Neil J. Kirk

He'll tell you he's a country singer, but to me the essence of rock and roll is a cry for freedom and rebellion.

Stop Pretending Cruz and Trump are Legitimate Candidates: A Letter to CNN and the RNC

Mike Sportiello | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Mike Sportiello

Recently, I was invited to help find Republican students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who are still undecided for the 2016 Republican presidential primary Town Hall to take place in the coming weeks here in Milwaukee.

MSNBC’s Town Hall With Donald Trump Was Disgraceful

Slate | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

Is Donald Trump in trouble? After facing hostile questions from Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Wednesday night—they comprehensively laid out hi...

The Poignant Question About Addiction One Young Girl Asked Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents

A young girl attending Hillary Clinton's recent town hall event in New Hampshire had a tough question for the democratic presidential candidate. Fight...

Demetri Martin Is a Pretty Cool Cat

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy
Alexandra Villarreal

Martin is all about games and puzzles. He writes 500-word palindromes for amusement and transforms everyday enigmas into equations and formulas with a whimsical bent. Because of his idiosyncratic outlook on humanity, he's earned acclaim in the entertainment industry.

Campaign Shifts to Immigration

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My guess is that by the time everyone votes in November, the Republican anti-Obamacare strategy is hardly going to cause a ripple, while the debate over immigration reform is going to be the main event.

Band of Horses Go Unplugged at Town Hall

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.03.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

With hilarious on stage banter and a casual disposition ignited from every band member, it was a different side of the band that fans had never seen before.

Gregory Porter and the Gospel of Jazz

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts
Lia Petridis Maiello

Photo: Shawn Peters "Divine," comes to mind, "charismatic," "dignified," and a voice that is "habit forming." Only a few positive associations and...

Movie Review: Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Elaine Stritch is one of those pop-culture figures who you either know too much about or have never heard of. A star of the Broadway stage for 70 years, she landed in New York at 18, took the town by storm and never looked back.


Jack Schimmelman | Posted 03.03.2014 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

As a poor white boy growing up in poverty, I looked to my African American neighbors, some accented by southern spheres, and marveled at how they could produce such beautiful colors, magnificent culture while being targeted by purveyors of hate.

White House Refuses to Answer 'Tough' Questions on Immigration During Skype Chat

Juan Escalante | Posted 02.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Juan Escalante

Whether it was Microsoft or the White House screening the questions, you can be certain of one thing: The White House has no interest in answering to criticism or challenging questions.