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Chris Matthews To Town Hall Protestor: Why Did You Bring A "God Damn Gun" To A Presidential Event? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Matthews' guest was William Kostric, the man who brought a gun earlier in the day to protest President Obam...

Lobbyist-Run Group Provides Birther With Talking Points For Town Hall

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, ThinkProgress attended Rep. Tom Perriello's (D-VA) town hall in Ruckersville, Virginia. Inside, many people were holding signs provided by...

Gun Crazy or Just Plain Crazy?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

So is this what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they adopted the Second Amendment---that anyone or everyone (with few exceptions) could stand along a presidential parade route armed with a handgun!

The Health-Scare Mobs: We're Missing the Main Point Here

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

I don't care whether Karl Rove himself packs town hall protesters on a bus, provides them scripts and hands them lunch. What is of concern is when they act in a bullying and violent manner.

How a Democratic Candidate for Texas Governor Relates to the Town Hall Mobs

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

Ambassador Tom Schieffer, you wannabe-Democratic-nominee-for-Governor of Texas, hoping to skim past the primary, you have friends who are "no tells-ies" of your own.

A Town Hall Meeting, New York Style

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Vines

It's unfortunate but generally true that most people, even the most informed political junkies, do not know who their state senator is.

Harry Reid: GOP "Run By A Talk Show Host"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid launched his harshest attack on the Republican Party in months, claiming the GOP is "being run by a talk show host."...

Dems See Backlash In Town Hall Protests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic lawmakers, far from being daunted by the disruptive protests at recent town halls, seem to think the angry crowds will only help their caus...

The Guns of August: A Call to Arms for Progressives and Obama Activists

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Kirsch

Since health care won't be decided at the popular ballot box, we can't just wait for the public to recognize the reality behind this nutty minority.

Durbin Responds To Right-Wing Harassment Strategy: We "Won't Fall For A Sucker-Punch Like This"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ThinkProgress reported today on the growing number of angry right-wing activists viciously harassing Democratic, as well as moderate Republican, membe...

Student Loan Forgiveness Initiative Gaining Momentum?

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Chattman

With the lack of jobs for new graduates, as well as older borrowers, there is a looming student loan bubble about to burst.

Prime Time O: How the Omnipresent President Is Doing

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

Obama's all-media offensive is working, and, coincidence or not, is happening at the same time as some good news.

Obama Attends Town Hall Meeting In Los Angeles With Gov. Schwarzenegger (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday President Obama appeared with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at a town hall meeting in Los Angeles, CA. Here's video of Schwarzen...

Best Way to Get Results From Politicians? Show up and Get Some

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jon Chattman

It seems all anyone really has to do to change their luck is to cry or call a politician out when the cameras are rolling. The results are immediate when you're featured all over the nightly news.

Bad Rap for Lawyers Representing Victims of California Train Crash

Edward Lozzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward Lozzi

I'm tired of lawyers getting a bad rap every time there is a disaster with death and destruction. The Town Hall lawyers addressing the train crash victims need to be congratulated.

Republican's View: Not McCain's Night

Christopher Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

Simply put, McCain left his "A" game at the office. In failing to land the needed body-blow, Obama gets the win. And while Obama's was a technical win, he did not perform poorly.

28 Days Out: Change the Game!

Jesse Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Lee

A wise man once said, "Sooner or later, people are going to figure out if all you run is negative attack ads you don't have much of a vision for the future." That was John McCain back in 2000.

Obama's Keys To Winning Tuesday's Town Hall Debate

Eric Morse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Morse

Obama, who has been criticized by opponents for being "aloof" and "professorial," may have his work cut out for him on Tuesday. But his laid-back, unflappable demeanor creates an excellent opportunity to connect with the voters in the room and those watching on television.

War Protesters Confront McCain In Swing-State Michigan

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

The protesters believe we must end the occupation of Iraq and redirect spending toward human needs. "You're so old," called one to the McCain fans. "It's time to change the rules."

McCain: You've Got Authenticity -- It's Time for Something Else

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

We value authentic individuality. It's part of our national DNA -- which is why McCain has been so front-and-center all these years. He's nailed authentic -- and it isn't enough.

Obama Must Accept McCain's Town Hall Challenge

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

The only modern way to combat this powerful, entrenched, well-financed conservative cabal is to create public outrage. After sleeping through the bloodless coup the 2000 elections turned out to be, Americans have tuned into the battle between Hillary and Barack that kept us listening, talking and taking sides. Obama must re-ignite that excitement by engaging McCain in the most democratic of forums.

McCain's Odd Townhall: Woos Clintonistas By Defending "Rights Of The Unborn"

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

This weekend McCain tried to project a moderate image but wound up doing the opposite, extolling military diplomacy, supporting Bush court appointments, and assailing reproductive and gay rights.

Indiana Town Halls, Bill Clinton-Style

Laura J. Mansfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura J. Mansfield

I made it to two of Bill Clinton's six separate town hall appearances saturday. He runs late, talks in detail, charismatically, and doesn't answer any questions from the crowd. Not a single one.