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Health Care Town Hall

Doug Lamborn Town Hall In Springs Turns Heated

The Colorado Springs Gazette | Dean Toda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Civility took a beating Monday when Rep. Doug Lamborn held another town hall meeting on the nation's hottest political topic: health care. A vocal mi...

DNC Sued By Man Ousted From Town Hall

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the aftermath of an incident that occurred at a health care town hall held by Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio), attendee Thomas Quigley Jr. is suing th...

At Rep. Edwards Town Hall, Crowd Largely Supportive of Public Option

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

One man heckled Edwards briefly, denouncing the public option. Outside, a LaRouchite handed out brochures comparing Obama to Hitler.

Rep. Kirk Stocks Town Hall With Supporters, Claims Only 7 Million Uninsured Americans

HuffPost's Eyes & Ears | Ellen Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kirk had sent emails to his supporters instructing them to come hours before the event and reserve seats in the small meeting room. Opposing reformers... were left out.

With Talk of Hitler and Socialism Seniors in Virginia Air Grievances on Health Care

Joseph Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Freeman

Signs ranged from the simple ("Read The Bill Gerry," "Obamacare is bad medicine") to the sinister, with one man waving a yellow flag featuring a recoiled rattlesnake and the words "Don't Tread On Me" below the reptile.

Anti-Abortion Activist Randall Terry Thrown Out Of Health Care Town Hall (VIDEO)

HuffPost's Eyes & Ears | Matthew Palevksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Representative Jim Moran fell victim to a vigorous maligning from out of town teabaggers last night during his town hall in Reston, VA. Howard Dean w...

Hangin' With The Tea Baggers

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

With makeshift signs that read "Don't Tread On Me" and "The End of Freedom is Socialism," these conservative citizens were there to rally for their side of the healthcare debate, albeit too often, an ill-informed idée fixe.

During McCain's Townhall, Obama's Field Team Will Launch Bus Tour Down The Street

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

Less than a mile away and thirty minutes into former presidential candidate John McCain's biggest health care town hall, Organizing for America will be launching its National Reform Health Care Bus Tour.

Illegal Immigrants As Less Than Dogs

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

"Last week outside President Obama's town hall meeting in New Hampshire, one protester shouted," Eviatar tells us, "'We don't need illegals,' adding, 'Send 'em back with a bullet in the head.'"

To Those Who Condone "Sieg Heil" Being Shouted at a Jew

Paul Korda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Korda

Two old law school buddies can no longer find any common political ground to stand on.

Man Who Brought Assault Rifle To Obama Rally Was Part Of Radio Stunt (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Monday, a dozen people packing heat -- including at least one man carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle -- were spotted at a pro-health care rall...

Barney Frank Confronts Woman At Town Hall Comparing Obama To Hitler

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a Barney Frank town hall meeting in Dartmouth, MA, a constituent asks, "Why are you supporting this Nazi policy?" Frank responds: "On what planet ...

Man Carrying Semi-Automatic Assault Rifle And Pistol Outside Obama Event

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A man was spotted Monday afternoon carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle and a pistol at a pro-health care reform rally next to the Veterans of Fore...

After Swastika Incident, Rep. Scott Holds Health Care Town Hall

Glen McDaniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glen McDaniel

A few days after a recent town hall meeting where Scott lectured some in the crowd for "highjacking" the healthcare debate, a large swastika was painted outside his Smyrna district office.

Obama Fields Question From Feisty NRA Member At Town Hall (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama explains to a questioner from the National Rifle Association at Friday's town hall meeting in Montana how the administration plans to ...

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...

Conservative Idol: Health Care and the Fox News Incentive System

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

To understand how Fox News crosses the line from right-leaning news outlet into partisan propaganda machine, look no further than how the network is driving the health care debate.

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 Conservative Movement Has Launched World War Z

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

We're way beyond laughing at people who believe reality has a liberal bias. These people aren't funny -- they are scary, and they should be seen as a threat that needs to be confronted.

At Health Care Town Hall in Bristol, VA, Passions Run High

Sarah E. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah E. Jones

The protesters made a passionate, well-organized and vocal crowd. "If you support this bill you're a communist! You're a communist and you don't love America!" a man shouted.

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.