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  • The Democrats are winning the war of planting questioners at town halls

    09/25/2015 4:12:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Jeb Bush had yet another uncomfortable moment at a town hall in South Carolina yesterday. While he was trying to fend off questions about The Donald and get out his message on economic growth and jobs, a questioner (who was a white guy, by the way) stood up and tagged him with something completely out of left field. (Washington Post) Jeb Bush said here Thursday night that Republicans can win more African American voters by emphasizing a positive message that does not involve promising “free stuff,” a remark that bore echoes of comments by Mitt Romney that drew criticism in...
  • On Town Prayer, the Majority Has Its Way

    05/08/2014 8:08:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    The United States was founded mostly by Protestants and remained overwhelmingly Protestant for many decades, a fact Protestants did not want Roman Catholics to forget. When Catholics began arriving here in large numbers in the middle of the 19th century, they found that in public schools the majority religion was pervasive and inhospitable. Catholic children, one historian wrote, had "to attend schools where the King James Bible was read, where Protestant hymns were being sung" and where lessons were "very much anti-Catholic." Catholics resisted, and Protestants took offense. In Philadelphia, the conflict provoked deadly riots and the torching of a...
  • Supreme Court Rules 5-4 on Public Prayer

    05/08/2014 5:39:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Cal Thmas
    Ever since the Supreme Court ruled organized prayer and Bible study in public schools unconstitutional in the early 1960s, conservative Christians have been trying to re-enter the secular arena. Take Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971). The case, The New York Times wrote last year, "...challenged a 1968 Pennsylvania law that reimbursed religious schools for some expenses, including teachers' salaries and textbooks, so long as they related to instruction on secular subjects also taught in the public schools. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger ... said the law violated the First Amendment's prohibition of government establishment of religion. The ruling set out what...
  • John McCain "intimidated" by African-American woman at town hall meeting (You Tube Video)

    09/07/2013 11:55:32 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 7, 2013 | mfprex
    Excuse me if this has been posted prior. I did do two different searches and didn't see this title pop up. It was new to me so might be new to others, too.
  • Lindsey Graham Gets Town Halled

    08/29/2013 5:40:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 8/28/13
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) opted not to meet with South Carolina voters during the August recess of the United States Congress so a group of local activists brought a cardboard cutout of the fiscal liberal to a town hall meeting in North Charleston, S.C. this week. Who did show up to meet with Grahams constituents? Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace and S.C. Sen. Lee Bright both of whom are challenging Graham in next Junes Republican primary. A third challenger, former congressional candidate Richard Cash, was invited but did not attend the gathering which was organized by local...
  • Call to Action: McCain and Flake to Hold Another Staged Town Hall Farce Tomorrow (Protest)

    08/26/2013 7:54:42 PM PDT · by montag813 · 44 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-26-2013 | John Hill
    The Senators representing Arizona Mexico.- The last time McCain held a "town hall" in Tucson it was kept top secret, and staged with only amnesty supporters allowed in. This subterfuge was quickly exposed and McCain exposed and shamed for it. But John McCain has no shame, and no honor, and so he is doing it yet again - this time with instant sell-out and McCain lapdog Sen. Jeff Flake (R). Tomorrow in Mesa, AZ McCain and Flake will hold a "Conversation on Immigration" at theMesa Arts Centers Piper Theater. And once again it is a CLOSED event, and "ticketsare not...
  • GOP Town Hall Explodes With Anger: Were Losing The Country So Quit Being Nice Guys!

    08/09/2013 11:33:12 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 8, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    If one Maryland town hall is any indication, Republican voters are not happy with how little Republican politicians are doing to reign in the government. Greta Van Susteren took viewers to a town hall where Congressman Andy Harris was confronted by constituents angry about NSA surveillance, the Obama administration, and Republicans not doing enough for them. One man scolded Harris, Were dying out here because you guys are being nice guys! One man complained about NSA spying, saying Congress needs to come clean with the public about the governments secret interpretation of the law. Harris assured him that hes personally...
  • Newt Gingrich Town Hall Meeting in Florence, South Carolina (1/17/12, 49 minute video)

    01/17/2012 5:34:29 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 11 replies
    C-Span ^ | 1/17/12 | Newt Gingrich
    Republican 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich held a town hall meeting four days before the South Carolina primary. He talked about winning South Carolina's primary and sealing the nomination.
  • Fast and Furious: Using Humans as Collateral Damage

    09/27/2011 6:02:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Tucson, Ariz.-The Canyon Del Oro High School auditorium in Tucson, Ariz. was packed full of at least 500 people last night as anxious tea party members waited to hear from ATF whistleblower Vince Cefalu, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar about the Obama Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious. The theme of the night? Accountability.   “The only thing I have ever asked is to put all the cards on the table. Tell the truth,” ATF whistleblower Vince Cefalu said. Cefalu was heavily involved in Operation Fast and Furious and has been an ATF agent for...
  • Cops Confiscate Cameras at Ohio Congressmans Town Hall (Chabot)

    08/24/2011 6:43:47 PM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 143 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/24/2011 | Kurt Nimmo
    A congressman from Ohio had cops grab the cameras of constituents during a town hall meeting. Steve Chabot, a Republican, had cell phones and cameras confiscated in order to prevent an embarrassing Youtube video from making the rounds, according to Carlos Miller, who runs a blog documenting efforts by the state to stifle the First Amendment rights of photographers. Police said the cameras were taken to protect the constituents. A local television station, however, was allowed to videotape the meeting and the brazen move by Chabot and the cops.
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  • Got questions for Obama? Tweet 'em now

    07/05/2011 5:31:35 PM PDT · by John W · 52 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | July 5, 2011 | Nidhi Subbaraman
    Starting at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, President Obama will hold the first ever "Twitter Town Hall," to discuss jobs and the economy. The president will be speaking, not tweeting, but his questions will come from Twitter. Thousands of Tweets are already populating the #AskObama hashtag created for the event. But the White House says Obama will also answer questions that are asked on Twitter while the event is going on. Twitter will monitor hot tweets those that have the most Retweets, Favorites, and Replies. Also, with help from visualization company Mass Relevance, Twitter will be mapping the big...
  • [Liberal] Radio Talk Show Host Arrested At GOP Town Hall Meeting

    04/27/2011 11:04:48 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 9 replies
    CBS News Miami ^ | 04/27/11
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) Former Air America radio talk show host Nicole Sandler was arrested Tuesday night after a raucous South Florida GOP town hall meeting. The meeting, held that the Calvary Chapel on West Crypress Creek Road, got off to a rocky start when a handful of protestors heckled speaker U.S. Rep. Allen West over Medicare and his requirement that questions had to submitted in writing. Police escorted them out of the room. When West tried to explain the Republican position on Medicare, Sandler peppered him with questions and comments. When she refused to stop to talking, Fort Lauderdale...
  • Woman who told Obama her financial fears has lost her job

    11/22/2010 4:46:38 PM PST · by NRG1973 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2010 | Michelle Singletary
    Nobody is safe. Velma Hart, who burst onto the media scene after telling President Obama she was scared about her financial future, has been laid off. Hart was let go as the chief financial officer for Am Vets, a nonprofit Maryland-based veteran services organization. Hart has become another casualty of the tough economy in which so many people have lost their jobs. "It's not anything she did," said Jim King, the national executive director of Am Vets. "She got bit by the same snake that has bit a lot of people. It was a move to cut our bottom line....
  • Congressman Leonard Lance holding open meeting in Raritan Twp.

    08/23/2010 2:04:43 PM PDT · by Rodamala · 3 replies
    Hunterdon County Democrat ^ | Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 6:06 AM | HCD Staff
    RARITAN TWP. Congressman Leonard Lance will continue his series of summertime town hall meetings, Monday, Aug. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Raritan Township Municipal Building.During the meeting, Lance will discuss issues facing Congress and the American people. Lance will take questions and share his views on the issues like the economy, health care, federal spending and rising federal debt.:SNIP:The event is free and open to the public. Residents of Raritan and the surrounding communities are encouraged to attend.The Municipal Building is at 1 Municipal Drive, just south of Route 12 at the Dvoor Circle.For more information,...
  • Top 10 GOP Comments at Health Care Town Hall Meeting

    03/11/2010 7:25:42 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 5 replies · 551+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 3-11-10 | Bob McCarty
    Below are the Top 10 GOP comments made at the Health Care Town Hall Meeting held only hours before President Obama arrived in St. Charles, Mo., Wednesday.
  • Canadian Health Care System Bad Model for USA

    03/10/2010 2:12:09 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 6 replies · 238+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 3-10-10 | Bob McCarty
    A government retiree from Wentzville, Mo., expressed deep reservations about ObamaCare based, in part, on his own daughters experience living in Canada.
  • Thousands in Missouri Decry 'ObamaCare' in Advance of Presidential Visit to Saint Louis

    03/10/2010 11:58:54 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 2 replies · 434+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 3-10-10 | Bob McCarty
    Less than six hours before President Obama's scheduled arrival, more than 2,200 people packed the St. Charles Convention Center for a health care town hall.
  • Kenneth Gladney Beating Case Remains in Limbo

    11/10/2009 8:08:44 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 8 replies · 535+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 11-09-09 | Bob McCarty
    On Aug. 6, the same day the White House told its supporters to punch back twice as hard, black conservative Kenneth Gladney found himself at the receiving end of several of those punches. He was beaten by a group of thugs from the Service Employees International Union after they found him selling conservative memorabilia outside Bernard Middle School, the site of of a South St. Louis County health care town hall meeting hosted by ultra-liberal Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.).
  • STUPAK TO HOLD TELEPHONE TOWN HALL MEETING

    09/21/2009 9:50:58 AM PDT · by MsLady · 10 replies · 887+ views
    Bart Stupak Newsletter ^ | Sept. 21, 2009 | Bart Stupak
    September 21, 2009 I will hold a telephone town hall meeting at 6:00 p.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, September 30, 2009. The telephone town hall will allow residents of the First Congressional District to ask me questions on a range of issues, including health care and the economy. This will be my fourth town hall meeting with constituents since July 29. These town hall meetings have been extremely productive, allowing me to hear directly from constituents and provide accurate and clear explanations about health care reform and other critical issues of concern to Northern Michigan residents. This...