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  • The Best Matching Group Fashions Seen at the March for Life

    01/22/2014 7:18:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 22, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    The March for Life attracts hundreds of thousands of people to Washington, DC each January. A large percentage of these people come in groups, and if there's one things groups love, it’s matching apparel. Here’s a quick look* at of some of the best-dressed matching marchers at the March for Life: *In no particular order as everyone looked fabulous. 1. These students from Illinois looked pretty stylin’ in their yellow-orange scarves. 2. These bright orange hats traveled to DC all the way from Kansas! 3. Waldo’s been found. He’s at the March for Life. 4. These marchers from Richmond braved...
  • A new power in conservative media

    01/04/2014 5:13:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    A new power in conservative media By: Hadas Gold January 4, 2014 05:59 PM EST A player in Christian and talk radio stations is buying up popular conservative websites — moves that could make Salem Communications the next big thing in right-wing media. The California-based company has recently gobbled up sites that reach millions of readers, like Michelle Malkin’s, the Eagle Publishing group which is home to, and the conservative publishing house Regnery. The Salem empire already includes more than 100 Christian and conservative talk-radio stations and several Christian-themed websites, as well as and Though...
  • McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

    10/24/2013 8:32:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | October 23, 2013 | Perla Trevizo
    Passing immigration reform is a way for Republicans to get on a positive agenda and regain some of the approval of the American people, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday during a town hall in Tucson. He said the prospects of passing comprehensive immigration reform this year are still strong despite some Republicans saying the government shutdown and the way it was handled by President Obama affected any chance for compromise. But “the same people that said that are the people that oppose immigration reform. They are just trying to find another reason,” McCain said after the town hall meeting attended...
  • One Wide Awake Black Lady [must-view video]

    09/08/2013 5:42:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 9/8/2013
    John McCain’s handlers should do a better job of screening participants in his town hall events: Kudos ma’am. McLame’s nervous laughter at the end acknowledges that he won’t sit down for a week.
  • 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.
  • Both sides rally as Obamacare’s effects draw near

    08/28/2013 8:01:17 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 9 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 28, 2013 | Catherine Candisky
    Conservatives such as Larry Holland say President Barack Obama’s health-care law will doom the nation and are urging Republican leaders to not abandon the fight against it. The 57-year-old retired firefighter was among about 650 people to pack a town-hall meeting in Columbus last night, calling on Congress to withhold funding in a last-ditch effort to block implementation of the law. “I want (House Speaker John) Boehner to defund it, but he doesn’t have the guts,” said Holland, of Mt. Vernon. “Our country is going down the tubes, and Obamacare is going to put companies out of business.”As implementation of...
  • Townhall Report with Congressman Dan Benishek (R Mich)

    08/23/2013 4:33:30 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 23 replies
    Me ^ | 6/23/13 | Lakeshark
    We arrived precisely at one o'clock, the scheduled time for the meeting, following a giant Harley decorated with American flags in to the parking lot. We were surprised to have to wait in line for ten minutes to get in to the hall as they had underestimated the turn out. There was a member of some lefty alliance with a table sporting enviro-weenie stuff that we (conveniently for them) had to pass by, but once we got in it was standing room only, about two hundred of us standing. Dr. Benishek was giving a canned summary of his activities when...
  • Focus

    08/16/2013 1:03:52 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Redstate ^ | 8/16/2013 | Erick Erickson
    At the bottom of this post you will find a list of congressional town halls for the next week. It is important that you stay focused because Republican leaders are about to dangle shiny objects in front of you knowing that, like with a sardine dangling in the spotlight of a circus big tent, the GOP leaders can get you to clap like a seal. Republican Leaders are preparing a series of shiny objects to distract you. You must stay focused. Shiny object number one will be the GOP grandstanding to get Planned Parenthood’s navigator grant rescinded. The Administration gave...
  • Lindsey Graham Spoiled My Dinner

    08/16/2013 8:18:09 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 18 replies
    Telephone Town Hall Meeting | August 16, 2013 | self
    Last night at 6:00 pm the phone rang and it was my Senator, Lindsey Graham hosting a "townhall" telephone meeting sponsored by Townhall (I think this was, but I am not sure). The purpose of this meeting was for Lindsey to answer questions from his constituents in a live format.
  • Congressional Outreach for Today and Tomorrow

    08/14/2013 8:07:47 AM PDT · by JSDude1 ^ | 8/14/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Accountable Congress has done amazing work chronicling all the town halls and opportunities to reach out to members of Congress over August. Few groups have performed as well as them in documenting activities. They should serve as a model for every other group out there in getting this data out to Americans. It is very clear that members of Congress, regardless of party, do not want you to know where they will be this August. Well, because of Accountable Congress and groups like FreedomWorks and Tea Party Patriots, we can tell you. Over the next several weeks I’m going to...
  • Gunfire kills 2, wounds 4 at Pennsylvania town hall

    08/05/2013 6:42:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2013
    Two people were killed and four were wounded in a shooting at a town supervisor's meeting in eastern Pennsylvania, a county official reported Monday. The shooting broke out shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET at the Ross Township building in Saylorsburg, about 75 miles north of Philadelphia, Monroe County Emergency Management Director Guy Miller told CNN. A suspected gunman was in custody, and the wounded were being taken to various hospitals nearby, he said.
  • Membership Rolls - Purged?

    06/01/2013 9:04:05 AM PDT · by fwdude · 24 replies
    Self Vanity | June 1, 2013 | FWKeith
    Wondering if any other TH-using FReepers have been having this problem. I had been a regular on, with a valid user name and log-in for over 8 years. Recently I found I had been logged off, and the website didn't recognize the username/password combination when I tried to log back in. I tried the "forgot password" link, which sent a reset e-mail to me, and the link seemed to accept a new password. But it still doesn't work. I even tried the "Sign up" link, but get this error message: "Signup is temporary disabled, please try again later." I've...
  • This article was a follow up to the Foxnews Black Conservative Townhall

    04/11/2013 8:12:13 AM PDT · by Trueblackman · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 April 2013 | Trueblackman
    The article is a bit of a long read, but I tried to fit it all in at the end of the day.
  • Congressman Jim Moran Hosts Anti-Gun Townhall, Gets Grilled By Gun Owners

    03/12/2013 11:21:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Viral Read ^ | 3/11/13 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Last night, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) hosted an anti-gun townhall panel event at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA. With the help of the Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans club, hundreds of constituents from Virginia’s 8th congressional district-mostly Second Amendment activists-came to the event to express their dismay with Congressman Moran’s support for anti-gun policies. The event, “Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America,” featured five gun control speakers: Omar Samaha – Advocate with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence; family member of gun violence victim in Virginia Tech tragedy David Chipman – ATF Special Agent (retired),...
  • Saturday Night Live Cold Opening: Town Hall Debate

    10/21/2012 8:03:51 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    Hulu via NBC ^ | 10/21/2012 | Saturday Night Live
    Saturday Night Live Cold Opening: Town Hall Debate
  • A reminder about the last plant-infested, CNN-run town hall debate

    10/16/2012 9:58:31 PM PDT · by TBBT · 6 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/15/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Do you remember what happened the last time CNN was in charge of a high-stakes “town hall” style campaign debate? I do. Flashback: CNN/YouTube/plant debacle. Refresher: Concerned Young Undecided Person “Journey” = John Edwards supporter “Journey” Concerned Undecided Log Cabin Republican supporter David Cercone = Obama supporter David Cercone Concerned Undecided Mom LeeAnn Anderson = Activist for the John Edwards-endorsing United Steelworkers union LeeAnn Anderson Concerned Undecided Gay Military Retiree Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr = Hillary/Kerry supporter and anti-”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” activist Keith H. Kerr
  • The town hall debate will favor Obama

    10/16/2012 10:06:28 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    Rich Noyes of the Media Research Center penned an analysis today, which detailed how liberal questions are favored in such debates by a 2-to-1 margin. The MRC has analyzed every townhall style debate since it debuted twenty years ago.
  • Phony Town Halls and Candy Crowley’s Ego (Moderator who calls Romney/Ryan ticket a "Death Wish")

    10/15/2012 1:07:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/15/2012 | Roger Simon
    The U.S. population clock is currently showing 314,583,682 [1] residents as of October 2012 and yet we are about to hold a “town hall” debate for our presidential candidates.How quaint. (The first town hall meeting was held in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1633.)How completely and utterly phony.Let’s begin with how the audience–those town hallers–are chosen. According to Gallup, the organization that selects them, they are “uncommitted” voters. But how do we know that is true? And to what degree are they really uncommitted? What finally does “uncommitted”–the term used by Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport [2] on this video–mean anyway? How...
  • The Most Important Event At Either Convention

    09/11/2012 6:10:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | September 11, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The most important event at either national convention was the "vote" taken by the Democratic delegates on a last-minute resolution to reinsert the words "God" and "Jerusalem" into the Democratic Party platform. Regarding God, since Karl Marx, the aim of the left, everywhere on Earth, has been a godless society. And the Democratic Party has evolved over the last half century from a liberal party into a leftist one -- so much so that it is now indistinguishable from any of the leftist parties in Western Europe. Yes, Franklin D. Roosevelt was a left-wing president -- as concerned the size...
  • Big Town Hall Meeting on ObamaCare in the Sacramento/Nor Cal area.

    08/09/2012 10:40:57 AM PDT · by Jayster · 16 replies
    ObamaCare Town Hall Meeting, Aug 15 at 7PM This meeting will focus on the effects of ObamaCare on taxes, spending and medicare. We’ve lined up health care experts, legal experts from the Pacific Legal Foundation and Igor Birman, Chief of Staff for Congressman Tom McClintock to help you understand this massive takeover of our healthcare system. Mr. Birman emigrated from Russia and will speak about his experience with government controlled heath care programs. There will be plenty of time for Q&A after the panel discussion. Location: Lakehills Covenant Church Address: 7000 Rossmore Lane El Dorado Hills, CA Date: August 15...
  • Going to Governor Christie's Townhall meeting today

    06/26/2012 8:36:31 AM PDT · by JimRed · 18 replies
    Self | 6/26/2012 | Self
    Governor Christie is holding a townhall in Brick, NJ today at 3 PM. I signed up to go, and got a confirming call from the Governor's office yesterday.
  • Mayhem turns to shoving at Allen West townhall

    05/30/2012 12:55:28 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 21 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Mayhem is the best word to describe what happened at the latest townhall meeting held by Allen West at the Mae Volen senior center in Boca Raton. Protesters, who West addressed at the onset of his presentation, were told that they would be leaving Florida with a “gator whooping.” Although some of the protesters making a scene were escorted out in the middle of the event, others stayed and picked fights with West and his supporters when it was over. Not one to back down from a fight, West said, as he was surrounded, “I’m gonna stand right here.”
  • Allen West: 'Let's talk about the president doing blow'

    05/30/2012 7:58:29 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 56 replies ^ | May 29, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    It was a chaotic scene with tempers flaring at the latest town hall meeting presented by Congressman Allen West. Driving into the Mae Volen senior center in Boca Raton, you got a sense of what was coming as the driveway was lined with protest signs against the outspoken freshman. Inside the building were the people behind the signs, and before West even began to speak, the arguing between West supporters and protesters began. (video)
  • Don’t Like Facebook

    05/18/2012 3:46:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | May 18, 2012 | John Ransom
    Since it’s Friday, and there is a Facebook IPO scheduled to go off today, I feel obliged to write the standard “Why I hate the latest IPO” column. Don’t get me wrong. I think IPOs are great. They are great job creators, first of all. Lots of the money raised by IPOs goes into hiring lots more people. And an IPO’s liquidity event- where early stage investors get to cash in on the open market- is the reason why those investors took the risk in the first place. One of the major benefits of having stock markets like the New...
  • Newt Gingrich Town Hall, Ruston, Louisiana – March 20 2012

    03/20/2012 4:38:38 PM PDT · by Marguerite · 64 replies · 1+ views
    electad ^ | March 20, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich held A Town Hall style event at Louisiana Tech Student Center, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana.
  • Townhall Yanks Column on Arpaio's Findings

    03/06/2012 12:40:09 PM PST · by epicurious · 49 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | March 5, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    A popular column on – the self-described “leading conservative and political opinion website” – discussing Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president has unexplainably disappeared. Earlier today, the column “Sheriff Joe Exposes Forgery of Obama’s Selective Service Registration” by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown of The Western Center For Journalism was’s most emailed and eighth most read column. But then … it was gone. Even after WND alerted’s managing editor that the column had been deleted from its site, it remained listed as “cannot be found.” And despite multiple contacts with the site’s editorial staff, no one...
  • The 99% That’s Not You Gets a $7,000 Cash Bailout Bonus

    02/27/2012 5:15:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 27, 2012 | John Ransom
    Hey, good news everybody. Remember that $23 billion that the US government –a.k.a. you- is never going to see back from General Motors? Well, General Motors has done so well this year- in fact, they have enjoyed record-breaking $9 billion profits- that next week they’ll be giving out $7,000 in bonus checks to 47,500 UAW workers who already make about $116,000 dollars per year in total wages and benefits (with about $58,000 of that in just wages and the rest in benefits). It’s good to be the 99%: You get a fat $7k bonus, plus $100k+ a year. Too bad...
  • Obama’s Phony Theology Offers Phony Financing on Everything

    02/20/2012 4:16:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | February 20, 2012 | John Ransom
    Rick Santorum struck the right note with conservatives when he attacked Obama on his phony liberal theology. This is the red meat that conservatives have been waiting for. They want someone who will take the fight to the enemy, exposing the false religiosity of the liberal left. “I just said that when you have a world view that elevates the Earth above man and says that, we can't take those [energy] resources because we're going to harm the Earth by things that frankly are just not scientifically proven- for example, that politicization of the whole global warming debate,” Santorum told...
  • Obama's War on Religious Liberty

    02/20/2012 5:05:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 20, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Welcome to the real ObamaCare, whereby a handful of leftists in Washington, D.C., impose the views of their big-money donors on more than 300 million Americans. If the Obama mandate for contraception remains intact, then liberals will next demand that Americans pay for other objectionable items that are not really medical care. We can expect future mandates, under the guise of "health care," to include sex-change operations, late-term abortions, embryonic stem-cell use and a variety of other procedures that many Americans do not support and certainly do not want to be compelled to foot the bill for. Obama's directive for...
  • Some Stimulus - Obama Fails on His Own Top Three Presidential Priorities

    02/20/2012 5:17:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | February 20, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    As mentioned in a feature earlier this week, February 17 marked the third anniversary of President Obama’s signing into law of his infamous economic Stimulus. The ceremony took place in Denver complete with an Air Force One grand entry, a plethora of television cameras and adoring media reporters.  While this Denver appearance didn’t include gargantuan Greek or Roman marble columns, he did pick the Museum of Nature and Science to give a timeless perspective to $825 billion of government extravagance he promised would bring “real and lasting change for generations to come.”  Three years later it is obvious that history...
  • Race to 2012: Gingrich's SC town hall (Live Streaming)

    01/11/2012 6:39:28 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich hosts a town hall-style meeting in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
  • Town Hall Attendant Asks Gov. Chris Christie If He Plants Questions, Gets Predictable Response

    12/07/2011 1:48:25 PM PST · by bigbob · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12-6-11 | Frances Marte
    Someone attempted to grill New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at a town hall again, and thanks to that brave (or some would say, attention-seeking) soul, the media has a new viral video of the Governor getting sassy with a constituent. This time, the town hall attendant asked whether the governor planted questions at town hall meetings, citing a situation where he saw someone ask a question at another event who claimed to be a friend of Christie’s. After scolding him for “wasting time,” Christie asked, “if I plant questions, why the hell did I call on you?”
  • Cain Goes Big

    10/29/2011 2:28:59 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 118 replies · 1+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/28/11 | Robert Costa
    October 28, 2011 1:00 P.M. Cain Goes Big His top advisers plot a path to the nomination. Mark Block and Linda Hansen, Herman Cain’s senior advisers, tell National Review Online that Cain will soon hold a series of “major town-hall meetings” in early primary states.
  • Question at Obama town hall: “Would you please raise my taxes?” Planted Question to Obama

    09/26/2011 2:15:49 PM PDT · by Jayster · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/26/2011 | Jay Lensch
    IMHO....Totally planted and staged Question.
  • LIVE: Tim Scott Hosts Gov. Rick Perry Live (South Carolina)

    09/05/2011 7:14:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    Tim's Town Halls ^ | September 5, 2011 | Tim Scott's town hall
    Tim Scott Hosts Gov. Rick Perry Live Live Stream Be sure to slide the volume up on the video.
  • Univ. of Colo. Denver professor disrupts congressman's town hall, says "The tea party started it"

    09/02/2011 7:47:46 PM PDT · by martosko · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/02/2011 | Kelly Maher
    Daily Caller roving video correspondent Kelly Maher follows politics in Colorado, camera in tow, and captures the darnedest things on video. Last week Kelly visited a town hall forum held by Colorado Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. put out a call for activists to attend the event, and one who did was an emeritus political science professor at the University of Colorado Denver. He came armed with a middle-school level of maturity. Watch as Kelly covers a bizarre display of crybaby politics.
  • FReport from John McCain Townhall, Yuma, AZ 31 August, 2011

    08/31/2011 5:04:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    vanity | 31 August, 2011 | Marktwain
    I just came from the John McCain Yuma town hall. I got to the event 20 minutes early. The room was almost filled. I believe most were Colorado River Tea Party folks, because quite a few had the tea shirts on, and I recogized many of the others that were not wearing tea shirts. I sat in the front row and Senator McCain spoke to us and with us from just a few feet away. Much of the time he was less than six feet from me. I was impressed with his command of the facts and his ability to...
  • Moon-howling activists hijack Grassley event, decency (Carroll, Iowa townhall)

    08/30/2011 7:17:42 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 25 replies
    Daily Times Herald ^ | 8.20.11 | Douglas Burns
    Using ambush tactics and perverting political protest into a beast more akin to anarchy, liberal activists, most of them from outside of Carroll County, turned U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley’s town hall meeting at New Hope Village Monday into a hostile environment, a showcasing of the rock-bottom worst contemporary America inspires in far too many of its people. Not content to interrupt and hurl insults at the senator during the public forum, the mob that is Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) crowded Grassley, 77, in the hallway, blocking his entrance to a post-event media interview, and later, used physicality to...
  • McCain Addresses Issues At Goodyear Town Hall ("Folks, I’m ready to compromise" with Dems)

    08/24/2011 5:32:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    The Daily News-Sun, Glendale, Ariz. ^ | 2011-08-24 | Jeff Dempsey
    (snip) McCain said he is aware of the perception of Congress at the moment, noting the current approval rating of 10 percent and adding, “I’ve yet to meet anyone in that 10 percent at these meetings.” He said he has heard time and again from people who want him to reach compromises with the other side of the aisle, that Washington is polarized and unproductive. “Folks, I’m ready to compromise,” he said. “But not on principle.” (snip)
  • FREEP McCAIN: McCain Town Halls - Mon. Aug. 22 (Prescott, Ariz.), Tue. Aug. 23 (Goodyear, Ariz.)

    08/20/2011 6:59:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    The Arizona Republic / The Daily Courier, Prescott, Ariz. | 2011-08-19
    Sen. John McCain to hold town hall Tuesday in Goodyear Tuesday, August 23, 2011 3 pm Goodyear Justice Center 185 North 145th Avenue, Goodyear, Ariz. McCain town hall here Monday Monday, August 22, 2011 Noon First Congregational Church 216 East Gurley Street, Prescott, Ariz.
  • Cannon Falls residents grab tickets to see Obama (Minnesota PING!)

    08/14/2011 8:45:13 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 18 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 8/14/11 | Nicole Norfleet - Staff Reporter
    The small river town of Cannon Falls had to wait 83 years between presidential visits, so it was no surprise that there was pent-up demand for tickets to see the commander-in-chief. Between 1,300 and 1,500 people -- in a town with a population of 4,000 -- showed up Sunday for a chance to attend Monday's town hall meeting with President Obama. "I've been doing this for 20 years, [and] I have not seen an event where people were so happy and exhilarated about this opportunity," said Police Chief Jeff McCormick. Obama will speak at a town hall event at Lower...
  • HEADS UP: McCain Town Hall TODAY (Aug 9) at 10 am in Tucson, Ariz.

    08/09/2011 5:34:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies ^ | 2011-08-08
    St. Mark's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 1431 W. Magee Road Tucson, Ariz. 10 am local time
  • McCain hosts town hall to talk economy, hobbits (McCain: "I am not sorry for" attacking Tea Party)

    08/09/2011 5:29:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    GILBERT - Arizona Sen. John McCain held a town hall in Gilbert this morning and the economy took center stage. The town hall was focused on the nations' economic troubles and McCain said the on-going financial problems would be much greater had Congress not passed a bill to keep the country from defaulting on its debt. McCain said he is very concerned with the recent S&P downgrade of the United States' credit rating and views it as a wake-up call to the nation. "It will cost more to borrow money and it is a very serious situation," McCain said. McCain...
  • Tea partiers take on McCain at Gilbert town hall meeting

    08/08/2011 7:57:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    East Valley Tribune, Tempe, Ariz. ^ | 2011-08-08 | Dan Zeiger
    Local tea party activists felt that Sen. John McCain had some explaining to do. As a result, McCain, R-Ariz., spent some of a town hall meeting at Gilbert Municipal Center on Monday defending his comments last week in the U.S. Senate, where he read from a Wall Street Journal editorial referring to "tea party hobbits." McCain said he quoted the editorial to make a point about some Republicans' insisting on a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution in exchange for agreeing to raise the nation's debt limit. "What apology is in order?" McCain responded when asked if he would apologize. "What...
  • Speaker Boehner should tell all Republicans in the House to have town hall meetings. (Vanity)

    07/27/2011 8:13:25 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7-27-2011 | Enterprise
    Speaker Boehner, please take a break if possible, and have all the Republican House members go home and have town hall meetings.
  • Republicans, U.S. Chamber ‘crash’ Obama Twitter Town Hall

    07/07/2011 8:21:17 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 11 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 07/06/11 | Chris Moody
    When the White House announced that President Obama would hold a "Twitter Town Hall" in July by answering questions posed through the social media site, Republicans in Washington jumped at the opportunity, inundating the platform with questions, snarky comments and calls for action. The president answered a series of questions, not all of them total softballs, including one from Republican House Speaker John Boehner, who posted dozens of questions for Obama on his page.
  • Obama’s Useless Twitter Town Hall

    07/07/2011 8:00:15 AM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 6, 2011 | David A. Graham
    Too-long answers, questions from familiar foes instead of regular folks—the president’s much hyped social-media meeting was even less interesting than a regular town hall, says David A. Graham. The hour-long event proved to be even less interesting than the average town hall. Just like Obama’s April 19 town hall with Mark Zuckerberg, the event featured the president facing a younger entrepreneur; this time, however, there was the added annoyance of Twitter as simplifying middleman. It all started off well enough. After brief remarks by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, the president ambled in, stepped up to a laptop adorned with a...
  • Obama: "I misunderstood the depth of the recession.".

    07/06/2011 8:58:45 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 80 replies
    Talking points memo ^ | July 6 2011 | Barack obama
    Obama: I Underestimated Magnitude Of The Recession        Advertisements [?]   Source: Talking Points Memo President Obama openly acknowledged underestimating the length and magnitude of the worst recession since the Great Depression in a response to a question during his Twitter town hall. Always a tough question to answer, Obama was asked what mistakes he made in handling the economic crisis and what he would have done differently looking back on his first months in office. Obama freely admitted that he would have tried to do a better job explaining "to the American people it was going to take a...
  • Major Garrett: Town hall a sign of ‘anxiety’ at Obama reelection HQ

    07/06/2011 6:31:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/6/2011 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday’s so-called Twitter town hall meeting conducted by President Barack Obama was certainly unprecedented. But was it a sign of trouble at Obama reelection headquarters in Chicago? Over the past few weeks, Democrats in Washington, D.C., have been driving the message of “shared sacrificed” as it pertains to the federal government’s fiscal policy going forward in dealing with record deficit and debt issues. But in an appearance on Wednesday’s “The Laura Ingraham Show,” National Journal congressional correspondent Major Garrett explained there were some unresolved questions, especially when it comes to the question of what Americans are getting for their sacrifice....
  • Sarah Palin: The Great CommuniTweeter

    07/06/2011 1:23:06 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | 07/06/11 | Tony Lee
    Barack Obama will hold a Twitter townhall today where he will field and answer questions with the #AskObama hashtag. Recently, Obama indicated that he will regularly tweet himself from his Twitter handle, @BarackObama. Obama and his team are late to the game. And though he will never admit it, Obama would not be tweeting or having Twitter townhalls if it weren’t for the way former Alaska Gov. and potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin became Twitter’s trailblazer. In fact, I have said Palin should be properly referred to as “The Great CommuniTweeter.” On April 29, 2009, Palin, then using the handle...