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Rising Political Star Tulsi Gabbard Wins Some Local Love at Hawaii Town Hall (Video)

More than 600 people showed up at Waiakea High School in Hilo to hear the Democratic congresswoman speak about homelessness, decriminalizing marijuana, health care, Syria, North Korea and other topics.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
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Resistance Against Darrell Issa Surfaces in Long-Overdue Town Hall


The Republican congressman from Southern California, whose district is trending blue, tries to show he’s aligned with constituents on issues including immigration and health care.

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Bernie Sanders Finds Common Ground in Trump Country


In rural West Virginia, supporters of Donald Trump cheer the progressive senator’s call for universal health care.

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 READ MORE

The Young Turks on the Resistance Flooding Republican Town Halls (Video)

Commentators Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola discuss how Donald Trump and Republicans are dealing with the backlash against their policies.

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Lawmakers Feel the Heat at Town Hall Meetings


Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Lawmakers Feel the Heat as Resistance Ignites in Town Hall Meetings


Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Bernie Sanders Gives Leadership Tips to Democrats Facing the Trump Era


On some matters, such as Donald Trump’s future Supreme Court choices, the Vermont senator is less combative than some of his colleagues. On other issues, he digs in his heels.

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Jill Stein: ‘The Experience of Democracy’ Is More Important Than Being a Career Politician

The Green Party presidential nominee met with Truthdig staff to talk about how the mainstream media has (and hasn’t) covered her campaign, her qualifications for the nation’s highest office and the controversy over her running mate’s “Uncle Tom” comment aimed at President Obama. Transcript added.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Responds to ‘SNL’ Hillary Clinton Parody

Sanders’ reaction on Sunday night’s MSNBC town hall broadcast to a “Saturday Night Live” clip spoofing Hillary Clinton has almost drawn more attention than the original viral sketch. Will Hillary get the joke?

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

At Town Hall and in Campaign Filings, Clinton’s Cozy Wall Street Ties Are on Display


Hillary Clinton defends her whopping speaking fees from Goldman Sachs by saying, “That’s what they offered.”

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VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Inveighs Against Wall Street in Major Address on Economic Policy Proposals

At Town Hall in Mmidtown Manhattan on Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gave his most stirring speech yet in defense of the American people, their institutions and their future in the fight against the greed and self-interest of the private interests headquartered at Wall Street.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

No Way to Treat a Senator


There is something weird going on in the Republican Party when Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is the voice of reason. There is something dangerous going on in the Republican Party when he is vilified for it.

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Putin’s Not Going Anywhere Anytime Soon

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has found a way to stay in power this long, and, as he told his fellow countrymen and -women Thursday, retirement will not be high on his priority list anytime soon. In fact, he could be eyeing another run for the presidency in 2012.

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‘Colbert Report’: Who’s the Jesus-est?

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Boy, Stephen Colbert got a lot accomplished on “The Colbert Report” this past week! He established whose God was best (duh) and why writing an Op-Ed in The New York Times is a clear sign of desperation and defeat (double duh), and he even managed to outdo Rep. Barney Frank in the table-talk department. But with what kind of cracker does Obamargarine go best? Hmmm.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN

Barney Frank’s Town Hall Throwdown

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Ever wonder whether it gets a touch exasperating for politicians to face angry throngs of American citizens at those unruly gatherings everyone quaintly insists on calling “town hall meetings”? Well, witness Barney Frank, here, on the brink of a town hall snap (or two) in this bit from Wednesday’s “Daily Show.”

Posted on Aug 20, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN

The Rhetoric of Health Care Misinformation

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AP / Hans Pennink

What is it about chain e-mails that makes potentially reasonable people who might even be wary of believing everything they read—at least when it comes to stories generated by media outlets—so gullible and so willing to latch on to hyperbolic distortions and ideologically driven misinformation campaigns?

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Inside Story on Town Hall Riots: Right-Wing Shock Troops Do Corporate America’s Dirty Work

How the health care industry, the GOP and one media mogul made common cause with the anti-government fringe.

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Obama Gives Health Plan a Town-Hall Pitch

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AP photo / Alex Brandon

While Congress was away, President Obama made another play to boost public support of his health care reform plan. It came Wednesday in a town-hall-esque forum in Virginia. Those hoping for the federal government to back a viable single-payer system, however, will have to keep on hoping.

Posted on Jul 1, 2009 READ MORE

Obama Takes Americans’ Questions in Virtual Forum

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In a bid to interact more directly with the public at large, the Obama administration once again turned to the Web, inviting Americans to submit questions for Thursday’s online “town hall” meeting. Here President Obama sets the stage with his opening remarks, discusses helping homeowners and considers whether marijuana should be legalized.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN

Obama Wins in Nashville

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AP photo / Charles Dharapak

As was the case in the first presidential debate, Barack Obama emerged from Tuesday night’s confrontation with John McCain in Nashville, Tenn., in command of the situation. The Democratic nominee looked calm, confident and presidential as he won their second contest.

Posted on Oct 7, 2008 READ MORE

Obama and McCain Talk Morality at OC Mega-Church

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AP photo / Alex Brandon

Barack Obama’s first official foray into the public eye after his Hawaiian vacation was an unusual one, although not unimportant (like it or not): On Saturday, both Obama and John McCain met with the Rev. Rick Warren of the evangelical Saddleback Church in Orange County, Calif., to discuss their positions on abortion, morality, marriage and other hot-button issues before a select audience.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008 READ MORE

A Challenge Obama Should Accept

McCain has invited his rival to join him in a “town hall” tour. That would provide a forum for discussing the economy and for looking at just who has helped ease Americans’ pocketbook troubles in the past.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008 READ MORE

McCain Revisits Remarks About Oil and Occupation

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AP photo / Mary Altaffer

In a bid to clarify his stance on the (current) Iraq war, as well as just how long he’d be “fine” with maintaining a U.S. military presence in the region, Sen. John McCain held one of those town hall meetings that are so de rigueur among campaigning politicians these days, this time in Denver, where he performed some semantic gymnastics for his audience at the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center.

Posted on May 3, 2008 READ MORE

Obama Gets Grilled

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AP photo / Rick Bowmer

Perhaps responding to accusations made by pundits and politicians that Barack Obama has been given kid-glove treatment by the media, reporters at a San Antonio, Texas, press conference made sure they didn’t invite similar criticism Monday night.

Posted on Mar 4, 2008 READ MORE

Bush Outsources Town Hall Meetings to India

The political satirist quotes the president as saying the move “is designed to free up my time for other duties, such as wiretapping the American people at random.”

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