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  • Townhall Downfall: Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va)

    Congressman Jim Moran recently demanded to see identification from a constituent at a townhall meeting. Presumably, Moran thought he had caught an astroturf protester from out-of-district. No such luck. Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfyfq-gqxWk[/youtube] At The Corner, Heritage Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky adds: Earlier this week, Rep. Jim Moran (D., Va.) … More

    Fact Checking the White House: $150 Billion To Be Cut From Medicare Advantage

    “Nobody is talking about reducing Medicare benefits,” says President Obama…except the lawmakers on Capitol Hill who have proposed to cut roughly $150 billion from the highly popular Medicare Advantage program.  One in five seniors enjoy richer and more varied benefits with Medicare Advantage than those in traditional Medicare. Spending needs … More

    Townhall Stand Tall: Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK)

    Oklahoma’s lone Democratic Congressman, Dan Boren, opposes any law that leads to a government-run health care system. Moreover, should a health bill pass he pledges to join that plan, even if the plan for federal lawmakers is a better one. For his stance on the health care debate he was … More

    Townhall Stand Tall: Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) Applauded for his Anti-Single Payer Stance

    Versions of single payer systems have been tried in Maine and Tennessee already. Results were disastrous. No wonder, then, that the informed citizens at Rep. Bachus’ recent townhall event roared their approval when he said he opposed a single payer system. Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs-jsHxc_zY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    Video: Fact Checking the White House: Medicaid Rations Care

    Rather than debate the substance, the White House is in full campaign mode in order to label any opposition to its government-heavy health reform agenda as “misinformation” or “myths you’ve heard.” Case in point: The White House now has a taxpayer-funded Web site to “reality check” credible criticisms and arguments. … More

    Fact Checking the White House: Public Plan Will Result in Loss of Private Coverage

    Rather than debate the substance, the White House is in full campaign mode in order to label any opposition to its government-heavy health reform agenda as “misinformation” or “myths you’ve heard.” Case in point: The White House now has a taxpayer-funded Web site to “reality check” credible criticisms and arguments. … More

    Astroturf For Hire: Left Does What They Do Best

    The blogosphere is picking up on the Left’s hypocrisy regarding their claims of astroturfing protesters at health care town halls the past few weeks: So I received an email/comment this morning about a craigslist ad soliciting health care activism for money. “Activism for money,” I thought!! Was this it at … More

    Townhall Downfall: Rep. David Scott (D-GA)

    Despite President Barack Obama’s deadline, both the House and Senate failed to pass Obama’s health care plan before they adjourned for the month of August. Now Senators and Representatives are returning home to participate in one of America’s greatest democratic traditions: the townhall. The events afford citizens the rare opportunity … More

    In the Green Room: MEP Daniel Hannan

    Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan came to Heritage today to remind Americans why and how to avoid Europe’s mistakes. On March 24, 2009, Daniel Hannan became an overnight internet sensation when a YouTube recording of his three-minute speech responding to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s remarks before the … More

    Townhall Downfall: Reps. Ross & Snyder (D-AR)

    Despite President Barack Obama’s deadline, both the House and Senate failed to pass Obama’s health care plan before they adjourned for the month of August. Now Senators and Representatives are returning home to participate in one of America’s greatest democratic traditions: the townhall. The events afford citizens the rare opportunity … More