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    Townhall Downfall: Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) "This Is My Town Hall"

    The Atlantic reports: That’s what Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN), the policy leader of the conservative/moderate Blue Dog coalition, explained to a journalism student at a town-hall meeting Wednesday night who asked why she wasn’t allowed to videotape the event for a school project. “This is my town hall meeting, and … More

    The Tax Man Cometh...To Make Sure You've Got Health Insurance

    Byron York gets this scoop in the Washington Examiner today:  …if the plan envisioned by President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats is enacted, the primary federal bureaucracy responsible for implementing and enforcing national health care will be an old and familiar one: the Internal Revenue Service. Under the Democrats’ health … More

    Townhall Downfall: Rep. Shea-Porter Has Security Boot Former Police Officer

    NOWHampshire.com reports: In four short years Carol Shea-Porter has evolved from a rabble-rousing, town hall disrupting anti-war activist who once had to be forcibly removed from a President George Bush event in Portsmouth to a Member of Congress who instructed armed security guards to remove a frustrated voter from her … More

    Fact Checking the White House: Obama's Health Reform Doesn't Help Small Business

    Heritage’s Bill Beach: If the root cause of the problem is high health care costs, the White House’s solution only makes tings worse. President Obama’s health reform will impact thousands of small business owners who are creating the jobs and wages for most Americans. These taxes will hurt small businesses … More

    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. 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