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Hot Button Blog Archive: August 2009


  • Barney Frank says Ron Paul bill will pass

    House Financial Services Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, said he expects former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul's legislation to audit the Fed to pass in October as part of a larger regulatory reform package. Published August 28 2009

  • American autos clunked

    Data from the government’s Cash for Clunkers program is in and results show it took nearly 700,000 mostly American made cars off the road and replaced them with lots of foreign vehicles. Published August 27 2009

  • Cash for convicts: Stimulus cash given to prisoners

    Talk about a "shovel-ready" project: 2,200 people incarcerated in U.S. prisons got $250 from President Obama's stimulus bill.   Published August 26 2009

  • Security checks at New Hampshire Democratic town hall

    People who want to attend a town hall event for Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in the “Live Free or Die" state of New Hampshire better be able to pass through a metal detecto Published August 25 2009

  • Rep. David Scott sees link between 'tea baggers' and racist attacks

    Rep. David Scott, a Georgia Democrat, who came under scrutiny after accusing a local doctor of “hijacking” a recent town hall meeting is standing by his remarks and says that some of the conservative protesters are motivated by racism. Published August 10 2009

  • Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Tensions are running so high at local town hall meetings that Rep. David Scott, a Georgia Democrat, yelled at a local doctor concerned about health care after mistaking him for an "astroturf" political operative looking for a fight. Published August 8 2009

  • Palin blasts Obama’s ‘death panel,” praises Bachmann

    Former Alaskan governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin likes the fight Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, has shown on the House floor over the Democrats' favored health care proposals. Published August 7 2009

  • Ad hits age split on health care reform

    Seniors have done enough for their country, so don’t mess with their doctors and end-of-life care is the crux of a new ad from the 60 Plus Association. Published August 7 2009

  • Memo: How to beat the right-wing mob

    If right-wing protesters are going to show up and yell at their elected officials during town hall meetings, left-wing activists need to start coordinating with those representatives and provide "cover" for them says a 4-page memo distributed by Health Care for America Now!, a group supporting President Obama's recommended plans. Published August 6 2009

  • Target of White House 'disinformation' attacks responds

    The woman who caused the White House to start asking people to report information on the Web about “health insurance reform that seems fishy” doesn’t think she did anything wrong. Published August 4 2009