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‘This Is Your Warning’ (Video)

By | 11.05.09 | 7:55 pm

Here’s more video from Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) anti-health care reform rally today on Capitol Hill. George Kelly, a member of one of the most vocal groups in attendance that chanted outside of the Rayburn House Office Building for at least an hour, explains why he came down from Long More…

‘Throw the Bums Out!’ (Video)

By | 11.05.09 | 6:22 pm

Here’s some video from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) anti-health care reform tea party on Capitol Hill today. Bachmann distributed copies of the health care bill and implores protesters to each take a page and go ask a member of Congress to explain it to them. Later, crowds chant “Throw the More…

Photos From Bachmann’s ‘House Call’

By | 11.05.09 | 4:45 pm

TWI was on the scene at Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill today. The first batch of photos is after the jump. Video and more coming soon.

Lunchtime Links

By | 10.15.09 | 12:00 pm

A group of House Republicans thinks there are Muslim spies posing as interns on Capitol Hill.

Why did Snowe break ranks and vote for the health care bill?

Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd went on a 13-minute tirade against escalating the war in Afghanistan yesterday on the More…

Lunchtime Links

By | 10.13.09 | 12:00 pm

The NY Times is liveblogging the Senate Finance Committee health care hearing — and TWI’s Mike Lillis is filing live analysis from the Hill.

A Fox News VP hits back at the White House for calling the channel “a wing of the Republican party.”

The More…

Lunchtime Links

By | 10.08.09 | 12:10 pm

Schumer pushes an opt-out public option.

The White House battles the press.

Democrats are divided over the Patriot Act renewal.

Check out these photos of the military’s most impressive new technologies.

A health care speechwriter doesn’t have insurance.

Iran accuses the United More…

Lunchtime Links

By | 10.06.09 | 12:00 pm

Schwarzenegger joins a growing list of Republicans voicing support for health care reform.

Overdraft fees shoot up 35 percent in just two years.

Wellpoint Inc., the largest U.S. health insurance company, cuts health benefits for its own employees.

Sotomayor jumps right into More…

Lunchtime Links

By | 10.01.09 | 11:59 am

Defense Secretary Gates is skeptical that a troop surge is all that’s needed in Afghanistan.

Baucus: Health care bill could get through the Senate Finance Committee by the end of the week.

Bachmann warns of ‘sex clinics’ performing abortions in schools.

What the More…

Lunchtime Links

By | 09.24.09 | 11:59 am

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick picks former Kennedy aide Paul Kirk to fill the vacant senate seat. Read his resume here.

G20 summit kicks off in Pittsburgh today with financial markets at the top of the agenda.

Andrew Breitbart: ACORN story was “the Abu Ghraib More…

Obama Pitches Health Care Reform to Young People

By | 09.17.09 | 2:13 pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — During today’s rally at the University of Maryland, President Obama tailored his health care message to appeal to a younger crowd that has seemed conspicuously absent from the debate so far.

While he acknowledged that health care reform is “not a top issue for More…