Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., hosted an overflow town hall meeting on health care reform August 18th. He hailed the meeting, held in a local church, as a model of civil and respectful debate and discussion.
The following are short interviews with Teresa Albano, editor of the Peoples World and John Wojcik, labor editor of the People's World, peoplesworld.org. Support the Peoples World at peoplesworld.org/support.
MSNBC Rachel Maddow exposes corporate backed protesters at health care town halls, Aug. 5, 2009.
AP News Minute covers NYC mid-air crash, Sotomayor sworn in, Vick on dog-fighting, Hawaii braces for hurricane
In his weekly address, President Barack Obama called health insurance reform critical to our nation’s long-term economic strength and dispelled the outlandish rumors being promoted by those who are defending the status quo.
On Aug. 4, some 800 Illinois residents, political leaders, union members and health care experts came together to demand quality, affordable health care for all. Rally sponsors included Health Care for America Now, Illinois Citizen Action and Organizing For America.
Keith Olbermann calls out Sen. John Thune, Sen. John McCain, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans - whom he argues 'owns' the insurance industry - as well as a few Democrats, too - specifically the 'Blue Dogs' - in a 'Special Comment'.