It's August, and lawmakers are back in their home states talking to constituents. Liberals and conservatives alike will show up to town-hall meetings and other events to question their elected officials--sometimes loudly--about health care and the rest of Washington's business, as lawmakers make the case for their own agenda. When passions run high, debate can be spirited. We'll be watching.
Liberals, and especially unions, have received a slew of death threats this August over health care reform. Rep. Brad Miller's (D-NC) office said they'd received one last week. The conservative group FreedomWorks released a recording of one yesterday. Today, at a town-hall meeting hosted by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), a man held up a small, handwritten sign reading "Death to Obama," The Hill's J. Taylor Rushing reports.