Protests set on Obama N.H. talk

President Obama’s town hall meeting on healthcare at 1 p.m. today before about 1,800 people in Portsmouth, N.H., will almost certainly be less of a free-for-all than the raucous congressional ones, filled with shouting matches, pushing and shoving, and even some arrests. Full Story »

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by Derek Hawkins - Aug. 11, 2009

Important local level story that has national relevance. Will be interesting to see how it plays out this afternoon -- and if Obama being there will make it more or less violent.

This is getting frightening -- particularly because these protests by and large are not grassroots in any sense, but coordinated with GOP operatives in much the same fashion we saw in Florida in 2000.

“There will be news media from all over the world at this event and it will be the ideal opportunity for us to tell the rest of the country exactly how N.H. voters feel ... More »

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