Town Hall Articles


Town Hall Participant Suggests Question Fed to Him: 'I Can See Why They Gave You This Question'

Asks softball question, informs audience as such
11:25 PM, Jan 25, 2016

One of Secretary Clinton's last questions at tonight's CNN townhall debate came from a young Iowan by the name of Brett Rosenberg.

Rosenberg, a bit nervous, began: "Secretary Sander... Clinton... Oh, sorry."

"That's OK," Clinton responded.

The flub drew laughs from the crowd, but the participant in the CNN town hall then suggested that the question had been fed to him:

I can see why they gave you this question... I just wanted to know which of our previous presidents has inspired you most and why...

Clinton responded: Abraham Lincoln.

Tonight's town hall was hosted by CNN's Chris Cuomo, the brother of the Democratic governor of New York and the son of a former Democratic governor

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Hillary Warns Audience: I'm About to Spew a Lot of 'Hot Air'

10:40 AM, Jul 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton warned her audience at a townhall today in New Hampshire that she was about to spew a lot of hot air.

Watch here:

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Taxpayers Foot $49K Bill for Air Conditioning, 'Staging' for Obama's Town Hall in Jamaica

6:04 AM, Apr 30, 2015

When President Obama visited Jamaica in early April, he held a town hall meeting with "Young Leaders of the Americas" at University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Obama Holds Closed-Door Meeting With 'Immigration Advocacy Leaders'

8:14 AM, Feb 25, 2015

President Obama is holding a closed-door White House meeting with "immigration advocacy leaders" this morning, the White House announced. Later today the president will hold an immigration townhall in Miami, which will be broadcast on MSNBC.

"In the morning, the President will meet with immigration advocacy leaders to provide an update on the Administration’s immigration accountability executive actions. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press," the White House schedule reads.

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Obama Town Hall: 'If You Want to Get Called On, Wear the President's Face On Your Shirt'

12:14 PM, Aug 23, 2013

At a town hall event in upstate New York today, President Obama called on a female wearing an "Obama t-shirt."

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Podcast: Kristol Reacts to the Second Presidential Debate

Hosted by Michael Graham.
11:30 AM, Oct 17, 2012

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Bill Kristol, hosted by Michael Graham:

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Not a Game Changer

12:38 AM, Oct 17, 2012

Too bad for President Obama that he saved his aggressive performance for his second debate with Mitt Romney. If he had done as well in the first debate, the presidential race might look different today.

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The Second Presidential Debate Begins

8:01 PM, Oct 16, 2012

The second presidential debate begins:

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Obama Promised Cuts, Entitlement Reform at 2008 Town Hall Debate

10:44 AM, Oct 16, 2012

In 2008, Barack Obama promised to cut federal spending, cut wasteful programs, reform Medicare and Social Security, and create "5 million new jobs" in a "new energy economy." At Buzzfeed, Andrew Kaczynski has four videos of Obama making those promises at the town hall debate in 2008. Here, for instance, is Obama talking about the need to reform entitlements in his first term:

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Obama Holds Twitter Town Hall Meeting

5:11 PM, Jul 06, 2011

President Barack Obama hosted the White House’s first-ever Twitter town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon in which he answered questions on the American economy and jobs. All questions, submitted via Twitter, where answered in a live forum to a small audience. Many of the questions were preselected.

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Video: Paul Ryan Gets Standing Ovation at Town Hall Meeting

11:33 PM, Apr 28, 2011

Greenfield, Wisc.

Paul Ryan received a standing ovation Thursday afternoon during the Q&A part of his meeting with constituents at a high school auditorium in a suburb of Milwaukee.

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Many Cheers and a Few Jeers for Paul Ryan at Town Hall Meetings

9:45 AM, Apr 27, 2011

Kenosha, Wisc.
Congressman Paul Ryan held four more town hall events in his district on Tuesday to discuss the budget resolution he wrote, and (as was the case last week) the response from the max-capacity crowds was largely supportive of Ryan and his plan. 

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Is Anyone Going to Ask Obama Tough Questions?

9:15 AM, Apr 21, 2011

Obama's townhall event at Facebook was quite the thing to behold. To say it was a friendly atmosphere for the president would be something of an understatement. The president enjoyed lots of softballs and applause and was never challenged on his answers. Based on his interaction with a local Texas TV reporter earilier this week -- that's just the way he likes it.

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