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The Biz: PBS Celebrates Music's Hall of FAME With Muscle Shoals

The small Alabama town of Muscle Shoals and record producer Rick Hall don't have the same familiar caché as the renowned 1960s soul music labels Motown or Stax. But the hits Hall turned out at his legendary FAME Recording Studios are well into their fifth decade of being a beloved part of American pop culture. Show More Summary

Opt Out Wave Growing

The articles below are captured in one day of Google Alert for "opt out." The movement to end a century of miseducative, classist, and racist tests will not be denied. Town Hall NY Schools Struggle Where to Put Students Who Opt Out of...Show More Summary

GOP Lawmaker Confronted by Constituent About Obamacare Repeal Votes

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Representative Dennis Ross (R-FL), whose town hall on Tuesday was chock full of chewable moments, was asked by a constituent about his party's focus on the thus-far futile repeal votes of the Affordable Care Act as opposed to fixes to or replacements for the law.

GOP's Obamacare Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost

This year's town hall meetings are nothing like they were in 2009, as Rep. Dennis Ross discovered. He can kiss that Tea Party money goodbye too, after his answer. ThinkProgress: Noting that Ross and the Republican Party have now voted more than 50 times to repeal Obamacare, the constituent took the Florida GOPer to task. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Christie David Sirota makes Christie news: Investment Group Says Christie Advisor Wrong On Whether He Benefited From NJ Pension Investment. Next Thursday - Sandy "town hall" in Brick. Bergen Dems demand Kathleen Donovan cancel fundraiser with Christie after he advocates allowing unlimited campaign contributions to political candidates. Show More Summary

FL Rep. Tells Fast Food Worker Raising His Wage Wouldn’t Be Right

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Say what you will about Florida lawmakers, but at the very least they have they conviction to stand in front of their African American constituents and tell them that they're worthless subhumans. Following a town hall meeting from earlier...Show More Summary

Christie: Sky's the limit for campaign donations

(CNN) - Chris Christie says that limiting campaign donations is "ridiculous," and is calling for a 48-hour reporting period for disclosing contributions. New Jersey's Republican governor said at a town hall in Somerset Tuesday that rules limiting the amount someone can give to a campaign doesn't "stop money from getting into politics anyway." Christie noted […]

City Schedules Transportation Funding Option Town Halls

From the Portland Bureau of Transportation: Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Novick and Transportation Director Leah Treat will welcome the public and discuss transportation needs and funding options at the Our Streets PDX town hall events:  Wednesday, April 16: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, 10301 NE Glisan St. Show More Summary

From the scene outside Christie "Town Hall" in Somerset

People from Somerset County Dems, NJ Citizen Action and NJ Working Families were outside the National Guard Armory in Somerset early, where Gov. Chris Christie is conducting his 119th "town hall." It's Tax Day, so the message outside is about how Christie is misusing our money to advance his own political ambitions. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Christie "Town Hall" this morning in Somerset County Again, at an inconvenient time for most workers. But, let us know if you're going. The new Mastro report papers, Christie's nervous stomach, and more Bridgegate stuff you're on the hook for Christie "nervous" as scandal pointed to his aides. Show More Summary

Heads-up - Tuesday: Christie in Somerset County for Tax Day "Town Hall"

Tomorrow (Tuesday) on Tax Day April 15th, Chris Christie will be in Somerset County for one of his staged campaign rallies dressed up as a Town Hall. These things are all scheduled during most people's work time, making it hard for most people to attend and check in with their Governor. Show More Summary

VA GOP Cong. Primary Candidates Tackle Republican Leadership At Forum

Virginia GOP candidates running for a seat to be vacated by Congressman Frank Wolf (R - VA) presented themselves to the public at a Republican Congressional primary town hall on Sunday at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville. Five of...Show More Summary

VA CD 10 GOP Primary Candidates Meet At Townhall Forum

A Republican Congressional primary town hall relating to Virginia’s 10 th CD is happening on Sunday afternoon at Patrick Henry College in Purcelleville. Five of the six Republican candidates joined WMAL Radio’s Chris Plante, who is moderating the afternoon political event. Show More Summary

CBS’s Bob Schieffer Interviews Dem. Elijah Cummings, Ignores His Relationship With Lois Lerner

Earlier this week, Town Hall revealed that former IRS official Lois Lerner fed tax information from the conservative group “True the Vote” to Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Cummings is the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee,...Show More Summary

Aww! Kate Middleton & Prince William Get a Mini Bike for Prince George!

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) goes gorgeous green while arriving at the Cambridge Town Hall on Saturday (April 12) in Cambridge, New Zealand. The 32-year-old royal was accompanied by her husband Prince William while being given a Avanti mini bike for their son Prince George during a visit to the Avanti Drome. During [...]

Spanish Town With Name Meaning ‘Kill Jews’ Considering Change

What took them so long to figure this out? The village of Castrillo Matajudios near Leon in northern Spain will convene its 60 resident families at a town hall meeting next week to discuss and vote on the first formal proposal to change the village’s name, the regional daily Diario de Burgos reported Friday. Mayor […]

Valencia players party from town hall balcony after Basel comeback, throw shirts down to the fans [Video]

Valencia pulled off an incredible comeback last night, overturning a 3-0 first leg deficit to beat Basel 5-0 (5!) after extra-time last night. It’s been a difficult season for Los Che, but this Europa League run has galvanized both the team and support, and an impromtu party was held on the city streets last night, [...]

Neil Finn made it a family affair at Town Hall show with Midlake (pics, setlist)

photos by P Squared Photography Neil Finn / with Liam Finn @ Town Hall, 4/8/2014 When he sat down at the grand piano, Mr. Finn realized that part of the audience couldn't see him. When he moved to guitar, his...

FSMA Questions Dominate Town Hall Session With Top Food Safety Regulators

Michael Taylor, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, told the audience at the Food Safety Summit’s Town Hall on Thursday to expect a document explaining the principles guiding the agency’s internal work for implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Show More Summary

The Daily Show studies Russian expansionist aggression... from Brooklyn

On Wednesday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart recapped the recent unrest in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russia protesters have taken over a town hall and declared it an independent republic. Russia is threatening to intervene, but the recap is mostly prelude to Samantha Bee's segment on the threat Russia poses outside of Ukraine. Show More Summary

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