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The Ten Scariest Republicans Heading to Congress

In this report, we look into the ten scariest newly elected members of the House, all sharing rapidly anti-choice and anti-equality views, enthusiastic support from the Religious Right, and reactionary economic ideas.

Congressman Joe Wilson: The Tip of the Right Wing Iceberg

In response to Congressman Joe Wilson’s (R-S.C.) disruption of the President’s address to Congress last night, People For the American Way President Michael B. Keegan issued the following statement:

“Representative Wilson’s behavior last night was inappropriate and deeply disrespectful of the President, the Congress, and the millions of Americans who want to hear a reasoned discussion of health care reform.  Mr. Wilson was right to apologize, and GOP leaders who spoke out were right to distance themselves from his behavior."

Why Did the GOP Choose a "Birther" to Deliver Health Care Address Rebuttal?

Media reports today revealed that Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA), the GOP's choice to deliver a rebuttal to President Obama's address to Congress tonight, promoted misinformation about the President's birthplace. When asked about the President's citizenship, Rep. Boustany at one time claimed "I think there are questions. We'll have to see." He later distanced himself from those remarks.
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