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SC Company Selling 'You Lie' Gun Part

'To honor our esteemed congressman' Joe Wilson

(Newser) - As timing goes, this is either disastrous or brilliant: A South Carolina gun company is releasing a limited-edition component for semi-automatics inscribed with "You lie," reports the Free-Times. Rep. Joe Wilson, the inspiration behind the item, officially has nothing to do with it, notes the Palmetto State Armory,... More »

Hunt on for Rep Who Yelled 'Baby Killer' at Stupak

Was likely a Texas Republican, rep says

(Newser) - Wonder if Joe Wilson has an alibi: The search continues for the person who hollered "baby killer" at pro-lifer Bart Stupak last night as he urged Democrats to vote down a bill-killing Republican amendment on the issue. The shout came from the GOP side of the aisle, reports the... More »

Justice Alito Mouths 'Not True' at Obama Criticism

Observers see 'Joe Wilson moment'

(Newser) - Though Supreme Court justices normally sit impassively during the State of the Union address, Justice Samuel Alito took unusual umbrage to President Obama’s criticism of the court’s recent ruling on campaign finance—mouthing “ not true ” when Obama said the decision “reversed a century of law... More »

'Kiss My Gay Ass': Calif. Dem After Heckling Arnold

... after interrupting governor's speech by yelling 'You lie!'

(Newser) - Slightly different forum, very different personalities, same heckle. And California Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano apparently followed up his “You lie!” interruption of a speech last night in San Francisco by Arnold Schwarzenegger by walking out and telling the Republican governor to “kiss my gay ass.” Ammiano’... More »

Obama's Gandhi Act Ties Supporters in Knots

President seeks a fundamental change in our political discourse: Goodman

(Newser) - Even President Obama's fans are beginning to wonder when—or even if—his "inner fighter" is going to emerge, writes Ellen Goodman of the Boston Globe. His collaborative style entranced many during the campaign, but supporters are groaning as the president listens calmly to the opposition rather than putting... More »

Obama Doesn't Lie—But He Does Mislead

President slides by on half-truths on health care: Krauthammer

(Newser) - Joe Wilson wasn’t quite right. President Obama doesn’t lie, exactly, writes Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post, but he still has an odd “relationship to the truth.” For example, Obama promised to veto any bill that grew the deficit, then with his very next sentence promised... More »

Some Obama Critics Actually Are Racists

They reject his 'legitimacy as president'

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter was right when he said racism fuels some of President Obama's critics, Eugene Robinson writes for the Washington Post. Carter may have overstated it—plenty of naysayers have legit policy concerns over issues such as health reform—but "the most vitriolic attacks" reject Obama's "legitimacy as... More »

Wilson's Wife Couldn't Believe He Was 'Nut That Hollered'

Roxanne defends Joe in an odd campaign ad

(Newser) - Joe Wilson’s own wife couldn’t believe he’d be crass enough to shout at the president, she declared in what is supposed to be a positive ad for Wilson’s re-election campaign. “I said, ‘Joe, who’s the nut that hollered out, ‘You lie?’”... More »

Wilson's Outburst May Put Dukakis in Kennedy's Seat

Anger at lawmaker's 'you lie!' could prompt change in Mass. law

(Newser) - Anger at Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” attack may have provided the spark Massachusetts’ Democratic lawmakers needed to honor Ted Kennedy’s wish: that the state’s governor be given the power to appoint a temporary replacement for Kennedy, writes Dan Payne for the Daily Beast. The top... More »

House Will Vote Tomorrow on Reprimand of Joe Wilson

Most Dems, some fellow Republicans expected to vote yes on 'You lie' yeller

(Newser) - The House of Representatives will vote tomorrow on a “resolution of disapproval” against Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who shouted “You lie!” at President Obama during his speech last week on health reform. House Majority Whip James Clyburn, also a South Carolinian, will introduce the measure,... More »

Wilson Apologizes, via Emanuel, for 'You Lie'

(Newser) - South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson, who shouted "You lie" at President Barack Obama during his speech to Congress tonight, called the White House within hours of the outburst, attempting to reach Obama. He ended up speaking instead to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and "expressed... More »

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