Politics & Government

August 7, 2009 5:55 PM

Democrats avoid health care town halls amid disruptions

The town hall forum, long a hallmark of the August congressional recess, is disappearing this year as the partisan lines harden and tempers flare over the health care debate. Democratic Rep. Brad Miller of Raleigh received a death threat from a constituent, his staff said. The caller was angry that Miller wasn't holding a town hall meeting.

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