Politics & Government

August 12, 2009

How a GOP senator's proposal gave rise to 'death panels'

When U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, a Georgia Republican, takes the floor at a meeting at Vineville United Methodist Church in Macon on Thursday, he's expected to face tough questions about why President Barack Obama credits the Republican lawmaker as the inspiration behind the Democrats' push for end-of-life counseling efforts that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and some fellow conservatives call "death panels."

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