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March 24th, 2010
09:49 PM ET

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Lawmakers have been putting off one health care fix for years and it's not part of the reform bill.  If something isn't done a large number of doctors could stop accepting a large number of patients.  We're keeping them honest. Plus,  the death threat made against the mayor of Juarez, Mexico that arrived in a bloody bag.

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  1. Mike in TX

    To Freddie,,,,,,over 200 republican amendments were added along with seveal major policy changes. The rep's still refused to vote becasuse since week one thier statmenet has been that dems and the Pres must fail so they can get back into power

    March 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  2. starr, formerly known as vincent

    if the situation for some of the dem rep's is this serious, increased security should be at their homes now and certainly while they are at home in their districts.

    from what i have heard before this report and certainly now with this reporting, there really are people out there who Want trouble and will apparently do almost anything to start Trouble.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  3. June

    Do believe everyone( Dems,Republicans,Media) should step back and temper their rhetoric! This is the good old USA! and you will not find a better place.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  4. Stephanie

    I think the republicans know how dangerous the tea party really are, and they are afraid to come out against them, because without their support they would never get back in the majority

    March 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  5. nathaniel ali

    Why haven't the Feds stepped in and charged these guys with making terrorist threats on our public officals? If it had been anyone people of color they would have been rounded up immediately and charged and held without bail for terrorist threats.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  6. Mary Ellen

    Dana recently mentioned Republican outrage about the use of the word terrorism in relation to the threats against Democratic lawmakers. The wikipedia definition starts with "Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.[1]" The most common application is in regards to acts of violence against the government, which definitely includes elected lawmakers. Terrorism doesn't exclusively apply to those of middle eastern decent.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  7. ron collins (ill)

    its wild that the poeple of the us have come to this. the country that we all love is going down the tube because we gave poeple heath care to poeple who really need it . wow!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  8. Nancy in Oregon

    I agree, Angel, it's very kindergarten behavior...dangerous because adults are doing it and urging other adults to do it though. 5 year olds are seldom as dangerous when acting 'kindergarten' as adults are. These must be some very misguided people, and they are being encouraged.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  9. Jennifer

    Sarah Palin is suppossed to be a christian woman. As one myself i am embarrassed by her behavior and disregard for christian values. We believe Jesus lives through are lives. He believed in helping those who were in need and giving to the poor and helping the defenseless and less fortunate. Sarah Palin along with the other " Christian" politicians show nothing but bigotry and hate.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  10. Jane - WI

    While I don't agree with violence and the name calling we have seen, this extremely left wing administration is scaring a whole lot of people. They are imposing radical change on the public whether the public wants it or not.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  11. Sonya, TN

    Healthcare reform bill is just an excuse. We all know whats up

    March 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  12. Sheila Cowan

    Sarah Palin and certain Republicans are clearly guilty of inciting violence. These nuts are throwing bricks, cutting a gas line, and making death threats to members of Congress and their families. I hope that the authorities do something before someone is hurt.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  13. Emily

    @michael armstrong sr.,

    "Freedom of speech does not include death threats."

    It's awful that you even have to make that comment! 🙁

    March 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  14. Sue

    Every time something is done for the good of the people instead of the good of big business, Republicans and their ilk make a fuss. They are only showing their true stripes by their despicable behavior, and I hope that the American people get wise to the ways by which they are being deluded into wrong thinking. The wealthy few in this country have a lot of power and they are showing us now what big bullies they are.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  15. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Arrest them and bring them up on charges!

    March 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  16. carla

    where the leaders of the gop....the should tame there followers and tell them to stop the maddness......why are these people threatning familly members.....bad sport

    March 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  17. Nancy in Oregon

    JoAnn, North Royalton, it isn't just about intention...it's about being responsible with one's language and public pronouncements. In such a climate with such a temperature, putting 'targets' online can easily be seen as fanning flames.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  18. garry

    Heather
    I see Palin as a threat

    March 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  19. Heather

    Palin does anything she can to keep herself in the news and that map is more show. She is everything she claims to hate. I think that her and anyone else encouraging violence should be proscuted. The Repulican's behavior has become increasing unappropriate and embarrassing.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I hope that FBI & D.C,. will going on to investigation what they found many threats...... they are working right now, Bloggers.

    John Alavon and Dana Bash have good point.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  21. Heather - Spokane, WA

    That recording sounds like something out of the old Germany, 'arm yourself and look to your arsenal' (?)

    March 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  22. Mary

    I'm thrilled to see I have all/most of you as peers in believing the current actions of violence/threats are outrageous.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  23. Kim- Ohio

    This Mike Vandersboegh sounds crazy....

    March 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  24. Kathy Chicago

    This is great. Are all the ladies in my neighborhood book club expected to arm ourselves? Now that would be scary.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  25. Aaron

    why had such a issue as healthcare reform become such a heated argument treating people with guns and violance over just something so simple as correcting a wrong of america, the constitution has nothing to do with this...

    March 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  26. JC, Capital Hill

    OMG! Mike Vanderboegh is more than a blowhard, theser people act like the world is ending. His statement was so creepy. Should the FBI be investigating him?

    March 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  27. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr, Megan, everyone. Well I agree it's not what members of congress should be flirting with doing whipping supporters into a frenzy. I don't at all support any incitement or any even suggestion of violence.

    I think there's too much politics now. All the news that's fit to print. I don't need minute by minute updates on politicians tweets. What happened with the invasion of giant squids?

    March 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  28. Barbara - Atlanta

    Anderson, this is serious...very serious. I feel it's all the republican politicians' fought. They can put an end to this if they really wanted to...but they like what's going on; they're hiding behind the tea baggers and the other lunatics out there.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  29. Emily

    It's good to see John Avlon on w/AC tonight!
    I'd like to see the Republican Party of Eisenhower & Reagan back!

    March 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  30. LorenaR

    to me, it is frightening to hear your report about violence, death threats, when Americans think they are fighting to defend what they have, and motivated by fear and hate as they are, even their FELLOW AMERICANS are not safe. They cannot absolutely cannot accept the fact that Pres Obama has led the way to this new era in our history.
    .

    March 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  31. Jasmene

    The republicans are behaving like ignorant maniacs. They are upset because they didn't get their way. News flash G.O.P, Americans support the President and his health care reform, that’s why we voted him into office.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  32. amy

    this hole thing is stupid these lawmakers dont ever listen to us i say vote them all out of office if they keep this up in 20 yrs there wont be a usa

    March 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  33. ray

    this guys nuts

    March 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  34. michael armstrong sr.

    Im a Rebublican and this is not what we want we want it done the sane way .

    March 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  35. vic nashville tn

    As a republican we missed many chance to improve the health care reform or control the reform
    Now time to move on

    Now I want leader ship from our elected official

    March 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  36. Latasha Howard-Dallas, TX

    Bottom line- I don't understand how we are going to make it in this country any longer. At this rate our enemies have the upper hand, we are fighting eachother versus getting along for the greater good.As for the 'Republican Party", what example are you showing to the world as well as this country? I'll help you answer that, you guys are true idiots and actually are worst than the terrorist of the world.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  37. nels-CT

    these violent social reactions and behaviors are very common in other parts of the world around election times, etc...however, this is the first time ive seen it on our soil... are the barriers which hold our peaceful democracy together breaking down? is this the new norm?

    March 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  38. Susan Murray

    Hi Anderson,
    I'm a Cdn watching your show in Toronto. I'm appalled at what the Republicans are doing in response to the Democrats. Thinly veiled death threats, inciting people to take arms albeit in a subtle way against the Democrats; i'd like to ask them how are they any different from other terrorists?
    Americans should be ashamed of such behaviour. I thought that Americans stood for democracy. This is horrible. I'm so glad to be a Canadian.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  39. Linda in Arizona

    This has been going on since the campaign. Remember palin's rallies where she incited people into yelling, "Kill him, kill him" about Obama. This is how republicans roll. Don't be surprised when someone gets hurt and they blame the Democrats for being in the cross-hairs. This is incitement pure and simple.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  40. Freddie

    It is funny that republicans say the health care bill is unconstitutional but if their amendments were added it would haven't been!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  41. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Sarah Palin needs to change her web page and be brought to task for her statement "reload".

    there are too many american people out there that will read that LITerally!!

    what will be done if someone gets hurt or killed??

    March 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  42. JC, Capital Hill

    Yeah - great report! And also Dana has great hair. Is it just me or does she noticeably just glow now that her and John King got married? I love her reporting. I liked her before, but now - she has a way more interesting image.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  43. angela Mancuso

    Wow – how disgusting. Lets use the word AMERICAN instead of Democrat or Republican. How AMERICAN is this violent behavior?
    Interesting from Right to Lifers – destroying lives and trying to take them it seems.....

    March 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  44. Mandy

    A brick thrown through a window clearly is not the right answer to solving a dispute, but neither is forcing everyone to contribute to the murder of innocent babies and call that 'healthcare reform'

    March 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  45. ray

    Whats wrong with this Bill people? Even the people that were not covered before bill still mad even though they covered.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  46. Sharon

    This has been brewing since the McCain Palin campaign- I dont know why it has taken the media so long to report on the dangers of the dialogue-

    March 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  47. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Starr, we can only hope, because if this gets too far and someone dies, then everyone will wonder why and start pointing fingers

    March 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  48. Paul Vazquez

    The bad thing about this is nobody is going to do anything substantial until someone gets hurt or worse yet killed.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  49. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    It is ridiculous to think that Palin's map was intended to threaten anyone.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  50. jane - Vt

    In my opinion these people are domestic terrorists.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
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