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Outburst puts day’s focus on S.C. lawmaker

Breach of protocol stuns both parties

Representative Joe Wilson, a South Carolina Republican, shouted, “You lie’’ at President Obama during his speech before Congress Wednesday night. Obama accepted Wilson’s apology yesterday, telling reporters “We all make mistakes.’’ Representative Joe Wilson, a South Carolina Republican, shouted, “You lie’’ at President Obama during his speech before Congress Wednesday night. Obama accepted Wilson’s apology yesterday, telling reporters “We all make mistakes.’’ (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / September 11, 2009

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It started with a little town hall-style attitude, some grumbling, hissing, and paper-waving from a group of House Republicans. But then it got out of hand. (Full article: 880 words)

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