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Steve Helber / AP

Town halls across the country last night erupted as U.S. citizens expressed their opinions and discontent with the political scene and demanded answers from their Congressman. Here are videos of recent hot moments.

At Dave Brat's town hall, the crowd laughed after one member asked if Brat thought everything was running smoothly, as Trump has claimed.

Here's a good example of the rowdiness/frustration at Rep. Dave Brat's town hall tonight. He took over 30 Qs, got lots of pushback. pic.twitter.com/L3kHyDUNKw — Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) February 22, 2017

At a town hall with Mitch McConnell, a woman demanded to be answered about what would happen with Obamacare.

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Chuck Grassley's town hall attendees complained that they wouldn't be able to afford health insurance without Obamacare.

Angry constituents confront Chuck Grassley in Iowa: “If it wasn't for Obamacare, we wouldn't be able to afford insurance!" pic.twitter.com/vrbhbOiBMM — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 21, 2017

Tom Reed got booed late last week when he told the crowd Obamacare would be repealed.

Republican Rep. Tom Reed met with chorus of boos as he discusses repealing Obamacare at town hall: https://t.co/Ob8D9pdCla pic.twitter.com/c92uYCb9eZ — ABC News (@ABC) February 18, 2017

In Iowa, the crowd started chanting "Do your job!" at Joni Ernst when the town hall came to an abrupt end.

Crowd erupts at Joni Ernst event in rural Iowa pic.twitter.com/cSd829Q4YC — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 22, 2017

Ted Cruz did not hold a town hall...

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And protesters let an absent Darrell Issa have it.

.@DarrellIssa Over 2000 of your constituents were looking for you at a #townhall they hosted for you tonight. #WhereIsIssa pic.twitter.com/DXXC0C4TtS— TashiLynn (@TashiLynnCA) February 22, 2017

Background reading: Why Republicans should be nervous about repeal, and inside the new effort from a McConnell-linked group to push back on conservative hardliners.

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Fed signals it could yank economic support quicker as inflation sticks around

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a hearing before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee today. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Federal Reserve will consider pulling back economic support sooner "as the threat of persistently high inflation has grown," chair Jerome Powell said during a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

Why it matters: This is the biggest signal yet the Fed is backing away from its stance that soaring prices would be fleeting — a change that could shift its policies that underpin the economy.

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Updated 2 hours ago - Economy & Business

Crypto meets the real world

Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios

The two largest countries in the world seem intent on effectively banning their citizens from participating in crypto, which poses a serious threat to the crypto agenda.

Why it matters: The crypto world is global — but the real world is fragmented into nation-states, each of which claims control of what happens within its borders.

Meadows cooperating with House Jan. 6 select committee

Mark Meadows. Photo: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is cooperating with the House select committee in charge of investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, the panel said Tuesday.

Driving the news: Meadows, who failed to appear before the panel earlier this month, is believed to have insight into former President Trump's role in efforts to stop the certification of President Biden's election win.