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The Flip-Flopping Architect of the ACA
Politico, by Michael Cannon

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Posted By:garnet, 7/29/2014 9:03:34 AM

Last week, the D.C. Circuit ruled that the Obama administration has been implementing Obamacare illegally. Days later, a video featuring the law’s chief architect confirmed the court’s ruling and raised questions about whether administration officials knew they were breaking the law all along. Jonathan Gruber is the MIT economist who helped congressional Democrats write the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2009. He has been sharply critical of Halbig v. Burwell, a lawsuit alleging the Obama administration is illegally subsidizing health insurance for 5 million Americans in the 36 states with exchanges established by the federal government.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/29/2014 11:32:55 AM     (No. 9944542)

If the members and supporters of this administration couldn´t lie, they´d have nothing to do.

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State Department´s wrestling match
with Bill O´Reilly
CNN, by S.E. Cupp    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/7/2014 12:37:45 PM     Post Reply
It´s back to school for most Americans, but for the kids over at State Department High School, it seems more like a permanent summer vacation. The world is unraveling. This summer has seen gruesome beheadings, a passenger plane shot out of the sky, civil war, genocide, an Ebola outbreak and more. And as the White House whiffs impotently at solutions to problems it has underestimated (and in some cases helped to create), the department charged with implementing our foreign policy is in a Twitter war with a cable news host. Seriously. Spokeswoman Marie Harf took to Twitter on Thursday to defend her

Let Me Get This Straight
American Spectator, by Ben Stein    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/7/2014 12:34:19 PM     Post Reply
Labor Day This was an educational summer. We learned this summer that when terrorists kill Jews, that’s legitimate anger and frustration. When Jews defend themselves, that’s genocide. We learned that Europe, which Henry Ford called “that slaughterhouse of nations” or something similar, is still chock a block with anti-Semites who are wildly happy to join hands with the emerging Muslim majority in Europe to torture the Jews. We learned that the elite media, especially the New York Times, will turn on Israel and the Jews and seek to curry favor with the enemies of Jews and of America in any way they can.

We still don´t know why Lois Lerner´s
Blackberry was wiped clean
Washington Examiner, by T. Becket Adams    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/7/2014 12:12:15 PM     Post Reply
As lawmakers return to Washington to continue the search for thousands of missing subpoenaed emails related to the Internal Revenue Service´s alleged targeting of conservative groups, questions abound. Among the most pressing is the fact that a Blackberry belonging to Lois Lerner, a former official at the center of the scandal, was wiped clean shortly after investigators started asking questions about her alleged role in the targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Despite the fact that this revelation first came to light in August, the IRS has yet explain why this was done. Considering her former role as chief of

World-Weary
New Yorker, by David Remnick    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/7/2014 12:05:24 PM     Post Reply
Even the most forgiving judge of Barack Obama, one willing to overlook his preference for chipping onto the sunlit greens of Martha’s Vineyard rather than brooding in the fluorescent glare of the Situation Room, must admit that the President has sometimes been a thick-tongued steward of his own foreign policy. How did the author of “A More Perfect Union” become the author of “The world has always been messy”? Obama, who prides himself on late-night preparation, unshakable rationality, and a writerly ear, is compiling an anthology of botched pronouncements that have, at best, muddied his intentions.

On ISIS, neocons and liberal
hawks have a ´boy who
cried wolf´ problem
The Week, by W. James Antle lll    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/7/2014 12:00:30 PM     Post Reply
If you´re wondering why America´s political leaders seem so hesitant to devise a response to the frightening rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, let me tell you a story. It´s about the neocons and liberal hawks who cried wolf. Once upon a time, some foreign-policy hands warned that unless the United States invaded Iraq, Islamic radicals — the kind who murdered thousands of Americans on 9/11 — would obtain weapons of mass destruction. During the hunt for Osama bin Laden, they warned against losing sight of the danger of a possibly nuclear-armed Iraq. "[T]he larger campaign must also go

   

 

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A Bold and Optimistic GOP
Can Create a Wave Election
Creators Syndicate, by Larry Kudlow    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/6/2014 11:12:41 AM     Post Reply
If the Republican Party adopts a clear, optimistic, growth-and-reform message to turn America around, it can win big in November. It could still be a wave election. But so far it hasn´t done it. The party is essentially asking voters to give it control of both houses of Congress. Yet it hasn´t told voters what it would do with such a mandate. That´s why the GOP must present a true governing agenda. You can´t ask for two-house support without telling voters what you´re going to do with it. Right now, according to polling averages from RealClearPolitics, there are 10 key midterm Senate races

Voters blame Obama for
country being off-track
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/6/2014 11:08:12 AM     Post Reply
This week we took a look at the Democrats’ campaign plan for the fall and how the economy is not working in the Democrats’ favor. Well, let’s round out the week by examining another macro trend that will shape the 2014 campaign. The right direction/wrong track question is a staple in U.S. political polling.According to the latest George Washington University Battleground poll, 70 percent of voters think that things in the United States have gotten off on the wrong track and that the country is headed in the wrong direction. It stands to reason that as a result, many Americans will vote against the Democrats.

The Trouble With Harvard
New Republic, by Steven Pinker    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/5/2014 9:21:38 AM     Post Reply
The most-read article in the history of this magazine is not about war, politics, or great works of art. It’s about the admissions policies of a handful of elite universities, most prominently my employer, Harvard, which is figuratively and literally immolated on the cover. It’s not surprising that William Deresiewicz’s “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League” has touched a nerve. Admission to the Ivies is increasingly seen as the bottleneck to a pipeline that feeds a trickle of young adults into the remaining lucrative sectors of our financialized, winner-take-all economy. And their capricious and opaque criteria have set

Dems Ignore Blowback Risks
in Harsh Rhetoric Barrage
Real Clear Politics, by Scott Conroy    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/5/2014 9:14:44 AM     Post Reply
It´s easy to forget now, but there once was a time when the Democratic Party was accustomed to chastising itself over some candidates´ timidity. But with two months until the midterm elections, visions of Michael Dukakis and John Kerry failing to go on the offensive amid Republican attacks are just distant memories. This year, the bigger concern for Democrats appears to be that some of their own histrionic broadsides against GOP opponents will trigger a voter backlash. In three key midterm races over the last few days, Democrats have launched the kind of invective that might have made Lee Atwater

Why they still hate us,
13 years later
Washington Post, by Fareed Zakaria    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/5/2014 9:08:06 AM     Post Reply
Watching the gruesome execution videos, I felt some of the same emotions I did after 9/11. Barbarism is designed to provoke anger, and it succeeded. But in September 2001, it also made me ask, “Why do they hate us?” I tried to answer that question in an essay for Newsweek that struck a chord with readers. I reread it to see what I got right and wrong and what I’ve learned in the past 13 years. It’s not just al-Qaeda. I began by noting that Islamic terrorism is not the isolated behavior of a handful of nihilists. There is a broader

   

 



 
Are Liberals the Real Authoritarians?
Bloomberg, by Megan McArdle    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/4/2014 9:01:56 AM     Post Reply
Conservatives are conservative because they’re authoritarian and resistant to new ideas. Everyone knows that, right? There’s a bunch of social-science research that even proves it. If only conservatives were more open and less dogmatically attached to their tribe and their traditions, the world would be a much better place. A lot of smart people endorse some version of this story. And yes, research surveys show that conservatives do express a much stronger affinity for obedience, authority and in-group loyalty than do liberals. But there’s a question those surveys can’t answer: How does what people say translate into what people actually do?

The Obama economy is not
working for the Democrats
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/4/2014 8:56:45 AM     Post Reply
People vote with their pocketbooks. That has pretty much always been true, and it will be true in November 2014. With that in mind, the president has begun to try and convince voters that the Obama economy is working for them. At Milwaukee Laborfest in Wisconsin this past weekend, President Obama spoke about how he and the Democrats believe the American economy has strengthened over the last six years. The president told the crowd that “by almost every measure, the American economy and American workers are better off than when I took office.” That just isn’t true.



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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/6/2014 11:07:41 AM     Post Reply
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Atlanta Hawks Owner to Sell Team
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Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/7/2014 1:46:51 PM     Post Reply
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Sessions: ´Obama Has Openly Reaffirmed
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Our Nation’s Sovereign Laws´

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/6/2014 6:17:54 PM     Post Reply
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Biden: ´Folks, it´s long past due
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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President Obama to detail ISIL
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Exclusive: Obama to Deliver Major
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NBC News, by Chuck Todd & Carrie Dann    Original Article
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Obama: ‘Should Have Anticipated
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Foley Statement

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/7/2014 11:16:45 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd Sunday morning that he should have anticipated the negative press from his rounds of golf, especially following his statement on the death of freelance American journalist James Foley. “You know, it is always a challenge when you’re supposed to be on vacation, because you’re followed everywhere,” Obama said. “The possibility of a jarring contrast with the world’s news — there’s always going to be some tough news somewhere — is gonna be there.” “But there’s no doubt that after having talked to the families, where it was hard for me

   

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