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  • Comey to meet privately with Mueller before Senate hearing

    05/22/2017 4:14:36 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 110 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2017
    Former FBI Director James Comey will speak privately with Robert Mueller, special prosecutor in the Russia probe, prior to testifying in public before the House or the Senate. House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said that decision of Comey's means he would delay a hearing he had planned for this week.
  • Little to cheer about in June jobs report: Even has Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.3%

    07/02/2015 8:07:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/02/2015 | Rick Moran
    The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in June, and the "official" unemployment rate dropped from 5.5% to 5.3%.  But the labor force participation rate dropped to a 38-year low, and there were 60,000 fewer jobs created in April and May after adjustments.  It's absolutely amazing that four years after the supposed "recovery" began, more people have stopped looking for work than ever. The Hill: The number of people in the labor force fell by 432,000, a reason for the lower jobless rate, while 56,000 fewer people were employed, sending the participation rate down to 62.6 percent, the lowest level...
  • [Video] Mitt Romney Credits Jonathan Gruber For "Econometric Model" [Romneycare signing]

    11/17/2014 12:58:13 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mitt Romney
    Romneycare signing. Romney praises Gruber's "model" as "essential." Watch the VIDEO. It speaks for itself.
  • Gruber - A New Contribution to the English Lexicon

    11/15/2014 7:16:30 AM PST · by yetidog · 70 replies
    Vanity | November 15, 2014 | Vanity
    gruber - new word
  • FLASHBACK: MIT analysis backs Obama (Gruber provided new ammunition Senate Dems)

    11/14/2014 5:20:55 AM PST · by maggief · 46 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/28/09 | Mike Allen
    A new analysis by a leading MIT economist provides new ammunition for Democrats as the Senate begins formally debating the historic health-reform bill being pushed by President Barack Obama. The report concludes that under the Senates health-reform bill, Americans buying individual coverage will pay less than they do for today's typical individual market coverage, and would be protected from high out-of-pocket costs. So Democrats will argue that under the Senate bill, Americans would pay less for more. The new document arms Democrats with a response to the contention of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that the bill would mean...
  • Jonathan Gruber Admitted Obama Was In the Room When Cadillac Tax Lie Was Created.

    11/13/2014 2:42:06 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 155 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On June 13, 2012, Obamacare Jonathan Gruber was interviewed by Frontline. He told them that the Cadillac tax issue was addressed in 2009. Obama knew it was going to be a problem, and they all agreed to lie about it. What Jonathan Gruber is taking heat for right now, was planned out specifically with Barack Obama. It wasnt just him. It was all of them, with Obama in the room taking part.
  • Who Are You Calling Stupid?

    11/13/2014 5:16:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    "Stupid is as stupid does" -- Forrest Gump Unless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not have heard what one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) thinks about you. Jonathan Gruber is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who helped craft Obamacare. In a rare moment of unvarnished candor, Gruber told an audience last year at the University of Pennsylvania the law passed because of the "stupidity of the American voter." In what can only be described as a smoking gun -- meaning there is no way to spin his remarks as "out of...
  • BAUCUS: CBO Claims of Lower Premiums Came from Gruber [2009 FLASHBACK]

    11/12/2014 3:54:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | December 9, 2009 | Sen. Max Baucus
    In addition to CBO, MIT's Jon Gruber has also done a study on premiums. And what does he conclude? He concludes, using Congressional Budget Office data, the Senate bill could mean people purchasing individual insurance would save every year $200 for single coverage and $500 for family coverage in 2009 dollars. Most people think he is one of the best outside experts. He has big computer models. He takes the CBO data and, in some respects, he has helped CBO by giving some information to CBO that it otherwise does not have. Mr. Gruber also points out that people with...
  • Who is JONATHAN GRUBER...? (a.k.a. "Obamacare's Architect")

    11/11/2014 7:08:22 PM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 48 replies
    FORBES ^ | 11-10-14 | Avik Roy
    ... feast your eyes on all this about 'Who is Jonathan Gruber'!
  • Obamacare Architect Gruber: I Regret Calling American People Stupid

    11/11/2014 4:16:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 148 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/14 | Patrick Howley
    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said Tuesday that he regrets saying that aspects of Obamacare needed to be concealed from the public due to the stupidity of the American voter. Do you stand by the comments in that video?, MSNBC host Ronan Farrow asked Gruber, referring to a video of Gruber explaining how a lack of transparency helped Obamacare pass into law. The comments in the video were made at an academic conference, Gruber said. I was speaking off the cuff and I basically spoke inappropriately and I regret having made those comments. Farrow then argued on Grubers behalf that
  • Economy Shrinks 1% In First Quarter

    05/29/2014 9:23:13 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/29/2014 | John Nolte
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its revised assessment of the first quarter of 2014's Gross Domestic Product and revised it down to -1%. The initial assessment said the economy had at least grown, but only by .01%.
  • Massaging of Critical Data Undermines Our Society

    03/27/2014 4:41:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from imperial Rome to the former Soviet Union. The United States can withstand the untruth of a particular presidential administration if the permanent government itself is honest. Dwight Eisenhower lied about the downed U-2 spy plane inside the Soviet Union. Almost nothing Richard Nixon said about Watergate was true. Intelligence reports of vast stockpiles of WMD in Iraq proved as...
  • Obama's Bizarro-World Budget Plan

    03/05/2014 3:01:34 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/04/2014 | IBD Staff
    Fiscal Irresponsibility: Just how out of touch is President Obama? In the midst of a faltering economy and rising global threats, he proposes a budget that would sharply cut defense spending and impose $1.8 trillion in tax hikes. Despite its relative insignificance in the grand scheme of things, the annual White House budget proposal does provide a window into the president's thinking on the size and scope of government. The fiscal 2015 budget released a month late on Tuesday also manages to showcase Obama's worrisome detachment from reality. The budget rests, for example, on the assumption that real...
  • Democrat Senator Udall Asked State to Cook Books on Obamacare Numbers

    01/09/2014 7:51:55 AM PST · by yoe · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2014 | John Nolte
    CompleteColorado.com reports that emails show U.S. Senator Mark Udall's (D-CO) office pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to downplay the number of insurance cancellations caused by the rollout of ObamaCare. A full 249,199 Colorado citizens were victimized by ObamaCare's cancellations. According to the emails, Udall's office hoped to change the definition of a "cancellation" as a way to lower the number. All of this occurred late last year as the storm around cancellations was (engulfing Democrats and the president.) From an email inside the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), Director of External Affairs Jo Donlin bluntly stated to her colleagues:...
  • WaPo's Kliff Lets Obamacare Architect Who Promised Cost Savings Totally Change His Tune

    01/05/2014 5:45:01 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/4/2014 | By Tom Blumer
    In late October, continuing a four-year pattern of making such claims, MIT's Jonathan Gruber, who along with Ezekiel "Zeke the Bleak" Emanuel is considered one of the two "architects" of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, pointed to a study which claimed that "the Affordable Care Act is working even better than expected, producing more coverage for much less money." But, as Wingfield noted in his Friday column, Gruber sang a totally different tune when quoted in the Washington Post on Thursday. WaPo's Sarah Kliff failed to tag Gruber as an Obamacare architect, making it appear as if he's just...
  • Secret court approves three more months of NSA phone snooping

    01/03/2014 4:05:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/3/14 | Stephen Dinan
    The secret court that oversees the nations intelligence activities renewed its approval of the National Security Agencys telephone-records program on Friday, granting the government a new three-month window to collect data on all Americans phone calls. Director of National Intelligence James Clappers office announced the courts ruling in a statement, though officials didnt make the ruling itself public, saying it was going through declassification procedures. The decision marks the 36th time the program has been approved by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. It is the administrations view, consistent with the recent holdings of the United States District Courts for...
  • Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee? The Obama administration settles on a definition

    11/11/2013 5:41:43 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Movember 10 2013 | Sarah Kliff
    Health insurance plans only count subscribers as enrolled in a health plan once theyve submited a payment. That is when the carrier sends out a member card and begins paying doctor bills. When the Obama administration releases health law enrollment figures later this week, though, it will use a more expansive definition. It will count people who have purchased a plan as well as those who have a plan sitting in their online shopping cart but have not yet paid.
  • Carney vs. Karl: White House Unable To Point To Quote Obama Claims He Made On Obamacare [Video]

    11/08/2013 3:23:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    JON KARL: On Monday the president said that f you had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law, you really like that plan, what we have said is that you can keep it if it hasn't changed since the law was passed. I'm wondering, could you give me a citation of when the president ever said such a thing. JAY CARNEY: Sure, we went through this the other day, the president was referring to the law, and I can obviously point you to the law, and people who covered it and wrote it. KARL: But...
  • California exchange overstated its Web traffic for Obamacare launch

    10/03/2013 4:29:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 2, 2013 | Chad Terhune
    State officials said the Covered California website got 645,000 hits during the first day of enrollment, far fewer than the 5 million it reported Tuesday. The state exchange had cited the 5 million figure as a sign of strong consumer interest and a major reason people had so much difficulty using its $313-million online enrollment system. Dana Howard, a spokesman for Covered California, said the error was the result of internal miscommunication.
  • Adm. Mullen Admits Special Ops Told to 'Hold in Place' During Benghazi

    09/20/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/13 | Tony Lee
    Testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Admiral Mike Mullen said that the direction given to Special Operations Command Africa commander Lt. Col Gibson was to "hold in place" on the night of the attacks. SNIP Mullen also said that U.S. aircraft were not at the ready while the attack was ongoing. He claimed there was a "physics problem" in addition to a "time and distance problem" that prevented the United States from providing immediate air cover.