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Proof Jonathan Gruber was more than just “some adviser”

New emails obtained by the Wall Street Journal confirm just how involved liberal MIT economist Jonathan Gruber was in crafting the Obamacare law. In case you’ve forgotten, Gruber is the policy wonk who was caught saying Obama’s health care reform bill became law thanks in equal parts to both lack of transparency and the “stupidity of the American voter.” Yeah, safe to say America didn’t think THAT was funny... Reports the Wall Street Journal [1]: Jonathan Gruber, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist whose comments about the health-care law touched off a political furor, worked more closely than previously known with the ...

Obama Lost Jon Stewart

Over the last couple of weeks, Jon Stewart has garnered a great number of conservative fans for his hammering of HHS Secretary Sebelius and another segment of his show dedicated to how the Obamacare website is falling apart. Last night, he dedicated almost 15 minutes of his show to bashing both parties in Congress, the President, the Obamacare website, and the NSA’s spying on Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. While some of the content is questionable in nature – some language may be unsuitable for children – the political content is pure gold. Stewart skewered the absolute ridiculous nature of everything that is wrong in Washington. ...

Obamacare Loses Piers Morgan and Jon Stewart

Over the last several years, CNN host Piers Morgan has gained a reputation as an aggressive ideologue who toes the big government line on everything from guns to religious freedom. Jon Stewart, of course, is the liberal host of “The Daily Show” who recently took HHS Secretary Sebelius to school on Obamacare. It looks like the American people can officially count Morgan and Stewart as official critiques of the Obamacare rollout after last night’s shows. First up is Morgan, who interviewed White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: MORGAN: Joining me now is White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Jay, thanks for joining me. As suppose you have ...

ABC’s Jon Karl: Teaching Textbook Media Bias

On Wednesday, ABC’s Jon Karl gave a perfect example of media bias during the White House Press Briefing: The President -- in this agreement, is there a little bit of ransom paid?  I mean, there is a provision in here that requires verification for recipients of subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.  MR. CARNEY:  The income verification provision to which you refer was negotiated by Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans and is a modest adjustment to the existing Affordable Care Act law.  We have always said we are willing to make improvements and adjustments to the law.  Ransom would be a wholly different thing and -- Well, it’s a ...

Jonathan Alter: Democrats ignore Social Security & Medicare reform at America’s peril

In budget debate after debate, decade after decade, the overspending crowd has done a great job of convincing the American people that overhauling Social Security and/or Medicare is equivalent to betraying senior citizens. Some even go so far as to say seniors will be in poverty and, in one case, Grandma will be thrown off the cliff. Yet not all supporters of bigger government are letting ideology overcome fiscal reality. On Friday, former Newsweek columnist, editor and current Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Alter wrote a column highlighting what other government programs will be cannibalized if entitlement reform is ignored. While his thesis is ...

Fallen Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson has this message for his city

The shooters – in Dallas and now the three police officers murdered Sunday in Baton Rouge – targeting our law-enforcement officers speaks to an apparent divide in our nation. But one man endeavored to bridge that apparent divide during his time with the Baton Rouge Police Department. “These are trying times. Please don’t let hate infect your heart. This city MUST and WILL get better. I’m working in these streets so any protesters, officers, friends, family, or whoever, if you see me and need a hug or want to say a prayer. I got you,” wrote fallen Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson in a July 8 Facebook post. Officer Jackson, ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/5/16

  CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, June 7, and remain in session through Friday, June 10. The Senate will return on Monday, June 6, and stay in session through Friday, June 10. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. But the week before they left for the Memorial Day recess – excuse me, “District Work Period” – was chock full of fireworks, even though the House only voted on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday of that week. The House came back to work on Monday, May 23, and moved to take up no fewer than 30 bills on the Suspension Calendar. Though most of them were the standard fare ...

PBS’ Charlie Rose, Obama speechwriters laugh hysterically over “If you like your insurance, you can keep it” line

PBS’ Charlie Rose got chummy with former speechwriters under Obama David Litt, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett to gush over their prosaic prowess and – apparently – make light of the infamous “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it” line that left millions of Americans betrayed by their commander in chief when that very promise turned out to be a falsehood. “Lovett wrote the line about, ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep it,’” Favreau said before the four men erupted in laughter. President Obama, according to the Washington Free Beacon, on 36 occasions said his signature health-insurance law would not force ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 4/03/16

CALENDAR: The House is in recess and will not return until Tuesday, April 12. The Senate will come back into session until Monday, April 4. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: They were in recess.  THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  They are still in recess. LAST WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR:  They were in recess last week.  THIS WEEK ON THE SENATE FLOOR: When the Senate returns on Monday, April 4, the Senate will vote on passage of S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act. After that, they could spend time on FAA reauthorization, appropriations bills, or the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Frankly, I’d bet they’re going ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 2/14/16

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both be in recess next week. The House will return on Tuesday, February 23, and the Senate will return on Monday, February 22. This week we’re going to go straight to the issue that’s going to have smart heads exploding and tongues wagging for the next several weeks, if not for the duration of the 114th Congress – what to do about an untimely vacancy on the Supreme Court. SUPREME COURT: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack early Saturday morning. He was a giant of the legal profession – the longest serving member of the current Supreme Court, a champion of the legal ...