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North Carolina Fires Gruber

Jonathan Gruber has now been fired by two states following disclosure of remarks he made about Obamacare.  First it was Vermont that canceled his contract, and now it’s North Carolina. North Carolina’s state auditor on Thursday terminated a contract with Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economics professor and health-care expert whose comments on the Affordable Care […]

You might know the name Jonathan Turley from his many appearances on the old Countdown with Keith Olbermann show and, most recently, from his vocal opposition to President Obama’s use of drones and NSA surveillance. He’s basically Glenn Greenwald but with a paycheck from the George Washington University Law School, where he’s a professor of […]

One ally of President Obama in the health care fight is the insurance industry. The insurers…have provided crucial support to Mr. Obama in court battles over the health care law, including a case now before the Supreme Court challenging the federal subsidies paid to insurance companies on behalf of low- and moderate-income consumers. Last fall, […]

LZ Granderson got into a spat with his conservative colleagues on CNN when he pointed out the lack of transparency when the Bush administration passed Medicare Part D. During a heated CNN Sunday panel discussion on how to reform health care, liberal commentator Granderson asked his conservative co-panelists S.E. Cupp and Mercedes Schlapp: “Where was […]

A new Gallup poll shows that among those newly-insured, Obamacare is a big hit. …71% “of those who bought new health insurance policies through the government exchanges earlier this year rate the quality of their healthcare and their healthcare coverage as ‘excellent’ or ‘good.’ These positive evaluations are generally similar to the reviews that all […]

In the wake of the Republicans’ midterm election sweep, there has been a predictable Beltway media push for bipartisan compromise, and an equally predictable push to dress up Republican ideas to screw Americans as reasonable proposals. Already, Democrats are weakening in the face of pressure to pass Keystone, or to allow the new Republican majority […]

New survey data from Gallup: In a recent survey, the people who are actually using Obamacare gave it very high marks: 74 percent said the quality of health care they received was good or excellent, and 71 percent said the overall coverage was good or excellent. What’s remarkable is that these numbers are nearly the […]

One of the items that’s come out as a result of the videos of MIT’s Jonathan Gruber is being totally ignored by the media. It’s that Romneycare was able to survive because of money from the federal government that then-President Bush signed off on to help then-Governor Romney. Gruber: “The dirty secret in Massachusetts is […]

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who helped conceive not just Obamacare but Romneycare, has been the focus of conservative ire since videos surfaced of him saying voters are “stupid” and that it’s a good thing the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act were difficult to dissect. Gruber is now a flashpoint, but he’s being used to […]

Romneycare/Obamacare architect and MIT Economics Professor Jonathan Gruber is back in the right-wing crosshairs over another recently-surfaced comment he made about the relative intelligence of the American voter, this time at a Washington University talk in St. Louis on October 4, 2013. Just yesterday morning, Gruber was apologizing for remarks he made in 2012 about […]

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