October 7, 2013 Archives

October 7, 2013 Archives

Sebelius: Individuals Can Get A One Year Obamacare Delay -- By Paying The Penalty

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius defended Obamacare in a very contentious interview with Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night. Stewart pressed Sebelius on why businesses get a one-year delay on Obamacare but individuals do not. After several attempts for an answer, Sebelius eventually said individuals could

Chuck Todd: Democrats Taking House "More Possible" Than Some Think

TOURE: Chuck, let me get you to weigh in on a little debate we're having in between the segments. Do you think that out of all of this the House will end up turning blue? CHUCK TODD: It's hard to figure it out how it happens but I wouldn't rule it out. I mean, we know the map is mess afar as how it's gerrymandered and how self-insulated some of

Cruz: "Victory Is If We Prevent Some Of The Enormous Harms Of Obamacare"

MEGYN KELLY: At this point with the government shut down and now another fight looming over whether to raise the nation's credit card limit, what do you consider a victory? SEN. TED CRUZ: I think a victory is if we prevent some of the enormous harms Obamacare is inflicting on millions of Americans. I think what we need to do this week is fund g

Sen. Coburn: We Won't Default If We Don't Raise The Debt Ceiling

SEN. TOM COBURN (R-OKLA.): "The debt ceiling and the (continuing resolution) are the same thing. There is no such thing as a debt ceiling in this country because it's never been not increased, and that's why we're $17 trillion in debt and I would dispel the rumor that is going around that you hear on every newscast that we'll default. We won't. We'

Krauthammer: "Republicans Have To Agree On A Set Of Demands"

BRET BAIER: Charles, two separate things. The funding of the government, the continuing resolution and the debt ceiling increase, which we're told by the Treasury Secretary he runs out of his bag of tricks, moving things around, October 17. It may be later than that, when it's a real concern for Treasury. We talk about the technical default and wha

Sperling: White House Open To Short-Term Debt Limit Boost

National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling speaks at a Politico breakfast.

Boehner: President's Refusal To Negotiate Puts Our Economy At Risk

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER: “Over the last 10 days we have been through quite a bit – sent four bills to the United States Senate to keep our government open and to protect the American people from the harmful effects of ObamaCare. Each of these requests was denied by the United States Senate. After the fourth effort, we asked to go to conference a

Major Garrett vs. Jay Carney On "Systematically Flawed" Rollout Of Obamacare

MAJOR GARRETT: I’m not a computer programmer; I’m not a specialist in writing code.  But there are lots of people out in the country who’ve been blogging about this for the past few days, some of them very sympathetic to the Affordable Care Act. Not hostile to its implementation. And they actually believe that yes, there is a problem with ve

Obama To Boehner: "Hold A Vote. Call A Vote Right Now. Let's See What Happens."

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Now, the other thing I heard over the weekend was this notion that Congress doesn’t have the capacity to end this shutdown. The truth of the matter is there are enough Republican and Democratic votes in the House of Representatives right now to end this shutdown immediately, with no partisan strings attached. The House should h

Carney Attacks Jon Karl: "I'm Sure You'll Represent What The Speaker Is Saying"

JAY CARNEY to ABC'S JONATHAN KARL: Hey John, I'm having a conversation here. I'm sure that you'll represent what the speaker is saying in a minute.

Mika Brzezinski: Ted Cruz Doesn't Love This Country

RICHARD HAASS, COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS: With one exception: which is President Obama at the end of the day is responsible for the country and the economy. So he could quote unquote win, but it would be a Pyrrhic victory. So it’s a game of chicken that really neither side wants to go off the edge here. BRZEZINSKI: That shows how much they

Cokie Roberts On GOP: I'd Rather Negotiate With A Gun To My Head Than Be Shot

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Cokie, the president is not moving. COKIE ROBERTS, ABC POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: At least at the moment, he's not moving. At the moment, neither side is moving. And that's where we are. And the American people think that they're a bunch of kids playing in the sand box. And neither side is covering itself with glory. I migh

"60 Minutes" Reports On Disability Benefits Being Abused

Steve Kroft reports on the alarming state of the federal disability program, which has exploded in size in the last six years and could become the first federal benefits program to run out of money.

"60 Minutes" Overtime: What Happens When The U.S. Disability Fund Runs Dry?

Today's 60 Minutes Overtime web exclusive looks behind the scenes of Steve Kroft's broadcast report on the U.S. disability fund, which is on track to become the first government entitlement program to run out of cash.

Dem Rep.: Obamacare Glitches Are "Excruciatingly Frustrating," "Missed Opportunity"

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) criticized the famed "glitches" in ObamaCare's exchanges today. He called them "excruciatingly frustrating" and "a missed opportunity."

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