October 23, 2013 Archives

October 23, 2013 Archives

George Will On Obamacare: "When They Fix The Website, Their Real Problems Will Begin"

GEORGE WILL: It is breaking and they're echoing what the president said with his body language and his action when he said the employer mandate is going to be delayed. From then on, we're all operating on the same premise, which is that the Affordable Care Act cannot be implemented as written. So now we're just arguing about the details. There's no

Pelosi: "Let's Not Get Too Bogged Down In What Happens If They're Not Able To Fix It"

REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): Coming from where I do in California, I have great confidence in technology and it's ability to bring fresh eyes to the subject and fix it so that we can go forward. Just fix it. Just fix it. There certainly is accountability internally in terms of what decisions were made when and all of this, but I think that our focus a

Bob Shrum: When Obamacare Works It Will Be "Politically Untouchable"

MARTIN BASHIR: What do you make of this remarkable earth-shattering development from Bill Krystal today, the Republicans have suddenly decided to cover the 40-odd million people with health insurance? BOB SHRUM: You notice he didn't say that. And actually, if he presented an alternative, I’m sure it would be something like health savings accou

Carney: Durbin Wrong, No One Told Obama "I Cannot Even Stand To Look At You"

JACKIE CALMES, NEW YORK TIMES: Just to follow up on that. In terms of the president talking to Republicans, can you rule out -- there was the number two Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin, said on his Facebook page that someone in recent exchange with the president said he can't ev

MSNBC Panel: Dem's Anti-Tea Party Email With Burning Cross An Opening To Discuss Race

On Thursday's broadcast of MSNBC's Martin Bashir Live, a panel consisting of liberal professor Dr. James Peterson and Democratic strategist Angela Rye discuss how an anti-tea party email from Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson (D) that had burning cross for the "T" in tea party "opens the door for us to actually have the conversation" on race.

Carney: "The Affordable Care Act Is Not A Website"

QUESTION: What about getting specific information from your techs about what the problems are? You told us to talk to computer experts so that is what we are doing. JAY CARNEY: That is a smart thing to do. QUESTION: Is that unrealistic? Because if you're talking six months to a year, obviously that is going to affect the mandate, I would imag

Wasserman Schultz: Obama Should Absolutely Be Open To Extending Enrollment Period

CHUCK TODD, MSNBC: I want to go back to the first question I asked, you didn't answer specifically on what Jeanne Shaheen is calling for. That if these glitches aren't fixed in a timely manner, and everybody I've talked to in the administration says a 'timely manner' is getting this website up -- truly up and running by Dec. 1. Should there be an o

Carney On Obamacare Glitches: "Did Not Expect The Scale Of Problems We've Seen"

QUESTION: On health care, Secretary Sebelius on CNN yesterday said that the president was not aware of any of the problems with Healthcare.gov website before the launch. We have come to find out since then that there were a bunch of red flags that had cropped up before launch. And so I am wondering whether the president feels now that he should've

NBC News: White House Will Move To Delay Deadline For Having Insurance

On the Wednesday broadcast of NBC Nightly News, correspondent Tom Costello reports the White House plans to delay the individual mandate by as much as six weeks. BRIAN WILLIAMS: Good evening. We are starting off with breaking news out of Washington. After the debacle on the internet surrounding the rollout of Obamacare, we hav

Carney On Misleading Obamacare Quotes: They Seem Expensive Because Subsidies Aren't Included

MAJOR GARRETT, CBS NEWS: Picking up on something that was discussed here yesterday and maybe get a little more specific -- the new feature that has been added to the website where if you put in your zip code you get an estimate of your costs. As we understand it, if you are 50 and older you get an estimate for someone who is 50-years-old and if you

Allen West: Obama Does Not Share The Racial "Experience" Of Other Black Men

FMR. REP. ALLEN WEST (R-FL): You know, the president came out and started talking about civility in our dialogue. Where is President Obama? You know, here we have the guy that is supposedly the first African American president and we’re supposed to be celebrating this end of racial animosity. But I think it has gotten even worse and I think that

CBS News: Obamacare Website Provides "Incredibly Misleading" Estimates To Consumers

JAN CRAWFORD, CBS THIS MORNING: Norah, Charlie, the administration announced it would provide this new "shop and browse" feature on Sunday but it's not giving consumers the real picture about the plans that are available... because in some cases people could end up paying double of what they see on the website. PRESIDENT OBAMA (VIDEO): "The web

Gibbs: No Doubt HHS Knew Obamacare Website Wasn't Going To Work

WILLIE GEIST, MSNBC: Robert, it kind of defies belief that no one knew that there were problems before it went up. We've seen report after report of tech experts who worked on the project who said there were problems, there were problems, and we told the White House about the problems. And it went forward anyway. When does the White House step up a

Peter Schiff: Janet Yellen Exposed, The Truth Behind The Myth

Peter Schiff refutes media myths about Janet Yellen, President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Reserve, particularly that she warned the public about the housing bubble before the financial crisis in the late 2000s.

O'Reilly: Here Comes Socialism!

O'REILLY: Most Americans don't understand what the deuce is going on in this country. Slick politicians on both sides can easily obscure the truth. But the truth is that the USA at this point in time can't afford to pay for Obamacare unless working Americans give up more of their assets. In some cases much more.

"Special Report" Panel: Is Saudi Arabia Breaking Up With Us?

Juan Williams, Nina Easton, and Charles Krauthammer discuss the deteriorating relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Matthews: Scrutinizing Hannity's Fraudulent Obamacare "Horror Stories"

Eric Stern joins Chris Matthews to discuss the "Obamacare horror stories" that three couples shared on Sean Hannity's show Monday evening.

Cory Booker: I Will Bring Creative Solutions To The Senate

Senator-elect Cory Booker (D-N.J.)  talks with Rachel Maddow about his preparation and expectations for this move from Newark mayor to United States senator.

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