November 4, 2013 Archives

November 4, 2013 Archives

Obama: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passed"

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed. So we wrote into the Affordable Care Act, you're grandfathered in on that plan. But if the insurance company changes it, then wh

Carlson: Watching Carney Attack ABC's Karl "Shows You The Depths To Which They Have Sunk"

TUCKER CARLSON: It's a Potemkin application process. The operator is there to make you feel good but that doesn't expedite it at all, it goes to the same place as the rest of them go which is into the ether.

Obama On Dropped Plans: "People Are Acting Like This Is Some New Phenomenon"

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We did this to put to end the days when the individual market had no standards, when every year, thousands of Americans would be dropped from their coverage. People are acting like this is some new phenomenon. Every year there was churn in this individual market. The average increase was double digits on premiums in this same marke

Mark Levin: The RINOs Want A Terry McAuliffe Victory In Virginia

On the Monday broadcast of his radio program Mark Levin expounded on a Facebook entry he made earlier in the day: The RINOs want a Terry McAuliffe victory in Virginia. Many in the GOP establishment, from

Obama Jokes About Website: "There Was A Time When The Internet Didn't Exist"

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But in the meantime, as you go back to your home states, I just want to remind everybody that they can still apply for coverage by phone, by mail, in person. There was a time when the internet didn't exist. It wasn't that long ago. A lot of programs like Medicaid don't operate electronically. And so there are ways for us to still w

ABC's Karl vs. Jay Carney On Misleading Obamacare Website Claims: "Not True" You Can Apply In 25 Minutes

JON KARL: Jay, I'd like to go back to exactly what the president said. You can bypass the website and apply by phone or in person. He said it could be done in 25 minutes. But these memos say that at the end of the day, we are all stuck in the same queue, because they all have to go through the same portal.  JAY CARNEY: John, I get it. But the p

Pelosi: People Kicked Off Of Health Insurance "Will Do Better"

REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): They're saying he said one thing and not the other. The president said, 'if you like your plan, you can keep it.' For 95% of the American people who have health insurance, that is the case. For a small number in the private market, they will do better because of the Patient's Bill of Rights that is built into our legislati

ABC News: After Two Weeks, Man Still Unable To Enroll In Obamacare Via Phone

ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports on Robert Shlora, an applicant who is unable to sign up for Obamacare using the phone number President Obama provided.

Axelrod On Negative Obamacare Reports: "I Don't Think People Are Digging Deep Enough"

CHRIS HAYES: David, what is your feeling about this, the coverage that the health care law has gotten in the last few weeks? DAVID AXELROD: Well, look, some of it is self-inflicted because the website hasn't functioned properly. And you know, part of the problem here is that people haven't been able to go on to the website and learn that they c

Caught On Tape: Planes Collide In Skydiving Accident, Passengers Survive

In video licensed by NBC News, one plane appears to fly right on top of another, forcing skydivers from both planes to jump while avoiding burning debris. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

"Double Down" Authors On Obama's "Disdain" For Romney In 2012

In their new book “Double Down,” political authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann reveal secrets of the 2012 election, including President Obama’s team’s concerns before the second debate and the “tension” between Mitt Romney and Chris Christie.

Gibbs: "Wrong Move" For Obama To Say People Could Keep Insurance

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: But do you agree [the president's assurance that people would keep their healthcare plans] was a wrong move? ROBERT GIBBS: Certainly, I don’t think anybody dealing with this today finds what was said—I do think some explanation in terms of the fact that policies that were in place at the point in which the president signed t

RCP's Scott Conroy Explains Chris Christie's Reelection Plan

In an interview with Anthony Salvanto of CBS News, RealClearPolitics national political reporter Scott Conroy discusses New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's strategy for reelection.

Obama Campaigns For McAuliffe In VA: Choose Compromise Over Friction

CBS News: President Obama urged Virginia voters to elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe to the governor s office to rebuff the hyper-partisan approach to governance that animated Republicans strategy during the government shutdown.

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