November 14, 2013 Archives

November 14, 2013 Archives

Krauthammer: Obamacare Fix Another Example Of "Lawless" Obama Unilaterally Rewriting A Law

CHRIS WALLACE: Charles, as I was listening to the president today, I couldn't help but think there's a little technicality called the constitution. And the president, we know some months ago unilaterally declared that he was not going to enforce the employer mandate for a year. Now, today, he basically unilaterally declared he's not going to enforc

Oprah: Obama Attacked In Many Cases Because He's Black

Will Gompertz, BBC: Has it ever crossed your mind that some of the treatment Obama and the challenges that he's faced and some of the reporting he's received is because he's an African-American, and if the wasn't an African-American, if he was a white guy, he wouldn't be treated quite the same way, he wouldn't have to deal with quite the same confr

MSNBC Anchor vs. Dem Senator Trying To Blame Media For Obamacare Troubles

TAMRON HALL: I think it is an added pressure, if the website were up and running effectively, this would certainly be an issue, the cancellations, but not the headline. When you're looking at a one-two punch, it is easy for people, and perhaps rightfully so, to lose confidence in what's happening regarding ACA. CHRIS MURPHY: You guys decide the

AK Dem Sen. Begich Won't Say If He Wants Obama To Campaign For Him

CNN ANCHOR: If the president offered to come to Alaska to campaign for you, would you accept that offer? SEN. MARK BEGICH: He's been to Alaska several times, as he's passed through on the way to Asia, so people at the end of the day will elect me based on what I'm doing when I've been representing Alaska. I was born and raised in Alaska. People

Howard Dean: I Wonder If Obama Has "The Legal Authority" To Fix Obamacare

"I wonder if he has the legal authority to do this, since this was a congressional bill that set this up," Howard Dean said of Obama's proposed fixes his health care reform law.

MSNBC's Alex Wagner: Obama "Seems A Wounded Man Today"

Reacting to President Obama's new healthcare "fix," MSNBC daytime host Alex Wagner said that he seemed like a "wounded man."

Obama: We Want To Be Able To Tell People That Health Law Isn't Reason They're Losing Plans

PRESIDENT OBAMA: One of the things I understood when we decided to reform the -- the health insurance market, part of the reason why it hasn't been done before and it's very difficult to do, is that anything that's going on that's tough in -- in the health care market, if you initiated a reform, can be attributed to your law. And -- and so what we

Obama: "We Fumbled The Rollout On This Health Care Law"

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We fumbled the rollout on this health care law. There are a whole bunch of things about it that are working really well which people didn't notice because they weren't controversial. So making sure kids can stay on their parents' plans until they were, up through the age of 25, making sure that seniors got more discounts on their p

Wasserman Schultz: Dems Will Stand "In Unity" On Obamacare

"Tomorrow when that legislation comes on the floor, I'm confident the Democrats are going to stand, as we have, in unity to continue to support fully implementing the Affordable Care Act," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said Thursday on CNN.

Obama Blames Government For "Making It More Difficult" To Get Something Done

PRESIDENT OBAMA: think it's fair to say that we have a pretty good track record of working with folks on technology and IT from our campaign, where, both in 2008 and 2012, we did a pretty darn good job on that. So it's not that -- you know, the idea that somehow we didn't have access or were interested in people's -- people's ideas I think isn't ac

Major Garrett To Obama: Do You Regret Making "Keep Your Plan" Promises?

MAJOR GARRETT: Thank you, Mr. President. You said while the law was being debated, if you like your plan, you can keep it. You said after the law was implemented or signed, if like your plan, you can keep it. Americans believed you, sir, when you said that to them over and over. Do you not believe, sir, the American people deserve a deeper, more tr

Rand Paul: Christie Won Because "He Got A Lot Of Federal Money For His State"

"His victory was, in large form, based on that he got a lot of federal money for his state," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) told radio host Dom Giordano on Wednesday. "Unlimited spending is sort of -- you could call it moderate, or even liberal, to think that there’s an unlimited amount of money, even for good causes."

"Special Report" Online: Obamacare's Real Problem: Enrollment Numbers

Steve Hayes, George Will, and Juan Williams discuss the rollout of the president's healthcare law.

O'Reilly: Will Obamacare Be The End Of Modern Liberalism?

O'REILLY: What President Obama will never understand, never understand, is that the federal government is not capable of running the healthcare system. Simply can't do it. And the chaos we have now is proof of that.

Chuck Todd: Congressional Democrats In "Full Panic" Over Obamacare

CHUCK TODD: Well right now you have Democrats on Capitol Hill in a full panic. They've been nervous about this rollout, they've been upset about the website, but now they're in full on panic. Even before they released the official enrollment numbers, a whole bunch of them have been venting. They've been going to the White House saying enough of you

Rubio On Obamacare: "By No Means Should We Be Exploring Ways To Fix This Law"

HUGH HEWITT, HOST: Joined now by Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Senator Rubio, welcome back, always a pleasure to speak with you. SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R-FL): My pleasure. Thanks for having me back. HEWITT: Some of your Senate Democratic colleagues have figured out that Obamacare is a disaster, and they want to fix it with some patches. Should Sena

Hayes: Senate Dems Are Not Helping Obamacare

Chris Hayes explains why plans from three different Senate Democrats aren’t helping the Affordable Care Act get on its feet.

Matthews: Who Has What It Takes To Win In 2016?

When it comes down to brass tacks, who has what it takes to win in 2016? GOP and Dem strategists John Feheery and Bob Shrum join Chris Matthews discuss the variables.

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