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Jonathan Gruber Loses Job as Vermont Obamacare Adviser

Gruber's comments about Obamacare "are offensive and inappropriate"

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Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber has lost his job advising Vermont on setting up its state-run healthcare system, Fox News reports.

The MIT economist has been under fire since videos emerged of him early last week acknowledging that the Affordable Care Act was passed because it was written with language to obfuscate the fact that people were being taxed.

That, along with Gruber's saying the crafters relied on "the stupidity of the American voter," has caused a backlash. Five Republican members of the Vermont General Assembly called on Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin to cancel Gruber's contract.

On Wednesday, Shumlin's spokesman Lawrence Miller said in a prepared statement that Gruber's comments "are offensive, inappropriate and do not reflect the thinking of this administration or how we do things in Vermont . . . As we have also said, we need solid economic modeling in order to move forward with healthcare reform."

Miller said he told Gruber "that I expect his team to complete the work that we need to provide the legislature and Vermonters with a public healthcare financing plan. I've informed Mr. Gruber that we will not be paying him any further for his part in completing that work."


 

Martha MacCallum to Josh Earnest: Why Didn't President Obama Take Up Amnesty When He Had both Houses of Congress?

Well, at the time we were dealing with the 'worst economic downturn since the Great Depression' don't you know.


Fox News' Martha MacCallum challenged White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest this morning on how and why President Obama has reversed course on using executive actions on immigration reform.

Obama has stated numerous times in recent years that he does not have the authority to act without Congress to reform the immigration system the way he would like.

For instance, in May 2011 he said, "Sometimes when I talk to immigration advocates, they wish I could just bypass Congress and change the law myself. But that's now how democracy works."

"You've heard all those statements. The question is, what has changed? What has changed the president's mind on this issue so completely," MacCallum asked.



 

Rush: President Obama Is Gonna Look Us In the Eye And Say, 'Screw You, This Is What I Think of This Constitution'



Rush opens his show: 'We are hours away from The Constitution being shot full of holes'

'Everybody on the Obama side knows this is not permitted, and that is part of the thrill for them, that they're gonna get away with this and nothing is going to happen to them'

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Obama Flashback: 'Good Thing About Being President, I Can Do Whatever I Want

Another flashback of Emperor Obama

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Obama Flashback: Bush Thinks He Can Make Laws As He Goes Along

'I taught the constitution for 10 years'

Bush can't change a law that congress passed...




 

Democrat Jim Webb Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee:

Hillary is not gonna like this. 


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One Democrat just took the first official step towards running for president in 2016 – and it isn’t Hillary Clinton.

Former Democratic Senator Jim Webb has launched an exploratory committee to consider a 2016 run, he announced late Wednesday night. The committee gives him the ability to fundraise, spend, and organize like a presidential campaign, without officially declaring just yet.

Webb is largely an underdog candidate in the shadow of the presumed frontrunner former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but the popular former senator from Virginia has moderate, anti-war credentials that might ring true with liberals and moderates voters sick of gridlock and military operations.

“Over the past few months, thousands of concerned Americans across the political spectrum have asked me to run for president,” Webb said in a video posted to his website. “A constant theme runs through these requests. Americans want positive, visionary leadership that they can trust.”

Webb has even put up a 2016 video: 'We desperately need to fix our country'...'Americans want positive leadership they can trust'
Kinda sounds like he's serious about a run here...



 

George Will: Obama's Executive Amnesty Is 'Institutional Vandalism'



From the Special Report panel tonight-

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NBC Scraps Cosby Television Project


NBC scraps Cosby comedy
Netflix postpones Cosby's Stand-up special
TV Land pulls 'Cosby Show' from lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project after another sexual assault allegation against the comic emerged.

NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the project "is no longer under development," and had no further comment.

Netflix announced late Tuesday that it was postponing the Nov. 27 premiere of a new Cosby standup comedy special, giving no hint about whether it will ever be aired. Hours earlier in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight," actress Janice Dickinson became the third woman in recent weeks to allege she'd been assaulted by Cosby — charges strongly denied by the comedian's lawyer.

Dickinson told "Entertainment Tonight" that Cosby had given her red wine and a pill when they were together in a Lake Tahoe, California, hotel room in 1982. When she woke up the next morning, "I wasn't wearing my pajamas and I remembered before I passed out I had been sexually assaulted by this man."




 

Dem Congresswoman: It Is 'Selfish' for Americans to Oppose Amnesty For illegals (Video)


'Let us not be a selfish nation' -Sheila Jackson Lee


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Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee suggested on the House floor Tuesday that Americans who oppose granting amnesty to illegal immigrants are "selfish."

The expected executive actions by President Obama would give amnesty to between 3 and 5 million people in the country illegally and grant millions of temporary work permits.

“This is not amnesty. This is prioritization. This is saving money. This is keeping families together. This is allowing children to not come home to places where their parents have been thrown from their places of work and taken away from them. I am excited about the courage of this president. I look forward to America finally understanding the gifts you that you are given. Let us not be a selfish nation. Let us be a generous nation"

Watch Sheila Jackson Lee at the 1:10 mark, Mia Love responds to her comments


 

Jason Collins, NBA's First Openly Gay Player Announces His Retirement

He signs a contract with the Nets, he makes the cover of SI, gets a call from the president, his jersey becomes the top seller in the NBA and less than a year later, he announces his retirement after scoring a whopping 25 points total in the 2013-2014 season (averaging 1.1 ppg). This whole return was big frenzy created by the media because he came out as gay.


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Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, announced his retirement Wednesday.

Collins, 35, played 22 games with the Nets last season and was not on the roster this season.

He announced his retirement in a first-person article in Sports Illustrated, saying it had “been 18 exhilarating months” since he came out as the first openly gay man in one of the four major North American professional leagues.

He said in the article that he would also make the announcement on Wednesday night at Barclays Center, where the Nets will play the Milwaukee Bucks, who are coached by his former teammate and coach Jason Kidd.

Collins started his career with the Nets in New Jersey in 2001 and rejoined the franchise in Brooklyn in February

You can read Jason Collins unimpressive stats here at NBA.com


 

Maddow Mocks Landrieu Keystone Vote: Woo-Hoo- It Should Be Noted, Her Position on Keystone Is the Exact Same As Her Opponent


Rachel Maddow: 'Landrieu is gonna lose anyway''

She continues, the Keystone pipeline has nothing to do with Louisiana...It's hard to see why that would make people decide to vote for her.

'What on earth were they thinking?' This was a waste of time.

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