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Quote of the Day || October 31, 2013

“Everyone’s making way too big a deal about this. I mean, let’s step back and put this in the proper perspective. The president’s said a lot of things that didn’t turn out to be true.” – White House Press Secretary Jay Carney A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Schedule || Thursday, October 31, 2013

10:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 1:30 pm || Delivers remarks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit; Washington 3:15 pm || Meets with Senator-elect Cory Booker 5:15 pm || Welcomes local children and military families to trick-or-treat at the White House All times Eastern Live stream Carney briefing at noon

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Obama Has “Complete Confidence” in Sebelius

President Obama is sticking with besieged HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, despite the massive Obamacare website fail she oversaw. According to Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest: The President has complete confidence in Secretary Sebelius. She has been responsible, as she pointed out, for the broader implementation of the Affordable Care Act . . . She took responsibility for many of the problems that are evident with

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Sebelius: “The Website Has Never Crashed”

Depends what the meaning of “crash” is. Like, was it driving a car and it didn’t crash into anything, so the website made it home from soccer practice? Or, does the website only go to parties to which it has been invited? Or, does the website only sleep at home, and never crash at any of its website friends’ pads? I think we have to

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The Obama Morning News || October 30, 2013

Sorry this is up late. I’ve already posted several articles this morning below. Obama expressed annoyance to Sebelius . . . The Hill Why Obama won’t fire her, though . . . National Journal Obama’s insurance claim patently false . . . Washington Post Dems concede Obama oversold promise . . . Examiner Obama to stress Obamacare’s success . . . New York Times Rand

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Sebelius Apologizes for Website Rollout

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today apologized for the disastrous performance of the Obamacare website, telling a House panel that America “deserves better” than what it got. You deserve better. I apologize. I’m accountable to you for fixing these problems and I’m committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. Sebelius said the problems with the site are “fixable.” Here’s her opening statement, in

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Carney Blames Insurers for False Obama Claim

In a surprising turnaround, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Tuesday jettisoned Monday’s tacit acknowledgement that President Obama had erred in promising Americans they could keep their health care plans under Obamacare, now saying Obama was correct because his claim applied only to those policies purchased before the law was signed, and that plans purchased afterward and then changed were the responsibility of insurers. Plans

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Obama Boston Visit Presents Security Nightmare

President Obama’s visit to Boston today presents the city with a security nightmare, with thousands of police officers required from 40 communities to handle Obama’s late afternoon fundraiser and then his departure from the city – as well as the World Series game that starts soon after. Obama will be in Boston today for a speech on Obamacare and a fundraiser for Congressional Democrats. It’s

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