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More Things that Cause One to Wonder Whether the New York Times is in the Tank for Democrats

Remember this story? Sure you do. And now, there are follow ups to it! The New York Times has decided to put its clown-show act into overdrive with still more breathless reports about Marco Rubio’s spending habits. It seems that Rubio decided to use part of an $800,000 book advance in order to get himself “an $80,000 ‘luxury speedboat,’” and the Times seems to believe that this story confirms that Rubio is unqualified to be president of the United States.

Spare a Thought for Nancy Pelosi

She is only the House minority leader, and the former speaker of the House. And she was speaker when Obamacare was passed. How could she possibly have known that there would be implementation failures? I mean, it’s not as though she was, or is a powerful political official with access to information, or anything. Recall as well that Pelosi famously told us that we had to pass Obamacare in order to find out what is in it. Well, we did, and I suppose that she is in the process of learning the contents of the legislation. So, let’s give her…

On Obamacare “Improvements”

Before reading this story and the excerpt that immediately follows, ensure first that your expectations are as low as they can possibly be. Done? Good. Now read: Administration officials are preparing to announce Sunday that they have met their Saturday deadline for improving HealthCare.gov, according to government officials, in part by expanding the site’s capacity so that it can handle 50,000 users at once. But they have yet to meet all their internal goals for repairing the federal health-care site, and it will not become clear how many consumers it can accommodate until more people try to use it. Government and…

A White House Officially in Crisis

The bad news regarding the implementation of health care “reform” just keeps on coming: Cathy Wagner says she isn’t political and has never written a lawmaker, much less the president, but with Obamacare she felt compelled. “I really just wanted him to know … I was so hopeful that this plan was going to move us forward, but in fact I think it’s moving us backward,” Wagner said. Wagner and her husband retired early. She was a nurse for 35 years and championed Obamacare, until she received a letter from her insurance company saying it was canceling her policy. “I…

How Bad Is the Obamacare Rollout?

So bad that the New York Times has to issue one of its patented awful editorial board op-eds in order to try to defend the law–and the administration that has botched its implementation. The whole thing is a laugh riot from soup to nuts. The very title of the piece–“Insurance Policies Not Worth Keeping”–signals to the reader that the Times is fully prepared to cover up, paper over, and outright ignore the fact that President Obama and his political allies repeatedly and deliberately misled the nation by promising Americans that if they liked their health care plans, they could keep them.…

THIS Is What Good Public Relations for the Republican Party Looks Like

Now that the amazingly silly government shutdown and fight over the debt ceiling have finally come to an end, the media is free to focus on the disastrous rollout of Obamacare. And amazingly enough–ideological biases within the media notwithstanding–it is doing so. Which of course means that the disastrous rollout must be exceedingly disastrous indeed. Here is John Dickerson: In the Rose Garden on Monday morning, the president had a tough balancing act. On the one hand, he wanted to show that he was personally peeved, but he also had to simultaneously argue that the problems that made him so angry…

All Hail Kambiz Hosseini

If you were an Iranian living in Iran, you would seek some sanity in the midst of all of the lunacy your own government keeps inundating you with. Thankfully, Kambiz Hosseini is dedicated to spreading sanity:  In the world of Iranian actor Kambiz Hosseini, almost everything about his country’s presidential elections is side-splittingly funny.“Becoming the president of Iran is like making a James Bond movie,” Hosseini said in a recent CBCRadio program. “The characters stay the same, but they just keep changing the actors.” He goes on to single out each one of the eight men selected last month by…