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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Senior Editor — The New Republic

Senior Editor at The New Republic and team captain of @QEDnewrepublic -- obsessions include health care, early childhood policy, and Billy Joel

HHS Overstated Obamacare Enrollment by 400K, GOP Cries Deception — Yikes. Enrollment in Obamacare insurance plans this fall was lower than the Department of Health and Human Services reported at the time. The difference was about 400,000 people, or about 6 percent of the total. Conservative critics say it's proof that Obama is "cooking the books," just as they have claimed all along.

Obama Immigration Order: DACA Expansion, Deportation Reprieve — President Obama will formally announce an executive order on immigration tonight, following through on a promise to bring several million undocumented workers out of the shadowsat least temporarily-and likely sending his conservative critics into a frenzy. More details of the plan leaked out on Wednesday, as Administration officials huddled with supporters and Obama dined with Congressional supporters.

Obama's Executive Action Won't Give Immigrants Obamacare Access — The executive order President Obama issues this week will give up to 5 million undocumented persons a temporary reprieve from deportation and, in some cases, papers that allow them work legally. The order will not give them access to health benefits through Obamacare.

Keystone, Immigration Reform: Lame Duck Congress and President Obama — The lame duck Congress and the lame duck President are surprisingly busy these days. On Tuesday, they made news on two different issues. Keystone XL: Senator Mary Landrieu's effort to pass a bill authorizing the pipeline-and, in the process, help save her long-shot bid to win next month's runoff election in Louisiana-came up one vote short.

Jonathan Gruber and Obamacare: What His Quotes Really Tell Us — The controversy over Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist and Obamacare "architect" who talked about the "stupidity of American voters," seems to be losing a bit of energy. I'm not sure how much I can add to what other policy writers have already said about his recently publicized comments and how they will affect perceptions of the Affordable Care Act-which, despite signs that it is achieving its basic goals, remains broadly unpopular.

Obamacare Open Enrollment: Premiums Down, Consumers Should Shop — That ruckus you didn't hear over the weekend was the sound of Obamacare online marketplaces not failing to work. went fully operational in the wee hours of early Saturday morning, without technical difficulties, and most of the state marketplaces did too-although California and Washington state had some glitches.

Republicans Should Reappoint CBO Director Doug Elemendorf — Republicans have a well-deserved reputation for manipulating the budget process. In the next few weeks, they have an important opportunity to help shed that reputation-by making a smart choice to lead the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO is Washington's official scorekeeper for fiscal policy.

Gallup on Obamacare: Customers Happy With Exchange Insurance, Cost — A casual reader of the news over the past few days might think Obamacare is an unmitigated failure-an unfolding disaster that will be to President Obama what Katrina and the Iraq War were to Bush.

Craig Spencer Recovers, New York City Is Ebola Free — Craig Spencer went home from the hospital on Tuesday, as public health officials declared the city of New York officially Ebola-free. The media treated it as welcome, if relatively unremarkable, development, while politicians barely noticed. And in one sense, their response was appropriate. Surviving Ebola is no longer news.

Ebola free NYC, China climate treaty-Obama Not a Failed President — The failed Obamacare presidency continued not to fail this week. Twice. The first time it happened was on Tuesday morning, when Craig Spencer left Bellevue Hospital in New York. Spencer is the Doctors Without Borders volunteer who famously rode the subway and went bowling a day before developing Ebola symptoms. The president and his advisers, including Centers for Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden, assured the public that everything would be fine.
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Nov 22, 2014

@Wipa_Blade Affiliated by faculty marriage! Plus longtime friend of @jonathanchait -- he's kind of infectious that way.

Nov 22, 2014

RT @ProfAmyCohn: INTERCEPTION!!! The @Harvard Crimson undefeated!!! Not how we usually spend football Saturdays in Ann Arbor but we'll take it! @CitizenCohn

Nov 22, 2014

Dear football world, you should be watching end of the Harvard-Yale game. No kidding.

Nov 22, 2014

RT @ProfAmyCohn: Watching @Harvard v yale game is giving me a new appreciation for how BIG the Big house is -- and how much worse H's band (but it was fun!)

Nov 22, 2014

Me: "Yale just tied Harvard?" Response from @ProfAmyCohn "Harvard-Yale is on tv?"

Nov 22, 2014

Too bad Ivy League has overtime. No possibility of a "Yale Defeats Harvard, 24-24" headline.

Nov 22, 2014

UVa president suspends all fraternity activity until January, in response to @SabrinaRErdely article on campus rape…

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