Wiretap: A New York Times multi-point Obamacare inspection

 
Is Obamacare working? That’s a complicated question, nearly as complex as the law itself. The New York Times did a full-scale investigation and found, among other things, that just the one question doesn’t suffice. And so the Times went about asking in seven different ways if the Affordable Care Act was living up to its promise, and the answers were sometimes yes and sometimes no, but leaning slightly more yes.

Fracking may not be on the ballot this year in Colorado, but the voting goes on — check the money being spent in Santa Barbara — and the oil companies are terrified. Via the New Republic.

Byron York comes to Colorado to find whether Cory Gardner can win enough Hispanic votes to beat Mark Udall. He says it’s a close call. Via the Washington Examiner.

It’s a campaign about nothing — or at least nothing except Obama. Via Slate.

Christie and Cuomo find common ground on Ebola: They ignore science and embrace politics. Via the New York Times.

Don’t confuse New Jersey’s shabby treatment of a nurse with the issue of Ebola and quarantine. Via the National Journal.

Michele Bachmann, queen of the Tea Party, may be leaving Congress, but she’s not really going anywhere. Via the Washington Post.

If the Republicans nominated Jeb Bush, what would their case be in running against Hillary Clinton? Via the Atlantic.

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