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18 September 2020

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Kevin Glass (Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity) and Betsy Woodruff (The Daily Beast)

On Rational Actors, Kevin and Betsy discuss the political fallout from the technical failures of healthcare.gov, and consider rhetorical and political parallels between Obamacare and the Iraq war. If the website woes continue, will Obama delay the individual mandate? Kevin notes that the conservative base supports the intransigence of politicians like Sen. Ted Cruz. Could the shutdown cost the GOP the House in 2014? Finally, Betsy disputes the dominant media narrative that evangelicals are enthusiastic about immigration reform.

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Rational Actors | Oct 22, 2013 | Kevin Glass & Betsy Woodruff

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