White House Peddling Stats Debunked by Own Adviser

Labor secretary refuses to address adviser’s admission that wage gap is a myth

Labor Secretary Tom Perez refused to address Tuesday the admission by an Obama administration economic adviser that the White House’s talking points on the alleged pay gap between the sexes are illegitimate.

Sunday Show Round Up

Evaluating mental health and base security after the latest Ft. Hood shooting
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer

Lawmakers and military officials extended condolences to those impacted by the recent shooting at Ft. Hood on Sunday and addressed factors that may have played a role in the attack.

“We have challenges that we have to address as a result of this incident,” said Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Ready to Smirk

How Comcast bought the Democratic Party
Barack Obama, David Cohen

The communications giant Comcast announced in February that it would buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, creating the largest cable provider in America, with more than 33 million customers. That is about one third of the U.S. cable and satellite television market. FCC approval is required for the merger to go into effect. Critics of the deal say it would lessen competition and lead to even shoddier customer service. They are probably right, as all of us will soon find out, because there is little chance the merger will be stopped. Comcast, Time Warner, and their political fixers have spent years preparing for this moment—by buying off the Democratic Party.

Gov’t Spent $700 Million Promoting Obamacare

Doge memes, cat GIFs, $10 million on cartoon ads belie president’s claim that feds did not ‘make a hard sell’
Models promoting Colorado's health insurance exchange / AP

President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law.

7.1 Million, In Context

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (AP)

Obamacare supporters celebrated Tuesday when the Obama administration announced that, according to the Obama administration, 7.1 million people have “signed up for private insurance plans” via the government-run health-care exchanges.

Meanwhile, the smattering of conventional liberals who comprise the target audience for General Electric’s Vox.com turned to their Juicebox-powered oracles for “crucial context” regarding the announcement and the “deeper meaning” behind the 7.1 million figure. But it was nowhere to be found.

That failure is 100% on them as writers; that is entirely their fault. Fortunately, the Washington Free Beacon has the piping hot context you crave: