Gumming up the Works

Difficulty in implementing Obamacare provides ammunition for critics
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius / AP

The Obama administration’s ongoing difficulty in implementing Obamacare is forcing the president to chip away at other parts of the law, rankling allies and potentially giving its critics more ammunition to criticize and even undo the law.

McCarthy: Obama Budget ‘A Lot of Smoke and Mirrors’

'He never fixes the problem'

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) joined another voices around Washington who slammed President Obama’s long-awaited budget Wednesday, saying it “never fixes the problem” and failed to reduce the deficit while appearing on “Hannity.” “It’s a lot of smoke and mirrors because it never balances,” he said. “He’s missed every deadline. No budget that …

McCarthy: Obama ‘Doesn’t Know Very Many People in the House’

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) has been unimpressed with President Obama’s bipartisan efforts, pointing out Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that, in part due to his Senate background, he simply does not know many people in the House of Representatives. McCarthy criticized Obama’s approach as being overly political and not avid …