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Obama Flashback: 'I Stole Ideas From Gruber'

Nov. 18, 2014

“You have already drawn some of the brightest minds from academia and policy circles, many of them I have stolen ideas from liberally,” Barack Obama said in 2006 while discussing health care policy. “People ranging from Robert Gordon to Austan Goolsbee; Jon Gruber; my dear friend, Jim Wallis here, who can inform what are sometimes dry policy debates with a prophetic voice.” Not only that, but a 2012 Obama campaign press release cites Gruber to supposedly debunk Mitt Romney’s claims. But really, Obama “just heard about this.”

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