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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

With Cyber Insurrection and Author Quick Hits content available only in the newsletter.

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That’s why starting Monday, July 28, we will initiate the Morning Insurrection newsletter. The newsletter will highlight select Legal Insurrection and College Insurrection posts, but also will provide content only available in the newsletter.

The Cyber Insurrection section of the newsletter will focus on hacking, cyber espionage, internet dangers, and other tech related issues.  Of course, we still will write about such issues on the blog from time to time, but the newsletter will provide daily links and content.

The Author Quick Hits section will offer quick takes from Legal Insurrection authors as to what they are focusing on, worried about, expecting, ignoring, or otherwise. It gives us a chance to let you know what we are thinking informally without having to write up a full blog post.

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Architect of Obamacare: You only get tax credits if buy on state exchange (Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:02pm

Points out there was a political implication to the law being structured this way.

Jonathan Gruber Noblis Obamacare Tax Credits

In the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the Halbig case, the court held that under Obamacare as drafted, federal subsidies in the form of tax credits only are available to individuals who purchase on state exchanges, not on the federal exchange.

The Court in Halbig relied on the wording of the statute and its plain meaning. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, however, found that there might be an ambiguity, and that there were possible other interpretations.

Jonathan Gruber, Professor at MIT, widely is regarded as the architect of both Romneycare and Obamacare.

In 2012, Gruber gave a speech in which he stated that the law clearly provided for tax credits only if the individual purchased on a state exchange:

“I think what’s important to remember politically about this is if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits.”

He goes out to point out the politics of the provision, which would put pressure on states to make sure their own citizens received subsidies by opening state exchanges.

The excerpt appears at 31:30 of the full video.

This is important because this reading of the law has been dismissed by critics of the Halbig decision as absurd and even dishonest.

Not according to the Architect of Obamacare.

(Note: A reader who wishes to remain anonymous tipped me off to this video, which he saw linked and commented himself on in the comment section of other blogs, such as Volokh Conspiracy and Forbes.)

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Email destruction an issue not just at IRS, but EPA too

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7:21pm

Landmark Legal Foundation is seeking court sanctions.

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The IRS-Lois Lerner email and hard drive destruction has received a lot of attention.

Less so another possible scandal at the EPA, regarding the alleged destruction of documents requested by the Landmark Legal Foundation, with which Mark Levin is affiliated..

Fox News covered it in late June, but most of the mainstream media is absent, More missing emails, crashed hard drives, this time at EPA:

The Internal Revenue Service isn’t the only government agency dealing with missing emails or faulty hard drives.

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday cited a similar cyber snafu during a House Oversight Committee hearing.

“Another missing hard drive?” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-NC, asked McCarthy.

She responded, “We are having trouble acquiring the data.”

It’s not just a problem of Congressional oversight. The Landmark Legal Foundation served a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on the EPA regarding attempts to influence the 2012 election by delaying damaging environmental regulations until after the election. We reported on that delay in 2013, which concerned not just environmental regulations but Obamacare also.

Landmark alleges that it has met stonewalling and missing documents, and now it’s seeking sanctions, as described in a press release today, Landmark is seeking sanctions:

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Miami anti-Israel rally: “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning,”

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"Khaybar, Khaybar ya yahud"
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Medal Of Honor recipient rings bell at NYSE – and then breaks the gavel

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While visiting the NYSE to ring the closing bell Wednesday, Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts seemed surprised as he then accidentally broke the gavel.
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Republicans for Who?
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As the hard drive turns: Lois Lerner’s on again, off again, scratchy

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New information suggests Lois Lerner's infamous hard drive may be recoverable after all
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Slate Editor takes her childhood Zionist regrets out on dead Israeli “lone soldier”

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Montana Sen. John Walsh (D) has a problem

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