The story of whether Congress ever intended to limit Obamacare subsidies to state-based exchanges begins and ends with the Congressional Budget Office. And what it reveals about the latest legal threat to Obamacare dramatically undercuts the arguments against the law.
You can all rest assured since the team of Michele Bachmann and Steve King led the charge in getting the GOP's own immigration bill torpedoed and are now cheering the new phony bill as one of history's great pieces of legislation. So all good.
It's amazing that anyone has actually convinced themselves that Obamacare was intended to deny subsidies in states that didn't set up their own exchanges. But if you did, here's the proof that you're wrong.
On Tuesday I explained that after eight years using Skype as TPM's digital nervous system, we signed off the service for good. I've been surprised about the number of people, publicly and privately, who've asked me and other staffers what system we switched to. I didn't expect it. But it seems like there's a lot of interest. So here goes.