The Three-Pronged, Four-Hour Grilling of Jonathan Gruber

The "Obamacare architect" takes a dive down the Hill.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Economics professor Jonathan Gruber testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about his work on the Affordable Care Act in the Rayburn House Office building on Capitol Hill December 9, 2014 in Washington, DC

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Before a citizen journalist named Rich Weinstein started looking into the public life of Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor was best known to health care wonks. He knew his stuff. He was quotable. These were not widely shared characteristics during the epic debate over the Affordable Care Act.

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