Tonight's live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, repeats three hours later) begins with this fun video of then-Senator Barack Obama name-checking Jonathan Gruber as among the health care economists "I've stolen ideas from liberally":
Which is a bit different than President Obama's characterization of the now-disgraced Gruber at a press conference Sunday as "some advisor who never worked on our staff" and whose opinion "I completely disagree" with. When Obama was asked at that conference whether he misled the American people to get his signature bill passed, he replied "No, I did not." Which definitely comes as news to us who were paying attention in real time.
Party Panelists Guy Benson (Townhall Political Editor) and Will Rahn (Daily Beast senior editor) help sort through that mess, plus the pre-emptive state of emergency in Ferguson, Bill Cosby's sexual assault allegations, and the Drug Enforcement Administration's sudden interest in football locker rooms.
Bill Nye the Science Guy will be on to talk about his new book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. Foreign policy analyst Michael Weiss will talk about the latest ISIS beheading. Author/energy analyst Robert Bryce will discuss the Keystone pipeline. And Kmele Foster will give the pros and cons of the controversial, surveillance-reforming USA Freedom Act, which may go up for a Senate vote as soon as this week.
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