Robert Gibbs' prediction at the 2014 Benefits Selling Expo that Obamacare's employer mandate will be the "first to go" from the law made national headlines. And it also quickly elicited responses from Obamacare allies.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., maintained Sunday that PPACA's employer mandate will — and must — remain part of the law.

Appearing Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Pelosi said that the "employer mandate, the individual mandate are an integral part" of the law, "This is an initiative that has strong pillars in it that relate to each other."

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