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Health Care Decision

Ginsburg Sheds Light On Health Care Decision

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

* Jurist, 79, has survived two bouts with cancer * Voices optimism for liberal wing in new court term By Joan Biskupic ...

O'Connor Defends Controversial Move

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Wednesday said attacks on Chief Justice John Roberts over his key vote to upho...

The Supreme Court Dodges a Bullet?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Now that the dust is settling around the Supreme Court's decision upholding national health care, it's possible that the justices saved themselves as well as the Affordable Care Act.

Chief Justice Roberts Did Not 'Call Balls and Strikes' in His Health Care Decision

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Any appellate judge will tell you that there are some decisions "that just won't write". A judge will vote for a particular outcome, be assigned the opinion, and then find that he or she is unable to support the outcome and switches sides.

How CNN, Fox News Initially Got It Wrong

Posted 07.09.2012 | Media

As the Supreme Court released its ruling on President Obama's landmark Affordable Care Act, media networks scrambled to digest the complicated decisio...

Ted Nugent Is Back With A Vengeance

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney surrogate and entertainer-turned-conservative-activist Ted Nugent cranked his political volume knob back up this week, penning an op-ed su...

Surprise Health Care Decision Forces Rethink About Roberts' Court

Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice John Roberts could have taken down the entire, massive health care law that his f...

Make No Mistake: The Supreme Court Is Politicized

Greg Palmer | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics
Greg Palmer

Now that the Supreme Court has decided to largely uphold Obamacare, and crucially the individual mandate, it'll be easy to get some temporary amnesia.

Mr. Roberts Rides Again

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

Where Owen Roberts would ride out the remainder of his tenure untrusted by the left and a traitor to the right, his namesake is well positioned to redeem a portion of his newfound judicial integrity for a few free passes back to the right wing.

Sam Stein

Romneycare Architect: Individual Mandate 'Very Similar' In Obama, Romney Bills | Sam Stein | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the few individuals who worked on health care reform under both Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama said on Friday that the co...

Roberts Jokes About 'Impregnable' Fortress

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

FARMINGTON, Pa. — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts joked that he'll spend some time on an "impregnable island fortress" now that th...

Top Dem On GOP: 'Only Health Care Mandate They Can Embrace Are Transvaginal Probes For Women'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) took a heck of a shot at Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) Friday on a conference call organized by the Obama campaign...

Supreme Court Ruling Shocked Those In The Courtroom

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For a few tension-filled minutes, both opponents and supporters of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul thought Chief Just...

States Scramble Following Ruling

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is on the way to its ultimate jury: the families, doctors, business people and state offic...

Jon Ward

Romney Caught Off Guard By Health Care Decision Pivots To Tax Attack | Jon Ward | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– A few weeks ago, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney said the approaching Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of President Bar...

Alex Becker

Conservative Reaction To SCOTUS Ruling Begins With Despair, Ends With A Strategic Pivot | Alex Becker | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

Way back when the Supreme Court first entertained oral arguments in the case of National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebellius, Secre...

Joy Resmovits

Court Decision Could Affect Education As Much As No Child Left Behind | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.30.2012 | Education

When Althea, a student in Mauldin, S.C., started taking Yvonne Mason's senior English class, the pregnant teen only wanted one thing: to graduate. ...

Why I Celebrate Upholding the Affordable Care Act

Sara Austin | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Sara Austin

You probably didn't wake up this morning biting your fingernails over the Supreme Court's looming decision on the Affordable Care Act. I did.

Supreme Court Leaves Romney in the Cold

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Romney's promise that "I will act to repeal Obamacare" from "my first day as president of the United States" is a prescription of destructive gridlock for a program already well under way.

We Still Need Medicare-for-All

Robert Weissman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

There is a single solution to the challenges of providing coverage to the 50 million who are uninsured that would curb out-of-control health care costs and provide a humane standard of care to all who enter the medical system.

Jason Linkins

Lawmakers Delete Tweets In Wake Of Confusing Coverage Of Health Care Ruling | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

Twitter basically turned out be a terrific intoxicant to the news cycle today, with news of the Supreme Court's decision breaking in every possible di...

Luke Johnson

John Roberts Outrages Conservatives In Health Care Ruling | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

In his majority 5-4 opinion on Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts upheld the constitutionality of the signature domestic policy achievement of Presi...

Supreme Court Ruling -- Huge Victory for Ordinary Americans -- Turbo-charges Obama Election Prospects

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The most important thing about today's Supreme Court health care decision is the victory for the millions of Americans who will live longer, happier, healthier lives because of the new health care law.

Howard Fineman

Democrats: No 'Spiking The Ball,' Please | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, House Speaker John Boehner cautioned his Republican colleagues against “spiking the ball” in celebration of the U.S. Supr...

Ryan Grim

Excerpts Of The Dismissive Dissent From Four GOP Justices | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney, reacting to the Supreme Court's health care ruling Thursday, said, "I agree with the dissent." The dissent tosses out t...