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High Court Passes On Obamacare Suit

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a Christian university's attempt to overturn a key part of the Obama administration's health car...


Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

To shut down our government in protest over Obamacare is the triumph of extremism over common sense. We desperately need legislators who know how to compromise -- in order to govern.

The GOP Is Now Against Tax Breaks -- If They Help the Middle Class Buy Health Care

Jason Sattler | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Jason Sattler

What if I told you about a $1.3 trillion disaster passed mostly under a contortion of the Senate rules known as "reconciliation" and signed into law by a new, untested president whose legitimacy was questioned by millions?

A Year Later, Obamacare Still Constitutional, The Nation Still Hasn't Imploded

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

A year ago today, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, ruling that the individual ma...

Health Care Reform: Us vs.Them

Morna Murray | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Morna Murray

It's no news flash to say health care reform is politicized. Our country is increasingly polarized, "us" versus "them" and "either/or" instead of "both/and." But it's one thing to say it, it's another to watch it play out in the implementation of health care reform across our United States.

Life Support and Taxes

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

Making people obtain and maintain health insurance is not the nanny state; it is grow-up time. The nanny state is what we have today, prior to full implementation of Obamacare, and what we have had since the 1986 passage of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner: Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an interview with ABC News on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that the president's Affordable Care Act was now the...

The Romney Court

Adam Winkler | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Adam Winkler

The Supreme Court may be below the radar for most voters. But Republican leaders have not forgotten about Roberts and the high court. They are not about to let themselves be burned again.

NEWS FLASH: Chief Justice Roberts Expounds on the New Chief Justice Roberts

Michael Solomon | Posted 10.29.2012 | Comedy
Michael Solomon

Supreme Court watchers were initially surprised when Roberts upheld the PPACA not because he found the law constitutional per se, but because he ruled it a tax. "I know that's not what the Justices on the Left think, not to mention those other jerks, but why split hairs?"

Lighting "Escape Fires" to Fix Health Care

James R. Knickman | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

Committed, passionate people working inside a broken system find themselves trying to outrun the fire. Fortunately, though, I think we are at a unique moment in health care, with a rare opportunity for a true overhaul.

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...

Chief Justice Roberts Is Devilishly Clever

Frank A. Weil | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Most people knew Roberts was a smart guy. If this set of thoughts has any merit, he is a lot smarter and cleverer than most people ever imagined. But, that is not all that he was being clever about.

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Says John Roberts' Healthcare Ruling 'Probably Healthy For The Country' | Jon Ward | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that while he was surprised by the Supreme Court's decision last month t...

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Go On Offense On Obamacare, Hit GOP For Pushing Repeal Of Popular Provisions | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have doubled down on their commitment to repeal the legi...

Wall Street Journal Squanders Historic Opportunity For Honesty in Mitt Romney Editorial

Mario Almonte | Posted 09.08.2012 | Media
Mario Almonte

The Wall Street Journal's assertion last week that Mitt Romney is "squandering an historic opportunity" to defeat Barack Obama is a classic example of why traditional media is failing its audiences.

Laura Bassett

Did John Roberts Accidentally Save Planned Parenthood? | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - By rewriting the rules that govern which strings the federal government can attach to its spending on the state level, Chief Justice John...

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...

Chief Justice Roberts Avoids Ignominy

Stephen Menendian | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Stephen Menendian

Chief Justice Roberts' last minute change of heart may not reflect his asserted view of the law as deterministic rather than ambiguous, but it does reflect a conscientious regard for the Court's position in American society.

What's Next for Obamacare?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

The public, as ignorant of the specifics of the Affordable Care Act as ever, can be forgiven for believing Republicans that this decision is "the biggest tax hike in history." But that is actually an outright lie.

The New Segregation

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Jindal, Perry and other GOP governors refusing, however absurdly, to implement Obamacare will inevitably segregate health care in America between states where people can afford quality health care and those led by hysterical nimrods standing in their way.

David Brooks: ACA Built on Rotten Foundations and Romney's Secret Healthcare Plan (VIDEO)

Blaise Zerega | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

David Brooks's remarks predicted much of the reaction to the ruling and what it will mean for the upcoming election.

Climate Change: As the World Burns, Part 2

John Tirman | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics
John Tirman

During the victory dance over the Court's Obamacare decision, the West was on fire and record heat punished much of the rest of the country. It is hard not to draw the connection between our abject failure to address climate change and the septic politics that have infected Washington.

Jason Linkins

Health Care Reform Reshuffles The Presidential Race | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

Your Speculatroners knew that we'd be leading off our wrap-up of this week in the 2012 campaign with a discussion of the Supreme Court's ruling on hea...

Laura Bassett

Republicans Recycle Pro-Choice Language To Slam Obamacare | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

For years, Democrats and progressive women's groups have characterized Republican attempts to limit access to abortion -- such as mandatory ultrasound...

WATCH: Colbert Crushed By John Roberts' Betrayal

Posted 06.29.2012 | Comedy

"J-Rob, how could you?" Like many Republicans, Stephen Colbert was devastated at the news that Chief Justice John Roberts had turned his back on c...