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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
JUSTICES: CAN'T MAKE EMPLOYERS COVER CONTRACEPTION  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
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Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Americans Losing Confidence in All Branches of U.S. Gov't  —  Confidence hits six-year low for presidency; record lows for Supreme Court, Congress  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' confidence in all three branches of the U.S. government has fallen, reaching record lows for the Supreme Court …
ThinkProgress:
Why Today's Hobby Lobby Decision Actually Hurts People Of Faith  —  In response to today's Supreme Court decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which allowed the the craft store giant and other “closely-held corporations” to be granted religious exemption from the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) …
ThinkProgress:
The Bait-And-Switch Behind Today's Hobby Lobby Decision  —  Protesters hold signs in support of Obamacare's birth control mandate  —  For many years, the Supreme Court struck a careful balance between protecting religious liberty and maintaining the rule of law in a pluralistic society.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-to-4 decision on Monday that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom.
ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Supreme Court Deals Sharp Blow To Public Sector Unions  —  In a 5-4 decision by Justice Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to public sector unions on Monday, although the opinion fell short of the claim made by the anti-union litigation shop that argued that case …
Discussion: Slate
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
White House: Congress Must Counter SCOTUS Birth Control Ruling
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
5 Major Takeaways From The Hobby Lobby Decision
Discussion: Hot Air and Ed Driscoll
Dana Liebelson / Mother Jones:
The 8 Best Lines From Ginsburg's Dissent on the Hobby Lobby Contraception Decision
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:   Ginsburg: SCOTUS Has ‘Ventured Into A Minefield’ In Birth Control Ruling
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Conservative Supreme Court Majority Prevails In Two Key Cases [UPDATE: Is Hobby Lobby So Narrow As To Be “Meaningless”?]
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters:
Eugene Robinson: Hobby Lobby Sort of Like Segregationists
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Obamacare Rebuffed by High Court in Contraception Ruling
Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
Three Bodies Found Believed to Be Missing Israelis  —  JERUSALEM — Israeli military searchers found three bodies believed to be those of the missing Israeli teenagers who disappeared more than two weeks ago in the occupied West Bank, a senior government official said on Monday.
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Alexander Marquardt / ABC News:
Bodies of Three Missing Israeli Teens Found Near Hebron, Source Says … The bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month have been found north of the city of Hebron, a source confirmed to ABC News today.  —  Hamas, the Palestinian militant group accused …
James Risen / New York Times:
Before Shooting in Iraq, a Warning on Blackwater  —  WASHINGTON — Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor's operations in Iraq.  But the inquiry was abandoned …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Charlatans, Cranks and Kansas  —  Two years ago Kansas embarked on a remarkable fiscal experiment: It sharply slashed income taxes without any clear idea of what would replace the lost revenue.  Sam Brownback, the governor, proposed the legislation — in percentage terms …
Discussion: Daily Kos
The White House:
Letter from the President — Efforts to Address the Humanitarian Situation in the Rio Grande Valley Areas of Our Nation's Southwest Border  —  Dear Mr. Speaker: (Senator Reid:) (Senator McConnell:)  —  I am writing to update you on my Administration's efforts to address …
Discussion: ABC News, Politico and The Daily Signal
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Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Rove blasts Obama's executive actions: ‘This is imperial power’
Discussion: Politico
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
How Hillary Won Over the Skeptical Left  —  The surprising source of Clinton's invincibility  —  Jay Brown is a blunt-talking doctor from Ames, Iowa, the kind of guy who believes the biggest threats to the republic are the Koch brothers, Rupert Murdoch, and the corporatization of politics.
ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking And Drilling  —  New York towns and cities are allowed to pass bans on oil and gas drilling and fracking, the state's highest court ruled Monday.  —  The New York Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a lower court that local governments …
Elizabeth Williamson / Wall Street Journal:
Security Detail for Fed Chairwoman Irks Neighbors  —  Residents in Gated Community Say Commotion Surrounding Yellen Is Disrupting Neighborhood  —  WASHINGTON—In the Georgetown gated community of Hillandale, residents live in secluded calm governed by some 50 pages of rules banning fences …
 
 
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