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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.
Jeffrey Toobin / CNN:
Court rulings: It's GOP v. Democrats  —  Editor's note: Jeffrey Toobin is CNN senior legal analyst and author of “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.”  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.  —  (CNN) — Elections have consequences.
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
5 Major Takeaways From The Hobby Lobby Decision  —  The Supreme Court this morning issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case.  At issue was whether closely held companies like Hobby Lobby could be forced by the government to provide abortifacient coverage to its employees, in defiance of its owners' deeply held religious beliefs.
Discussion: Hot Air and Ed Driscoll
ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Supreme Court Deals Sharp Blow To Public Sector Unions
Discussion: Slate
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
White House: Congress Must Counter SCOTUS Birth Control Ruling
Discussion: Daily Kos
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 …
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.
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Ben White / Politico:
Hillary Clinton's money problem
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 …
Sam R. Hall / The Clarion-Ledger:
College GOP chairman resigns, joining Democrats  —  The chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans has resigned his post and “will be changing my party affiliation to Democrat in the next few days.”  —  Evan Alvarez resigned his post this morning, which was made public …
 
 
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