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6:05 PM ET, June 28, 2012

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Jake Sherman / Politico:
Pence likens health care ruling to 9/11  —  In a closed door House GOP meeting Thursday, Indiana congressman and gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence likened the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Democratic health care law to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to several sources present.
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Don't call it a mandate — it's a tax (UPDATED)  —  UPDATED to 12:50 p.m. For those reading the opinions, the key section on the mandate is in Roberts' opinion, from pp.  33-44.  That clearly has five votes behind it.  —  Salvaging the idea that Congress did have the power to try …
David Frum / The Daily Beast:
Repeal Is a Fantasy  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the Supreme Court ruling on health care in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012.  (Charles Dharapak / AP Photo)  —  The Republican Plan B is to repeal Obamacare on Day 1 of a Romney presidency.  —  Good luck with that.
Tom Scocca / Slate:
Obama Wins the Battle, Roberts Wins the War  —  The chief justice's canny move to uphold the Affordable Care Act while gutting the Commerce Clause.  —  There were two battles being fought in the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act.  Chief Justice John Roberts—and Justice Anthony Kennedy …
Tim Mak / Politico:
Blog chatter: Impeach Roberts  —  Furious conservative activists lashed out Thursday in the blogosphere at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts for siding with the left and upholding the individual mandate in “Obamacare,” with some even calling for his impeachment.
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Health care ruling: Individual mandate upheld by Supreme Court  —  The Supreme Court upheld most of President Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, ruling that Congress did not overstep its power by requiring nearly all Americans to buy health insurance.  —  Chief Justice John Roberts joined …
Michael Hastings / BuzzFeed:
CNN News Staffers Revolt Over Blown Coverage  —  “Embarrassing.”  “F**king humiliating.”  “Shameful.”  A veteran producer jumps the gun, a young correspondent goes too far, and the network's crisis deepens.  —  News staffers at the cable network CNN, long the gold standard in television news …
Eric Kleefeld / Livewire:
DeMint: ‘Obamacare’ Still Unconstitutional — States Should Refuse To Implement It  —  Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) called on states to outright refuse to implement health care reform in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision upholding the law — which would amount to nullification by states.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
John Roberts Saves Us All  —  We will never complain about you again.  Until next term.  —  Two fears have hovered over American liberals since the legal case against the Affordable Care Act began wending its way through the legal system.  The first was a fear that conservatives would succeed …
Rush Limbaugh:
The Court Rules: Obamacare is the Largest Tax Increase in the History of the World  —  RUSH: Hey, folks, have you seen the economic news today?  Have you heard about the unemployment numbers today? (laughing) Gross domestic product, have you heard about any of that?  Because I have it here, and it sucks.
New York Times:
Supreme Court Lets Health Law Largely Stand, in Victory for Obama  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld most of President Obama's health care overhaul law, saying it was authorized by Congress's power to levy taxes.  The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joining …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
POTUS First Learned Erroneous News on Court Decision from Cable TV  —  President Obama was just outside the Oval Office Thursday morning when he got the news — erroneous, as it turned out — that the U.S. Supreme Court had struck down the individual mandate in his signature health care law, deeming it unconstitutional.
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Conservative Republicans Turn On Former Hero, Chief Justice John Roberts
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
GOP governors vow to ignore Obamacare
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Weasel Zippers
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN, Fox blow the Supreme Court ruling
Mj Lee / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh: SCOTUS is a ‘death panel’
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and Babalú Blog
Reuters:
Health care ruling: GOPers pounce on SCOTUS tax talk
Discussion: Politico and Jared Bernstein
Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:   The Decision to Uphold the Mandate as Tax Represents a Gestalt Shift in Constitutional Law
Steve Benen / The Maddow Blog:
How far the four dissenters were willing to go
Mj Lee / Politico:
Rubio: IRS to ‘come after’ uninsured
Discussion: CNN
Los Angeles Times:
Dems ‘ecstatic,’ GOP vows fight as court upholds healthcare law
Discussion: ThinkProgress, L.A. NOW and Hit & Run
CNN:
Romney reacts to health care ruling, renews repeal pledge
Scott Wong / Politico:
Rand Paul: ‘Obamacare’ is still unconstitutional
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Suburban Guerrilla
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Three Big Questions
Discussion: Washington Monthly
David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Was Scalia's Dissent Originally a Majority Opinion?  —  Scalia's dissent, at least on first quick perusal, reads like it was originally written as a majority opinion http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/ 2012/06/evidence-that-the-votes-shifted - after-conference-initial-vote …
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Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
What Did SCOTUS Just Do?  —  Was today's Supreme Court Obamacare decision a win for conservatives or a loss?  It depends on what you were rooting for.  —  If you were above all interested in the bill being struck down, it was mostly a loss.  On the other hand, if you were more concerned …
BuzzFeed:
People Who Say They're Moving To Canada Because Of ObamaCare  —  I'm sure they'll like the healthcare just fine there.  (via https:)  —  Dave Stopera  —  a few minutes ago  —  24 responses
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Pelosi to walk on Holder vote: What GOP is doing is ‘contemptible, even for them’  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she would join members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) when they walk out of the vote on the resolution finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
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Pete Yost / Associated Press:
AG emails: Get to the bottom of Fast and Furious
Tom Gantert / Michigan Capitol Confidential:
Former GOP Spokesman: ‘Is Armed Rebellion Now Justified?’  —  Lansing attorney does not like Supreme Court Obamacare ruling  —  The former spokesman for the Michigan Republican Party sent out an email that questioned whether armed rebellion was justified over the Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare.
DealBook:
JPMorgan Trading Loss May Reach $9 Billion  —  Losses on JPMorgan Chase's bungled trade could total as much as $9 billion, far exceeding earlier public estimates, according to people who have been briefed on the situation.  —  When Jamie Dimon, the bank's chief executive …
 
 
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Michelle Obama urges church-goers to vote
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Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:
Evidence that the Votes Shifted After Conference (Initial Vote to Declare Mandate Unconstitutional)
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ABCNEWS:
Sarah Palin: ‘Obama Lies; Freedom Dies’
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 Earlier Items: 
Jim Romenesko:
AP orders staff to stop taunting news outlets for getting health care ruling wrong
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Simple Minds  —  I've just watched Lindsay Graham on Fox saying …
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Romney: 'If We Want to Get Rid of Obamacare, We're Going to Have to Replace President Obama'
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and Belmont Club
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Why Is Nobody Listening to Jimmy Carter's Searing Critique of America?