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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Sarah Kliff / Washington Post:
For SCOTUSblog, one goal: ‘Beat everybody’ and break news of health-care ruling  —  Linda Davidson/THE WASHINGTON POST - Lyle Denniston, 81, has covered the Supreme Court for nearly six decades.  After working at several newspapers, he joined SCOTUSblog in 2004, though he says he has “no patience” for computers.
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 …
John Hood / National Review:
The Mandate As Tax  —  Chief John Roberts may have flinched from doing what his fellow Republican-appointed justices were willing to do — strike down the individual mandate as a violation of the Commerce Clause — but he did so in a clever way.  He resurrected an earlier argument …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN, Fox blow the Supreme Court ruling
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
John Roberts Saves Us All
Rush Limbaugh:
The Court Rules: Obamacare is the Largest Tax Increase in the History of the World
Mj Lee / Politico:
Rubio: IRS to ‘come after’ uninsured
Discussion: CNN
Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:   The Decision to Uphold the Mandate as Tax Represents a Gestalt Shift in Constitutional Law
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Three Big Questions
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Scott Wong / Politico:
Rand Paul: ‘Obamacare’ is still unconstitutional
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Suburban Guerrilla
CNN:
Romney reacts to health care ruling, renews repeal pledge
Steve Benen / The Maddow Blog:
How far the four dissenters were willing to go
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Republicans Will Soon Stop Talking about Health Care
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Rand Paul: Just Because SCOTUS Says It's Constitutional, 'Doesn't Make It So'
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Fox News Releases Statement After Initially Reporting Individual Mandate Was ‘Gone’
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
CNN and Fox get it wrong on health-care ruling
Mike Riggs / Hit & Run:
Sen. Rand Paul Reacts to SCOTUS Ruling on Obamacare: “This now means we fight every hour …
Discussion: driftglass and Daily Kos
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 …
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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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Holder touts voting-rights efforts in lead-up to House vote
Discussion: CNN
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 …
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Why Is Nobody Listening to Jimmy Carter's Searing Critique of America?  —  The former president accuses his post-9/11 successors of breaking the law and trampling on human rights.  That should be a bigger deal.  —  If you told the average American that there was a very powerful politician who …
 
 
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Michelle Obama urges church-goers to vote
Discussion: CNN
Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:
Evidence that the Votes Shifted After Conference (Initial Vote to Declare Mandate Unconstitutional)
Jean Ann Esselink / The New Civil Rights Movement:
General Mills' Employees Serve Refreshments to Anti-Marriage Equality Protesters
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Good As You
Ted Siefer / unionleader.com:
Legislature overrides Lynch veto on voter ID
ABCNEWS:
Sarah Palin: ‘Obama Lies; Freedom Dies’
Discussion: CNN, ABCNEWS and Politico
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
GOP governors vow to ignore Obamacare
 Earlier Items: 
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Simple Minds  —  I've just watched Lindsay Graham on Fox saying …