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2:05 PM ET, June 28, 2012

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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Don't call it a mandate — it's a tax (UPDATED)  —  Salvaging the idea that Congress did have the power to try to expand health care to virtually all Americans, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of the crucial - and most controversial — feature of the Affordable Care Act.
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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN, Fox blow the Supreme Court ruling  —  In a rush to break the news, both CNN and Fox News inaccurately reported this morning's Supreme Court ruling on healthcare.  —  On television, on its website, and in breaking news alerts, CNN announced that the individual mandate had been struck down.
msnbc.com:
Supreme Court upholds health care law  —  Supporters of the Affordable Healthcare Act gather in front of the Supreme Court before the court's announcement of the legality of the law in Washington.  —  In a dramatic victory for President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court upheld …
John H. Cushman Jr / New York Times:
Supreme Court Lets Health Law Largely Stand  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday largely let stand President Obama's health care overhaul, in a mixed ruling that court observers were rushing to analyze.  —  The decision was a striking victory for the president and Congressional Democrats …
CNN:
Romney reacts to health care ruling, renews repeal pledge  —  Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate who has long pledged to repeal President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law if elected president, said Thursday the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the law …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and ABCNEWS
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:
Obama'S Legacy At Risk After Winning Health-Care Fight  —  The outcome of a 100-year fight for U.S. national health care rests on the verdict today of nine justices, who will emerge from behind a red velvet curtain.  —  Just four months before the presidential election …
CNN:
Obama: Supreme Court decision is a ‘victory’
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Outside the Beltway
Politico:
Health care decision: House GOP to renew repeal effort
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Supreme Court backs healthcare law in vindication for Obama
Nancy Pelosi / CNN:
Supreme Court upholds entire health care law
Wall Street Journal:
Henninger: The President That Time Forgot
Josh Levs / CNN:
What the health care ruling means to you
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Informed Comment
Ethan Bronner / The Caucus:   Ruling Likely to Prompt Re-evaluation of Roberts
TBogg:
Silver Linings & Golden Horseshoes
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Romney: 'If We Want to Get Rid of Obamacare, We're Going to Have to Replace President Obama'  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reacted to the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision by saying that, “if we want to get rid of Obamacare, we're going to have to replace President Obama.”
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Romney: I'll repeal it  —  Via POLITICO's Ginger Gibson, Mitt Romney delivered a no-questions statement on the health care ruling in front of a beautiful Washington backdrop, comments in which he, as expected, said he will repeal the law: … This is the frame, along it being upheld under …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:   Romney In 2007: The Indvididual Mandate Is “Ultimate Conservatism”
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
Jeffrey H. Anderson / Weekly Standard:   This Election Just Became About Obamacare
Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:
TPMDC  —  Republicans Drop Talk Of Health Care ‘Replace’ — For Now
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Will the Court Revitalize the Tea Party?
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 …
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 (in particular, he consistently refers to Justice Ginsburg's opinion as “The Dissent").  Back in May, there were rumors floating …
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 …
Susan Page / USA Today:
‘Today’ co-host Ann Curry will bid farewell today  —  Ann Curry's voice chokes when she talks about saying goodbye this morning on NBC's Today show, years earlier than she had hoped.  —  It's “going to be a bit of a tough day,” she told USA TODAY in a 40-minute phone interview Wednesday …
 
 
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Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Simple Minds  —  I've just watched Lindsay Graham on Fox saying …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Black Caucus chairman vows ‘something dramatic’ during Holder contempt vote
Discussion: Politico
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
CNN Gets ObamaCare Decision Wrong
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