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4:05 PM ET, June 28, 2012

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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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
New York Times:
Victory for Obama, but Ruling Limits Medicaid Provision  —  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 the court's four more liberal members.
Rand Paul:
Sen. Paul Statement on Obamacare Ruling  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, Sen. Rand Paul offered the following statement:  —  “Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so.
Wall Street Journal:
Henninger: The President That Time Forgot
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:   Obama'S Legacy At Risk After Winning Health-Care Fight
Amy Howe / SCOTUSblog:
The mandate is constitutional: In Plain English
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Fox News Releases Statement After Initially Reporting Individual Mandate Was ‘Gone’
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
GOP governors vow to ignore Obamacare  —  Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, head of the Republican Governors Association, said states should wait until the election before implementing Obamacare in hopes Mitt Romney will win and kill the reforms.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)  —  Washington Secrets
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Romney: 'If We Want to Get Rid of Obamacare, We're Going to Have to Replace President Obama'
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Romney: I'll repeal it  —  Via POLITICO's Ginger Gibson …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
CNN:
Romney reacts to health care ruling, renews repeal pledge
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Republicans Will Soon Stop Talking about Health Care
Discussion: RedState
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:   Romney In 2007: The Indvididual Mandate Is “Ultimate Conservatism”
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 …
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
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 …
Tom Curry / msnbc.com:
SCOTUS strikes down Stolen Valor Act  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a federal law called the Stolen Valor Act which prohibits a person from falsely claiming that he has been awarded a military honor.  —  The case involved Xavier Alvarez who was an elected member …
Discussion: Washington Post and Maggie's Farm
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Tejinder Singh / SCOTUSblog:
Court Holds Stolen Valor Act unconstitutional, dismisses First American Financial v. Edwards
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:
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