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12:45 PM ET, June 28, 2012

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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 …
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Don't call it a mandate — it's a tax  —  Salvaging the idea that Congress did have the power to try to expand health care to virtually all Americans, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutionality of the crucial - and most controversial — feature of the Affordable Care Act.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Sam Baker / The Hill:
Supreme Court backs healthcare law in vindication for Obama  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the insurance mandate in President Obama's healthcare law, a stinging defeat for conservatives who had insisted the law is unconstitutional.  —  The decision vindicates Obama and congressional Democrats …
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 …
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Justice Scalia must resign  —  Justice Antonin Scalia needs to resign from the Supreme Court.  —  He'd have a lot of things to do.  He's a fine public speaker and teacher.  He'd be a heck of a columnist and blogger.  But he really seems to aspire to being a politician — and that's the problem.
This Just In:
Supreme Court upholds Obamacare 5-4  —  Editor's note: We're live blogging from the Supreme Court today as the nation waits to see how the justices will rule on the health care law.  You can follow along below as CNN Supreme Court Producer Bill Mears and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to rule Thursday on health-care law  —  The Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care legislation Thursday morning, a potentially game-changing, election-year decision that would define the power of the national government …
Josh Levs / CNN:
What the health care ruling means to you
Discussion: Informed Comment
Wall Street Journal:
Henninger: The President That Time Forgot
Kevin Russell / SCOTUSblog:
Court holds that states have choice whether to join medicaid expansion
CBS News:   Supreme Court upholds health care mandate
Nancy Pelosi / CNN:
Supreme Court upholds entire health care law
Bloomberg:
Do Republicans Really Want Universal Health Care?
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN, Fox blow the Supreme Court ruling
Discussion: New York Magazine and Wonkette
Matt Negrin / ABCNEWS:
Supreme Court Health Care Ruling: The Mandate Can Stay
Discussion: Politico, CNN and ABCNEWS
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
High court upholds key part of Obama health law
Ariane De Vogue / ABCNEWS:
Supreme Court: Health Care Mystery Unveiled
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS and BillMoyers.com
Amy Howe / SCOTUSblog:
Anticipating the health-care decision: In Plain English
TBogg:
Silver Linings & Golden Horseshoes
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
In 2006 Video, Romney Calls Health Care Mandate ‘Essential’
Sahil Kapur / tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com:   TPMDC  —  The Supreme Court's Lurch To The Right (CHARTS)
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
A reader's guide to health care ruling
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
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:   Romney In 2007: The Indvididual Mandate Is “Ultimate Conservatism”
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:   CNN Gets ObamaCare Decision Wrong
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 …
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 …
Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
Polls: Obama, Romney neck-and-neck in Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire  —  A new round of NBC News-Marist polls shows President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney running almost neck-and-neck in three key battleground states, with Obama holding a slight advantage in Michigan and North Carolina …
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 …
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