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4:25 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Wall Street Journal:
Henninger: The President That Time Forgot
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Fox News Releases Statement After Initially Reporting Individual Mandate Was ‘Gone’
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:   Obama'S Legacy At Risk After Winning Health-Care Fight
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:   CNN Gets ObamaCare Decision Wrong
Amy Howe / SCOTUSblog:
The mandate is constitutional: In Plain English
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: Wake up America
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 …
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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