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4:15 PM ET, June 25, 2015


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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
The Supreme Court's Obamacare Decision Is The Biggest Possible Win For The Obama Administration  —  The Supreme Court's 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell is not simply a victory for the Obama administration — and for the millions of Americans who depend upon the Affordable Care Act for their health coverage.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Sarah Wheaton / Politico:
Obama's healthcare legacy sealed  —  The Supreme Court cemented President Barack Obama's signature achievement on Thursday by affirming that the Affordable Care Act intended to help all Americans who need help paying for their insurance.  —  In their 6-3 majority in King v. Burwell …
Ben Zimmer / Language Log:
We'll just have to pass it...  In the majority opinion of King v. Burwell, Chief Justice Roberts had some harsh words for the “inartful drafting” of the Affordable Care Act, which led to the difficulty in interpreting the phrase “an Exchange established by the State.”  Roberts wrote:
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
President Obama just won on Obamacare.  Big time.  —  Speaking at the White House, President Obama declared the Supreme Court ruling on health-care subsidies a win but said there is still work to be done.  Here are key moments from his reaction to the ruling.  (AP)  —  I won.
Discussion: Hot Air
Margot Sanger-Katz / New York Times:
Obamacare Ruling May Have Just Killed State-Based Exchanges  —  Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that health insurance consumers can receive federal subsidies regardless of their state's role in running their insurance market, fewer states may stay in the game.
Bloomberg Business:
Victory for Obamacare: 2016 Candidates React  —  It seems clear the justices' ruling will not end the political debate over how Americans obtain and pay for health insurance.  —  The candidates hoping to succeed President Barack Obama reacted on predictably partisan lines following …
Amy Fried / Talking Points Memo:
What A Maine Tea Party Battle Tells Us About Obamacare's Future  —  If you want a glimpse of what may happen when the Supreme Court decides the big Obamacare case of the year, King v. Burwell, you might want to take a look up to America's Northeastern corner.  Mainers like to say “As Maine goes, so goes the nation.”
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Scalia Lashes Out: ‘We Should Start Calling This Law SCOTUScare’  —  In his dissent from the Supreme Court's decision upholding Obamacare subsidies in 34 states, Justice Antonin Scalia accused the six-vote majority of engaging in “interpretive jiggery-pokery.”
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Says Health-Care Law ‘Here to Stay’ in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling
Discussion: Political Wire
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Republicans noisily outraged — and quietly relieved — over court decision
Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
Supreme Court Upholds Tax Subsidies Under Obamacare
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
A Big Victory for Obamacare
Discussion: Off the Kuff
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Huckabee Calls Obamacare Ruling An ‘Out-Of-Control Act Of Judicial Tyranny’
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors
Associated Press:
Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias
Discussion: Occidental Dissent
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Affordable Care Act survives Supreme Court challenge
Linda Harvey /
Rebel Flag Removal? Okay, Rainbow Flags Are Next
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Bernie Sanders Gains on Hillary Clinton in Bloomberg Early-State Polling  —  Bernie Sanders is gaining on Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire, with an appeal as an issue-oriented protest vehicle potentially capable of slowing any coronation of the popular front-runner.
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Trump Dumped!  Univision Drops Miss USA Pageant Over Mexican Immigrant Remarks  —  “We will not be ... working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization,” company tells TheWrap  —  Univision has elected to end its business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization due …
Scott Wise / WTVR-TV:
Michael Jackson moonwalks in clouds during thrilling lightning storm six years after his death  —  GOOCHLAND, Va. — Six years after his untimely death, Michael Jackson made an appearance in the skies over Central Virginia.  The combination of clouds and light created an image that appeared …
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Confederate Flags and Institutional Racism  —  In the wake of the Charleston massacre, there is a rapidly growing consensus sweeping the country to remove the Confederate flag, a relic of racial divisiveness, from civic spaces.  —  Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina has called for its removal from the grounds of that state's capitol.
Detroit Free Press:
Last Slide  —  Famed street artist Shepard Fairey, who visited Detroit last month to create the largest mural of his career, now faces felony charges that he tagged other properties across the city on his own time.  —  A warrant for his arrest was filed in 36th District Court on Friday.
Sasha Bogursky / Fox News:
Jep and Jessica Robertson: Bobby Jindal is our pick for president  —  Governor Bobby Jindal has at least two votes already.  —  Jep and Jessica Robertson told FOX411 the Louisiana governor, who announced his run Wednesday, is their pick for president.  —  “I definitely would vote for him he's a very …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Maggie Hiufu Wong / CNN:
Tama the cat, who served as train stationmaster in Japan, has died
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Carolyn Osorio / USA Today:
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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
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The Hill:
House easily clears trade package
Discussion: Daily Kos
Pat Boone / WND:
Is the problem ‘racism’ - or demonic evil?
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and Raw Story
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Hannity On Confederate Flag Bans: Should We Stop Selling Rap Music?
Discussion: Mock Paper Scissors and Raw Story