(CNN) - Some Republicans took issue with an off-color tweet by the Democratic National Committee's executive director on Thursday, immediately following the Supreme Court's announced decision to uphold the federal health care law.
"It's constitutional. Bitches," Patrick Gaspard wrote on Twitter.
it's constitutional. Bitches.—
Patrick Gaspard (@patrickgaspard) June 28, 2012
(CNN) - New polls released Thursday indicate President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are essentially tied in three battleground states for the presidential race.
The president holds a slight advantage over his Republican rival in Michigan and North Carolina while polling dead-even with Romney in New Hampshire, according to the new NBC-Marist surveys. All three states' results fall within the sampling error for their respective polls.
New York (CNNMoney) - It walks like a tax and talks like a tax. Therefore it is a tax.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the mandate to buy health insurance - ruling that it is a tax and not a penalty as originally billed by supporters.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama applauded the Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold his controversial health care reform legislation, which has endured relentless debate since it was signed into law in 2010.
Speaking in the East Room of the White House, Obama said the ruling was "a victory for people all over this country whose lives will be more secure because of this law."
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 did not signal the measure was good for the American people.
"Let's make clear that we understand what the court did and did not do," Romney said. "What the court did do today is say that Obamacare does not violate the Constitution. What they did not do is to say that Obamacare is good law or that it is good policy. Obamacare was bad policy yesterday. It's bad policy today. Obamacare was a bad law yesterday. It is bad law today."
Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court's narrow upholding of the health care reform law's constitutionality will launch a complex political ballet, with President Barack Obama and Democrats claiming victory and Republicans vowing to "repeal it lock, stock and barrel."
In a complicated 5-4 decision, the court upheld the law and found that the so-called individual mandate can be constitutional under Congress's taxing power - but not under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, as the government originally had argued.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will speak about the Supreme Court decision that upheld his signature health care legislation at 12:15 p.m. ET, the White House says.
(CNN) - Americans for Prosperity, an independent conservative organization is poised to launch an ad in response to the Supreme Court's health care ruling backed by its biggest ad buy to date, $8.2 million.
The spots will run in the presidential battleground states of Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, according to two sources with the group.
(CNN) - White House aides met Thursday's Supreme Court decision upholding the Obama administration's signature health-care act with "elation," an administration official said.