Political world reacts to Supreme Court ruling on health care
June 28th, 2012
10:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Political world reacts to Supreme Court ruling on health care

(CNN) – While Democrats are praising the Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation, Republicans are on the attack.

See statements from each side after the jump.
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Filed under: Health care • Supreme Court
June 28th, 2012
10:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare 5-4

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation Thursday in a narrow 5-4 ruling.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, which said that the Commerce Clause of the Constitution does not give Congress the authority to require people to have health care, but that other parts of the Constitution did.

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Filed under: Health care • Supreme Court
Live blog: How will Supreme Court rule on health care law?
June 28th, 2012
10:14 AM ET
2 years ago

Live blog: How will Supreme Court rule on health care law?

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 get the latest details live from the court as well as analysis when the opinion is delivered.

Watch live coverage and analysis on CNN TV, CNN’s mobile apps and http://cnn.com/live.

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Filed under: Health care • Supreme Court
UPDATE: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS HEALTH CARE LAW
June 28th, 2012
10:09 AM ET
2 years ago

UPDATE: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS HEALTH CARE LAW

(CNN) - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law, with justices upholding a key provision requiring people to have health insurance.

READ CNN's LIVE BLOG OF THE SUPREME COURT'S RULING HERE.


Filed under: Health care • Supreme Court
Justices dismiss law making lying about military honors a crime
June 28th, 2012
10:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Justices dismiss law making lying about military honors a crime

Washington (CNN) - A federal law making it a crime to falsely claim military medals earned was struck down Thursday by the Supreme Court.

READ CNN's LIVE BLOG OF THE SUPREME COURT'S RULING HERE.


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Pro-Obama super PAC bashes Romney in new ad
June 28th, 2012
09:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Pro-Obama super PAC bashes Romney in new ad

(CNN) - A super PAC supporting President Barack Obama released its fifth television ad Thursday, again hitting presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney over his corporate background.

The group Priorities USA Action has repeatedly hammered Romney, who founded the private equity firm Bain Capital, as a greedy businessman who would put the interests of CEOs over those of middle class workers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Mitt Romney • Priorities USA
Old video shows Romney lauding (old) health care mandate
June 28th, 2012
08:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Old video shows Romney lauding (old) health care mandate

(CNN) - On the same day the Supreme Court announced its decision to uphold the health care law, a Democratic opposition research group is pushing a video from 2006 that shows Mitt Romney praising the idea of an individual insurance mandate–a key component of the Affordable Care Act that he now chastises.

As former governor of Massachusetts, Romney signed off on a law requiring individuals to purchase health insurance. Romney's opponents now point to the law as a way to paint the presidential candidate as hypocritical when he blasts President Barack Obama's sweeping health care reform, which also includes a mandate.
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Mitt Romney • Supreme Court
Spending cuts: Congress risks another crisis
June 28th, 2012
08:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Spending cuts: Congress risks another crisis

New York (CNNMoney) - It's mindless, confusing and costly. It will likely result in private-sector and government job loss. It will hurt the economy.

And Congress can't agree on how to replace it.

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Filed under: Budget • CNNMoney.com • Congress
Hillary Clinton makes history
June 28th, 2012
08:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Hillary Clinton makes history

(CNN) - As her blue and white jet emblazoned with "United States of America" touched down in Riga, the capital of Latvia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made some diplomatic history: visiting her 100th country as America's top diplomat. The record for any other secretary up to that point was 96.

As her plane rolled down the tarmac and a flight attendant announced the milestone, her flight-weary staff applauded.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
Timeline of the health care law
June 28th, 2012
07:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Timeline of the health care law

(CNN) – The U.S. Supreme Court will rule at 10 a.m. ET Thursday on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law that President Obama signed in March 2010. Here's a look at key moments in the law's history:

February 24, 2009 - In a joint session to Congress, President Obama says: "So let there be no doubt: Health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year."

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Filed under: Congress • Health care • President Obama • Supreme Court
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