White House revises contraception opt out
July 23rd, 2014
03:34 AM ET
5 days ago

White House revises contraception opt out

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(CNN) – The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate contraception coverage without a copay.

"This is part of ensuring that all women have access to contraception coverage," said a senior administration official.

Earlier this month the Supreme Court issued a temporary order that allows Wheaton College to avoid covering birth control without filing a religious exemption form with its insurer. The new revisions to the Obamacare mandate reveal that the White House is anticipating the U.S. Supreme Court's finalization of the temporary injunction in the coming months.

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Filed under: Obama administration • Obamacare • Supreme Court • White House
Clinton White House viewed Ginsburg, Sotomayor with skepticism
July 18th, 2014
04:11 PM ET
1 week ago

Clinton White House viewed Ginsburg, Sotomayor with skepticism

(CNN) – Previously confidential memos from Bill Clinton’s White House show how two women now on the Supreme Court were strongly criticized by administration officials at the time as they were being considered for key judicial positions.

Officials who worked for the confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993 had serious reservations about her, according to the newly released documents from the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

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Christie now says he supports Hobby Lobby ruling
July 17th, 2014
08:47 PM ET
1 week ago

Christie now says he supports Hobby Lobby ruling

(CNN) - After first declining to take a position on the decision earlier this month, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he backs the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in its case against Obamacare.

Asked about his thoughts on the case at a campaign stop in Iowa, Christie unveiled his support.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Iowa • Supreme Court
Poll: GOP support for Supreme Court surges, Democratic backing drops
July 14th, 2014
03:28 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Poll: GOP support for Supreme Court surges, Democratic backing drops

Washington (CNN) – Republican support for the Supreme Court has jumped, according to a new national survey that also indicates that Democratic approval of high court rulings has plunged.

A Gallup poll released Monday also indicates that Americans remain divided over the job the justices are doing.

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Filed under: Poll • Supreme Court
Hillary Clinton weighs in on speaking fees, Supreme Court rulings
July 4th, 2014
02:11 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton weighs in on speaking fees, Supreme Court rulings

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton said Friday she's donated her speaking fees from colleges and universities over the past year and a half to her family's foundation.

In an interview with ABC News, Clinton also weighed in on immigration, as well as the Supreme Court's recent rulings thwarting Obamacare mandates that require certain employers to cover contraceptives.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Immigration • Supreme Court
July 1st, 2014
10:15 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Christie gives no opinion on Hobby Lobby case

(CNN) – In a departure from other Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did not give an opinion Tuesday on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, arguing there was no point in making a comment about the decision.

"The fact is that when you're an executive, your Supreme Court makes a ruling and you've got to live with it unless you can get the legislative body to change the law or change the Constitution," the potential presidential candidate said on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey • Supreme Court
June 30th, 2014
01:09 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Do Democrats win by losing Obamacare decision?

Washington (CNN) - At first glance, Monday's Supreme Court ruling that closely held companies cannot be required to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees appears to be a defeat for the White House, Democrats and the health care reform measure they pushed into law.

Most Republicans were quick to celebrate the ruling.

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Filed under: Abortion • Supreme Court
June 30th, 2014
11:13 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Supreme Court rules against Obama in contraception case

Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that closely held companies cannot be required to pay to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees, ending its term with a narrow legal and political setback for a controversial part of President Barack Obama's health care reform law.

In a 5-4 decision, the high court's conservatives essentially ruled that some for-profit corporations have religious rights.

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Filed under: Obamacare • Supreme Court
Poll: Confidence in Supreme Court at record low
June 30th, 2014
11:08 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Poll: Confidence in Supreme Court at record low

(CNN) – The same day the Supreme Court issued a high-stakes ruling on a controversial part of President Barack Obama's health care law, a new national survey indicates confidence in the high court is at a record low, as Americans' trust in all three branches of government has fallen.

The release of a Gallup poll Monday coincides with the high court's decision that the government can't require that closely held companies pay for some types of contraceptives for its employees.

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Filed under: Congress • Supreme Court • White House
June 30th, 2014
10:31 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Supreme Court narrowly limits labor-union powers

(CNN) – The Supreme Court on Monday narrowly limited the power of labor unions to collect dues for collective bargaining from some home health-care workers.

The 5-4 ruling comes in a case brought by Illinois care providers who disagreed with the state's decision to classify them as state employees and require them to pay fees to a union.

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