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Rupert Murdoch speaks at Davos in 2009.

GOP Honchos Read Romney the Riot Act

Just a few weeks ago, President Obama’s re-election campaign appeared to be foundering. Now it’s Mitt Romney’s turn.

Since the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on immigration and health care reform, the future Republican presidential nominee has been reeling.

The … More…

Jack Lew- on Fox News Sunday

If It Walks Like a Tax and Quacks Like a Tax

Never look a gift tax in the mouth, especially if it may have just saved your presidency.

That’s what you’d think President Obama’s reaction would be to the life line (sorry for the mixed metaphors) Chief Justice John Roberts extended More…

Obama Health Care Speech

Obama Had a Good Week in Court

President Obama and his re-election team must have started the week with great trepidation as the Supreme Court prepared to release decisions on immigration and health care reform, his signature domestic program.

But the president won two big victories at … More…

West facade of the Supreme Court

Who Politicized the Supreme Court?

Last week’s oral arguments before the US Supreme Court on health care reform have led to a firestorm of controversy.

Conservative justices grilled Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. on the individual mandate to buy health insurance that’s central to the More…

President Obama in the Rose Garden

The President’s Pre-Emptive Strike Against the Court

On Monday President Obama fired a warning shot across the bow of the US Supreme Court, which  is still deliberating on health care reform. The nine justices probably cast their votes on Friday, but they can still change their votesMore…

President Obama Signs Health Care Reform

Picking Up the Pieces on Health Care Reform

The nine justices of the US Supreme Court probably cast their votes Friday on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional.

And while no one can predict how the Supreme Court will vote based on oral arguments—everybody … More…

Justice Antonin Scalia Suffolk Law Paper

All or Nothing for Supreme Court on Obamacare

After three days of hearings by the US Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act, the signature domestic achievement of the Obama Administration, appears to be hanging by a thread.

The conservative Justices’ withering attack on the individual mandate during Tuesday’s … More…

Jeff Toobin

Another Catastrophic Day for Obamacare

Following Tuesday’s oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act, reporters rushed to microphones in front of the US Supreme Court and declared the individual mandate to buy health insurance dead.  Jeffrey Toobin of CNN called it a “train wreck for … More…

Pete Williams

Health Care Reform in Big Trouble at High Court

To say that Tuesday’s Supreme Court oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act didn’t go well for the Obama Administration would be an understatement.

Two veteran legal correspondents emerged from the hearing, which focused on the  individual mandate to compel … More…

President talks about jobs & the economy

The President May Be Peaking Too Early

President Obama has been on a roll of late.

Unemployment has fallen steadily to 8.3%, and we’ve had 24 consecutive months—two years—of private sector job growth. The rate itself is much higher than previous presidents have faced going into re-election, … More…