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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…

Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands in Singapore 2010.

Supreme Court Likes Citizens United Just Fine

In its second big ruling Monday, the Supreme Court brushed aside without a hearing Montana’s challenge to the notorious Citizens United decision of 2010, which opened the floodgates to unrestrained campaign contributions by corporations and wealthy individuals as long as … More…

Court Immigration Ruling Gives Obama a Partial But Real Win

Court Immigration Ruling Gives Obama a Partial But Real Win

President Obama and his re-election team must have celebrated this morning when the Supreme Court threw out most of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB1070, by a 5-3 majority, with only conservative Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito dissenting.… More…


Moneyball vs. The Social Network in 2012

We all know that the 2012 election campaign will be the most expensive ever, costing billions.

Already each presidential candidate and their national party committees have raised about $500 million since April 2011, when the president announced he was running … More…

Scott Walker celebrates recall victory

What Scott Walker’s Recall Victory Means

In the end, it wasn’t even close.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defeated Democratic challenger Tom Barrett by 53%-46%, just about the same margin by which he prevailed in 2010. But the spread was much higher than many pundits had predicted, … 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…

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…

Republican candidates debate

Live-Blogging the ABC GOP Presidential Debate

CONCORD, NH–Hello, everyone, I’m here in New Hampshire, following candidates around and reporting on the latest trends in the primary, which is being held Tuesday. We’re in the home stretch now, as candidates make their final pitch to the voters.… More…