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First and Worst

Friday, July 06, 2012

When CNN incorrectly reported the fate of the individual mandate they fell into a long tradition of being first but not being right. Journalists have always wanted to report something first, but the benefits of doing so aren't clear -- especially for news consumers. Bob reports on the phenomenon and folly of being first.

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Sen. Schumer Defends Health Care Law

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Senator Charles Schumer is warning that if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Obama administration's healthcare law, formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it could put long standing social programs at risk.

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Opinion: Supreme Court Will Uphold Health Care Law 8-1

Friday, March 30, 2012

Five votes are certain, four are toss-ups. Here's how it could play out.

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The Takeaway

Does Justice Kennedy Hold the Fate of the Health Care Law in His Hands?

Friday, March 30, 2012

In the biggest Supreme Court cases, Justice Anthony Kennedy, more often that not, is the key swing vote. As the Supreme Court deliberates over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, once again all eyes are on Justice Kennedy. Adam Liptak is the Supreme Court Correspondent for The New York Times.

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Listen | Day 3 Highlights from the Supreme Court Health Care Case

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On the final day of oral arguments before the Supreme Court concerning the constitutionality of the 2010 health care overhaul, questions of “severability” and “coercion” came to the fore.

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Listen | Day 2 Highlights from the Supreme Court Health Care Case

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On the second day of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance, the Supreme Court weighed the federal government’s argument that health care is different from all other products.

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The Takeaway

Ohio Attorney General Explains Why He Joined Suit Against Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The case against the Affordable Care Act currently being heard by the Supreme Court was brought by 26 states. Ohio is one of those states, and in Ohio, disapproval of the health care law runs deep. Last fall, Ohio voters amended the state constitution to say that no federal or state law will require any person, company or health care provider to participate in a health care system. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine explains why he joined the suit against the Affordable Care Act.

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Chat Recap: Supreme Court on Healthcare

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

This afternoon at 2, Anna Sale and Brian Lehrer hosted a live chat on the Supreme Court hearings. They were joined by The Takeaway host Celeste Headlee, health care reporter Fred Mogul and others to parse out what’s at stake. Read a recap of the live chat below.

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Affordable Care Act Supporters, Critics Line Up Outside of U.S. Supreme Court

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Supreme Court begins three days of oral arguments today on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care overhaul. People lined up outside the Supreme Court building in Washington beginning on Friday hoping to get the chance to see the proceedings today. Kathie McClure is a trial lawyer from Atlanta, Georgia, and Reverend Rob Schenck is the President of the National Clergy Council, a network of pastors and denominational leaders.

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Opinion: Individual Mandate Might Sink Obama in Swing States

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The majority of polls show Obama beating Romney and Santorum nationally, but he's not doing nearly as well in the battleground states that will determine this election.

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