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4:37pm

Thu June 25, 2015
Law

Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies In Affordable Care Act

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 7:17 pm

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Obamacare has survived another near-death experience in the U.S. Supreme Court. The court ruled today that the federal government can continue to offer subsidized health insurance to people in all 50 states.

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2:33pm

Thu June 25, 2015
It's All Politics

Christie To Announce Tuesday That He's Running For President

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 8:00 pm

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., will announce Tuesday that he is running for president.
Matt Rourke AP

This post was updated at 7:34 pm ET to reflect comment from Christie.

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1:28pm

Thu June 25, 2015
It's All Politics

Sanders: 'My Goal Right Now Is To Win This Election'

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 4:06 pm

In an interview with Morning Edition host David Greene, Sen. Bernie Sanders discussed foreign policy, racial tension and his 2016 chances.
Lydia Thompson NPR

Since entering the race for president, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders has been on the rise against Hillary Clinton, staking out a position as a liberal alternative to the Democratic front-runner.

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1:27pm

Thu June 25, 2015
The Two-Way

Congress Signs Off On Trade Bills, Handing Obama A Huge Win

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 4:14 pm

The U.S. House voted 236-138 Thursday to tie a bow on President Obama's package of trade-related legislation — giving him final approval on everything he wanted.

The Senate already had signed off on all of it, granting: 1) enhanced trade negotiation powers to the president, 2) aid for displaced workers and 3) trade incentives for sub-Saharan Africa.

Thursday's vote marked a stunning victory for Obama by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations.

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12:06pm

Thu June 25, 2015
It's All Politics

'Judicial Tyranny' To 'A Great Day,' Candidates React To Health Care Ruling

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 2:49 pm

"Today's decision only reinforces why we need a president who will bring about real reform," Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday.
Susan Walsh AP

Following the Supreme Court health care ruling to uphold subsidies nationwide, President Obama said Thursday that the Affordable Care Act is "here to stay."

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11:51am

Thu June 25, 2015
The Two-Way

Obama: Affordable Care Act Is 'Here To Stay'

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 1:28 pm

President Obama delivers remarks in the Rose Garden after the U.S. Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling to uphold the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Gary Cameron Reuters/Landov

Updated at 1:25 p.m. ET

President Obama, commenting on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling today to uphold a key provision of his signature health care law, said after numerous challenges, the Affordable Care Act has been "woven into the fabric of America" and "is here to stay."

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7:03am

Thu June 25, 2015
It's All Politics

Dixie's Long Journey From Democratic Stronghold To Republican Redoubt

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 2:11 pm

Ronald Reagan speaks to a reporter at the Republican National Convention in Florida in 1968. In 1984, Reagan carried in the biggest group of Southern Republicans in Congress since Reconstruction.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

The tragic events in Charleston this month have released years of racial and political tension in the South, and the pressure is being felt by Republican officeholders across the region.

Why the Republicans? Because it is increasingly difficult to find officeholders in the region who are not Republicans.

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6:28am

Thu June 25, 2015
Politics

Gun Control May Gain More Traction In 2016 Presidential Campaign

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 1:27 pm

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And some Democratic candidates are reviving an issue that hasn't come up much in recent presidential campaigns.

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6:25am

Thu June 25, 2015
Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Announces GOP Presidential Bid

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 12:01 pm

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5:03am

Thu June 25, 2015
It's All Politics

Maps: What The Supreme Court's Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Could Mean

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 11:06 am

The three possible outcomes for same-sex marriages.
Christopher Groskopf NPR

As soon as Thursday, the Supreme Court could decide the fate of millions of same-sex couples nationwide. In a ruling covering four cases, the court will determine whether states can prohibit same-sex marriage, as 13 states currently do.

It's always tough to predict how the court will rule but, broadly speaking, there are three main possibilities: the simplest is that the court declares state marriage bans unconstitutional, meaning states will all perform and recognize same-sex marriage. That's a pretty simple outcome, but things get much trickier in the other two cases.

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