Politics

10:58am

Fri June 26, 2015
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 4:49 pm

Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday after the U.S Supreme Court handed down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states.
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States cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, the Supreme Court says in a ruling that for months has been the focus of speculation. The decision was 5-4.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, seen as a pivotal swing vote in the case, wrote the majority opinion. All four justices who voted against the ruling wrote their own dissenting opinions: Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

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10:50am

Fri June 26, 2015
It's All Politics

Map: Here's How Same-Sex Marriage Laws Will Now Change Nationwide

Same-sex marriage decision map.
Christopher Groskopf / NPR

The Supreme Court has decided that state same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

In a set of cases grouped under Obergefell v. Hodges, the high court ruled, 5-4, that states have to license same-sex marriages, as well as recognize same-sex marriages from other states. All four dissenting justices wrote dissents.

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7:04am

Fri June 26, 2015
Politics

GOP Presidential Candidates Vow To Continue Fight Against Obamacare

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 1:47 pm

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6:50am

Fri June 26, 2015
Around the Nation

Calif. Bill To Require More Children To Be Vaccinated Clears Major Hurdle

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 5:37 pm

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5:04am

Fri June 26, 2015
Politics

Flag Controversy Puts S.C. Lawmakers At Odds With Many Constituents

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 9:34 am

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8:36pm

Thu June 25, 2015
It's All Politics

Univision Cuts Ties With Trump After Comments About Immigrants

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 9:23 am

Donald Trump is just a week into his presidential bid, and he is in hot water over comments he made about a key voting bloc, Latinos.
Jim Cole AP

Following comments Donald Trump made about Mexican immigrants during his presidential announcement last week, Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language TV network, has announced it is cutting ties with Trump and dropping plans to broadcast the Miss Universe Pageant.

Trump, the businessman and now-presidential candidate, co-owns the pageant.

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7:01pm

Thu June 25, 2015
It's All Politics

Supreme Court Thwarts Efforts To Put Obamacare On Life Support

Originally published on Fri June 26, 2015 5:09 am

At the heart of the case ruled on by the Supreme Court Thursday are the exchanges where people go online to shop for individual insurance.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

The U.S. Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a sweeping victory on Thursday, upholding the nationwide subsidies that are crucial to the president's health care law. By a 6-3 vote, the high court ruled that Congress meant all three major provisions of the law to apply to all states and to work in tandem.

The ruling was the court's second decision upholding the Affordable Care Act — three years ago, it upheld the law as constitutional.

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6:02pm

Thu June 25, 2015
The Two-Way

Lawmakers Put Brakes On Resolution To Ban Mississippi Flag From Capitol

Originally published on Sun June 28, 2015 11:14 am

The state flag of Mississippi is unfurled against the front of the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss., on Tuesday. The flag has been the center of renewed controversy since last week's racially motivated shooting of nine parishioners at a black church in South Carolina.
Rogelio V. Solis AP

A proposed resolution to remove state flags containing any portion of the Confederate battle flag from the U.S. Capitol has been put on hold by House Republicans.

The measure, sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson, the only black member of Mississippi's congressional delegation, would authorize the Speaker of the House to remove any state flag that contained the Confederate symbol on the House side of the Capitol complex. Mississippi is the only state flag that would be affected.

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5:18pm

Thu June 25, 2015
Health Care

Obamacare Ruling Moves Debate To Presidential Race, Rep. Tom Price Says

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

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4:37pm

Thu June 25, 2015
Politics

Veterans Affairs Urges Congress For Help In Closing Budget Gap

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

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