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A tax by any other name

06/28/12 01:14PM

Shortly after the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, Mitt Romney, speaking with the U.S. Capitol in the background, announced his disagreement with the court majority and emphasized his vow to kill health care reform "on my first day."Among other things, the Republican presidential hopeful insisted, "Obamacare... read more

About that Medicaid ruling...

06/28/12 12:30PM

What was supposed to be one of the more straightforward aspects of the case against the Affordable Care Act turned out to be the most complicated. While the big story is obviously Obamacare's unexpected victory, the point about expanded Medicare eligibility is worth considering in more detail.First, a little history/context, which will help... read more

How far the four dissenters were willing to go

How far the four dissenters were willing to go

06/28/12 11:41AM

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. But as the political, legal, and policy world scrutinizes the details of today's ruling, it's worth pausing to appreciate just how far the four dissenters -- who filed their dissent jointly -- were willing to go.The conventional wisdom,... read more

The Supreme Court justice who saved the health care mandate.

Obamacare wins at U.S. Supreme Court

06/28/12 10:17AM

Reports are still coming in, and the ruling is reportedly rather complicated, but it appears that Chief Justice John Roberts unexpectedly sided with the center-left justices, upheld the individual mandate, and the Affordable Care Act has been upheld by the Supreme Court majority.The key, at this point, is that the court majority appears to have... read more

Outside the U.S. Supreme Court in March, before health care oral arguments.

With the future of American health care on the line

06/28/12 09:55AM

Chances are, you're aware of the fact that the Supreme Court this morning will be deciding the constitutional fate of the Affordable Care Act, in what may prove to be the most important high court ruling in at least a generation.While we wait (and sweat, and feel nauseous, and have heart palpitations), it's worth pausing to appreciate... read more

Romney and the politics of health care

06/28/12 09:05AM

Campaigning in Virginia yesterday, Mitt Romney got a little cocky when talking about the pending Supreme Court decision on health care reform. "My guess is they're not sleeping real well at the White House tonight," he said.For Romney, that's apparently what today is all about: politics. What matters is who gets to brag, who&... read more

Jobless claims dip, but remain too high

Jobless claims dip, but remain too high

06/28/12 08:38AM

Given the last few months, it's something of a relief when initial unemployment claims drop at all, and with that in mind, I'm glad today's report from the Department of Labor shows a slight improvement.But as has been the case quite a bit lately, the drop comes from a revised increase, and remain at a discouraging level.The... read more

Federal firefighters go uninsured

Federal firefighters go uninsured

06/28/12 08:00AM

As brutal wildfires spread in Colorado, federal fighters, along with state and local first responders, are doing everything they can to deal with the disaster.But Sarah Kliff noted a detail yesterday that I did not know: thousands of federal firefighters do not have health insurance.Of all the jobs where you might want health insurance,... read more

Morning Maddow: June 28

Morning Maddow: June 28

06/28/12 07:36AM

Ezra Klein's health reform crystal ball shows four ways today's ruling could be complicatedIf the Supreme Court takes care of the "repeal" part, will Republicans still "replace?"Google's new media device will have a lot of features including "made in the U.S.A.""Fast and Furious" sparks... read more

Infinite possibilities

Infinite possibilities

06/27/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Wednesday's show – new light shed on the Fast & Furious story, plus a look at places where voting rights are misconstrued as voting privileges, and Senate candidate... watch

New reporting upends Fast and Furious story

New reporting upends Fast and Furious story

06/27/12 08:00PM

Katherine Eban, reporter for Fortune magazine whose latest article sheds new light about the Fast and Furious story, talks with Rachel Maddow about her reporting on the case and the struggle ATF agents face in trying to stop the flow of guns to Mexico... watch

Elizabeth Warren on restoring credibility...

Elizabeth Warren on restoring credibility to Congress

06/27/12 08:00PM

Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Senate candidate who helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, talks with Rachel Maddow about the top political issues of the day including the Fast and Furious story and what the federal government needs... watch

New Orleans, City of Yes!

New Orleans, City of Yes!

06/27/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow tells the story of the City of New Orleans updating their web address from www.CityOfNo.com to NOLA.gov and taking the Maddow show up on the offer to use CityOfYes.us as well. watch

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