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06/29/12 07:40AM

The Waldo Canyon wildfire in Colorado has officially turned deadly.President Obama is traveling to Colorado today to view damage caused by the fires and thank responders for fighting them.The Associated Press reports on the round-the-clock war rooms being staffed by officials fighting this season's record-breaking wildfires in the west... read more

Links for the 6/28 TRMS

Links for the 6/28 TRMS

06/28/12 11:13PM

Military stop brings health care to rural Alabama Supreme Court Year in Review - Entry 16: A historic day for John Roberts and the court. 'The highest court in the land has now spoken' Gary He - ‏@garyhe - Barack Obama looking at CNN on his iPad. http://yfrog.com/hw7ozrfj Gary He - @garyhe - My new Twitter followers will be... read more

Dewey defeats health reform!

Dewey defeats health reform!

06/28/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow shares a viral, photoshopped image depicting President Obama as Harry Truman, holding up an inaccurate news report about the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. watch

Much to report

Much to report

06/28/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Thursday’s show – much to say about the Supreme Court’s ruling today on health care reform, plus Rachel’s own thesis about the way insurance works in this country. watch

A victory for problem-solving policy

A victory for problem-solving policy

06/28/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow points out the role of the Affordable Care Act in solving the problem of America's terrible health care system, and talks with Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate, about the bigger picture of Thursday's... watch

'A victory for the rule of law'

'A victory for the rule of law'

06/28/12 08:00PM

Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. solicitor general who successfully defended the Affordable Care Act in front of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Thursday's ruling from the Supreme Court and whether the decision may... watch

Ahead on the 6/28 Maddow show

06/28/12 06:49PM

Tonight's guests include:Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent for SlateNeal Katyal, former acting U.S. solicitor general, successfully defended the Affordable Care Act in front of the Sixth Circuit Court of AppealsEzra Klein, columnist for the Washington Post and Bloomberg, and msnbc policy analystHere's tonight'... read more

Thursday's Mini-Report

06/28/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Details out of Ft. Bragg are still coming in: "A U.S. Army official confirms to NBC News that there was a shooting at about 3:30 p.m. ET at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. read more

House GOP finds AG Holder in contempt

06/28/12 04:58PM

Sure, the underlying controversy is based on a deeply silly conspiracy theory. And sure, the Justice Department has already turned over relevant documents. And sure, there's reason to believe everything Republicans have been saying about the "scandal" is an overhyped myth.But that didn't stop the House from voting to hold... read more

The integrity of the Commerce Clause

06/28/12 04:35PM

The surprise this morning, aside from the fact that the Affordable Care Act survived, is how the court majority reached its conclusion, especially as it relates to the individual mandate.The assumption had been that the issue would come down to the conservative justices' approach to the Commerce Clause. It didn't -- in fact, five... read more

'Now, Teddy can rest'

'Now, Teddy can rest'

06/28/12 04:05PM

In fairness, the above photo looks like it might have been taken today -- it does capture the two leaders' reactions to the Supreme Court nicely, doesn't it? -- but it was taken yesterday. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) just happened to get caught at an unfortunate moment at a Capitol Hill event.Still, the smile on House Minority... read more

Rand Paul declares himself the arbiter of constitutionality

Rand Paul declares himself the arbiter of constitutionality

06/28/12 03:19PM

I'm sure when the dust settles, there will be a series of amusing pieces noting the most over-the-top reactions to this morning's Supreme Court ruling on health care, but some early nominees are already in the running for some kind of ignominious award.For example, Rep. Mike Pence (R) of Indiana, a 2012 gubernatorial candidate, told... read more

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