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A protester against the Supreme Court ruling on healthcare on June 28, 2012.

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A protester against the Supreme Court ruling on healthcare on June 28, 2012.

Romney Reports Cash Infusion: $1 M

Updated at 2 pm and 2:30 pm EDT Mitt Romney supporters opened their wallets immediately following today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the core of President Barack Obama’s health-care law, according to the Republican candidate’s campaign. By 11:30 a.m., less than...

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Protesters against President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare overhaul outside the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012.

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Protesters against President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare overhaul outside the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012.

‘Obamatax’ — New Republican Tack

Updated at Noon and 3 pm EDT Chief Justice John Roberts, penning the 5-4 opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the central thrust of President Barack Obama’s health-care law today, offered a justification that is certain to echo on the...

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The Supreme Court is expected to release it's ruling on President Obama's health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, later today.

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The Supreme Court is expected to release it's ruling on President Obama's health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, later today.

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care

The justices of the  Supreme Court arrived at the bench of a court filled with watchers, some of whom had lined up overnight, for a seat inside the chamber to hear the outcome of the biggest case of the year....

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A Tea Party activist protests in front of he U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2012 as the high court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the sweeping health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

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A Tea Party activist protests in front of he U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2012 as the high court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the sweeping health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

Healthy Fundraising Off a Big Ruling

The ruling is on its way. And, whichever way the Supreme Court rules this morning on President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the fundraising is underway. “We don’t know what will happen this morning,” Obama campaign manager...

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Seniors ask about the Medicare Drug Plan in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

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Seniors ask about the Medicare Drug Plan in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Medicare Attack Ads Echo, Wrong

Florida seniors will be living a “nightmare” because Senator Bill Nelson voted for $500 billion in Medicare cuts, the anonymous voice warns in the most-aired ad in his re-election race — a message repeated in similar spots targeting other Democrats...

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Latino supporters of Barack Obama in Orlando.

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Latino supporters of Barack Obama in Orlando.

Obama’s Hispanic Edge: Same as ’08

The evidence of President Barack Obama’s advantage among Hispanic voters is the one consistent strain of much of the public opinion polling this year. More evidence: In that NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released today portraying a dead-heat in the...

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