Affordable Care Act
This afternoon, Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized President Barack Obama's leadership style. "When the president turns over to Congress the ability to write laws, we're in trouble," he said, during the question-and-answer portion of a speech at the Economic Club in Washington D.C.
Bloomberg targets Obama and Romney, from the center, for not being liberals anymore on immigration, health or guns
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is about to set off on an immigration-themed lobbying tour, said he's staging stops in Boston and Chicago, the cities where the Mitt Romney and Barack Obama campaigns are headquartered, because "it highlights for them what they said before," in contrast to what they're saying now.
Antonin Scalia is still fine with John Roberts.
“No, I haven’t had a falling out with Justice Roberts,” Scalia told Piers Morgan last night, in a long sit-down to promote his new book on how to properly interpret the Constitution.
Mitt Romney took a few minutes out of his New Hampshire vacation this morning to stop by a local hardware store and denounce the latest jobs report, which showed the economy added just 80,000 jobs in June, lower even than the modest estimates of many economists.
There's apparently some disagreement, even in the Mitt Romney orbit, about whether or not the individual mandate in President Obama's health care plan should be considered a penalty or a tax.
Appearing on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" this morning, Mitt Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said his boss agrees with Justice Antonin Scalia and the dissenters from last week's Supreme Court ruling that an individual mandate is a penalty and not a tax.
Amid all the celebration about John Roberts' decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, there is at least a little concern among progressive Democrats about how the chief justice got there.
Among the flurry of statements this morning in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on President Obama's health care plan, is this one from Senator Chuck Schumer, the chief architect for Democrats' messaging in the upper chamber, whose framing of issues often becomes the party's talking points.
“This decision preserves not only the health care law, but also the Supreme Court’s position as an institution above politics," Schumer says in the statement.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning called the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's Affordable Care Act "democracy in action."
The Supreme Court has upheld the vast majority of President Obama's health care plan, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal wing of the court to declare the individual mandate a constitutionally permissible tax.(1)
On Monday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch issued a report arguing that a Supreme Court decision striking down the entirety of Obama's health care act would be bad news for hospitals and good news for the managed care industry.
Obama's Supreme Court comments were unprecedented, in a sense, but so is the scenario he's warning against
This week, after a surprisingly combative oral argument over the fate of his signature health care law, President Obama warned the "unelected" justices of the Supreme Court that it would be an "an unprecedented and extraordinary" act of "judicial activism" if they invalidated the individual mandate.(1)
Justice Antonin Scalia isn't entertaining questions about the health care law.
In Mineola this morning for a breakfast event hosted by the conservative Federalist Society, Scalia swatted away a long-winded inquiry from an attendee about whether he cared to comment on President Obama's recent remarks that the court would be engaging in "judicial activism" if the justices struck down the Affordable Care Act.