Many employees who already have health insurance worry they’ll pay a price for President Barack Obama’s overhaul. But for workers at one major company those fears appear to be easing. Food service giant Sodexo unexpectedly reversed course Thursday after bumping thousands of college cafeteria workers from its health plan earlier this year and casting blame on the health care law. Continue reading
President Obama hit the road Thursday for Minnesota, grabbing a burger stuffed with cheese and some ice cream while trying to interact with “real” people. He also again dished out some criticism of the political culture in Washington, namely what he called “phony scandals” that he said are based on “fabricated issues” aimed at “ginning up a base” at a town hall. Continue reading
In the first of two high-profile unanimous Supreme Court decisions, temporary appointments made by President Obama in 2012 were ruled illegal because Congress was not in recess. In the second, the justices struck down a 35-foot buffer zone prohibiting protests outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to explain the details. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Howard Baker’s question sliced to the core of Watergate: “What did the president know and when did he know it?”
The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.
The justices were unanimous in ruling that extending a buffer zone that far from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Boehner plans legal challenge to Obama’s executive authority McDaniel not throwing in the towel yet in Mississippi Line Items: Wednesday’s Supreme Court decisions, Susan Collins supports same-sex marriage & RNC convention sites narrowed to Cleveland … Continue reading