There is no question that Monday’s Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision is a blow to the Obama administration and the Affordable Care Act. But while conservatives celebrate the narrow 5-4 decision striking down the law’s contraception mandate for “closely held” companies with owners who have religious objections, the ruling could ironically help Democrats fire up a key part of their base. Continue reading
The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans. Continue reading
Watch here for reactions and statements outside the Supreme Court this morning. We’re expecting the court’s ruling on the Hobby Lobby case any moment. Today’s Morning Line lays out what’s at stake in the high profile case over corporate rights:
Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents are sweating out this year’s election, right? Nope. Mostly they’re not. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Waiting for Hobby Lobby Scathing VA report; Obama to announce new boss Our updated Senate ratings No change in the top eight races Iowa cracks the top 10 while Michigan drops off the list All … Continue reading
President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and ask for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents. Continue reading
The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including how incumbents held their ground against the tea party in last Tuesday’s primaries, Rep. John Boehner’s threat to sue President Obama for abusing presidential powers, as well as accusations swirling around missing IRS emails. Continue reading
Maybe there’s something in the air in Minnesota.
During a two-day trip to the Gopher State, the president referred to himself Thursday as a “caged bear,” who is on the “loose” when he’s able to get outside the White House. Continue reading
Timothy Ray Murray lost Tuesday’s Republican primary in Oklahoma’s 3rd District with 5.2 percent of the vote. Incumbent Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., sailed to victory with nearly 83 percent of the votes cast.
But Murray is challenging the results. The reason? He says Lucas is a body double, covering up Lucas’ death by hanging more than three years ago in Ukraine. Continue reading