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Today's News Tips: June 28, 2012

by Matt Metzner, published

Today's News Tips. Your Independent News Tip Sheet.

IVN – SCOTUS Upholds Obamacare

Updated throughout the day. Visit this page for continued coverage and analysis.


Facebook – Where the Health Care Law Stands [GRAPH]

See where main provisions of the law stand after today’s decision.


POLITICO – GOP Stunned By Roberts Decision

As Rep. Joe Wilson said, “I thought he was the champion of limited government.” Now the GOP will have to come to terms with the Chief Justice siding with the liberals in today’s monumental decision.


The Daily Beast – Roberts Will be Defined by Healthcare Decision

The Chief Justice not only wrote the majority opinion but will likely be defined by this decision as he not only lead the Court, but is the first landmark decision of his tenure.


Foreign Policy – Sudanese Rising Against Al-Bashir

The dictator who has ruled with an iron first since 1989 is seeing all of Sudan take to the streets against him. The man who was willing to kill millions to stay in power has already sent many dissenters to torture chambers as the people of Sudan become the next installment of the Arab Spring.


POLITICO – Obama Responds to SCOTUS Ruling

The President said, “Whatever the politics, today’s decision was a victory for people all over the country whose lives are more secure because of this law and the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold it.”


Slate – Roberts Wins the War on the Commerce Clause

Roberts pushed back Congress’ power under the Commerce and Necessary-and-Proper Clauses writing, “Construing the Commerce Clause to permit Congress to regulate individuals precisely because they are doing nothing would open a new an potentially vast domain to congressional authority.”


The Hill – Democrats Defecting to Vote AG Holder in Contempt of Congress

At least four Democrats are siding with Republicans and plan to vote to place Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to his gun running scheme.


Fox News – If Holder is in Contempt Then He’s in Uncharted Territory

Should the Attorney General be held in contempt, the DC U.S. Attorney would have to put him in front of a grand jury prior to a criminal trial. This has never been done before.

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