March 27, 2012 After Tuesday's high court arguments, former Clinton-era Solicitor General Walter Dellinger told NPR's Robert Siegel it was easy to answer the justices' question about what would stop the federal government from ordering citizens to buy products other than insurance. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said the more fundamental point was that the U.S government didn't have the power.
March 27, 2012 The Supreme Court moved to take on the heart of the debate over the new health-care law's constitutionality... President Obama used humor to downplay a candid remark about missile-defense that was caught on an open mic... The EPA was expected to issue new rules to limit greenhouse gases from new power plants.
October 28, 2011 It was striking how relatively infrequently congressional Democrats and President Obama talked up the new health care law during the 2010 mid-term election campaigns. And that was at a time when the law, though generally unpopular, still had significant support among Democrats. But now rank and file Democrats have apparently bailed on the law as well.
September 28, 2011 The Affordable Care Act always promised to be a hot button issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. But it promises to loom even larger, now that the Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to take the case, making very likely a high-court decision in June just months before the general election.
June 2, 2011 Romney's intended message is clear: his health care law was a stream-lined, state-centric solution. The federal law was a monstrosity. Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post's The Fact Checker blog takes a look at Romney's claim about page-length and pretty much eviscerates it.
March 23, 2011 At the one-year anniversary of President Obama's signing of the Affordable Healthcare Act, perhaps the truest thing that can be said is the healthcare overhaul remains controversial and confusing.
December 6, 2010 High court expert Stuart Taylor says the the lack of clear precedents could mean an overturn of the health law. He adds that precedents are on both sides and the court's conservative tilt could lead it to rule the new law unconstitutional.