August 22, 2017

Video: Biola University joins suit over HHS contraception mandate

"We believe this mandate is an intrusion on our religious liberty, as protected under the US … [Read more...]

Flashback to 2005: Where’s the Medicare reform instead of Social Security reform, asks Senate backbencher

Under President Backbencher, we have neither. As Barack Obama and his allies unleash their full … [Read more...]

Flashback to 2005: Where’s the Medicare reform instead of Social Security reform, asks Senate backbencher

Under President Backbencher, we have neither. As Barack Obama and his allies unleash their full … [Read more...]

New Romney ad slams Obama over HHS contraception mandate

"Be Not Afraid." This week, Barack Obama attempted to shift back to the “war on women” … [Read more...]

Poor, conservative-maligned law student introducing Obama at campaign event

The "War on Women" continues, apparently. A few months ago, Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke made … [Read more...]

Poor, conservative-maligned law student introducing Obama at campaign event

The "War on Women" continues, apparently. A few months ago, Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke made … [Read more...]

New Obama ad: Romney “out of touch” with women

"I don't remember anyone as extreme as Romney." On Saturday, the Obama campaign released an ad … [Read more...]

Gail Collins: Boy, Republicans are wicked extreme

Another NY Times columnist who needs to get out more. In her column today, New York Times author … [Read more...]

The HHS Mandate takes effect — and the Obama Administration releases a report on religious freedom

The attack on religious liberty goes unmentioned. Yesterday, the … [Read more...]

HHS mandate loses first test in federal court

Prelims. Don’t get too excited by this court decision, an injunction against the HHS … [Read more...]

Nearly 60 plaintiffs now suing Obama administration over HHS mandate

Mandate goes into effect on Aug. 1 The Obama administration is facing growing resistance to its … [Read more...]

Obama: “If you’ve got health insurance, you’re not getting hit by a tax”

Admissions. Is the individual mandate in ObamaCare a tax?  No, said Nancy Pelosi.  No, said DNC … [Read more...]

Did Ginsburg hint at the court’s direction on the HHS mandate?

Full speed ahead. The legal win last week for Barack Obama at the Supreme Court on ObamaCare came … [Read more...]

Obama hits back: Romney’s a big flip-flopping fan of mandates, you know

"That's exactly what's included as part of my health care plan." You know that jobs report was bad … [Read more...]

Quotes of the day

Here to stay? Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chair of the House Budget Committee–and potential running … [Read more...]

Quotes of the day

Here to stay? Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chair of the House Budget Committee–and potential running … [Read more...]

How big a deal is the Romney campaign’s tax/penalty flip-flopping?

Eh. Does anyone seriously care about this? I know we’ve written a bunch of posts about it … [Read more...]

Obama campaign spokesman: Hey, we never said the mandate was a tax

"It never referred to it as a tax." Really? Last week, the day after the decision, NBC went through … [Read more...]

Romney: If the Supreme Court says the mandate’s a tax, then it’s a tax

"The Supreme Court has spoken." A GOP strategist predicted yesterday that Romney would flip on … [Read more...]

Team Romney: No way are we declaring a “ceasefire” on health care

Engagement. The inevitable reassurance after Eric Fehrnstrom’s “not a tax” … [Read more...]

Salon: Roberts wrote most of the conservative dissent in the ObamaCare case too

Versatility. I wondered about this on the afternoon of the decision. It stands to reason: If, as … [Read more...]

DNC Chair: It’s easiest for the IRS to administer the health care mandate, but it’s not a tax

Plus: Florida Gov. Rick Scott is a "spoiled brat." Just remember, guys: The Internal Revenue Service … [Read more...]

Quotes of the day

Disappointment. In the wake of Chief Justice John Roberts’ stunning about-face in the Obamacare … [Read more...]

Romney advisor: You’re right, the ObamaCare mandate isn’t a tax

Penalties. When you nominate the man responsible for RomneyCare, don’t be surprised if his … [Read more...]

Romney advisor: You’re right, the ObamaCare mandate isn’t a tax

Penalties. When you nominate the man responsible for RomneyCare, don’t be surprised if his … [Read more...]

Romney advisor: You’re right, the ObamaCare mandate isn’t a tax

Penalties. When you nominate the man responsible for RomneyCare, don’t be surprised if his … [Read more...]

ObamaCare, the decision, and austerity

Bargains. There is no government mandate requiring people to write about the Supreme Court decision … [Read more...]

Report: Roberts switched his vote on the mandate

Changes Amazing what happens while your internet connection gets wiped out, isn’t it. … [Read more...]

It’s a tax: Delegitimization isn’t a Supreme Court problem

Are we on the cusp of a conservative judicial arc? Consider this our latest entry in the Great Hunt … [Read more...]

Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

Judgment. One last burst of obsessive Court analysis this morning before the media gets back to the … [Read more...]

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