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Tea Party Sees Ruling As New Rallying Cry

Tea Party activists say the Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act will inspire passion in many conservative circles ahead of the November presidential election.
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Congress Reaches Bipartisan Deal On Transportation

Lawmakers in the D.C. region were among the majority supporting a massive bill passed Friday, which not only funds transportation projects, but improves safety standards for systems like the Metro.

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Economic Pressures On Local Governments

Stockton, Calif., is the largest U.S. city to declare bankruptcy, and others could follow. A panel joins Diane to discuss economic pressures on local governments and the push for privatizing public services.


On Capitol Hill, Lawmakers Find Way To Compromise

Leaders on Capitol Hill struck a bargain by which interest rates will be frozen on student loans, and federal funds will flow for roads and bridges. It's an unusual case of compromise in the current Congress.

Week In Politics: Health Care, Eric Holder

Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on the health care law, and the House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.

'Tax' Designation That Saved Health Care Law Being Used To Fight Obama

Back when President Obama was urging Congress to pass his health care law, he rejected claims that the penalty for not obtaining insurance would amount to a tax. On Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts begged to differ — while using the tax classification to save the law. And Republicans pounced.