Since the Supreme Court's ruling that essentially the Affordable Care Act, it's been hard to separate substance from rhetoric. The 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court is now front and center in the presidential campaign. Host David Greene talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about whether it's likely to remain a defining issue in the weeks and months ahead.
A new study says 13 congressional Democrats lost their seats in 2010 chiefly because they voted for the health care law. Today, they say they're pleased with the Supreme Court's move to uphold it. But will that help some of them regain their seats?
Earlier this week, Taiwanese-American attorney Grace Meng won the Democratic primary for New York's newly redrawn 6th Congressional District. If she wins the general election in November, she'll become New York City's first Asian-American member of Congress.
This June marks the 40th anniversary of Watergate. While the scandal was dramatized memorably in Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's book All The President's Men, and in the 1976 film of the same name. Kate Dailey of the BBC tells Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Laura Sullivan that women also played a vital role in a story that ultimately shattered Richard Nixon's presidency.
Facing an unexpected ruling validating the Affordable Care Act, Republicans in Congress promised to redouble efforts to repeal it, starting with another vote in the House early next month. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Welna to explain the battle ahead.
A day after the Supreme Court essentially upheld his signature health care law, President Obama flew to Colorado to meet with first responders to the wild fires. NPR's Scott Horsley wraps the president's week.
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