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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.

Chief Justice's Critics Don't Understand What Judges Do, Gonzales Says

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he has complete confidence in Chief Justice Roberts. And he says politics might be one motive behind the contempt of Congress citation against current Attorney General Eric Holder.

Former AG On Eric Holder Contempt Vote

The Supreme Court's ruling on health care wasn't the only big news in Washington Thursday. Congress voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, making it the first time a sitting AG has been found in contempt of Congress. Host Michel Martin discusses the vote with former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Gonzales On Chief Justice's Surprising Decision

Chief Justice John Roberts sided with liberal justices to uphold President Obama's signature health care law. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spent a great deal of time vetting Roberts in anticipation of the Supreme Court appointment. He speaks with host Michel Martin about the chief justice's decision.

It's All Politics, June 28, 2012

A landmark decision by the Supreme Court on health care reverberates across the nation — and now comes the political implications. NPR's Ron Elving and Don Gonyea break down the ruling and what it means for November. Plus, the House votes to hold the attorney general in contempt.
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Analysis: Senator Rand Paul Derails D.C. Budget Autonomy Momentum

Rand Paul may have caused the District to lose its shot for budget autonomy for the upcoming fiscal year .