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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The Supreme Court upheld President Obama's health care law. The House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over Fast and Furious. Utah Senator Orin Hatch and New York Congressman Charlie Rangel survive their primaries. Ron Elving of NPR, Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post and John Harwood of CNBC join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Maryland Reacts To Supreme Court's Decision On Health Care

Maryland Democrats claimed victory after today's Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's health care reform bill as Governor Martin O'Malley heralded the state's efforts to implement the law so far.

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What's Next For Healthcare, At Home And On The Hill

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the vast majority of President Obama's healthcare law on Thursday, declaring the controversial individual mandate constitutional. The ruling may have significant implications for consumers and political ramifications for lawmakers, the Obama administration and the presidential election.
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Legal Scholars React: 'Many People Were Stunned'

The Supreme Court's decision upholding the centerpiece of President Obama's health care legislation was based on a legal rationale that for some experts was very surprising.
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Obama's Supreme Court Health Care Victory Hard To Overstate

President Obama's big victory on the law so identified with him that it's called "Obamacare" means he can campaign more boldly on the law as a major achievement. He also won't have to counter claims that he wasted the first years of his presidency.
NPR

Does Court's Rule Put End To Health Care Battle?

The Supreme Court upheld President Obama's signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act. Guest host Viviana Hurtado takes a closer look at the court's historic decision with NPR's Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving, Dr. Kavita Patel of the Brookings Institution, and Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute.
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Outside Supreme Court, Emotional Reactions To Health Care Decision

Activists on both sides of the debate had emotional reactions after news spread outside the Supreme Court that the court had upheld most parts of the Affordable Care Act. 

NPR

If E.T. Comes Calling, Americans Favor Obama Over Romney To Handle Things

In a poll commissioned by National Geographic (not The National Enquirer), nearly two-thirds said they thought the current president would be better able to handle things than his Republican challenger. But what about a president from the movies?
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Congress Nearing Compromise On Transportation Bill

Area lawmakers seem convinced they can reach a compromise on a national transportation bill before the current program expires at the end of this week.

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Tentative Deal On Transportation Reached

House and Senate negotiators are said to have reached a deal to fund highway projects for the next two years. The latest temporary highway bill extension is set to expire Saturday, and for weeks negotiators have been trying to smooth out the differences between House and Senate versions.

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