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Obama on the Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama explains the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. They ruled that the individual mandate was no more than a tax. More from ScotusBlog: Although the Court had four questions before it, the focus of the challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the so-called individual mandate – the requirement that almost all Americans buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty. Defending the constitutionality of the mandate, the government’s primary argument was that Congress can require everyone to buy health insurance using its power

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Saturday Morning Roundup

Netroots Nation (progressive blogger conference) is going on right now. This is the energy, the center of the progressive movement. Recaps can be found here. Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Obama have locked horns over the War Powers Act. President Obama believes the War Powers Act does not apply to action in Libya. I believe this is the same type of action that we saw from the Bush administration, where the president simply didn’t believe that he needed to follow the rules. Glenn Greenwald has more. A closer look at former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty reveals more of

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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