News Clips 06.29.12
- Rand Paul: ‘Obamacare’ is still unconstitutional – Politico
- Paul Finds Success Through Obstruction of Senate Bills – Businessweek
- Kentucky, Indiana GOP lawmakers vow to repeal healthcare reform law – Louisville Courier Journal
- An apology may help break GLOCs stalemate, Sherry tells US – The Nation
- Senators fuming over dropped flood insurance compromise in highway bill – The Hill
- Reactions to Supreme Court Health Decision – Wall Street Journal
- Health care law upheld – Bowling Green Daily News
- Health Ruling Reaction Split Down Party Lines – CNBC
- RAND PAUL: The Supreme Court Doesn’t Get To Decide What’s Constitutional – Business Insider
- Reaction to Supreme Court health care ruling – Associated Press
- Kentucky Sen. McConnell vows to repeal health care law – Lexington Herald-Leader
- Sen. Rand Paul: ObamaCare Isn’t Constitutional ‘Just Because A Couple People On The Supreme Court’ Say So – Mediaite
- Senator Rand Paul Says That Supreme Court Decision Doesn’t Matter, Obamacare Is Still Unconstitutional – Think Progress
- Rand Paul says the Tea Party Movement will rise again – Examiner
- Ky. governor prepares to implement health reforms – Bloomberg Businessweek
- Obamacare: Sinks Obama, Teaches Us NOT To Trust Conservatives – United Liberty
- ObamaCare Wins a Taxing Victory, Turkey Sends Troops to the Border, Cops SWAT Open WiFi Network: P.M. Links – Reason
- Rand Paul repeats: It’s still not constitutional – Politico
- Congressional baseball game 2012: Political wounds still fresh – CBS News
- Rand Paul’s strange, frustrating social conservatism – United Liberty
- John Nichols: Rand Paul, R-Big Government – Capitol Times
- Congress decides to play ball – Kentucky Post
- Supreme Court Upholds Mandate as Tax – Wall Street Journal
- House holds Holder in contempt over ‘Fast and Furious’ documents – Washington Times
- Abound Solar to Suspend Operations, Will Seek Bankruptcy – Bloomberg Businessweek
- Cantor: House will vote on repeal on July 11 – Politico
- Beshear: Kentucky will implement health insurance exchange – Lexington Herald Leader
- Health care law survives — with Roberts’ help – WTOP
- GOP governors vow to ignore Obamacare – Washington Examiner
- Stock trades may show Obamacare leak from Supreme Court – The Daily Caller
Rand Paul: ‘Obamacare’ is still unconstitutional
Sen. Rand Paul doesn’t think the Supreme Court gets the last word on what’s constitutional. The Kentucky Republican belittled the high court’s health care decision as the flawed opinion of just a “couple people.”
Paul Finds Success Through Obstruction of Senate Bills
Paul, a Kentucky Republican, is developing a following that rivals the one devoted to his father, presidential candidate and Texas Representative Ron Paul.
Kentucky, Indiana GOP lawmakers vow to repeal healthcare reform law
Louisville Courier Journal
“The healthcare reform law isn’t perfect and needs some major changes, and Congress must find a way to make quality healthcare available to all Americans at a reasonable price,” Chandler said. But Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he would fight for the repeal of the health care law.
An apology may help break GLOCs stalemate, Sherry tells US
The Nation – Pakistan
Ambassador Sherry Rehman said this while talking to Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul here in Washington on Wednesday.
Senators fuming over dropped flood insurance compromise in highway bill
The Senate had been expected to debate a standalone NFIP bill this week, but negotiations on amendments bogged down after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) insisted on staging a abortion-related vote on when life begins.
Reactions to Supreme Court Health Decision
Wall Street Journal
“Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so,” said Sen. Rand Paul(R., Ky.)
Health care law upheld
Bowling Green Daily News
Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Bowling Green, had harsh words for the ruling.
Health Ruling Reaction Split Down Party Lines
“Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so,” said Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
RAND PAUL: The Supreme Court Doesn’t Get To Decide What’s Constitutional
There has been no shortage of conservative outrage over the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s healthcare reform law today. But few have taken it as far as Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a Tea Party darling and presumptive heir to the Ron Paul throne.
Kentucky Sen. McConnell vows to repeal health care law
Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Bowling Green blasted the court’s decision, saying he still thinks the insurance mandate is unconstitutional.
Reaction to Supreme Court health care ruling
While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right,” — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky.
Sen. Rand Paul: ObamaCare Isn’t Constitutional ‘Just Because A Couple People On The Supreme Court’ Say So
And then there were those who don’t agree that a Supreme Court ruling means a law is constitutional. Namely, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Just because “a couple people on the Supreme Court” say something is constitutional, he said, doesn’t mean that it is.
However, few elected officials went as far as Senator Rand Paul when he explicitly blasted the Supreme Court as wrong and unqualified to decide constitutional matters.
Rand Paul says the Tea Party Movement will rise again
Ky. governor prepares to implement health reforms
Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said health care reform opponents will “fight every hour, every day” to elect Republicans willing to repeal the act.
Obamacare: Sinks Obama, Teaches Us NOT To Trust Conservatives
Yet just about every single conservative out there who is actually in office is a phony; I can’t think of any “true conservative” other than, perhaps, Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Justin Amash, Jeff Flake, Jim DeMint (possibly), Mike Lee….
Senator Rand Paul is making waves and building support by blocking major Senate legislation in order to force consideration of amendments on issues that concern him, such as gun rights, banking privacy and abortion.
Rand Paul repeats: It’s still not constitutional
Rand Paul drew some attention Thursday when he declared the Supreme Court was flat wrong about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and that “just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so.”
Congressional baseball game 2012: Political wounds still fresh
After tossing the first pitch of the game to his son, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the elder Paul took a seat in the stands, though his wife Carol told reporters he’d like to still play.
Rand Paul’s strange, frustrating social conservatism
Rand Paul has generally been a good ally for libertarians in the Senate. However, much like his father, he has more than a shade of social conservative in him. Sadly, this side has been rearing its head more often lately.
John Nichols: Rand Paul, R-Big Government
It is sometimes suggested that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is something of a libertarian.
Congress decides to play ball
Two members of Kentucky’s federal delegation will face off in Thursday’s congressional baseball game in Washington. The annual event pits Republicans against Democrats.
Supreme Court Upholds Mandate as Tax
Wall Street Journal
In a surprise conclusion to a constitutional showdown, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Supreme Court’s four liberals Thursday to uphold the linchpin of President Barack Obama’s health plan, the individual mandate requiring citizens to carry insurance or pay a penalty.
House holds Holder in contempt over ‘Fast and Furious’ documents
The House on Thursday cited Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for contempt of Congress in a historic vote weighted with political significance, though it does little to break the stalemate over his decision to withhold documents over the Justice Department’s actions in a botched gun-walking operation.
Abound Solar to Suspend Operations, Will Seek Bankruptcy
Abound Solar Inc., a U.S. solar manufacturer that was awarded a $400 million U.S. loan guarantee, will suspend operations and file for bankruptcy because its panels were too expensive to compete.
Cantor: House will vote on repeal on July 11
Beshear: Kentucky will implement health insurance exchange
Lexington Herald Leader
Gov. Steve Beshear said Kentucky will implement a state health insurance exchange called for in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which the U.S. Supreme Court largely upheld on Thursday.
Health care law survives — with Roberts’ help
America’s historic health care overhaul, certain now to touch virtually every citizen’s life, narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.
GOP governors vow to ignore Obamacare
Republican governors are planning to ignore the Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold Obamacare hoping that the issue will drive voters to dump President Obama in favor of Mitt Romney who has vowed to kill the Affordable Care Act.
Stock trades may show Obamacare leak from Supreme Court
The Daily Caller
The Supreme Court’s stunning rejuvenation of the Obamacare mandate into a new tax didn’t leak to Washington D.C. insiders — but it appears that it may have leaked to yet-unknown Wall Street investors.
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