Thursday threads

Jun 10, 2015

"#Robertscare," tweets National Journal's Lucia Graves, and colleague Rebecca Nelson adds, "And John Roberts saves Obamacare—again." True enough, the Supreme Court has just ruled that President Barack Obama's health care law is indeed allowed to provide nationwide health subsidies to help the poor. "WHAT OBAMACARE RULING MEANS: Preserves centerpiece of Affordable Care Act, which survives 2nd near-death," details James V. Grimaldi, later adding, "In dissent, Scalia accuses majority of doing 'somersaults' & 'whatever it takes to uphold' Obamacare." But as Tim Hanrahan points out, "After a blistering dissent from Scalia, Roberts 'looked at him and seemed to shrug his shoulders.'" Nicholas Thompson with The New Yorker concludes, "Obamacare wins. Sick people win. People who don't want mass legislative chaos win."

Also filed under politics, Bloomberg early-state polling indicates Bernie Sanders has made gains on Hillary Clinton. "Wouldn't it be fun if @BernieSanders made this interesting?" asks Mark Reardon. Also, NYT's Ravi Somaiya takes a look at The Post and Courier and how the Charleston newspaper has brought a local perspective to the shooting. "Nice story on S.C. Post and Courier. A reaffirmation that good journalism has value without smoke and mirrors," applauds Dustin Racioppi with the Bergen Record. In serious scoops, the Greece bailout plan has been leaked. "Got my hands on 9-page #Greece bailout plan sent to #eurogroup earlier today," crows Peter Spiegel at the Financial Times. Meanwhile, Fortune peers inside the Sony Pictures cyber-invasion, or as they bill it, "the hack of the century." Damon Darlin at NYT's The Upshot reacts, "Good story, despite way overwrought title." 

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