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Rove: Obama a ‘political thug’ for Supreme Court remarks

President George W. Bush’s former senior advisor on Tuesday said that President Barack Obama was “some kind of political thug” because he suggested that it would be “unprecedented” for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the health care reform law. During his show on Tuesday, Fox Business host Lou…

CNN’s Toobin: Appeals court judge threw ‘judicial hissy-fit’

An appeals court judge who claimed President Barack Obama was challenging the authority of federal courts was just throwing a “judicial hissy-fit,” according to CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. “Totally extraordinary and totally inappropriate,” Toobin said. “This was a judicial hissy-fit.” U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Smith…

Delegitimizing the Big Bad Bully in the White House

There seems to be a renewed effort to delegitimize President Obama, and this time it’s not based on the fact that he’s a cryptofascist socialist secret Muslim, radical Christian, secularist Kenyan Usurper who was raised by transvestites, is probably gay, and has traveled to Mars at the CIA’s behest. Oh…

Combative Obama warns Supreme Court on health law

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Monday challenged the “unelected” Supreme Court not to take the “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” step of overturning his landmark health reform law. In a highly combative salvo on a case which could have a critical impact on his reelection chances, Obama warned that health…

Howard Dean: Striking down individual mandate will help Obama

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) on Sunday predicted that if the United States Supreme Court strikes down a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, it could actually benefit him in the 2012 general election. Dean told Fox News host Chris Wallace that the Affordable Care…

Sen. Leahy: Supreme Court thinks corporations can be president

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said Thursday that corporations could be elected president according to the rationale of the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. “I remain troubled today that the Supreme Court extended to corporations the same First Amendment rights in the political process that…

Maddow: Political decisions increasingly cost Supreme Court credibility

In 2000, weeks after the general election, the Supreme Court broke down along partisan lines and voted 5 to 4 against a recount in Florida, making George Bush our 43rd president. On Tuesday night’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow discussed how that landmark decision began a…

CNN analyst: Health reform mandate ‘looks like it’s going to be struck down’

In an afternoon update from the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, CNN senior legal analyst and New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin said that justices appeared to be highly skeptical of the law’s “individual mandate,” which would require every American to purchase some form of private health insurance. “This law…

Tea party leader at Supreme Court rally: ‘Obamacare is a cancer!’

Tea party groups and Republican politicians rallied outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday, urging that the justices declare President Barack Obama’s health care reform law unconstitutional. Group leaders led chants of “Constitution, yes. Socialism, no” and “Real women buy their own birth control” while waiting for speakers to come to…

Four things to know about the Supreme Court’s health care review

Amid anticipation akin to a major sports event, the U.S. Supreme Court begins hearing arguments Monday on President Barack Obama’s landmark health reform, a case with huge implications for the nation and 2012 elections. The nine justices of America’s highest court meet for an unprecedented three days of arguments on…

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