FPL Daily News Reel: June 28, 2012
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In 5-4 decision, Supreme Court rules for the uninsured
By Ezra Klein — Washington Post
The individual mandate, by bringing healthy people into the insurance market and lowering premiums, means health insurance for between 12.5 million and 24 million more Americans than if the mandate was struck down…Those are big numbers, But behind them are real people. People like Eric Richter.
Following Supreme Court health-care ruling, House GOP will again try to repeal the law
By David A. Fahrenthold, Michelle Boorstein and Rosalind S. Helderman — Washington Post
But the law will remain a political target for Republicans in Congress, and for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
A health care ‘Judas’ recounts his conversion
By John Blake — CNN, Belief Blog
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act is a colossal legal and political issue. For Potter, though, the issue became a crisis of faith.
Nuns’ bus tour against Ryan budget rolls into town
By Ann Rodgers — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A crowd of about 100 cheered Wednesday as four Catholic sisters disembarked from their “Nuns on the Bus” coach in front of U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy’s office in Mt. Lebanon.
21 Charts That Explain American Values Today
By Bob Cohn — The Atlantic
Americans say they are more tolerant and open-minded than their parents…At the same time, half believe the economic system is unfair to middle- and working-class Americans, and only 17 percent believe Wall Street executives share fundamental American values.
After Arizona Immigration Ruling, Panic And Protests
By Ted Robbins — NPR
Carrasco says she’s gotten about 30 calls in the past few days from people who are undocumented or from their family members who are afraid police will stop them and turn them over to immigration officers.
Highway deal: Keystone out; compromise clears path
By Jake Sherman, Burgess Everett and Adam Snider — Politico
Congressional negotiators are on the brink of a deal to extend federal highway funding for two years, ending a four-month push by both chambers and likely wrapping up major legislative business before the July Fourth recess.
Fox News Contributor: “A High Percentage” Of Muslims “Hate Christians And Jews”; “The Real Problem Is The Quran”
By Media Matters
Fox News contributor Steven Crowder continued Fox News’ pattern of inciting intolerance against Islam, accusing a “high percentage” of Muslims of “hat[ing] Christians and Jews” and saying that “the real problem is the Quran.”
Former Student’s Challenge To Remediation Plan On Counseling LGBT Clients Dismissed
By Howard Friedman — Religion Clause
The remediation requirements were imposed when graduate student Jennifer Keeton, a devout Christian, told faculty that she would not condone the propriety of homosexual relations or a homosexual identity in a counseling situation.