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The Times
  • Today in the news: Eric Holder held in criminal contempt

  • Also, how the health care ruling will affect you

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  • Quotes of note
    "What the Republicans are doing with this motion ... is contemptible. This is something that makes a witch hunt look like a day at the beach. It is (the) railroading of a resolution that is unsubstantiated by the facts, based on a false premise." – Democrat Nancy Pelosi
    "In the real world Americans are expected to comply with subpoenas. Is the attorney general any different? No he is not. The attorney general can stonewall all he wants. The attorney general can misremember all he wants. But whether he likes it or not, today responsibility will land on his desk." – Republican Dennis Ross
    Both were reacting a the vote by the House of Representatives on Thursday that held Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. The vote was held over Holder’s refusal to turn over documents related to the “Fast and Furious” case, documents that President Barack Obama claimed executive privilege on, and many Democrats were upset with the vote and walked off the floor during the vote. Holder’s case now goes to District of Columbia U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen, who will decide whether or not to file charges.
    News to know
    The Supreme Court on Thursday issued its ruling on President Barack Obama's health care law, largely backing it, including upholding the individual mandate, which requires that all Americans have health insurance. The ruling lets many aspects of the Affordable Care Act that might affect you go into effect, including a penalty for those who don’t have health insurance, beginning in 2014. Children up to age 26 will be allowed to stay on their parents’ health insurance also. Read more about what the Supreme Court ruling means.
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