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Jim Manley: Smart Republicans understand and secretly are thankful that the court has taken these two hot-button social issues off the table, at least for a majority of Americans. It's not clear whether hard-core conservatives will go along.
The Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality to gay couples drew criticism from Republicans running for president in 2016 on Friday, but the contenders took different tones and promised different degrees of pushback--signaling just what a tricky political issue this is for the party.
Hilary Rosen: Many argue that the marriage-equality movement has come on very quickly. In fact, it has not come all that quickly for the millions of LGBT people in this country who have faced years of discrimination.
The courtroom was full Friday morning, with people anticipating a blockbuster decision. The court jumped straight into action at 10 a.m., with Justice Anthony Kennedy beginning to read his sweeping opinion on marriage.
The Supreme Court on Friday ruled in a 5-4 decision that same-sex partners have a constitutional right to marry, sweeping away state bans on gay unions and extending marriage equality nationwide.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to issue decisions Friday, with four major cases remaining on the docket. Still to be decided is the gay-marriage case.
The Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter is The Wall Street Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.
Fully 95% of the Democratic primary voters who backed Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential nominating contest say they plan to support Hillary Clinton in 2016. But Mrs. Clinton may have a tougher time than some of her allies suggest winning sections of the country where her party hasn't competed since her husband was president.
A new poll shows Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders closing the gap with frontrunner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, a sign the Democratic nomination might not prove to be the coronation that some of her supporters would like to see.
The Supreme Court is still to decide a gay-marriage case, along with cases involving congressional redistricting, power-plant emissions and execution methods.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow promotes a plan for voluntary labels that lets domestic meat be identified as a "Product of the U.S."
A nonprofit group started by allies of GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio and funded by undisclosed donors is launching a $1 million ad campaign featuring the senator’s efforts to fight a nuclear agreement with Iran.
Here's a rundown of WSJ coverage of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding subsidies for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to issue more decisions Friday, with four major cases remaining on the docket, and could also release opinions next week. Still to be decided is the gay-marriage case, along with closely watched rulings involving congressional redistricting and power plant emissions. Here’s a list of the remaining cases.
John Feehery: You can’t beat something with nothing. If Republicans want to repeal Obamacare, they need to replace it with something that works better, that is easier to understand, and that will lead to better prices and higher quality for consumers.
Chief Justice John Roberts faces a backlash from conservatives after upholding federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
President Barack Obama said Thursday that his signature health-care law was "here to stay" after surviving a second major legal challenge at the Supreme Court.
When Chief Justice John Roberts said he would read the opinion in King v. Burwell Thursday morning, a gasp of breath was audible through the courtroom.
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the Obama administration can continue to subsidize health-insurance purchases by lower-income Americans, preserving a centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act. It's a major victory for the president. Follow our live coverage here.
When Chief Justice John Roberts said he would read the opinion in King v. Burwell Thursday morning, a gasp of breath was audible through the courtroom. Because the health-care ruling came surprisingly early, the room wasn't as packed as it usually is for big cases.