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Will Republicans Take Their Supreme Court Wins and Move On?

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.

Move On or Keep Fighting? GOP Candidates React to Gay-Marriage Ruling

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.

Actually, the Path to Marriage Equality Was Not Short

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.

Inside the Supreme Court: Nervous Fidgeting, Then Tears, as Gay Marriage Ruling Read

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.

Supreme Court Finds Nationwide Right to Gay Marriage — Live Blog

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.

Supreme Court Issues Decisions on Friday — Live Blog

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.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Key Takeaways From Supreme Court’s Health-Care Subsidies Ruling, More

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.

Obama Supporters Plan to Back Clinton–WSJ/NBC News Poll Analysis

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.

Bernie Sanders Closes Gap With Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

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.

Supreme Court Guide: Four Big Decisions Remain

The Supreme Court is still to decide a gay-marriage case, along with cases involving congressional redistricting, power-plant emissions and execution methods.

Sen. Stabenow Calls for Voluntary Country-of-Origin Labels on Meat

Sen. Debbie Stabenow promotes a plan for voluntary labels that lets domestic meat be identified as a "Product of the U.S."

Group Funded by Anonymous Donors to Air Pro-Marco Rubio Ads

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.

Supreme Court’s Health-Care Subsidies Ruling — Complete Coverage

Here's a rundown of WSJ coverage of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding subsidies for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Supreme Court Guide: Four Big Decisions Remain

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.

For Republicans to End Obamacare, They Need Something to Replace It

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 Roberts Again Faces GOP Backlash Over a Health-Care Ruling

Chief Justice John Roberts faces a backlash from conservatives after upholding federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

Obama Says Health-Care Law ‘Here to Stay’ in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

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.

A Gasp, Some Giggles and a Shrug: The Scene Inside 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.

Supreme Court Upholds Health-Care Subsidies–Live Blog

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.

Health-Care Subsidies Ruling: Chief Justice Roberts Unemotional; Scalia’s Dissent Draws Giggles

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.

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