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The Two-Way
12:15 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

The Health Care Ruling Was SCOTUSblog's Olympics

Reporters await a decision by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Affordable Healthcare Act, President Barack Obama's signature healthcare legislation.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 4:39 pm

At its peak, 866,000 people were glued to SCOTUSblog, waiting for the Supreme Court's judgment on President Obama's signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Not very long ago, SCOTUSblog was an unknown, a website where lawyers and legal wonks parsed even obscure Supreme Court decisions. But over the past few weeks, it has become the go-to place to get up-to-second news on the court.

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The Record
11:48 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Adulthood Can Wait: Why Justin Beiber's 'Believe' Works

He's Only Eighteen: Justin Bieber's new album, Believe, is his fourth to hold the No. 1 spot on the Billboard album chart.
Ben Watts Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 6:38 pm

The way people are talking about Justin Bieber's newly minted No. 1 album, Believe — and the transition into adulthood it's meant to represent for the young star — you'd think that he were being prepped for a monarch's throne or the Dalai Lama's robes, not a long career in pop.

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It's All Politics
11:41 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Obama's Supreme Court Health Care Victory Hard To Overstate

President Obama signs the health care bill into law at the White House on March 23, 2010.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 2:50 pm

Even in Washington, a city where hyperbole rules, it still seems difficult to overstate how big a win the Supreme Court's decision on President Obama's signature piece of domestic legislation is for the man in the Oval Office.

The Affordable Care Act is so identified with him, after all, that its opponents quickly dubbed it "Obamacare," a term supporters at first eschewed but later came to embrace.

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A Blog Supreme
11:37 am
Thu June 28, 2012

A Cirque Du Soleil For The Senses: Five Jazz Groups From Montreal

L'Orkestre des Pas Perdus' latest album, L'âge du cuivre, was just nominated for a Juno Award.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 2:04 pm

C'est la saison de jazz à Montreal! Starting Thursday night and running through next weekend, Francophone Canada's cultural metropolis hosts its grand prix: the Montreal International Jazz Festival. The self-proclaimed "largest jazz festival in the world" casts a musical spell over the city, across 10 outdoor stages, 15 concert halls and clubs galore with more than 1,000 shows.

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The Picture Show
11:31 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Moby's Other Pet-Project: Photography

Moby takes pictures of The Hives guitarist Nicholaus Arson in 2002.
Scott Gries Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 5:48 pm

Moby doesn't like proper punctuation. But he does like taking pictures. He writes:

"i don't sleep very well when i travel. and as a result, i tend to be awake in cities when everyone else is asleep. that's where this album, and the pictures that accompany it come from."

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