NYT Reporter Teases Kochs on Twitter

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New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse haz’d a sad Wednesday in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling to lift some restrictions on campaign contributions, and sent out some bitter Tweets to mark the occasion:

FREEDOM WINS

Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign donation caps
Visitors to the Supreme Court are pictured in the rain in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday expanded how much political donors can give candidates and parties in federal elections by striking down a key pillar of campaign finance law.

On a 5-4 vote, the court struck down the overall limits on how much individuals can give to candidates, parties and political action committees in total during the federal two-year election cycle.

Inside the Courtroom

Analysis: Oral arguments reveal priorities of the Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby case
Protestor wears a birth control pills costume outside of Supreme Court during Hobby Lobby's oral arguments / AP

Hobby Lobby and the Obama administration finally appeared before the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning to present their arguments over Obamacare’s contraception mandate to the nine justices. The oral argument is the justices’ only opportunity to interrogate each side, and, as a result, their questions can give a peek into their priorities.

The Year Ahead for Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act faces multiple challenges in 2014
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius / AP

The rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, Obamacare, was marred by substantial technological and legal challenges throughout 2013. The law’s problems are not over yet, as Obamacare will face a series of hurdles throughout 2014.

Supreme Court to Hear Republican Senators in Separation of Powers Case

Experts suggest GOP testimony could sway the court
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The Supreme Court will allow Senate Republicans to participate in oral arguments in the National Labor Relations Board recess appointment case, a maneuver that several legal experts suggested could tilt the scales against the Obama administration.

The Hobby Lobby Case Explained

Analysis: Religious freedom, contraceptive mandates, and Obamacare head to the Supreme Court
Hobby Lobby will argue its case against Obamacare in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

When the Supreme Court agreed last week to hear Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, conservatives hoped the court would blow another deal to the president’s signature legislation.

Obamacare Still Faces Legal Challenges

President claims Affordable Care Act beyond dispute
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear more cases on Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) still faces numerous legal challenges despite President Barack Obama’s claims that his signature health care legislation is beyond dispute.