June 28th, 2012
07:46 AM ET

Thursday's live events

The Supreme Court is expected to rule today on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law.  Once a ruling is issued, watch CNN.com Live for reaction and fallout to the decision.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Anti-health care law rally - The Supreme Court will be the place to be today because of the health care ruling.  Before the ruling is announced, conservative groups opposed to the Affordable Care Act will stage rally outside the Court.

10:00 am ET (est.) - Health care ruling revealed

10:30 am ET - Health care ruling reaction - Many lawmakers, activist groups and others will make their feelings known about the Supreme Court ruling today.  Among those scheduled to speak are the Tea Party Patriots at 10:30 am ET, the Congressional Progressive Caucus at 11:00 am ET, Mitt Romney and Families USA at 12:00 pm ET, Sen. John Kerry at 12:30 pm ET, and Florida's attorney general at 1:00 pm ET.

12:00 pm ET - Eric Holder contempt debate - The House will begin discussion on whether Attorney General Eric Holder should be held in contempt of Congress.  A vote is expected around 4:30 pm ET.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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  1. NYRon

    Thanks, Virginia, for giving us Eric Cantor. End Sarcasm.

    June 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The People

    The People won and Insurance Companies “Hustlers” lost!!!! Finally, for those you have been bankrupted because of enormous health care debt and for those who have been denied health care coverage for idiotic reasons……..The People won!! Romney is telling Americans that what is good for ONE state (Massachusetts) is not good for the rest of Americans?????!!!! Now, after solely stating Repel Repel Afforable health care coverage he finally, today, states that there is a need for reform and stated some of the same content that’s now included in the Affordable Health Care Bill! I commend President Obama for standing up for the People!

    June 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. NYRon

    Americans have been picking up the costs of those who go to the emergency room with no insurance and are treated anyway. Now, those who already have health insurance will pay less. Take that, insurance companies.

    June 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    The strong young man at the construction site was bragging he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of one of the older workmen.

    After several minutes, the older worker had enough. "Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?" he said. "I will bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you won’t be able to wheel back."

    "You’re on, old man," the braggart replied. "Let’s see what you got."

    The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, "All right. Get in."

    June 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I shall have to remember this one; I like sure bets!
      That wasn't me OR dazzle, but you do crack me up...

      June 28, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    Mass. has more MDs than all of Ja pan has, and look. Are chussites healthier? No! Their just as fat as everyone else, even doctors and nurses.
    People who make healthy lifestyle choices should not be forced to get the same medical coverage needed by thosw who choose risky lifestyle choices. Same as auto insurance. Risky drivers always pay more.

    June 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ancient Texan

    This farce of a healthcare "reform" and the extra taxes levied against the middle class to fund it will just about finish the job Obama has done to destroy the middle class.

    June 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    There are many people in this country who are caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to healthcare affordability These are the people who work every single day of their lives, but due to the excessive costs of insurance, are unable to afford it on their pay. Now these same people, who are unable to afford insurance, are told by the government that their earnings exceed the limits to qualify for any aid. So where do you go from there ? By giving these health insurance "giants" some competi tion, it should help to finally put within reach, the ability for the normal person to get coverage for their families.
    Look at it like this, all of our esteemed leaders in government are getting top notch medical care at the taxpayer expense. Why should they be treated any differently than the rest of us who have to pay for it ? These are the people hollering the loudest against giving the common person a break. Why the double standard ?

    June 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I agree with you, bc(iah)©.
      My sister, who has NO health issues, is NOT obese, lives a healthy lifestyle, NO risky behavior, NO pre-existing conditions whatsoever, was paying $500./mo for LIMITED health care coverage..KMA!
      My daughter had to get some blood tests...after the insurance wrote off nearly $800. Because we were in the network, ended up paying about $120. To the provider...and are you REALLY going to tell me the provider didm't make a profit???
      Healthcare needs to be affordable for all...and CEO's and insurance companies need to forgoe their gigantic profits and bonuses. This plan may not be perfect, but it's a step in the right direction...letting the insurance companies dicatae healthcare ain't the way to do it...

      June 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    For every obese government official there are a million nationwide obesity citizens.
    It is not those in government making unhealthy lifestyle and disease spreading se xual choices that are costing US. (duh) Sure, a few hundred lard ass congresspersons do cost more to maintain, but look at US.

    June 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good afternoon banasy© and dazzle©

    How are two of my most favorite people doing today ? I posted another one on the TSA blog, but of course it is "Awaiting Moderation". So what else is new, huh ?

    June 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    The pope just finished a tour of the East Coast and was taking a limousine to the airport. Having never driven a limo, he asked the chauffeur if he could drive for a while. Well, the chauffeur didn't have much of a choice, so he climbs in the back of the limo and the
    pope takes the wheel.

    The Pope proceeds onto Hwy. 95, and starts accelerating to see what the limo could do. He gets to about 90 mph, and suddenly he sees the blue lights of the State Patrol in his mirror.

    He pulls over and the trooper come to his window. The trooper, seeing who it was, says, "just a moment please, I need to call in."

    The trooper calls in and asks for the chief. He tells the chief that he's got a REALLY important person pulled over, and asks how to handle it.

    "It's not Ted Kennedy again is it?" replies the chief.

    "No Sir!" replied the trooper, "This guy's more important."

    "Is it the Governor?" replied the chief.

    "No! Even more important!" replies the trooper.

    "Is it the PRESIDENT???" Replied the cheif.

    "No! Even more important!" replies the trooper.

    Well WHO THE HECK is it?" screams the chief.

    "I don't know Sir. " replies the trooper, "but he's got the Pope as his chauffeur."

    June 28, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      OMG...this is one of the best jokes you have told yet...I'm still cracking up...lmfao!

      June 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    We'll, hi there, fake dazzle/little mister.
    How goes it in hijackerland?

    June 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dazzle ©

    @banasy and @bobcat(iah), how are 2 of my very favorite people? Looks like the jacker troll is busy. @banasy, thanks for your sharp eye. I am on the ground with my favorite journalist. She may go national again tonight! Between immigration and the healthcare, she has her hands full.

    June 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hi, there, dazzle!
      I do hope out girl does go on, and hope you let me know....
      Hotter than Hades here today.
      Just got out of the pool.
      Thinking of going back in, lol!

      June 28, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A man is really, really drunk, so the bar keeper walks up to him and says:

    "Alrightt, you've had enough, go home..."

    So the man gets up off his stool and falls flat on his face, so he says:
    "Ok, I'll crawl outside instead, to sober up a bit more"

    He gets outside, and falls flat on his face, so instead he crawls the four streets to his home. when he gets home he opens the door, standing, and yet again falls flat on his face. so he crawls upstairs into his room, stands up and falls flat on his bed and falls fast asleep..

    The following morning his wife wakes him up and says, 'You've been drinking again haven't you?'

    The man replies, 'What makes you say that?'

    His wife replies, 'Well the bar just called, you've left your wheelchair there again!'

    June 28, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Good evening to my favorite bloggers! And ty bobcat for your endless supply of funnies! As for the obesity obsessive one, when i picture HIM i picture someone as wide as they are tall, so either hes extremely obese or extremely short! lmfao!

    June 28, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    Healthcare has always been affordable for all. (all who work and maintain a healthy lifestyle choice)
    Healthcare has ALWAYS been available for those here illegally, as well as those whose sole source of income is welfare or disability. FREE OF CHARGE to the non-worker.
    Healthcare insurance profit is 4% of our total healtchare expense and is NOT the problem.
    The problem is people who CHOOSE unhealthy lifestyles and can't afford to pay for their own ill health resulting from their poor choices THEY made.
    Obamacare forces healthy working people to cover unhealthy and non-workers heath costs.
    Automiboile insurance is MORE expensive for accident prone and those who have personally developed risky driving habits. Of course health insurance should cost risk takers more as well.

    June 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
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