NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 28, 2012
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(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The historic day in court reviewed; scenes shown of the crowd outside the court; details given about the decision that the penalty for not having insurance is a tax; remarks from Roberts quoted. [2 WOMEN – react.] [OBAMA – calls it a victory for people whose lives will be more secure.] [Supreme Court expert Tom GOLDSTEIN- notes the fact that a conservative Republican wrote the decision should give Americans confidence that it’s not just a political thing.] [Texas attorney general Greg ABBOTT- says we have awakened to a new day where an unprecedented tax has been imposed on us.] [Ohio attorney general Mike DEWINE- says the government cannot threaten to take away states’ Medicaid money if they did not accept the expanded proposal.] The extraordinary move by Roberts in joining the liberals discussed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The response to the ruling from Representative Michele Bachmann and Texas Governor Rick Perry noted.
(White House: Chuck Todd) The reactions from Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney featured. [OBAMA – says he didn’t do this because was good politics and we won’t refight the political battles of 2 years ago.] [ROMNEY - says if we want to get rid of Obamacare we have to replace President Obama.] The donations to Romney’s campaign noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New York: Anne Thompson) Reactions across the country featured; details given about the provisions that will begin in 2014 and the complaints from insurance companies. [Cancer patient Kathy WATSON, Kansas City resident Victoria STRONG - express views.] [Perfect Printing president Joe OLIVO- notes the impact on his business.]
(Studio: Brian Williams, Savannah Guthrie; Washington: David Gregory) Roberts’s vote and the impact on the legacy of the Court and how this issue will be a focus in the presidential election discussed.