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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement heads to the Supreme Court for what is arguably its greatest legal threat on Wednesday, when the nine justices will hear oral arguments in the case King v. Burwell.

Here's what you need to know about the lawsuit against Obamacare.

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WASHINGTON — Call it a déjà vu week for Republican leaders.

They returned to Capitol Hill for the second Monday in a row staring down the possibility of a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security on Friday — and without a politically viable plan to avoid it.

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the case that aims to cripple Obamacare by invalidating federal subsidies for some 7 million Americans.

The lawsuit challenges the legality of Obamacare premium tax credits in about three-dozen states which declined to build their own state-run exchanges and instead turned the task over to the federal government.

Here's a look at our coverage of King and the related case, Halbig v. Burwell.

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WASHINGTON — Congress just gave the Supreme Court a glimpse of what to expect if it drives a stake through the heart of Obamacare: Chaos.

Oral arguments in King v. Burwell are this Wednesday, and they come amidst peak dysfunction in the new Republican-led Congress, which would be tasked with fixing the law if the justices rule that federal exchange subsidies for Americans in some three-dozen states are not allowed under the language of the Affordable Care Act.

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