Obama Administration Fights To Save Healthcare Law
Reuters reports: "Lawyers for President Barack Obama go to court on Tuesday to try to save the cornerstone of his healthcare overhaul, arguing that the requirement for Americans to buy insurance is constitutional. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will consider whether a lower court was correct in striking down the requirement. But they will not be the final arbiter in a fight that is expected to reach the Supreme Court. Legal scholars see the case as pivotal because it is the first to have oral arguments before an appeals courts. That means its ruling could affect other courts and become the first challenge to the law to reach the high court."
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Obama's Day Ahead
President Obama and Vice President Biden will receive the presidential daily briefing at 9:30 a.m. ET. Obama will depart from the White House at 10:30 a.m. ET, and depart from Andrews Air Force Base at 10:45 a.m. Et, arriving at 2:40 p.m. ET in El Paso, Texas. At 3:30 p.m. ET, he will deliver a speech on the importance of fixing the immigration system. He will depart from El Paso at 4:40 p.m. ET, arriving at 6 p.m. ET in Austin, Texas. He will deliver remarks at a DNC event at 6:50 p.m. ET, and at another DNC event at 8:25 p.m. ET. He will depart from Austin at 10:15 p.m. ET, arriving at Andrews Air Force Base at 1 a.m. ET, and back at the White House at 1:15 a.m. ET.