AIR DATE: Thursday, April 23, 2015
CLIP: Attorney General Confirmation Vote (4 min.)
The confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general was discussed. Positions for and against her nomination, as well as comments from President Obama were included.
KEYWORDS: Attorney General, Justice Department, Cabinet, Confirmation Vote, U.S. Senate, President Obama, Debate, Cloture, Loretta Lynch, Checks and Balances

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The crux of the case King v. Burwell (2015) is how the U.S. Supreme Court interprets a portion of the Affordable Care Act that deals with the use of subsidies to purchase health insurance. The law specifies that subsidies are to be administered through state based exchanges only, but also creates a contingency if states do not create exchanges, by redirecting consumers to the federal marketplace.

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