Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from BostonGlobe.com today:
- Justices back health law, change the political landscape: The 5-4 Supreme Court ruling affirmed Congress's authority to impose an "individual mandate" through its taxing powers and delivered a major political victory for the president. Health care policy and political reporter Tracy Jan and Washington Bureau chief Christopher Rowland report.
- Ruling frames Obama battle with Romney: While President Obama praised the Supreme Court's decision, Mitt Romney pledged to make repeal his first priority if elected. Enterprise reporter Brian MacQuarrie and political reporter Matt Viser provide details.
Roberts role in vote sparks questions on legacy: Scholars said the chief justice's decision to become the decisive fifth vote in a historic ruling counters the view that the court is sliding toward political activism. Political reporter Brian C. Mooney explains.
Investors take health care ruling in stride: Anyone who believes the cost and complexity of the health care law would deal a serious blow to the economy didn't see that concern reflected in the stock market. Business reporter Steven Syre writes.