The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler says in some cases the response from Democrats "has gotten way ahead of the facts." Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says the House Republicans push to sue President Barack Obama has no legal merit.
The Washington Post’s The Fact Checker: Democrats On Hobby Lobby: 'Misspeaks,' 'Opinion' And Overheated Rhetoric
In the wake of the Supreme Court's 5-to-4 ruling that, as a closely held company, Hobby Lobby was not required to pay for all of the birth-control procedures mandated by the Affordable Care Act, Democrats have rushed to condemn the court. But in some cases the rhetoric has gotten way ahead of the facts. Here's a round-up of some of the more noteworthy claims. In some cases, lawmakers concede that they [made] a mistake; in others, they ... argue that they are offering what amounts to opinion, even though the assertion was stated as fact (Kessler, 7/15).
Politico: Harry Reid: Judge Judy Would Toss Obama Suit
Would Judge Judy take up House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against the president? Harry Reid certainly doesn't think so. In a nearly 15-minute speech on Tuesday afternoon attacking the House's proposed legal action, the Senate majority leader concluded that the syndicated courtroom TV star — retired family court judge Judith Sheindlin — would swiftly toss out the House's lawsuit against President Barack Obama's executive actions on health care (Everett, 7/14).