The Supreme Court retained President Obama’s health care overhaul. Congressional opponents of the law plan a House vote on repeal as early as two weeks from now. And the House voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress over the refusal to disclose documents related to a bungled firearms sting.

Truthdig’s Robert Scheer is joined by NPR correspondent Mike Pesca, who replaces the vacationing Matt Miller, and John Eastman, law professor, former dean of Chapman University Law School and former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who joins the show from the right.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly. Follow him on Twitter: @areedkelly.



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