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Summary: Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has derided Obamacare as “tyranny,” the “crown jewel of socialism,” and “unconstitutional,” trumpeted her presence in the halls of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., to await the epoch-making SCOTUS ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the signature legislation of Barack Obama’s first term as president. The Supreme Court upheld the law 5-4.

Summary: When asked at a GOP event in New Hampshire why she did not try to oust Sen. Al Franken in Minnesota rather than try for the White House, Rep. Michele Bachmann responded, “because we need a person who is going to stand up to Obamacare.” … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 1, 2010, Aubrey Immelman provided his weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.