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accurately break the news to everyone. for the win. well done. best new thing in the world today. if i'm half as useful at 81, i will consider it both unlikely and a personal victory. . . high states ruling. the supreme court upholds president obama's reforms. hundreds of homes go up in flames in colorado's worst-ever wild fire. dazzling display, royal diamonds take the spotlight to queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee. those stories and more are straight ahid. this is lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc.
we're going to begin this morning with the landmark decision. republicans say the fight is far from over. democrats are calling the sureme court's decision on president obama's health care reform law, a major victory. in a 5-4 ruling tipped by the court's chief just is it is, the affordable care act was deemed legal and constitutional. steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: the crowd outside the court was surprised. >> oh, yes! >> reporter: the obama health care was upheld. chief john roberts sided with court liberals to say the penalty in the obama law for not buying health insurance is a tax, because the constitution permits such a tax, roberts wrote, for the five-justice majority, it is not our role to fosh bit it.
the court did linlt the federal government's power to force states to take more medicaid patients. the affordable care act goes forward. guaranteed coverage and every american included, like it or not. >> i was hoping for the whole thing to come down. >> we have to unite and fight this. >> i am very happy with the decision that was made today. >> we have worked for this for a long time. >> president obama praised the high court's decision. >> with today's announcement, time for us to move forward. to implement and where necessary, improve on this law. >> house republicans scheduled a repeal vote for july 11th. mitt romney said he would sign a repeal if he wins. >> if we want to get rid of obama care, we are going to have to replace president obama. >> it is barack obama who got a boost. i'm steve handelsman, nbcç new washington. last night on "the edge" show, congresswoman nancy pelosi
talked about the supreme court decision and told host, ed schultz, about her role in passing it. >> i always thought this would be unheld. i think the election of 2010 was about 98% unemployment. $200 million was spent misrepresenting what the health care bill was. 9.5% unemployment, hard to get through that shield to explain anything. our members felt proud of what they did. we feel that we stand there in the ranks of those who passed social security, medicare and now health care for all americans as a right, not a privilege. >> lean forward with the ed show at 8:00 eastern on msnbc. eric holder has become the first cabinet member to be held in contempt of congress. all but two republicans voted for the resolution in a dispute over access to documents for the gun tracking operation known as fast and furious. the house could try to go to
court to force the attorney general to hand over the documents but that could become a long court fight. holder called the vote a politically motivated act in an election year. president obama is going to travel to colorado today to get a first-hand look at the areas devastated by these wildfires. the waldo canyon fire has destroyed some 346 homes in colorado springs, made it the most destructive fire in that state history. so far, the remains of one person have been found in one of theç destroyed homs. jinah kim has more. >> reporter: after waiting in ago any for much of the week, hundreds of evacuated families in colorado springs learned they no longer have homes. residents that have been 346 destro incredibly aggressive on this fire. we have the first break in the weather that we've had since we've been here. >> reporter: fire crews now
numbering near 1500. >> seven officers with crews ready to go. >> reporter: switched from defense to offense for the first time in four days. >> as far as what's happening up in the forest or the areas we can't get to, it is going to be difficult. it is going to take time. there is going to be smoke and fire for quite some time. >> reporter: for evacuees like stephanie kaufman, this has been an emotional and physical roller coaster. >> we evacuated a couple of days ago due to the smoke. we came back and had to mandatory evac again, came to monument and now monument is on preevacuation. >> reporter: the waldo canyon fire is one of nine major wildfires burning throughout colorado. there are dozens of other fires burning in other western states. here is your first look at other stories making news. in new york city, police have released dramatic video of a gunman opening fire in what's being described as a random attack. investigators say the man walked up to two people and just
started shooting. the victims are wounded but are now in the hospital recovering. the gunman is still on the loose. in texas, tragedy at a construction site where a worker was killed after becoming trapped in theç collapse of a crane north of houston. the crane was hoisting the wall of a new store when the accident happened. the cause is under investigation. finally, in ohio, it is okay to envy these kids. look at them. they were able to beat the heat and have fun doing it after the mayor of columbus ordered a small group of fire hydrants opened under supervision. something normally forbidden but allowed under the city's operation cooldown. that guy is having fun. the hydrants will likely be turned on again today as the thermometer inches closer to the triple digit mark. i love it. now, for your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist, bill karins, not just heat making headlines thunderstorms rolling through populated, dense areas. if you are getting reao leave your house from new
jersey, greater new york city, connecticut, baltimore, philadelphia, thunderstorms are rolling through this morning. even a few in update new york. from syracuse, just got hit, now heading for albany and upstate. as far as we are going to deal with the worst of it appears to be down around philadelphia and baltimore. we see severe thunderstorm warnings all over the delaware valley. looks like the strongest of those storms is rolling through downtown philadelphia. they will roll through pretty quickly. it looks like baltimore, you have just avoided the worst of it in the downtown area. north of the city is where we are seeing a stronger storm. as far as the new york city area goes, we are not looking at severe storms. a pretty strong line of storms is going to roll through. it looks like it is intensifying as it is over stat continue island. if you are traveling anywhere from new york city north wards including çconnecticut, it loo like over the next half hour, these storms will roll through and the rest of the morning commute should be just fine.
another line up here near utica, new york. those will head around interstate 88, albany area. the heat wave is the big story. yesterday, four major cities had their all-time hottest june temperatures, indianapolis, louisville, 103-104, st. louis, 108, little rock, 107. the heat wave is heading east. we are going to see the heat starting tpeak in areas of the southeast. what's been different is it wasn't all that humid in areas of the midwest. the heat index is going to be br brutal this weekend. even d.c. has a chance of three days in a row of 100. i will have more of the weekend forecast coming up. europe steps up to the plate. blackberry sours and a six-figure cabernet that comes with its own winemaker. your first look at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead.
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welcome back to "first look" i'm lynn berry. another big decision from the supreme court. it struck down a federal law that made it a crime to lie about having received the medal of honor and other prized military awards because the law violated freedom of speech. >> at ft. bragg, north carolina, a u.s. soldier shot and killed a battalion commander during a safety briefing and shot and wounded him self and is now in custody as the army investigates his motive. united technology has been fined $75 million for violated u.&)ñ export laws. they admit covering up illegal sale of software to china. a source tells reuters,
former international monetary chief, dominic strauss-kahn and his wife have separated after his headline-making sexual assault case in new york and involvement with a prostitution ring. some of the world's most spectacular diamonds will be on display at buckingham palace in london. they are displaying the priceless, historic jewels until october. >> your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics the white house released a photograph of president obama in the oval office appearing relaxed and happy after the supreme court decision upholding the health care law. earlier, the president was worried because of first reports that said the court struck down the law. in official statements after misreporting the ruling from the justices, cnn apologized for the error and fox news channel said it reported the facts as they came in. an aide to republican candidate mitt romney told
politico that within hours of the high court decision, the campaign raised more than $3 million from small donors that opposed the law. on cnn, rick santorum reacted to the ruling and said that the health care plan put in place by governor mitt romney, quote, hasn't worked in massachusetts, even though he sports romney for president politico reports that in congress yesterday for the announcement by the court, former speaker, nancy pelosi, was wearig)her lucky shoes. she wore the pointy toed lavender heels when the affordable care act passed two years ago. when hillary clinton got off her plane and her feet touched the ground in latvija, she set a new record as the first secretary of state to visit 100 countries while in office. she has flown over 800,000 miles. that's enough to fly around the earth 33 times. democrats on capitol hill celebrated their big win over republicans in the 51st annual
congressional baseball game. the blue team beat the red team 18-5. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. now, here is your frs look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,602 after being down 12 points. the nikkei spiked 132 points while in hong kong, the hang seng skyrocketed 416. progress on europe's debt crisis could help stocks recover some of europe's losses. euro zone leaders agreed to take emergency action to bring down italy and spain's borrowing costs. they agreed on new bank supervision and okayed bailout funding for struggling banks. earlier, the supreme court health care ruling pushed hospital stocks higher. etna lost 3% as investigators
ruled about the rulings impact on health insurers. blackberry plunged 15% after a big quarterlyç loss. news its new smart phone won't go ready until next year. after the bell, nike tumbled 13% on weaker than expected earnings. ford plflagged investors warnin europe's economic woes are taking a much bigger toll on the bottom line. jpmorgan fell after "new york times" reported losses could reach $9 billion, more than four times the original estimate. barclays up 12% after briton said it brought in the fraud squat to investigate possible criminal charges over an interest rate fixing scandal. this morning, three more banks, hsbc, lloyds and rbs were also implicated. finally, what might you eat with a $168,000 bottle of wine? better question. how would you open it?
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welcome back to "first look." here is nbc's fred roggin. unless you were living under a rock, you already know that anthony davis was selected first in the nba draft. who went number two? >> with the second pick in the 2012 nba draft, the charlotte bobcats select michael kidd-gilchrist of the university of kentucky and summer dale, new jersey. a pair of kentucky wildcats go 1 and 2. bradley beel received his perfect gift on his 19th birthday. a couple of big signings at the nhl. sydney crosby received a 12-year, $104 million extension with the penguins. jonathan quick agreed to a $10
million deal. rockies had enough to pull it out.ç scutaro with an rbi single in the 11th. colorado beat washington 11-10. yanks and chicago down a pair in the ninth. diane left the stadium in a hurry and gave the sox the lead with a 3-1 shot. they won it, 4-3. a couple of upsets overseas. england, lucas rasol. in poland, israel's mario botelli scored a pair of goals. the second, a thing of beauty, got behind the defense and unleashed a rocket. eat your heart out. super mario stripped germany of an appearance in the finals. that's your first look at sports. have a great weekend. i'm fred roggin. >>. >> now, for another look at
weather. here is msnbc meteorologist, bill karins, the soccer expert who has his opinion. >> i didn't think italy would do it but they did. >> watch the finals, please. please watch. we had some nasty thunderstorms rolling through a lot of big cities. new york city just got nailed. we have thousands of people lined up forá@ maroon five in "today" show. this is some of the lightning we just captured from moments ago. as far as the forecast, this will all be gone in a hurry from new york city. we are still watching extremely strong thunderstorms from wilmington, delaware, to philadelphia. all of southern half of new jersey is going to get hit by these storms over the next hour. it looks like north of baltimore too. if you are leaving your houseçn the next hour, from new york city to ballty nor, you are going to have a pretty slow commute. stay inside if you possibly can. want me to show you how hot it is going to be in the next three days? you are 108 in saint lewis. many areas above 100. for the first time, now, we are
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for several minutes after the ruling, cnn was mistakenly reporting that president obama struck down president obama's law. cnn was like, thank god no one watches us. that would have been a little bit embarrassing. the ceo of t-mobile resigned so he can spend more time with his family. he actually resigned three years ago but the text just went through. tonight, jimmy welcomes actress blake lively andç fami guy creator, seth mcfarland and art kelly. that's at 12:35, 11:35 central on your local nbc station. it's friday, we are going to look at movies. last weekend's box office winner, "brave" could be facing furry conversation. ted stars mark wahlberg whose best friend us a potty-mouth teddy bear.
"ted" is expected to debut with $40 million. channing tatum and matthew mcconaughey star in the male stripper drama, "magic mike." it is based on tatum's early days as an exotic dancer. it will be a big hit with females and should take in $5 million. tyler perry returns as a loudmouth grandmother in "madea's witness protection." experts say it should fall in line opening with the others, in the $20 million, to $25 million. the weekend fourth release "people like us," expected to bring in only $5 million to $7 milli million. >> because we have never heard
of it before. being so hot, a lot of people will look for some place to go. >> we have to weave that in, meteorologist, bill karins. >> i am also the economy guy.ç >> i see. trying to steal my job. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. "way too early" with willie geist starts right now. the affordable care act is upheld by the supreme court as president obama gets an unlikely push into the history books from chief justice john roberts. the question is, will we hear much more over the next four months of the presidential campaign or will president and mitt romney be happy to drop it now? we will talk live to mark halperin our first human casualty in the massive wild fire surrounding colorado springs. it is officially the biggest blaze in the history of colorado. the question is, with the fire 15% contained at last check, how much more damage will this monster do? >> as expected, 19-year-old