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>> reporter: two cable tv channels erroneously said the supreme court struck down as unconstitutional, the health care reform that required health care. two minutes passed before president obama learned the truth and shortly before noon came to the east room. >> today's decision was a victory for people all over this country whose lives will be more secure because of this law and the supreme court's decision to uphold it. >> reporter: while the court's legal decision appears final, a political battle remains. >> today's ruling underscores the urgency of repealing this harmful law, in its entirety. >> reporter: republicans will vote in july to repeal the legislation. a vote that will inevitably fail in the democratic controlled senate. health care remains a heated campaign issue. the president's republican rival mitt romney pledged to puck up tup -- pick up the baton in january. >> what the court did not do on its last day in session, i will do on my first day if elected president of the united states. that is i will act to repeal
obamacare. >> reporter: one problem, governor romney signed a very similar law in massachusetts, also imposing fines on people who can afford health insurance but do not bit. >> don't be free riders and pass on the cost of your health care to everybody else. >> reporter: stilt president remains on defense. a recent abc news/"washington post" poll poll showed 52% of the public disapprove of the law. so two years after he signed it, the president is now compelled to sell it again. white house officials hope president obama will be seen as a leader taking a stand in favor of something even though it is politically unpopular. mitt romney distancing himself from a health care law very similar to the one that he signed into law in massachusetts. presidential elections are very much about leadership and character. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >> if the health care premiums go down i think that number, 52% that disapprove of the, this
law, i think that number will, will be diswaded a little bit. there is no proof it will lower costs. >> the heart uh this thing does not go into effect in 2014. it could be, five, ten, 20 years before we know what the real impact of this is, let alone if romney wins the presidency could delay it or, if numbers are right repeal it altogether. that's unlikely. it is going to be years before we know what the real impact and numbers behind this thing. so, it's so hard to gauge the temperature right now. >> sad that it takes this long to get something done, on capitol hill, isn't it? it still won't be in effect >> this country went through a hellish year-long debate on the issue, get it passed, then to the court, the drama. amazing. an incredible path for this issue. >> stirs your faith in politics does tnt it? >> oh, yeah. >> now to florida and a big court day ahead for george zimmerman who has a whole lot of ex-plaining to do at a new bail hearing. the neighborhood watch volunteer who admits to shooting teenager
trayvon martin had his bail revoked after he and his wife lied and said they were broke. he might get another chance to be released to day on much hy r higher bail. investigators at fort brag, are searching for a motive for a fatal shooting, happened on a field as a military team was briefed about safety ironically during the july 4th holiday. one soldier was killed. another wounded before the gunman turned the weapon on him self. the gunman was wounded and is now in custody. a sex scandal in an air force base in texas is now growing. a senior commander now says investigators know of at least 31 women at the air force base in texas who were victims of their male instructors. allegations female trainees were victims of assault, harassment and in one case, rape. a dozen instructors are under investigation. this morning, we are learning new details of an apparent
extortion attempt involving mark jackson coach of the golden state warriors. jackson admits to having an affair with a former stripper, alexis adams six years ago. court papers say adams and an alleged co-conspirator threat tuned release voice mails and naked photos of jackson unless they were paid. jackson reported it all to the authorities, who arrested adams and the man yesterday. jackson apologized for at fair and reconciled with his wife. now the tennis equivalent of a little league team beating the new york yankees. it happened at wimbledon, all england club, where 100th ranked, lucas rosal, overpowered rafael nadal. he has never won a tournament. nadal won 50 titles. he summed it up, he wasn't just surprised it was like a miracle to even himself. and rafael nadal wasn't too happy about it.
>> i can imagine. he took a tumble. the williams sisters. their troubles this year. >> first round. a lot of stuff going on. >> i predict female viewership will be done just a touch. here is your friday forecast, everybody. heating up across most of the country. showers in the northwest. scattered showers, sioux falls, omaha, des moines, indianapolis. morning showers in the northeast and across florida. >> double digits in the south. cooler. 90s for the wildfires. and upper 80s in the upper midwest. fans know michael strahan from his days with the giants and as an analyst on fox. yesterday we got a look at strahan like never before. >> yeah, he ripped off his pants while co-hosting the live with kelly show. yeah. actor channing tatum egging him on. there promoting "magic mike" his movie about male strippers. >> strahan said he hurt himself attempting fancy moves.
>> really going all out to get the co-host chair. >> touchdown! >> okay. >> all right. coming up. we're returning to our health care debate this morning. the big news of the week. and your views we'll share on the supreme court decision. >> later, let's chow. how to give your backyard fourth of july cookouts a gourmet touch. you're watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs.
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comments that are pro-health care reform. christopher writes. i want to live in a healthy society where people have the right to a healthy life. paying taxes isn't. what he means by paying taxes if you don't know by 2014, this will go up, you will be taxd ed $95, $325, and $695 per individual by the year 2016. pro number two, john, says, lol at the comments about taking away freedom. would you rather the government raise taxes and use that money to completely take over health care? romneycare. >> governor romney did support the exact same thing in massachusetts. also. on the other side of the issue here, todd writes freedom was killed on the steps of washington today. and patrice says, sure, tax me money i can't afford because of insurance i can't afford.
♪ you're coming to america >> welcome back, everybody. with the fourth of july now a few days away you need to start thinking abut your menu for the big barbecue. if you want your guests lined up around the corner for seconds. listen up, tim laird, america's chief entertaining officer and the author of "that's entertaining" is here with lots to say and lots of options to choose from. you come bearing culinary gifts, my friend. this holiday, no exception.
festive! >> we do, rob. these are creative side to have for fourth of of julie. start out with a bang. a fun cocktail that fits the theme. this is my favorite, the cherry blast, southern comfort came out with bold black cherry. i thought, gosh, i was reminiscent of those old cherry colas. i tried it. >> yes. >> a glass of ice. >> southern comfort born in what city? >> in new orleans. along with rob. tell you what. a great city. tell you what. actually, invented by a bartender down there. >> you are right. very true. >> one part of the bold black cherry southern comfort. whatever cola you like, okay. whatever one you want. put that in there. top it with a cherry. here it is. i know you have to do work. i put a little maraschino cherry in yours. happy fourth. >> god bless america.
>> wow. >> great. >> so delicious. can't wait for you to try the real kicked up one. >> save that for the show. >> absolutely. >> good stuff. and everybody likes it. this is red, white, blue, sparklers. basically a little korbel champagne. cranberry for the red. plain for the white. blue, i have blue curacao in there. >> this is going to be a fun cocktail. i will turn into this into a roman candle. adding italian liqueur, adds vanilla/citrus to it. then a little dried cranberries. >> these do something cool you say? >> this is like fireworks in a glass. they all rise and fall down. again how cool is that. your own fireworks in a glass. all right, time for food. >> let's see. a fast, easy great recipe. my firecracker shrimp.
really delicious. >> great. i don't know what to call it. oven? >> reduction burner. whatever size, the top doesn't get hot. the pan does. >> as soon as you take it off it shuts off. i love it. i love it. >> it does. i have clean shrimp. get your favorite hot sauce, whatever you like. just put that in there like that. >> little kick. >> then a little bit of garlic. then a little bit of ginger. that goes in. and little bit of lemon juice. brighten it up. get all the flavors in there. all there is to it. give this a quick stir. then put a little olive oil in my pan. yeah, that's perfect. >> beautiful. >> put them in like this. >> simple recipe. >> how is that -- quick, easy. rob these will cook in three to five minutes. get wonderful blue colors. then what i start wiwith. put a little rosemary spear. firecracker shrimp. delicious. how awesome its that? >> very cool. not only is it delicious cooks really quickly. 2, 3 minutes it is done.
beautiful. >> gets the owe papaquopaque, y done. ready to roll. >> love it. >> keep on with the red, white, blue, themes. >> favorite snack. brusc bruscetta. >> bruscetta. >> red, white and blue. >> red, white, and blue bean salad. >> keep on giving on the holiday. >> all right recipes on your facebook site. lastly, of course, the red, white, blue continues. with the dessert. >> dessert. >> all i have done is grilled off a little poundcake, add a little blueberries, whip cream, strawberries, there it is, your red, white and blue dessert to go with all your fun accompaniments fourth of july. >> to a good fourth of july. cheers. >> happy fourth! >> god bless america. >> tim laird, chief entertaining officer, and "that's entertaining." thank you for being here. you have a great fourth.
>> okay. welcome to "the mix," everybody. i will warn you this is a little freaky. this story. >> just a touch. >> literally just a touch. we have heard strange things, i have heard people do strange things with breast milk, cure pink eye, crazy things. there is a new show on tlc called "strange session" this man claims he had erectile dysfunction until he started drinking his wife's breast milk straight from the source. not talking from a bottle. he latched right on. there he is. his name is jeff. he lives in ohio with his wife, michelle and they have a little girl. he says the first time i breast-fed i latched on. the midding started flowing.
such a turn on. and she had some reservations at first. when he first started feeding it was erotic. i wasn't sure. then she sieves yays if you havs breast milk may have make use of it. >> according to a french study being published in a magazine, many coke coca-cola contain tr amounts of alcohol. >> have to drink a thousand of them. >> cheers, bottoms up. polka! ♪ some say it is a bitter pill it's the health care polka ♪ ♪ stick your tongue out for me ♪ aim it at the gop ♪ that's the health care polka ♪ obama seemed determined that he's going to route this through ♪ ♪ remember jimmy carter he
served one term too ♪ ♪ it's like passing a kidney stone ♪ ♪ it's the health care polka ♪ we'd be remiss doctor it hurts when i do this ♪ ♪ don't do that ♪ this bill stinks, beware that's what they said about medicare ♪ ♪ it's the health care polka ♪ even certain democrats will think of the expense their butts are full of splinters sitting on the fence ♪ ♪ health care reform i need a break ♪ ♪ it's the health care polka ♪ if they don't pass health reform because they lack the votes ♪ ♪ who said it's just as the good to watch house and take notes ♪ ♪ my hmo says you're out of here ♪ ♪ it's the health care polka
this morning on "world news now" -- upheld, the supreme court stands by virtually all of president obama's health care act. >> the eye-opening decision, the political impact, and what it will mean to you the next time you need medical care. it's friday, june 29th. good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we'll explain this far-reaching decision and just what it means to you, your pocketbook and all that coming up. then we will fact you to colorado where homeowners they are just devastated. the emotional and financial toll of the worst fire ever in that state. >> also this morning, serious
warnings about today's intense heat in several states. as the heat index reaches the danger zone. parents in particular are being warned. saw the story in kentucky, the little boy left in the car, we don't want to see that played out over the next three, four days. it will be rough out there for so much of the country. >> if you are in the mood to stay cool at the movies this weekend. two comedies including "ted" starring a stuffed animal, and mark wahlberg, and "madea" today. >> can't wait to see "ted" this weekend. think it looks incredibly. >> you have your teddy bear. >> looks raunchy, funny. can't wait. very serious news to got to -- a constitutional and political landmark. the high court's decision to uphold almost all of the president's health care reform law. >> stunning even seasoned court analysts, the swing vote came from the conservative chief justice john roberts of all
people. abc's terry moran at the supreme court with more on this historic decision. >> reporter: thousand waited for the decision outside the courthouse. >> obamacare! >> reporter: then came word the health care law had been upheld by a 5-4 vote. chief justice roberts with a clever bit of legal jujitsu ruled that while congress can't force americans to buy health insurance there is something they can do. they can tax americans more if they don't buy insurance and that's what this law does. and so with that, virtually the entire obama health care law was saved. roberts wrote -- because the constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness. the conservative's dissent was bitter. justice kennedy calling roberts' opinion a vast judicial overreaching and revealing that his side would have struck down the whole law. in our view, the act before us
is invalid in its entirety. but what about that penalty, that tax that roberts and the majority said was constitutional? beginning in 2014 iffy refuse to purchase health insurance you will have to check a box on your tax form and the irs will charge you eventually up to $695 per adult, or $2,085 per family. few expected this recall from the staunchly conservative roberts appointed by george w. bush and many americans may remember as the guy that bungled barack obama's oath of office. at his confirmation hearing in 2005, roberts made a promise that he tried to keep. he would steer the court clear of politics. >> judges are like umpires. umpires don't make the rules they apply them. it is a limited role. nobody ever went to a ball guam to see the umpire. >> reporter: this opinion did give heart to many court watchers who have been concerned that this branch of the american
government risked becoming just as much of a hyperpartisan free-for-all as the rest of american politics has become by joining the courts' liberals, the chief justice seemed to have stopped that. terry moran, abc news, the supreme court. terry moran doing a fantastic job on the story. the high court's decision handed president obama a major victory in the middle of a very close re-election race. experts say it also gives republicans a rallying point as we head toward november. the gop is worried about the impact on small business, and mitt romney called the health overhaul bad law. >> it is time for us to move forward to implement and where necessary improve on this law. >> what the court did not do on its last day in session, i will do on my first day if elected president of the united states. and that is i will act to repeal obamacare. >> now a major conservative group americans for prosperity
announced a $9 million campaign against the health care plan. they pointed out on world news, 52% of americans don't approve of this new law. >> that's why some of us feel now the democrats are going to take this head wind a little bit and try to resell this to the american republic. because it has been unpopular they have not done since it got passed. here is the chance here is the good it can do. mitt romney had strong word if he become ease lekts elected. he will repeal it on his first day. he will need congress, hard to get a full repeal based on the numbe numbers. what he would need in the house and senate. he certainly if he wins would have the purr ower to delay it give states the option of backing out of the plan. both side rally. the president's base. but also rally, many conservatives support romney see him as the last best hope to get it off the books or delay it
significantly. >> if you look at some of the pros/cons. as the, the right will point out. the pros, actually rather, the pros, rather. it is going to force private insurance companies to tell them to operate more efficiently. another pro is especially for seniors, i know my folks, this is going to directly affect them too, that donut hole which is a gap in medicare. it requires them to pay -- for the prescription drugs out of pocket. you know in lieu of a certain period of time. but you know, $500 billion it will raise taxes on the american people if you do the math according to the romney camp. >> very political. >> numbers were validated too. it does say they claim it will cut medicare by $500 billion. some where in the middle is the truth. there is a lot of papers to sort through. >> lot of numbers to go through as well. clearly, this story is not going to die any time soon. >> you and i will crunch the numbers later. >> calculators. >> when we have sleep. while the supreme court of
course was making history on health care yesterday, the house was making history of its own on capitol hill. the republican controlled house voted to hold attorney general eric holder in contempt of congress. a first for a sitting cabinet member. it setems from the gop push to get documents from the justice department bungled program, fast and furious. >> president obama is heading to the fire zone in colorado to tour some of the most devastated neighborhood. the wildfire that burned down nearly 350 homes in the foothills of colorado springs is being blamed for at least one fatality. now the state's most destructive ever. and military air tankers are assisting more than 1,000 firefighters on the ground. but this morning the fire is only 15% contained. abc's alex perez is there. >> reporter: this was mountain shadows, colorado, one week ago. and this is mountain shadows now, an entire neighborhood largely leveled by fire. this was a place where neighbors
knew each other by first name and when the flames came. >> we got to go! >> reporter: the tight-knit community was torn apart. lisa scott's home is now one missing from the map. >> i know it is gone. it's been there 13 years and that's hard. >> reporter: lisa's house demolished. glen any house untouched. in fact, glen had to break the news to his ex-wife and daughter. >> that is a difficult conversation to have with your children. say, you don't have a house to go back to. >> reporter: a city that mountain shadows neighbors, like paul deburgess never would be scarred like this. >> you see empty lots, piles of rubble what are you thinking? >> it is horrific. every one of those people that is a family. that's a life. >> reporter: alex perez, abc news, colorado springs, colorado. >> a red-hot dome of oppressive air is cooking much of the country. as more dangerous heat moves in. officials in north carolina are
not taking any chances. they're warning parents to stay vigilant in protecting their kids from sweltering cars that n quickly overheat and of course become deadly. the heat wave is already, killed seven children across the country. the hot weather is stretching now from the plains to the east coast with 22 states, nearly half the country under heat warnings and watches. and more record highs expected to top today. chicago hit 100 degrees for the first time in seven years. also, it climbed to 104 in indianapolis. that city's hottest temperature ever for the month of yjune. hot time, summer in the city. still june. >> in-laws in indianapolis are melting right now. >> you know who is loving it inner gee co inner -- energy companies. >> kids on the slip and slide. >> loved the slip and slide. >> get the hose out. >> with my teddy bear. >> knew you still had the teddy bear. earlier this week, carmelo
anthony helped unveil his wax figure here in new york. >> he had fun. he had fun posing as himself. then coming to life. reactions from the unsuspecting patrons, what this is all about. >> ha-ha! >> he gives them a real good surprise all in good fun of course. everybody wind up with a smile of course after they realize exactly what's up. what a good sport, carmelo is. >> i would expect that from ashton kucher's wax figure. >> bring us a ring in new york, carlo. all forgiven. we'll see. coming up next, we'll return to the top story, the supreme court decision and impact on your medical care. >> later, luggage lost during airline flights that nobody ever claims. all those valuables inside. who gets first dibs? you are watching "world news now." ♪ ain't my problem now [ alarm buzzes ] [ female announcer ] wake up time,
♪ doctor doctor ♪ can't you see i'm burning burning ♪ >> we pretend we weren't eating during the break. >> we were. >> following the supreme court's 5-4 ruling on health care yesterday, people have been asking just exactly what that decision means to them. >> there is a lot, a lot of questions here. abc's david muir visited an emergency room in los angeles to get some important reaction. >> reporter: inside this los angeles er there were two types of emergencies playing out. the patients themselves and the other one, the life line paid for by the taxpayer. a staggering number of patients with no insurance. which is why doctors saving lives here had an eye trained on the supreme court, because of the decision, doctors believe there will be fewer coming in uninsured. and to the rather family watching, no insurance sccompan
will be able to refuse covering some one because of a pre-existing condition. the rule in effect for children. daughter myra had a kidney transplant. her medication $2,000 a month and she already reached her lifetime limit for coverage. the insurance company will have to keep paying. >> we win on so many levels. we win on the prexig-existpre-e. >> reporter: welcome news for mom too. women will continue to get free preventative care, mammograms under the health care plan, and by 2014, insurance companies will no longer pay higher premiums for women than men. and from wisconsin to washington, d.c., samantha, relieved newly covered under her parents' plan. that will continue. >> wow, there was a very real chance i would lose my health insurance. >> reporter: relief for her, but not in virginia for this man. by upholding the law, small businesses like his will soon have to provide insurance and by some estimates that's $500 per employee. >> i know for a fact it is
impacting us very badly. >> reporter: while back here the 60-year-old rushed in with a ministroke, no insurance. the doctor says no preventative care along the way which could have reduced the chances. doctors at usc medical center are convinced had there been doctors had the patient been insured he would have had a chance of avoiding the er altogether. an astounding figure the amount americans pay every year on unnecessary visits to the er, $38 billion. david muir, abc news, los angeles. >> thank you, david. some interesting numbers from the urban institute. according to a study, 26 million americans will be impacted by the individual mandate. upheld yesterday. but that is just 8% of the country. so hear how much impact this will have. 10.9 million will have to purchase coverage but receive subsidies to help with the premiums. roughly 7.3 million. 2% of the population will not be eligible for any assistance and will simply have to buy a plan
or face the penalty. 94% of the country has insurance coverage and will not be impacted. it's important to note the numbers here. that case, shows how widespread the impact is. >> weable have a quiz on that in five minutes okay. >> yes. >> facebook question of the day the we want you to weigh in. what is your reaction to the supreme court ruling, people want to know. the whole premise it would predict, predict premiums would go down. there is no guarantee that will happen. >> no, no. coming up next, the valuables inside, unclaimed lost luggage. >> who is finding, who is selling treasure in someone else's bags? you're watching "world news now."
>> you don't see that thing spinning on the carousel. thousand of bags go missing every day at the airports. people never find them or pick them up. abc's linsey davis explains who benefits from all that lost luggage. >> reporter: mia, not only the acronym for miami international airport, but missing in action. lap tops, cameras, bikes, all kinds of luggage left in the lurch. this is where it comes to die. only the head stones in this cemetery are all unmarked. none of these bags have id. >> we are not a storage facility. so today, time to have an auction. >> reporter: every year, 10,000 bags go missing in miami. last year the airport made $100,000 in lost luggage auctions. >> this is the mecca of lost luggage. >> reporter: billy laroy is one of the stars of "baggage battles." but this is no ordinary auction.
>> see key thing is you cannot open the bags. >> reporter: what is the art how do you detect hidden treasures? i have my famous test. the smell test. i smem ll it fir tssfirst. >> reporter: bidders pay $3. billy used his gut instinct to come up big before. like these rare coins he found. >> this is worth at least 1,000 pounds. >> what? >> yeah. >> reporter: the $2,000 he spent included this bag. disappointment for billy and for anyone who forgets to fill out a luggage tag. >> look at that. there is no name. who ever owned this bag you should have marked your bag. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, miami. >> i think i see one of my long lost bags in there off the awe really? >> yeah, had some diamond rings. >> sure you did. did you take it? >> i took it back to my place. >> a great look for you.
>> the things i found in there. >> what did you find? >> a little surprised. faris, didn't know you had it in you. >> i do. >> insomniac theater is coming up next. part b medical expenses. ut 80% of your the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too.
and they all travel with you. anywhere in the country. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. call today. remember, medicare supplement insurance helps cover some of what medicare doesn't pay -- expenses that could really add up. these kinds of plans could save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs... you'll be able choose any doctor who accepts medicare patients. and you never need referrals. so don't wait. with all the good years ahead, look for the experience and commitment to go the distance with you. call now to request your free decision guide. this easy-to-understand guide will answer some of your questions,
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listerine cleans virtually your entire mouth. so take your oral health to a whole new level. listerine... power to your mouth. time now for our friday ed us of insomniac theater which brings us two comedies sure to get a lot of laughs this weekend. >> you are such a thespian. >> thank you, thank you very much. >> uh-huh. we're going to start out with the "medea witness protection." >> medea indeed. >> i am such a fan. >> tyler perry a wonderful actor/director in his own right. seventh time back on the big screen as aunt medea. a little bit about this one. basically the cfo of a really, really prominent investment bank on wall street, basically been
living in the cloud. doesn't realize he has been operating a mob-backed ponzi scheme. he is forced and his family, put under the witness protection plan. the safest place that, perry can think of. and that is, aunt medea's house. take a listen. >> just want to reiterate you can't have any contact with anyone from your past as long as you are here. >> this is crazy. you suck. >> did she just say -- did that child just say he sucked to her daddy. lord have mercy. what generation is this? >> get that man out of here. >> he is a very funny character, three characters. but the only thing about this type, this debut is, there might be concern about, it typically, debuts when it's off-season for hollywood movies. this time it is, we'll see how it does. >>e'll see. i can't wait. going to go see the movie this weekend. this is "ted" you have seen previews by now.
seth mcfarland, created "the family guy." and mark wahlberg, and he wished his bear would come to life. his wish comes true. 30 years later the bear loves the ladies. drinking, smoking weed, has a foul mouth. they're best boys. and enters the scene, trying to get with the marky-mark character, want to be your girlfriend, the bear is getting in the way. what's going on. comedy ensues, take a listen. >> oh. >> you're home early. >> this place is a wreck, who are these girls? >> they're hookers, so it is fine. >> what the hell is this? >> where are my manners, laurie, angelique, heavenly. >> i love you guys. out there are four terrible fatheri iz fathers, i could thank. >> i think it looks great.
this morning on "world news now" -- dynamic decision. the supreme court upholds most of president obama's health care reform act. >> while the justices have now had their say over health care it will not be the final say over this hot button political issue. it is friday, june 29th. >> happy friday, everybody. i'm paula faris. and i'm like literally dragging. >> you have hit the wall. >> i have hit the proverbial wall. >> you have not had a good sleep week. >> if i fall asleep, smack me around in a loving kind of way. >> all right. i'm rob nelson, good morning, everybody. we'll take a look at what's next in the battle over health care
after the supreme court's landmark ruling yesterday. a huge, huge day in washington. the health care vote. the eric holder situation. just a big day on capitol hill. in other news, attorney general holder held in contempt. america's top law enforcement official on the losing end of an historic unprecedented vote by the u.s. house. >> this morning it is getting hot, hot, hot. not talking about the weather. what's that? so take off all your -- clothes. the muscular men of "magic mike" hit the theaters this weekend all part of a steamy summer of lust. >> focus, paula! focus! focus! >> just dragging it on -- so everybody can enjoy that. >> have fun with that one. morning backlash, ann curry gets just a few minutes to say an emotional good-bye after 15 years on the "today" show. a lot of people saying it wasn't handled that well.
certainly an understatement. have a look at what she said and details about her departure coming up later in "the skinny." not at all an ending to a wonderful career for her yesterday. >> terrific journalist. >> awkward ending to a career. but first, the high court decision will likely affect millions of americans who do not have health insurance. >> it could go a long way determining whether voters decide to give president obama a second term. with more, here's abc's karen travers from the supreme court. >> reporter: it was a landmark decision. by a 5-4 vote, the supreme court upheld the individual mandate, the heart of president obama's affordable care act. but at the white house, in the same room where he signed the legislation more than two years ago, the president skipped the victory lap. >> with today's announcement it's time for us to move forward to implement and where necessary improve on this law. >> reporter: in a surprise to many court watchers, chief justice roberts sided with the liberal justices.
the majority decision said americans can't be forced to buy health insurance but can be pennedi pennedize -- penalized or taxed for choosing not to. roberts wrote, "because the constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness. " mitt romney and the republicans vowed to continue their fight. >> what the court did not do, on its last day in session, i will do on my first day if elected president of the united states. and that is i will act to repeal obamacare. >> reporter: in two weeks, house republicans will hold a second vote to repeal the health care law. since the senate won't act and the president would veto it, it is a symbolic meaningless vote. with the court's decision all provisions of the health care law remain intact. americans under 26 can remain on their parents' health plan. children with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage. and there will be no limits on how much policies pay out. president obama said the ruling was a victory for the american
people, but they're still not sold on the health care law. a new abc news/"washington post" poll found that 52% said they disapprove of it. karen travers, abc news, at the supreme court. >> thank you, karen. political irony here is that justice roberts, a very conservative man, appointed by president george w. bush, president obama voted against his confirmation as a justice, and ironically, roberts side with the liberals, saving the key domestic achievement. you never know how things will turn in washington. nobody saw roberts leaning with the left side of the court. a remarkable day politically. >> for those in the courtroom it completely came out of nowhere. regardless where you stand it gives you affirmation, hey, congress and the senate may not be able to agree on a whole lot, maybe the supreme court can get, reaffirm our faith. >> terry moran made a brilliant point, yesterday real quick, made a brilliant point, saying roberts is very aware of
his place in history and the court's role in the country and perhaps an effort to show they can bridge the ideological divide. we'll see how it goes. this is our facebook question of the day, too, what is your reaction to the supreme court ruling on the health care law. let us know -- wnnfans.com. know you guys have a lot to say. in another big decision, the court struck down the stolen valor act. the federal law that made it a crime to lie about being a war hero. the justices ruled 6-3 that falsely claiming to have earned a purple heart or medal of honor is contemptible but not criminal and the lies are actually protected first amendment speech. the ruling doesn't end the war of words. >> there is a lot of stuff that people say that, that we don't like, but the constitution says we get to say it. >> the supreme court, medals, awards, little bits of metal. >> just this month, timothy poe, a contestant on "america's got talent" falsely claimed he was awarded a purple heart.
after being wounded in afghanistan. that lie later exposed. >> from the high court to the halls of congress and the house vote that has just made history. >> attorney general eric holder has been found in contempt of congress in an unusually bitter dispute. abc's t.j. winick has the latest. good morning, to you, t.j. >> good morning, rob, paula. republicans insist their investigation is about pursuing the truth. while democrats claim it is politically motivated. >> i made mistakes -- >> reporter: eric holder has become the first u.s. attorney general ever held in contempt by congress. leading up to thursday's vote the debate strictly along party lines with each side putting their own spin on the undercover government operation at the center of the scandal. >> fast and furious moved to slow and tedious. we have got to have the documents to finish up this investigation. >> you know this should be labeled, fast and foolish. or maybe fast and fake. >> reporter: dozens of democrats stormed out in protest, the
attorney general called the house vote unnecessary and unwarranted. >> today's vote may make for good political theater in the minds of some, but it is at base both a crass effort and a grave disservice to the american people. they expect and they deserve far more. >> reporter: a week ago, president obama asserted executive privilege for the first time to shield justice department documents dealing with fast and furious. in which criminals were allowed to buy guns so government agents could trace them to mexican drug cartels. the government ended up losing track of hundreds of guns which started showing up at crime scenes including the site where u.s. border agent brian terry was murdered in december, 2010. officer terry is dead, officer terry died because weapons were allowed to walk from the united states under the nose of atf. and under the nose of the attorney general's office. >> reporter: the house now refers the matter to the u.s. attorney in washington, d.c. who will have to decide whether or
not to pursue criminal charges against the attorney general who is his boss. rob, paula. >> and who was hired by eric holder. thank you, t.j. for the report. and the colorado wildfire that virtually wiped out an entire community is now being blamed for at least one fatality. the victim was found in one of the 346 homes that went up in flames in colorado springs. the fire is now the most destructive in colorado history. and it is only 15% contained. president obama will head that way today to tour fire damage across the state. that heat fueling the wildfires is also making it tough for firefighters in other parts of the country. it is so hot near chattanooga, tennessee, that four firefighters passed out while battling an apartment fire. and had to be treated later for heat exhaustion. all four are expected to be okay. >> here is your friday forecast. a scorcher from texas to the deep south and northeast. morning showers in boston and new york and in south florida.
scattered thunderstorms in the midwest. showers around portland and seattle. >> 70s in the pacific northwest. that sound nice. mostly 90s from the rockies to new england. triple digits in atlanta and in phoenix. >> don't you think we need a weather wall. if we're gaeg to -- if we're going to do the forecast. >> i don't know how the weather people do that whole -- look at the -- god bless them. i don't get it. >> the bumps and bruises treated in l.a. now the first day of the summer's x games are already in the books. >> there was history made on opening day. check out 15-year-old mitch brusco, in the big air event he pulls off what is called a 900, 2 1/2 spins on his skateboard. the first time a 900 had been landed at the x games. >> 360, plus 360, 720, plus 180 is 900. i get it. just two runs later -- a 12-year-old did the same exact thing. >> i feel so out of shape and uncoordinated when i see 12 years old doing something like that. >> people falling from planes and doing extreme sports.
>> we are just sitting here. >> we are basically losers. >> we're sitting here. we got our chips. >> give me a couple more, yeah. >> coming up next, celebrity twins, facing controversy over $17,000 purse. >> and sexy stories for women on the screen and at the bookstore. the steamy season for the fairer sex. you are watching "world news now." i'm married, okay. >> oh, yeah. ♪ w." i'm married, okay. >> oh, yeah. ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ >> it is being called the summer of lust, for all you ladies out there. "fifty shades of grey" claiming the top three spots on the best-seller list. now the movie this weekend "magic mike." >> i was looking for some dollar bills. i can't spot any right now. >> i'm not too proud. give it. >> the movie we are talking about, the movie of dancing beefcakes, who doesn't like a movie about dancing beefcakes. as laura rivera shows us, this is shaping up to be a red hot, sizzling summer for all of you ladies. >> reporter: move over, mr. darcy, this summer the new chick flick isn't a romantic comedy but still has women swooning. the new movie "magic mike" is as much about love, as it is abs, toned, oiled, taught abs. hollywood is betting it is all about the beefcake this summer. selling even celebrating sex appeal like never before. >> hollywood has always known that women have desire and lust. they just haven't known how to
serve it up in a way that, that women could openly enjoy. >> reporter: advanced ticket sales for "magic mike" are annihilating competition. historically, it's the women who have been doing the stripping, demi moore in "striptease" and elizabeth berkeley in "show girls." we have seen male stripper movies before, but the "full monte" made women laugh not blush. thanks to the success of steamy bedroom blockbusters and "fifty shades of grey" and ads like this with david beckham. who remembers what he is selling anyway? in response ladies are reaching for their pocket books. >> women have always wanted to buy fantasy. but they didn't want to look like sleazy people. now they look hip. at hollywood men in los angeles, the real life strip club that in part inspired the film, despite
the economy, top dancers are making $1,000 a night in tips alone. what does this all mean? the era of the pride and prejudice heartthrob may be over, don't worry, mr. darcy, the lady will still love you if you will just take your shirt off. laura rivera in los angeles. >> getting a little warm. >> did you get your tickets yet? >> going to go see it by myself. ♪ ♪ >> not going to take the husband to that one? >> oh. >> and "fifty shades of grey." >> what am i on page 2? >> all you could get, time for a nap after that. $20 million sales globally. lots of women out there are having -- >> shades of grey. >> shades of grey. uh-huh. >> uh-huh. coming up next, they met on the set and now they're really in love. a real life hollywood love story. >> the questions after ann curry's emotional exit on the "today" show. it's all next in "the skinny."
>> welcome back, everybody. we talked about this yesterday -- ann curry's final day on the "today" show yesterday. after 15 years with the show. she'll stay with nbc as an international correspondent, take time off, be at the olympics, still a high profile person. obviously an emotional good-bye, essentially being fired from the show which has slipped in the ratings. take a listen to as what she said yesterday as she bid farewell to the show. >> for all of you who saw me as a ground breaker, i'm sorry i couldn't carry the ball over the finish line. but, man, i did try. and so, to all of you who watched, thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me touch yours and thank you for your tweets and e-mails. and, for your support. >> can we say it is not good-bye, not by a long shot. we'll continue to put you on planes and, you'll be with us at the olympics, we are looking forward to, most importantly you have made us better and we thank you from the bottom of our
hearts. awe thank you so much. thank you. >> a weird ending after 15 years. i watched it. you can feel a little awkwardness and tension. feel her heart on her sleeve yesterday. she bid good-bye. and you know it was -- a weird ending for a great career. ann is a phenomenal journalist. glad she is going to stick in the business. we need folks like her. as you said earlier here -- i have loved you and wanted you to give you the world. she said to her viewers yesterday. as well. and ann, had the biggest heart in the business. there was awkwardness on the set. >> a lot of awkwardness. didn't look matt in the eye, he kissed her on the side of the head. a little awkward too. you could tell it was a tense ending. >> she did a great job. a class act. a dying breed especially in this business. everything she said, little, little subtle undertones there. >> if you read between the lines, a lot was said. keep rocking, ann. keep rocking. >> have you heard the story about johnny depp dating some one, 23 years younger than
him. he is dating amber herd, met on the set of "rum diary" in 2009. didn't start dating until a year ago when he and his long time love, vanessa paradise, a viewer sent me the pronouncer a couple weeks ago, i screwed it up again. they split up. he and amber are an item. she broke up with her girlfriend. >> her girlfriend? >> her girlfriend. >> the first time he saw her he felt she was an old-time movie star. he is 49. she is 23. >> that's the way it is done in hollywood. johnny depp. >> 26. >> see a scene like that you see how they got together. also, apparently, peta very upset at the olson twins, they're billionaires, they have this crazy fashion line. apparently part of the line is a $17,000 backpack made of foxes, calves and alligators. obviously peta would not like. and they have a bag that retails for $39,000, made of alligator skin.
hey, insomniacs you are watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ weekends are for warriors all the late nights walking through front doors at day break ♪ >> it is time for our friday tradition. we look back at the week that was from john edwards' mistress announcing her split from the former senator on "good morning america." >> to of course, tropical storm debby that left up to 2 feet of rain in parts of florida. here is our "friday rewind." >> i never thought the same road i drive on every day we would be paddling up and down it. >> i feel discarded, that's what i feel. if i had eight to ten sandbags the house wouldn't flood.
>> we can't show enough empathy and compassion for those who are victims of these fires. >> i have been on pins and needles. my car has been packed. i'm not going far from home. you know, i am afraid to leave my home. i don't want to leave my home. >> the state of arizona and senate bill 1070 was vindicated and the heart of the bill was upheld. >> i have a tie on today and i drive a prius, i am probably the last hispanic you will stop. in arizona. and i have a truck, if i am driving my beatup truck completely different spectrum. >> if there has ever been a president of the united states that has not given a fair shot to the middle-income families of america it is president obama. >> do some in-sourcing. put folks back to work here. >> we are a family but as of last, end of last week, john edwards and i are no longer a couple. >> people are going to be suing jerry sandusky. >> i expect that family will
walk away with almost no money. >> it is in the context of new beginnings and an end to distortions and injustice, with a new freedom from enslavement to the past that i reflect on this unique and historic occasion. >> i live in a country where it is always miller time, so. what are you going to do? >> some place. >> it's happy hour somewhere. >> ah! ah! >> what a huge week. florida, the fires, health care, just, immigration, a lot going on this week. i guess after everything we have seen, thoughts and prayers to all the folks out west with the fires, and florida as you dry out. hope that is not an omen for the rest of our storm season. it's been tough. hang in there. we are thinking about you. we'll get through it. and we'll be back.