Did you enjoy the debate over a doomed bill to enforce pay equity between men and women earlier this month? How about the posturing over raising the absolutely-had-to-be-raised debt ceiling last year? Well there's more stagecraft to come this summer, and this time we get to know about it a little in advance. Think of this as your Capitol Hill Summer Concert Series guide.
Fight One: Obamacare
Dates: Late June to early July. After the Supreme Court rules on Obamacare (and no matter how it rules on Obamacare), House Republicans will spend a whole week voting on the law, Politico's Jake Sherman and Jonathan Allen report.
What they'll be officially outraged about: Obamacare will increase costs and hurt small businesses. House Speaker John Boehner asked his fellow Republicans to stop calling Obamacare "job-killing," Politico reports. The reason? It wasn't polling well. What they'll replace it with packs a much lighter punch: Obamacare is a time-waster. Mitt Romney will say that Obama delayed fixing the economy so he could pass health care reform, the Washington Examiner says. The Republican National Committee has already released an ad making the same claim, saying that Obama promised to "pivot" to jobs but kept getting distracted. The RNC argument bets on not only a large number of Americans knowing what "pivot" means, but what "pivot" means as a bit of political jargon. (It means stop talking about one thing and start talking about a different thing, I think.)