Winner No. 1: President Barack Obama. The court's action was some badly needed good news for a president beleaguered by tepid poll numbers, a sputtering economy, foreign policy challenges, and a scandal embroiling his attorney general. The USS Obama has sprung numerous leaks (pardon the pun) in recent months. The Supreme Court's ruling translates into one fewer crisis he and his team will have to deal with, at least from a public policy standpoint.