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  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Obamacare should lose in next Supreme Court case

    Ramesh Ponnuru: Obamacare should lose in next Supreme Court case
    Conservatives in Washington are increasingly confident that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule this summer that the White House has gone beyond its legal authority in implementing the Affordable Care Act. Any such decision would enrage liberals. They...
  • Obama should sign Keystone Pipeline bill

     Obama should sign Keystone Pipeline bill
    The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to follow the House in authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Amendments remain to be worked out with the House, but a compromise version is expected to reach President Obama's desk as soon as next week. And...
  • Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions

    Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions
    The state's prisons and one of the most powerful politicians in the state Senate are arguing for a bill that critics say could keep any information about executions secret. The bill also says information about the drugs and equipment used in...
  • How will Republicans respond if High Court rules against Obamacare subsidies?

    How will Republicans respond if High Court rules against Obamacare subsidies?
    WASHINGTON Millions of Americans could find their health-insurance plans endangered if the Supreme Court rules this summer that President Barack Obama's administration has broken the law in subsidizing them. The administration created this problem by...
  • Legislation would raise smoking age in California from 18 to 21

    Legislation would raise smoking age in California from 18 to 21
    Alarmed by the prevalence of tobacco use among teenagers, state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) introduced legislation Thursday that would raise the legal minimum smoking age in California from 18 to 21. Hernandez, who is an optometrist, has support...
  • GOP legislators in SC say it's time to give patients legal, controlled access to marijuana

    Republican legislators in conservative South Carolina expect to introduce bills next month allowing marijuana to be grown and prescribed for certain illnesses. State Sen. Tom Davis and Rep. Jenny Horne said Thursday lawmakers need to give patients access...
  • Popular office betting pools illegal in Pa.; local senator wants to change that

    Popular office betting pools illegal in Pa.; local senator wants to change that
    Picked a square in your office Super Bowl pool yet? If you did, good luck. Oh, and you broke the law. Under state law, such pools — whether for the Super Bowl or "March Madness" — are illegal. So were such pools in social clubs, until...
  • GOP senators seek to put focus back on VA scandal

    WASHINGTON A group of Republican senators hopes to return attention to accountability issues at the Veterans' Affairs Department that have disappeared from the headlines. "The television cameras may have turned their focus elsewhere, but we will not,"...
  • Grab your bills, figure what Scott tax cuts would save you

    Grab your bills, figure what Scott tax cuts would save you
    Rick Scott's office today released a calculator that Floridians can use to figure out just how they'd save if the governor's proposed communications tax cut becomes law. But there are two caveats: You'll need your cell phone and TV bills to plug it what...
  • Senators kill attempt to repeal ultrasound law

    RICHMOND — A Republican-controlled state Senate committee has defeated an attempt to repeal a 2012 law requiring a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound procedure first. The Education and Health Committee rejected Sen. Mamie Locke's...
  • Senate debates 18 amendments to Keystone pipeline bill

    WASHINGTON The Senate debated on Wednesday 18 amendments to the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, more than it considered on all bills debated in all of 2014. It's a new day in the Senate under Republican control of "the world's most deliberative body." Many...