WASHINGTON — A Republican drive to repeal the year-old health care law ended in party-line defeat in the Senate on Wednesday, leaving the Supreme Court to render a final, unpredictable verdict on an issue steeped in political and constitutional controversy.
Virginia — It turns out that Judge Henry E. Hudson, the George W. Bush appointed Republican judge who declared Barack Obama’s healthcare program unconstitutional, is the same judge who sentenced Michael Vick for dogfighting in 2007. Thanks to Jack and Jill Politics for the tip. Hudson is also a major investor in a Republican campaign […]
House Republicans will head to a hardware store in Virginia tomorrow to unveil their Pledge to America, billed as a comprehensive set of reforms along the lines of Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America in 1994. Democrats already say it’s the same-old, same-old. Politico and the Wall Street Journal hit some highlights: Share this post on […]
More than half a dozen states suing to overturn President Barack Obama’s health care law are also claiming its subsidies for covering retired state government employees, according to a list released Tuesday by the administration.
From The WashingtonPost.com: In the past year and a half, President Obama has quietly used his powers to expand federal rights and benefits for gays and lesbians, targeting one government restriction after another in an attempt to change public policy while avoiding a confrontation with Republicans and opponents of gay rights.
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