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Judges: Wisconsin Abortion Admitting Privileges Law Unconstitutional

Federal appeals judges on Monday agreed with a lower court that a politically polarizing 2013 abortion law is unconstitutional, finding it endangered the health of women.

November 25, 2015

A Year Consumed By Obamacare Fight, With More To Come

WASHINGTON — As the end of 2013 approaches, seldom has a domestic issue so dominated the political center stage as Obamacare did this year. The president’s health care insurance law has ridden a policy rollercoaster and will still have a huge question mark hanging over it in 2014. From the very start of Obama’s presidency, […]

December 30, 2013

Perry Doubles Down On Social Security Attack

Rick Perry is at it again. Just one week after Perry’s Communications Director Ray Sullivan told the Wall Street Journal that Perry’s anti-Washington book Fed Up! does not reflect the Texas governor’s current views on Social Security, the Texas governor reiterated the his controversial position on the program. On Saturday Perry told an Iowa crowd […]

August 29, 2011

House Considers Cutting Funding to Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday weighed whether to prohibit funds for the U.S. military operation against Libya in a constitutional showdown with President Barack Obama. Calling the war illegal because Obama never sought congressional consent, Republicans and Democrats pressed for two measures — one to bar funds for military activities and equipment used […]

July 7, 2011

What Next For Campaign Finance?

The Supreme Court voted 5-4 yesterday to overturn an Arizona state law that provided matching funds to publicly-financed candidates who are outspent by privately financed opponents.. The intent of the law was clear: to level the playing field, so that rich candidates and their wealthy backers couldn’t simply buy elections. And, for Chief Justice Roberts, […]

June 28, 2011

Campaign Finance After Supreme Court Decision

In an unsurprising decision, the Supreme Court yesterday ruled that Arizona’s matching-funds form of public campaign finance was unconstitutional. The Arizona law provided candidates who opted for public financing with as much money as their privately-financed candidates managed to raise. The intent of the law was clear: to level the playing field, so that rich […]

June 28, 2011

Justice Department Defends Health Care Reform in Court

Obama Administration lawyers fought back against the conservative legal attack on health care reform today, urging the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to strike down a January ruling where a judge tried to invalidate the entire law because he argued that requiring all Americans to buy health care was unconstitutional. The three-judge panel […]

June 8, 2011