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Cuccinelli Takes Health Care Case To Capitol Hill

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Cuccinelli testified before a House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

Cuccinelli said the law's individual mandate, which would force people to pay a penalty for not buying insurance, represents a limitless expansion of federal powers.

"Until the United States can articulate a constitutional boundary to the power that it proposes the federal government has, it should lose in the Supreme Court," Cuccinelli says.

Making the case for the health care law was Walter Dellinger, a former U.S. solicitor general.

"Congress, of course, has no free-standing power to regulate inactivity -- it has a variety of powers it can sometimes use to impose affirmative obligations," Dellinger says. "That's what we're talking about."

Lawmakers agreed that the debate will ultimately be decided in the courts.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
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Obama's Trip To Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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