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Supreme Court's Ruling On Health Care Law Looms

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Health Care Decision Hinges On A Crucial Clause

Constitutional scholars know there's much more at stake in the Supreme Court's decision on the Obama health care overhaul than one election. The case could mark a major turning point in the way the Supreme Court interprets the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
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Future Of Health Care Law Hangs In Balance

The Supreme Court may issue a ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act as early as Monday. Guy Raz talks to NPR Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner about what will happen next if the court rules against the law. In Oregon, Rocky King, the state's health insurance exchange director, says the imminent decision keeps him up at night and historian Jeff Shesol explains why there hasn't been a ruling this important since the 1930s.
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'Mr. Cao' Recalls Rookie Congressman's Unlikely Rise

Republican Anh "Joseph" Cao became the first ever Vietnamese-American member of Congress in 2009, after winning a majority black and Democratic district. Filmmaker Leo Chiang tells the story of Cao's success — and the scandal that helped him along — in Mr. Cao Goes to Washington.
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Assessing Obama's Team Of Rivals

Abraham Lincoln famously put together a "team of rivals" for his Cabinet after the 1860 presidential election. And when Barack Obama stepped into the presidency in 2008, he vowed to do the same. But has his Cabinet really lived up to that? Todd Purdum, Vanity Fair's national editor, offers his insight.
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Moran Focuses On Issues For Tuesday's Primary

Democratic incumbent Jim Moran is trying to fight back a challenge in Virginia's primary on Tuesday against progressive Democrat Bruce Shuttleworth.

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Alexandria Primary Election Heats Up

This Tuesday, voters will be busy with primaries for the United States House and Senate, but one election in Alexandria may be the hottest race on the ballot.

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They Rose In Protest, Now Kansas Arts Groups Cheer

Last year, Kansas became the first state in the nation to completely eliminate arts funding. That started an uproar that pushed Gov. Sam Brownback to restore some funding, but arts organizations still face uncertainty.
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Could 'Taxmageddon' Crisis Create Compromise?

On Jan. 1, trillions of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases — called Taxmageddon — will take effect unless Congress and the White House can agree on a new plan. Many economists say the country will fall back into a recession if it happens. Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin says Congress may actually be "forced to make a decision that affects taxes and spending."

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