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Tuesday Political Grab Bag: Supreme Court Gets To Nub Of Health Care Issue

The Supreme Court moved to take on the heart of the debate over the new health-care law's constitutionality... President Obama used humor to downplay a candid remark about missile-defense that was caught on an open mic... The EPA was expected to issue new rules to limit greenhouse gases from new power plants.
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Koch Brothers Move To Control Cato Institute

Libertarians say it's like watching dear friends in an ugly divorce, as the billionaire Koch brothers try to take control of the highly regarded Cato Institute. The head of Cato says the Kochs are out to politicize the think tank.
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Jobs Act Could Expand Funding For Startups

Lawmakers in the House are expected to vote on a jobs act Tuesday. Part of the legislation would allow the public to make investments in start-up companies and small businesses. These companies could raise money online or through social networks. The bill would lift SEC regulations that restrict soliciting investors.
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Uninsured Will Still Need The Money To Meet The Mandate

While the Supreme Court considers the legality of requiring individuals to purchase health insurance, others are questioning the economics of the mandate. Some worry that, even with government subsidies, it may be difficult to find the funds to pay for health insurance.
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Justices Tackle The Big Question: Can Congress Force You To Buy Insurance?

The health care overhaul law requires everybody to buy insurance. Critics see that as the ultimate threat to individual liberty. On day two of the health care hearings, the most conservative Supreme Court in decades takes up the question: Did Congress go too far?
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Political Donor Jeffrey Thompson Resigns From Firm

Documents have been released showing that Jeffrey Thompson, D.C. political donor under investigation by federal authorities, has stepped down from his accounting firm.

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Virginia Senate Passes Budget Bill

In a special session on Monday, Virginia's State Senate succeeded at passing a budget, which includes measures from both sides of the aisle, including funding for Metro's Silver Line to Dulles.

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