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Local Lawmakers Look Ahead After SCOTUS Health Care Ruling

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act were rejoicing after the Supreme Court ruling this week, but lawmakers in Virginia are still trying to sort out exactly what this will mean for Medicaid in the state.


House To Pursue Criminal Action Against Holder

For the first time, the U.S. House of Representatives has declared a sitting attorney general in contempt of Congress. In a pair of votes cast largely along party lines, the House moved to pursue criminal sanctions against Eric Holder and to take steps to sue him in federal court. They blame Holder for not turning over documents about the Fast and Furious gun scandal.

Health Care Ruling To Fuel Presidential Campaigns

The Supreme Court surprised a lot of people Thursday when it upheld the heart of President Obama's health care overhaul law. That is the requirement that everyone either have insurance or pay a fine or a tax. The decision was a big victory for Obama but it also gave his GOP rival Mitt Romney some opportunities.

Undeterred, GOP Vows To Repeal Health Care Law

Congressional Republicans reacted to the Supreme Court's validation of President Obama's health care law with a promise to repeal the law.

Results Of Court's Decision Will Be 'Devastating'

For some elected officials in Florida, Thursday's Supreme Court decision came as an unexpected shock. Republican Governor Rick Scott and his administration have done as little as possible to comply with the law. Now they have some tough decisions to make.

Court's Health Ruling Excites GOP, But Will Voters Remember In November?

One of the greatest unknowns right now is whether the Supreme Court's decision will significantly change the public's opinion of the health care law. Until Thursday, numerous polls indicated a majority of voters opposed the law. The court's seal of approval could help change that.