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Supreme Court's Medicaid Decision Could Reach Far Beyond Health Care

The justices will hear arguments Wednesday over whether the health law's expansion of Medicaid for the poor unfairly forces the states to participate. And their decision could greatly affect the relationship between the federal government and the states.

Texas, Feds Face Off Over Planned Parenthood

Texas and the Obama administration are battling over funding for women's health centers in the state. As a result, some Planned Parenthood facilities have closed, limiting access to health care for some women, particularly those on Medicaid.
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Parents Of Trayvon Martin Address Capitol Hill

The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin were on Capitol Hill Tuesday, to attend a House Democratic forum on racial profiling and Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law.

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Maryland Senate Approves Slots, Plays Host To Gingrich

It was a busy day in Annapolis, Md. on Tuesday as the Maryland Senate approved the state's sixth slots casino license and also played host to Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.


Ex-Clinton Solicitor General, Colorado AG React To SCOTUS Arguments

After Tuesday's high court arguments, former Clinton-era Solicitor General Walter Dellinger told NPR's Robert Siegel it was easy to answer the justices' question about what would stop the federal government from ordering citizens to buy products other than insurance. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said the more fundamental point was that the U.S government didn't have the power.
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Analysis: Rep. Chris Van Hollen And The House Budget Negotiations

Both Democrats and Republicans have laid out their visions for the federal budget in the U.S. House. While the Republican plan is almost assured to pass, Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen has had a high-profile role in the negotiations.


Buddy Roemer: All Americans In November Could Have A Third Choice

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, a onetime Republican candidate for president, is now seeking the nomination of both the Reform Party and Americans Elect, a new online political effort.

As Court Gets To Heart Of Health Arguments, Protests Grow

The talent show outside the U.S. Supreme Court continued Tuesday as activists for and against President Obama's health care law sought to outdo each other with ever more artistic forms of protest.