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Analysis: UVA Reinstates Sullivan, Gambling Bill In Maryland Stalls

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney discusses how Teresa Sullivan's reinstatement as UVA president affects Gov. Bob McDonnell, and provides the latest analysis on Maryland's gambling bill.


On The Morning After, Who's The Winner Is Everybody's Guess

Figuring out who benefits most politically from Thursday's Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of President Obama's health care overhaul seems to be today's toughest assignment.

Roberts' Ruling Recalls Other Moments When High Court Shocked The Nation

Time and again, the court has shaken up American politics with pronouncements no one quite expected, from the rejection of "separate but equal" schools to the striking down of bans on gay sex. And the effects of a landmark decision may only be revealed over time.

Recent Rulings Show How Hard It Is to Predict High-Profile Court Decisions

Thursday's ruling on the controversial health care law showed that perhaps it's best not to pay too much attention to how smoothly oral arguments go, or to the legal prognosticators who try to predict the outcomes.
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Staffer Stole From D.C. Council Member's Campaign Fund

A campaign staffer for D.C. Council member Michael Brown has been stealing from his boss's campaign fund.

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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.