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President Obama isn't alone in his desire to meddle with individual health care options. This week, Virginia lawmakers are expected to vote on legislation putting Richmond in charge of one more aspect of insurance coverage in the commonwealth. It's part of a national trend of politicians thinking the public is incapable of making intelligent decisions without government. Such ideas need to be rejected regardless of whether they are being pushed by Democrats or Republicans.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin raised more than $1.2 million for her political action committee during the last quarter, giving $93,500 to conservative candidates and causes ahead of the looming midterm elections in which she's played a major role.
John Kluge, once listed as the wealthiest man in America, who built an investment in a radio station into a broadcasting empire that was the forerunner to Fox Television, has died. He was 95.
In November, Maryland voters will decide on Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to legalize slot machines in the state. The current debate on the issue is completely different from the one that took place under Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich, who lost his bid for re-election in 2006. Mr. Ehrlich regarded slots as a means to save the state's horse-racing industry, and he preferred raising revenue from legalized gambling to increasing taxes. But Mr. O'Malley, Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch have different agendas in mind with the slots referendum, which include massively increasing the size of government, and possibly the creation of some form of a state-run health care system in Maryland.
ANNAPOLIS (AP) — The House of Delegates yesterday gave an initial approval to a budget with more than $400 million in cuts and spending transfers, hoping to create an adequate balance to weather any more fiscal downturns.
OCEAN CITY — An alternative budget proposal released this week was the first in a series of counter campaigns on issues that will include public safety, the environment and economic development, state Republican leaders say.
A Maryland lawmaker is seeking to remove the judge who dismissed a Montgomery County case because of delays in securing an interpreter for the trial of a Liberian immigrant accused of raping and repeatedly molesting a 7-year-old girl.