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The Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare's mandate penalty as a tax, rescuing it from the ash heap of unconstitutionality. Legal scholars will continue the argument over the constitutional issues for years.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said it's up to Congress to decide what to do with the health care law, and House Republicans are following his advice, forcing the chamber to vote Wednesday on repealing the entire package just weeks after the Supreme Court said it's constitutional.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress who congratulated themselves for passing relatively routine legislation before July 4 are returning to the Capitol for a summer stocked with political show votes and no serious role for bipartisanship.
Local Maryland legislators earned the highest scores in the state on the Maryland League of Conservation Voters' annual environmental scorecard.
For months, we've heard about President Obama's "all of the above" energy policy, but recently, it has become clear that it would be more accurate to call it "none of the above." The administration has launched a war on affordable energy through actions such as the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new Utility MACT (for Maximum Achievable Control Technology) regulation.
With so many Americans looking for a job — or worried about keeping the one they have — lawmakers looking for an edge on Capitol Hill are increasingly labeling their proposals "jobs" bills. Tax bills, road projects, agriculture spending — they've all become "jobs" bills.
President Obama says legislation to keep transportation projects going and prevent interest rates from doubling on new loans to college students will help many in this country.
Prominent Democrats on Sunday, including the governor of Maryland, a former White House press secretary and the head of the Democratic National Committee, launched a coordinated attack on Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's finances.
On one side, a political newcomer with ties to the tea party. On the other, a veteran Republican lawmaker who's clearly the preferred pick of the party establishment. It's a scenario that is taking shape again in the congressional contest in Michigan's 11th District, a seat that Republicans had considered safe before Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's implosion.