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As lawmakers reignite a 200-year-old debate, many are wondering how far the states will go in their fight against the federal government's health care law.
The latest decision on the new health law throws it all out. Are the only consequences of elections these days who a president names to the bench?
Based on population shifts, the big winner is likely to be Texas, with a gain of up to four seats. Biggest losers will probably be New York and Ohio, projected to shed two seats.
A big part of the battle over the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy has been fought in courts. But repeal by Congress means lawmakers have ended any significant judicial role on the issue.
The Supreme Court justice will address Rep. Michele Bachmann's inaugural Tea Party Caucus next month.
The 1961 case, Mapp v. Ohio, extended the prohibition on illegal searches and seizures of evidence to state criminal cases.
On the day he was scheduled to meet with Republican leaders, the president instead will circle the wagons with congressional Democrats to talk legislative priorities during the lame duck session. He'll also meet on the new START treaty before heading off to Lisbon, Portugal.
The military's ban on openly gay service members will remain while it's challenged in a lower court.
Pro-Republican groups with secret donors probably decided a dozen House races. But Democrats can also play this stealth game in 2012.
I don't object to wearing nice clothes. I love wearing nice clothes. If I had nice grown-up clothes I would wear them, but inexplicably acquiring them is a habit I never got into.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won't decide till the new year, but he is making noises suggesting he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012.
This week on Politics Daily's online Sunday show, we discuss Maureen Dowd's GOP "Mean Girls," President Obama's outreach to women voters, and Ginni Thomas reaching out to her husband's accuser, Anita Hill.
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