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Health records denial highlights open records challenges

After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.

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Hobby Lobby ruling bodes well for nonprofits also challenging law

In a blow to the Obama administration that may hint at how a similar challenge will play out next year, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employer-funded health care plans cover certain contraceptives at no cost to employees violates the rights of religious owners of closely-held private companies.

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Fate of some patients hinges on Supreme Court

Cancer patient Kathy Watson voted Republican in 2008 and believes the government has no right telling Americans to get health insurance. Nonetheless, she says she'd be dead if it weren't for President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Supreme Court tackles Ariz. immigration law

The last oral argument of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term was an explosive one, as the justices considered whether SB 1070, the controversial Arizona immigration statute, is preempted by federal law.

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Federal appeals court hears first health care law cases

By Deborah Elkins Dolan Media The legal battle over the federal health care act has made it to the next level. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today heard arguments in the first two cases to advance from the trial court level to a federal appeals court, en route to a likely showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court. The ...

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What tax compromise will actually mean

Roughly two weeks ago, President Obama announced that he had reached a compromise with the Republicans in Congress to extend the "Bush tax cuts" passed in 2001 and 2003.

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