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- The Supreme Court met last Thursday to decide whether to take one of the Affordable Care Act cases, and is widely expected to announce that it will take one of them as soon as today.
- Disgraced former Arizona Senator Russel Pearce (R), who was recalled from office last week, still may try to force the state to pay for his failed campaign to avoid a recall.
- The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to hear a case concerning whether the state constitution’s guarantee that a judges’ salary is not reduced during their term in office prevents Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) pension and benefit cuts for public employees from impacting the judiciary.
- Virginia Republicans, who will soon hold the barest of majorities in the state senate, may soon learn what it is like to be on the receiving end of filibuster-like tactics.
- Rather than focus on jobs this month, the House GOP plans to waste the American people’s time with a radical balanced budget amendment that is almost certain to fail and that could put 15 million people out of work.