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    Yes Virginia, There is a Constitutional Requirement for Federal Legislation

    In a major blow to an Obama administration seeking to show that the lawsuits challenging Obamacare are “frivolous” by scoring an early dismissal—something it hoped to do before the November elections—a district court ruled to the contrary this morning.  Federal District Judge Henry Hudson rejected the motion by the United … More

    Court Refuses to Block Virginia's Obamacare Challenge

    A United States District Court has just announced that Virginia’s lawsuit, led by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, may proceed. This lawsuit, file shortly after Obamacare’s passage, represents the state’s direct challenge of the new law. This lawsuit is separate from a larger effort of several states, led by Florida. Earlier … More

    States Fighting Back Against Obamacare: Virginia

    Although President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law , the battle against the federal takeover of health care is far from over.  To the contrary, states continue to fight against the vast overreach of Washington marked by the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable … More

    Statue of Joseph Stalin to be Unveiled in Virginia

    This Sunday, people around the world will honor the 66th anniversary of D-Day, when over 160,000 troops from the United States, Britain, France and Canada bravely stormed the beaches of Normandy, marking a turning point in World War II. In Bedford, Virginia, a memorial to the invasion will be unveiled with statues of western … More

    Cuccinelli on Obamacare Lawsuit: 'We Are Doing What the Founders Expected'

    RICHMOND — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said he will file a formal response as early as next week to the federal government’s attempt to dismiss Virginia’s legal challenge to Obamacare. In an exclusive interview with Heritage, Cuccinelli said the federal government’s motion to dismiss, released on Monday, was mostly … More

    The Use and Abuse of the Founders: The Individual Mandate is Still Unprecedented and Unconstitutional

    As soon as President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2010 into law, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli filed suit against the federal government, arguing that the legislation is unconstitutional. Cuccinelli highlights the individual mandate as particularly offensive to the Constitution, emphasizing that “at no … More

    States Make Strides in School Choice While D.C. Gets Left Behind

    School districts and legislatures in Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Virginia are demonstrating a commitment to greater educational opportunities for students and families by challenging the status quo of mediocre and failing public schools. While many East Coast states spent the weekend focused on snow removal, the town of Central … More

    The States Fight Back: Virginia Rejects Obamacare's Individual Mandates

    Yesterday the U.S. Constitution and federalism won a key battle. The Virginia Senate, which has a Democrat Majority, passed a bill prohibiting a requirement for Virginians to purchase health-care insurance. Five Democrats from swing districts joined all of the Senate Republicans in voting in favor of the measure. And with … More

    Congress Must Stop Kicking U.S. Security Down the Road

    Last week the Senate approved a 60-day extension of the Patriot Act as part of the 2010 defense appropriations bill. As Heritage scholar James Carafano writes in The Washington Examiner, it is far past time for Congress to grant counterterrorism law enforcement officials the proven tools they need to protect … More

    What’s Next? WWII Vet Ordered to Tear Down Flag Pole

    Medal of Honor winner and World War II veteran Colonel Van Barfoot just wants to be able to give the American flag the respect it deserves. His homeowners association thinks otherwise and ordered the 90-year-old Virginia man to tear down his flag pole because it is not “aesthetically appropriate,” WTVR … More