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  • Wisconsin Rebuffed by Court in Defense of Abortion Rules

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear arguments in defense of a Wisconsin law that would require doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

  • Wisconsin ‘Gamesmanship’ Shouldn’t Block Gay Unions: ACLU

  • Van Hollen Says Debt Limit Tests Bipartisanship (Transcript)

    Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that it’s a “good sign” Speaker John Boehner “stood up to the Tea Party crowd” in backing a budget agreement, and the next test of congressional bipartisanship will be whether Republicans use the debt ceiling next year as a political weapon.

  • Van Hollen Open to Medicare Cuts in a Tax Deal (Transcript)

    Representative Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, said during an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s recent bid to remake the Republican Party is little more than public relations while expressing a willingness to consider one Republican proposal to restructure Medicare.

  • Van Hollen Wants to End Hedge-Fund Tax Break (Transcript)

    Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that Congress should eliminate a tax break for private-equity and hedge- fund executives to pay for extending a payroll tax cut for workers.

  • Wisconsin Seeks Halt to Gay Marriages After Ban Rejected

    Wisconsin’s attorney general asked a federal appeals court to halt same-sex weddings, three days after a lower court overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage and set off a rush to the courthouse by couples seeking to wed.

  • Wisconsin Gay-Marriage Ruling Put on Hold During Appeal

    Wisconsin same-sex weddings were put on hold after a federal judge delayed her earlier ruling that the state’s prohibition of them was unconstitutional.

  • Van Hollen Calls for ‘Balance’ in Deficit-Cut Plan (Transcript)

    Chris Van Hollen, the top U.S. House Democrat on budget issues, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that any deficit-cutting deal must be “balanced” to include higher tax revenue as well as spending reductions.

  • Representative Van Hollen Would Consider Extending Tax Cuts (Transcript)

    Representative Chris Van Hollen said in an interview for Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he would consider a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for wealthier Americans if Republicans were willing to make the reductions permanent for “middle class” taxpayers.

  • Wisconsin Is Latest State to Toss State Gay-Marriage Ban

    Wisconsin laws barring same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled, increasing to 26 the number of U.S. states where such unions have been deemed legal by judges, voters or legislators.

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