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Pro wrestling business model shows flaws

Wrestling, like a cockroach in an abandoned building, has proven itself hearty enough to survive anything, but whether sports entertainment as we know it now can survive in its present form is very much at question. I’d recommend enjoying what we have while we still have it, because change is coming, and the changes that I see coming aren’t good.


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ACLU statement on Supreme Court stay of Virginia marriage decision

ACLU of Virginia Executive Director, Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, issued a statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to stay the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Schaefer v. Bostic striking down Virginia’s discriminatory marriage ban.


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Robert Hurt: Healthcare law continues to cost Americans more

Insurance rates for 2015, the second year since the implementation of the president’s healthcare law, are projected to increase more than 8 percent according to a report released Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.


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Sen. Emmett Hanger honored by doctors’ group

State Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta County) has been named Virginia Academy of Family Physicians’ 2014 Legislator of the Year.


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HHS: Healthcare law will provide families in Virginia with an average refund of $148 this summer

Consumers in Virginia will benefit from $8,913,605 in refunds from healthcare insurance companies this summer, averaging $148 per family, because of the Affordable Care Act.


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Herring helps defend access to healthcare affordability tax credits

Attorney General Herring filed an amicus brief in the case and Virginia delivered oral argument defending the right of low- and moderate-income Virginians to access thousands of dollars in assistance to make healthcare coverage more affordable.


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McAuliffe statement on conflicting federal rulings on Affordable Care Act

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today in response to the conflicting rulings of two federal courts on the Affordable Care Act:


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting the balance of powers

The White House’s continued actions are in direct conflict with the carefully crafted balance of powers found in the United States Constitution, and the House of Representatives is preparing to take action to hold the Administration accountable and stop these abuses.


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Dave Brat raises $400K for congressional campaign

Seventh District Republican congressional candidate Dave Brat announced today that his campaign has raised nearly $400,000 in the 40 days ended June 30th, with the bulk of those dollars coming from 4673 individual donors.


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Libertarian perspective on Hobby Lobby ruling

In response to yesterday’s Hobby Lobby ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict made the following statement.


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Look at insurance, benefits when making jobs choices

As the economy improves, many Americans are voluntarily changing jobs, often motivated by a desire to improve their financial situation.


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ACLU of Virginia comments on Hobby Lobby case

The ACLU of Virginia released the following statement by Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga commenting on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby v. Sibelius.


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Constituents to Speaker Howell: We need healthcare!

Virginia Organizing leaders and community members gathered in Fredericksburg on Sunday at 9 a.m. to protest the actions of Speaker of the House of Delegates William Howell on Medicaid expansion.


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State Sen. Lynwood Lewis on budget vote

I have been a supporter from day one on this most important policy issue, to close the coverage gap. It is the right policy for Virginia’s budget, for Virginia businesses and for the hard working Virginians in need of health insurance and the preventative health care services insurance provides.


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A pharmacy’s tax tricks could make you sick

One of America’s best known stores may soon decide that it’s no longer American. If it does, you will pay the price and feel real sick about it.