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Virginia News Headlines: Monday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, March 26.

*Health Act Arguments Open With Obstacle From 1867 (Here’s the bottom line: the Supreme Court should uphold this law unanimously, as it’s clearly within the power of the Congress under the Constitution to impose a fee or a tax, which is what it does in this case. As Reagan appointee and conservative Laurence Silberman wrote, the legal disincentive to go without health insurance “is no more [an encroachment on individual liberty] than a command that restaurants or hotels are obliged to serve all customers regardless of race.” That’s why this challenge has no “real support…in either the text of the Constitution or Supreme Court precedent.” End of story, or at least it should be.)

*Editorial: A debate as old as the nation (“The U.S. Supreme Court will once again rule on the reach of federal authority to solve America’s problems.”)

*Bolling draws distinction with Cuccinelli

*Deadline looms for Va. to set health benefit exchanges

*Full Senate could vote on budget today

*Virginia General Assembly’s new laws will alter business landscape

*Michael Mann, Off Battlefield, Discussing ‘Climate Wars’

*Magnitude-3.1 quake measured near Mineral

*Danville native honored for civil rights work

*Cheney Gets Heart Transplant at Fairfax Hospital

*Governor poised to settle Virginia War Memorial issue

*Changes coming to Metrorail service, not just map

*Special election Tuesday will round out Arlington County Board (Arlington Democrats: Do NOT forget to vote tomorrow for Libby Garvey!)