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IN BRIEF

House Democrats Scramble to Resolve Differences

NOVEMBER 06, 2009

“House leaders struggled Thursday to settle differences … in time to pass expansive health care reform Saturday.┬áThe push to garner the 218 votes needed for passage came as congressional Republicans and thousands of conservative activists gathered on the West Lawn of the Capitol — just below the steps where Democrats released their bill last week — to protest what they call a government takeover of health care that will lead to extraordinary new taxes.” (Washington Times, Friday)

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