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All Eyes On Reid After House Passes Health Care

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That means any legislative developments will have to wait until next week at the earliest--and with other holiday recesses looming, a year-end deadline will be difficult to meet.

Reid has suggested he may keep the Senate in session over the weekends through the end of the year. That would buy some time, but if a vote happens this year at all, it will come down to the wire.

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