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Gibbs: Enzi's Flipped Over His Cards And Walked Away from the Health Care Table


"In Senator Enzi's case, he doesn't believe there's a pathway to get bipartisan support and the President thinks that's wrong," Gibbs said. "I think Senator Enzi's clearly turned over his cards on bipartisanship and decided that it's time to walk away from the table."

On a related note, Ezra Klein revealed today that Sen. Chuck Grassley--the lead Republican in those negotiations--has been raising money by attacking "Obama-care": "the legislation sponsored by Speaker Nancy Pelosi...and Chairman Ted Kennedy."

Maybe the Gang of Six is actually down to four? Let's see what the White House has to say.

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