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GOP Presses House Dems To Hold One Vote On Extending All Bush Tax Cuts


One of the goals is obviously to put vulnerable Democrats on the spot during a tough campaign season. But another is to prevent Speaker Nancy Pelosi from holding two votes: one on extending tax cuts on the first $250,000 of income, and another on extending tax cuts to only wealthy Americans. If she does that, Republicans might lose. But if Republicans can create enough pressure on Pelosi within her own party they might be able to block her.

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