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In Bid To Derail Health Care Reform, GOP Delays Passage Of Troop Funding


For their part, Republicans aren't exactly being coy about what their play is.

"We're doing everything we can to stop this bill," McConnell spokesman Don Stewart told reporters this afternoon.

We'll let you know if the reading gets interrupted, and the Senate returns to normal business. But the GOP seems pretty serious about derailing the health care bill by any means necessary.

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