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Kyl: Dems Cave By Monday Or No START Treaty

Newscom / Scott J. Ferrell
Dems are clearly in a vise. They can't move anything until those priorities are sorted out. And they won't be sorted out quickly unless Dems basically cave. And if they don't cave, then maybe they win a few concessions from the GOP on tax cuts, and appropriations, but the clock runs out on everything else: judges, DADT, DREAM, and, apparently, START.

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