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GOP fights to the end on health

Democrats set to pass overhaul this morning

“We stand on the doorstep of history,’’ said Senate majority leader Harry Reid (center), congratulated by Senator Tom Harkin. “We stand on the doorstep of history,’’ said Senate majority leader Harry Reid (center), congratulated by Senator Tom Harkin. (Harry Hamburg/ Associated Press)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / December 24, 2009

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WASHINGTON - As jubilant Democrats yesterday cleared the final 60-vote hurdle to passing a sweeping health care bill and prepared for a final vote at 7 this morning, Republicans fired off a last-ditch round of attacks, calling the bill an unconstitutional budget-buster laden with special deals and unscrutinized details. (Full article: 1031 words)

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