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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Senate passes defense spending bill

In a rare early Saturday morning vote, the Senate passed a massive Pentagon spending bill that includes nearly $130 billion for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a measure Republicans had tried to block as a means of delaying action on President Obama’s health-care overhaul.

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To sway Nelson, a hard-won compromise on abortion issue

The Democrats wouldn’t even sit in the same room. At one end of the majority leader’s office, Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), the antiabortion senator whose support was crucial to health-care legislation, huddled with White House staff in a conference room. At the other end, Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and…

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Deal on health bill is reached

Senate Democrats said Saturday that they had closed ranks in support of legislation to overhaul the nation’s health-care system, ending months of internal division and clearing a path for quick Senate passage of President Obama’s top domestic policy priority.

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