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In Senate health showdown, round goes to GOP

New York Times, December 17, 2009

A conflict in the Senate this week illustrated the frustration growing for both Democrats and Republicans after more than two weeks of debate on healthcare reform, the New York Times reports. Democrats said Republicans were stalling and obstructing the most important social legislation in decades, while Republicans said a proposed amendment avowed a Democratic goal of a government takeover of healthcare, the Times reports.