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GOP senators will not boycott Obama's healthcare summit, leader says

Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2010

Senate Republicans relented and said they would attend President Obama's bipartisan healthcare summit after all, but the chamber's GOP leader is far from resigned to the Democrats' idea of cooperation on the issue, the Los Angeles Times reports. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he and his members wouldn't boycott the president's meeting and that he'd come ready to participate "in good faith." But he said Democrats were still being "arrogant" in their refusal to throw out current legislation and start over from scratch on a bipartisan compromise, as Republicans have asked, the Times reports.