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March 20, 2010


Stupak Group Cut in Half

Here's why there is no deal with Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI): Roll Call reports House Democratic leaders appear to be succeeding in their push to peel off abortion-rights opponents lined up with Stupak against a health care overhaul.

"Stupak said those standing with him now number about six -- down from the rough dozen he has claimed for weeks. That is likely enough to put the majority within striking distance of the 216 votes they need for passage."

Meanwhile, The Hill notes that Stupak is still considering whether an executive order from President Obama ensuring that federal funds would not go toward abortions would sway his vote.












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