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Dems vow to more forward on health care
San Francisco Chronicle - Erica Werner, Associated Press Writer

President Obama’s health care appeal failed to break the congressional gridlock Thursday, dimming hopes for millions of uninsured Americans. Democrats stared down a political nightmare – getting clobbered for voting last year for ambitious, politically risky bills, yet having nothing to show for it in November. The grim reality opened a divide between the rank and file and congressional leaders, who insisted health care would get done, even though last week’s special election in Massachusetts denied Democrats the 60-vote majority they need to deliver in the Senate. Many Democrats saw a problem with no clear solution.

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