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Showdown Sunday: healthcare, deficits, arm-twisting and the future of the Democratic Party
Los Angeles Times

House Majority Whip James Clyburn pronounced Democratic leaders “absolutely giddy.” The Congressional Budget Office released its “score” of how much President Obama’s healthcare bill would cost and the news contained several nuggets of promise for Democrats.

First, the cost tag was less than the $1 trillion they had feared, robbing Republicans of a sound-bite criticism.