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Democrats win Senate test vote on healthcare
Los Angeles Times - Michael Muskal

Senate Democrats proved that they really did have enough votes to push their version of healthcare overhaul through the chamber by Christmas, as they won a key test vote early Monday. By a vote of 60-40, Democrats passed a cloture motion that limits debate on an amendment by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to the healthcare bill. To pass the final bill, Democrats also need to win two more procedural votes with at least 60 votes.