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Health talks in overdrive with Obama pushing
San Francisco Chronicle - Erica Werner, Associated Press Writer

President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats rushed to strike final deals on historic health care legislation Friday as they nervously eyed next week’s special Senate election in Massachusetts that could doom the bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she was hoping lawmakers could send the tax and spending provisions of the package to the Congressional Budget Office later in the day for a cost estimate, a necessary step before votes are cast.