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Healthcare poll: Budget reconciliation, or start over from scratch?
Los Angeles Times

The Times’ editorial board will weigh in later today or tomorrow on whether Democrats in Congress should use the budget reconciliation process send a healthcare reform bill to President Obama’s desk, or attempt to achieve some kind of consensus by giving in to Republicans’ calls to start from scratch.

The timeline imposed by starting over would be, well, long, subjecting the legislation to another round of filibuster threats and other tactical maneuvers to wring more concessions from Democrats or kill the bill entirely.