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Obama plan to fast track health overhaul faces fight in Congress
Sacramento Bee

Even after President Barack Obama gave them his blessing Wednesday to push ahead hard and fast on health care, congressional Democrats remained uncertain and divided over whether they can finally pass the legislation.

Liberals and moderates both expressed concern about “reconciliation,” the fast-track procedure Obama endorsed. It strips the Senate minority of the ability to filibuster, which requires 60 of 100 senators to overcome.