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Republicans clash over efforts to defund healthcare reform

Republican threats of a government shutdown to defund healthcare reform has caused a rift between GOP leaders and conservative Republicans. Those threats could turn into reality now that House Republican leaders delayed a vote on a bill that would avert a government shutdown in order to take more time to build support for a new proposal to defund the law, NBC News reported. House Republicans’ proposal would fund all government agencies through Dec. 15 but also would include a measure to cut off funds to the Affordable Care Act.