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Senators ready to cast second of three votes on health-care bill
Washington Post - Shailagh Murray

Senators prepared to cast the second of three procedural votes early Tuesday to end the health-care debate, but Republicans showed little indication that they were ready to relent in a standoff that could push passage of the legislation to the latter part of Christmas Eve. Senate Democrats secured a crucial victory shortly after 1 a.m. Monday on a party-line 60 to 40 vote to end a Republican filibuster of the bill, embarking on a long — but now apparently obstacle-free — march to a final roll call.