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Monday, October 15, 2007

Children's HealthCare heats up Capitol Hill

Democrats are not predicting victory in the main event in Congress this week - their push to override President Bush’s veto of a children’s health care bill. But they believe they’re winning nonetheless.

Even though Republicans expect to narrowly sustain President Bush’s veto in a vote set for Thursday, Democrats say they have managed to put Republicans back on their heels, scrambling to explain their opposition to a popular health program.

“This is a defining moment for the Republican Party, in my opinion,” Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the majority leader, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “They’re going to say whether they are, in fact, a compassionate community, or whether they’re going to unthinkingly follow the dictates of their party and their president against the program that the overwhelming majority of their constituents are for.”

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