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Troop funding almost collateral damage

"I don't want health care," said Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., explaining why he was part of Senate Republicans' failed attempt last week to filibuster a bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That ploy had Senate Democrats steamed. "They are prepared to jeopardize funding for troops at war," said Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill. "If Democrats did that, there would be cries of treason."

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