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The New York Times editorial board makes an important point: the 2006 health care reform bill that then-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney signed has become increasingly popular over time and as the bill has gone into effect. The board argues that since the national law is modeled on this one, we can expect the Affordable Care Act to get less controversial with time.

Of course, “Obamacare” doesn’t go into effect until 2014, and this time around Democrats can’t count on the support of sensible Republicans like … Mitt Romney. [New York Times]

 

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Washington (AFP) - Republicans in the US Senate prevented action Thursday on a bill to address domestic terrorism in the wake of a racist massacre at a grocery store in upstate New York.

Democrats had been expecting defeat but were seeking to use the procedural vote to highlight Republican opposition to tougher gun control measures following a second massacre at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday.

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